NTA (UGC)-NET: Political Science Study Material Categories and Passage of the Bills
Categories and Passage of the Bills
The most important function of the Parliament is making laws. The legislative procedure is initiated in the form of a Bill.
A Bill is a proposed legislation. It becomes a law when it is assented to by the President.
These Bills are classified as Ordinary, Financial, Money and the Constitutional Amendment Bills. The Bills are of two types-the Government Bills and the Private Member's Bills. Money, Financial and an Ordinary Bill under Art. 3 are essentially the Government Bills because these can only be introduced on the recommendation of the President. Other Bills can be introduced by private Members also (any Member other than a Minister is a private Member). The procedure for the passage of both types of Bills is the same.