Section 9 in The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991

Title: Right of Lieutenant Governor to address and send messages to Legislative Assembly

Description: (1) The Lieutenant Governor may address the Legislative Assembly and for that purpose require the attendance of members. (2) The Lieutenant Governor may send messages to the Assembly whether with respect to a Bill then pending in the Assembly or otherwise, and when a message is so sent, the Assembly shall with all convenient dispatch consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration

Title: Special address by the Lieutenant Governor

Description: (1) At the commencement of the first session after each general election to the Legislative Assembly and at the commencement of the first session of each year, the Lieutenant Governor shall address the Legislative Assembly and inform it of the causes of its summons. (2) Provision shall be made by rules to be made by the Assembly regulating its procedure for the allotment of time for discussion of the matters referred to in such address

Title: Rights of Ministers as respects Legislative Assembly.

Description: Every Minister shall have the right to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, the Legislative Assembly and to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of, any committee of the Legislative Assembly of which he may be named a member, but shall not by virtue of this section be entitled to vote.

Title: Oath or affirmation by members

Description: Every member of the Legislative Assembly shall, before taking his seat, make and subscribe before the Lieutenant Governor, or some person appointed in that behalf by him, an oath or affirmation according to the form set out for the purpose in the Schedule.

Title: Voting in Assembly, power of Assembly to act notwithstanding vacancies and quorum

Description: (1) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, all questions at any sitting of the Legislative Assembly shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members present and voting other than the Speaker or person acting as such. (2) The Speaker or person acting as such shall not vote in the first instance, but shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes. (3) The Legislative Assembly shall have power to act notwithstanding any vacancy in the membership thereof, and any proceedings in the Legislative Assembly shall be valid notwithstanding that it is discovered subsequently that some person who was not entitled so to do, sat or voted or otherwise took part in the proceedings. (4) The quorum to constitute a meeting of the Legislative Assembly shall be one-third of the total number of members of the Assembly. (5) If at any time during a meeting of the Legislative Assembly there is no quorum, it shall be the duty of the Speaker, or person acting as such, either to adjourn the Assembly or to suspend the meeting until there is a quorum.

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