Section 10 in The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991

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.

Title: Vacation of seats

Description: (1) No person shall be a member both of Parliament and of the Legislative Assembly and if a person is chosen a member both of Parliament and of such Assembly, then, at the expiration of such period as is specified in or under the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and the rules made by the President under clause (2) of article 101 and clause (2) of article 190, that persons seat in Parliament shall become vacant, unless he has previously resigned his seat in the Legislative Assembly. (2) If a member of the Legislative Assembly— (a) becomes subject to any disqualification mentioned in section 15 or section 16 for membership of the Assembly, or (b) resigns his seat by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker and his resignation is accepted by the Speaker, his seat shall thereupon become vacant: Provided that in the case of any resignation referred to in clause (b), if from the information received or otherwise and after making such inquiry as he thinks fit, the Speaker is satisfied that such resignation is not voluntary or genuine, he shall not accept such resignation. (3) If for a period of sixty days a member of the Legislative Assembly is without permission of the Assembly absent from all meetings thereof, the Assembly may declare his seat vacant: Provided that in computing the said period of sixty days, no account shall be taken of any period during which the Assembly is prorogued or is adjourned for more than four consecutive days

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