• Resolution – A self-contained independent proposal submitted for the approval of the House and drafted in
such a way as to be capable of expressing a decision of the House.
• Casting vote – The vote cast by the Speaker or the Chairman in the case of an equality of votes on a
• Expunction – Deletion of words, phrases of expression for the proceedings or records of the House (for
being defamatory or indecent or unparliamentary or undignified)
Finance Related Parliamentary Terms
• Budget – Annual Financial statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India
• Demand for Grant – The estimate of expenditure in respect of a Ministry/Department not charged upon the
Consolidated Fund of India, placed for approval before the House on the recommendations of the President.
• Finance Bill – A Bill ordinarily introduced each year to give effect to the financial proposals of the
Government for the following financial year.
• Money Bill – A bill containing only provisions dealing with all or any of the matters specified in sub-clauses
(a) to (g) of Clause (1) of Articel 110 of the Constitution. (Such a bill cannot be introduced without the
recommendation of the President and it also cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
• Appropriation Bill – A Bill passed annually (or at various times of the year) providing for the withdrawal or
appropriation from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India of moneys by Lok Sabha and moneys charged
on the Consolidated Fund for the services of a financial year or a part thereof. • Cut motion – A motion for reduction of a demand for grant by or to a specified amount.
• Vote on Account – A grant made by Lok Sabha in advance in respect of the estimated expenditure of the
Government of India for a part of a financial year pending the voting of Demands for Grants for the financial
year. A Motion for Vote on Account is dealt with in the same way as if it were a demand for grant.