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Systemic Change: Maintaining Decorum in Legislatures

Posted by dasgu[email protected] on April 21, 2012 at 3:55 AM

We propose a measure to bring back order in the organisation of every verbal debate in the country.

 

There should be only two microphones in the hall -- one with the Speaker of the House and the other, on a sound-proofed, closed, glass podium, next to the Speaker's seat. Any member, whose turn it is to speak, will have to walk up to the podium to address the house from the podium (like in the conferences of the UN General Assembly). Nobody will be allowed to speak -- let alone scream -- from his seat. Even if an MP does so, he/she cannot outshout the person with the mike (who anyway cannot hear the shouts from inside the sound-proof podium). The microphone circuitry shall be connected to a voice detector and programmed to switch off automatically after the minutes for which the speaker has allowed the given speaker to speak. This way, no MP can cross his time limit.

 

Finally, some human intervention will still be needed. Any member who monkeys around (in the rows between the seats while someone else is speaking from the podium) has to be physically dragged outside the House by hugely built marshals without needing the Speaker to order them to do so.

 

After about a year or so of this new system being in vogue, MPs will come to terms with it and no one will have to be pleaded with or forced to maintain the decorum of the House.

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Reply praveen kumar dubey
12:19 AM on February 25, 2014 
very good ,clear & well defined concept.such platforms are needed now a days for this country otherwise we will see hungama only in every corner of country & that will result in to cold war.