Cut Motions: Policy Cut, Economy Cut & Token Cut – Meaning and Significance

What are the cut motions?


The cut motions are motions in the Parliament moved o reduce the amount of demand. The following are the ways of moving the motion –

  1. Disapproval of Policy Cut Motions

The motion is passed so that the amount of the demand can be reduced to Re. 1.

It shows the disapproval of the policy underlying the demand.

Whoever is giving the notice of such a motion must mention a particular point on which he wants the discussion.

The discussion shall be on the point or points mentioned and it should be open to members to advocate an alternative policy.

  1. Economy Cut Motion                              

Such type of motion is passed when the amount is to be reduced by some specific amount.

It represents the economy that can be affected.

Reduction in such a motion can be either a lump sum deduction from the total demand or the reduction of an item from the demand.

The discussion should be confined on the points which is raised and the speeches should show concern as to how the economy can be affected.

  1. Taken Cut Motions

Such type of motion is passed so that the amount of the demand can be reduced by Rs. 100.

The discussion shall be confined to the particular grievance specified in the motion.

The Admissibility of the Cut Motions depends on these conditions –

It shall relate to one demand.

The reason for the motion should be clearly mentioned and it should not contain arguments, inferences, ironical expressions, etc.

It shall be confined to one specific matter on which the discussion would be carried.

The motion shall not make suggestions for the amendments.

Those matters shall not be mentioned which is not primarily in the concern of government.

Speaker to decide the admissibility

It is up to the speaker to decide whether the motion is admissible or not.

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