CHAPTER II.- PARLIAMENT
118. Rules of procedure.-
House of Parliament may make rules for regulating, subject to the provisions of this
Constitution, its procedure and the conduct of its business.
(2) Until rules are made
under clause (1), the rules of procedure and standing orders in force immediately before
the commencement of this Constitution with respect to the Legislature of the Dominion of
India shall have effect in relation to Parliament subject to such modifications and
adaptations as may be made therein by the Chairman of the Council of States or the Speaker
of the House of the People, as the case may be.
(3) The President, after consultation with
the Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker of the House of the People, may make
rules as to the procedure with respect to joint sittings of, and communications between,
the two Houses.
(4) At a joint sitting of the two Houses the Speaker of the House of the
People, or in his absence such person as may be determied by rules of procedure made under
clause (3), shall preside.