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What is the difference between Ordinary Bill and Money Bill?

12-SEP-2016 15:00

    Article 110 of the Indian Constitution deals with the definition of ‘Money Bill’.  A bill deemed to be money bill if it contains “only provisions dealing with imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax”. An Ordinary Bill can be introduced in any of the Houses of Parliament while money bill can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

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    Difference between the ordinary bill and money bill is given below:


    Money Bill

    Ordinary Bill


    It can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only not in the Rajya Sabha

    It can be introduced in either house of parliament.


    It can be intruded in the Lok Sabha only by a minister.

    It can be introduced either by a minister or by a private member


    It can be introduced only of the recommendation of the president.

    Recommendation of president is not required.


    It can’t be amended or rejected by the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha should return the bill with or without recommendations, which may be rejected or accepted by the Lok Sabha.

    It can be amended or rejected by the Rajya  sabha.


    It can be detained by the Rajya Sabha for a maximum of 14 days only.

    Rajya Sabha can detain it for a maximum of 6 months.


    It requires the certification of Lok Sabha speaker when transmitted to Rajya Sabha.

    If it is originated in the Lok Sabha, it does not require approval of speaker when transmitted to Rajya Sabha.


    It is sent for approval of president even if it approved by the Lok Sabha only. There is no provision of joint sitting of both houses in this regard.

    It is sent to the president only when it is passed by the both houses of parliament. In case of deadlock between two houses, a joint sitting of both the houses can be called by the president.


    If this bill is defeated in the Lok Sabha, then the entire council of ministers has to resign.

    Its defeat in the Lok Sabha may lead to the resignation of the government if it is introduced by a member.


    It can be rejected or accepted but can’t be returned for reconsideration by the president (because earlier permission is taken from him).

    It can be rejected, accepted or returned for reconsideration by the president.

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