Discuss in detail the powers available to the Lok Sabha speaker and functions allotted to him to be performed.

Published: June 18, 2019

The Speaker is the main presiding officer of Lok Sabha. He is�elected from all members by simple majority. The candidate of the ruling party is made the speaker. However, there are cases also when he is not from the ruling party.

  • He is the head of the house and controls its working
  • The members of the parliament address only to the Speaker while any discussion in the house
  • During joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha presides over this meeting
  • He has a special voting power in his hand. He can case when there is tie on votes between the ruling party and opposition
  • He decides the agenda of various discussions
  • He has the power to�adjourn or suspend the house/meetings if the quorum is not met
  • His decision on finance bill is final .Whether a bill is money bill or not ,it is decided by him only

He is removed from the post of Speaker by passing a resolution by majority of the members of Lok Sabha. During resolution for removal of Speaker, the Speaker does not cast his vote even if there is tie.

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