Who is the Speaker of Lok Sabha?
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha in India is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India.
If you are wondering who elects, then the Speaker is elected by the members of the Lok Sabha from amongst themselves and holds office until the dissolution of the Lok Sabha. Speaker is responsible for maintaining order and decorum in the Lok Sabha and conducts the business of the House.
The Speaker also presides over the impeachment proceedings of the President of India and performs other duties as prescribed in the Constitution of India.
Some of the notable Speakers of the Lok Sabha include G. V. Mavalankar, Balram Jakhar, Rabi Ray, Meira Kumar, Sumitra Mahajan, and Om Birla.
You can check out the full list of speakers of look sabha from 1952 to 2022 in the table below.
List of Speakers of Lok Sabha 1952 – 2022
|No.||Lok Sabha Speaker Name||Date||Party|
|1||Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar||15 May 1952 | 27 Feb 1956||Congress|
|2||M. A. Ayyangar||8 March 1956 | 10 May 1957|
11 May 1957 | 16 April 1962
|3||Sardar Hukam Singh||17 April 1962 | 16 March 1967||Congress|
|4||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||17 March 1967 | 19 July 1969||Congress|
|5||Gurdial Singh Dhillon||8 Aug 1969 | 19 March 1971|
22 March 1971 | 1 Dec 1975
|6||Bali Ram Bhagat||15 Jan 1976 | 25 March 1977||Congress|
|7||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||26 March 1977 | 13 July 1977||Janatha Party|
|8||K. S. Hegde||21 July 1977 | 21 January 1980||Janatha Party|
|9||Balram Jakhar||22 Jan 1980 | 15 Jan 1985|
16 Jan 1985 | 18 Dec 1989
|10||Rabi Ray||19 Dec 1989 | 9 July 1991||Janata Dal|
|11||Shivraj Patil||10 July 1991 | 22 May 1996||Congress|
|12||P. A. Sangma||23 May 1996 | 23 March 1998||Congress|
|13||G. M. C. Balayogi||24 March 1998 | 19 Oct 1999|
22 Oct 1999 | 03 March 2002
|14||Manohar Joshi||10 May 2002 | 02 June 2004||Shiv Sena|
|15||Somnath Chatterjee||4 June 2004 | 30 May 2009||Communist|
|16||Meira Kumar||30 May 2009 | 04 June 2014||Congress|
|17||Sumitra Mahajan||6 June 2014 | 16 June 2019||BJP|
|18||Om Birla||18 June 2019 | Till present||BJP|
Meira Kumar from Congress and Sumitra Mahajan from BJP are the only two female speakers of Lok sabha to date from 1952 to 2022.
who is the first speaker of Lok sabha?
Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar from the Indian National Congress party was the first speaker of the Lok sabha he served between 15 May 1952 to 27 Feb 1956.
who is the current speaker of Lok sabha 2023?
Om Birla from Bhartiya Janata Party is the current speaker of Lok Sabha from 18 June 2019 to till date.
The Speaker of Lok sabha is elected by
The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected by the members among themselves and is also responsible for presiding over the Joint Session of Parliament. The Speaker can call a joint session of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.
Which party member has the most Lok Sabha speaker?
Indian National Congress party has a total of 10 speakers out of 18 in total to date.
Who is the first female Lok sabha speaker?
Meira Kumar from the Indian National Congress party is the first female Lok sabha speaker who served from 30 May 2009 to 04 June 2014.
Sumitra Mahajan is second from the BJP party.