Speaker of the Lok Sabha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the person in charge of the lower house of the Parliament of India.[1] The role of the Speaker is the same as in other countries which use the Westminster system of government.

The speaker is elected in the very first meeting of the Lok Sabha after the general elections. He or she is chosen from the members of Lok Sabha. The speaker serves for a term of five years. The current speaker is Om Birla. He is the Member of parliament from Rajasthan.[2]

List of Speakers[change | change source]

No. Name Portrait Term Party
From To Length Lok Sabha[3]
1 Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

Ahmedabad

G. V. Mavalankar.jpg
15 May 1952 27 February 1956 3 years, 288 days 1st Indian National Congress
2 M. A. Ayyangar

Chittoor

8 March 1956 10 May 1957 1 year, 63 days
11 May 1957 16 April 1962 4 years, 340 days 2nd
3 Hukam Singh

Patiala

17 April 1962 16 March 1967 4 years, 333 days 3rd
4 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Hindupur

NeelamSanjeevaReddy (cropped).jpg
17 March 1967 19 July 1969 2 years, 124 days 4th
5 Gurdial Singh Dhillon

Tarn Taran

8 August 1969 19 March 1971 1 year, 221 days
22 March 1971 1 December 1975 4 years, 254 days 5th
6 Bali Ram Bhagat

Arrah

Nicolae Ceauşescu and B.R. Bhagat (cropped).png
15 January 1976 25 March 1977 1 year, 69 days
(4) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Nandyal

NeelamSanjeevaReddy (cropped).jpg
26 March 1977 13 July 1977 109 days 6th Janata Party
7 K. S. Hegde

Bangalore South

K. S. Hegde.jpg
21 July 1977 21 January 1980 2 years, 184 days
8 Balram Jakhar

Ferozepur

Dr Balram Jakhar.jpg
22 January 1980 27 October 1984 3 years, 358 days 7th Indian National Congress
Balram Jakhar

Sikar

16 January 1985 18 December 1989 4 years, 336 days 8th
9 Rabi Ray

Kendrapara

Portrait of Rabi Ray.jpg
19 December 1989 9 July 1991 1 year, 202 days 9th Janata Dal
10 Shivraj Patil

Latur

Shivraj Patil.jpg
10 July 1991 22 May 1996 4 years, 317 days 10th Indian National Congress
11 P. A. Sangma

Tura

The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png
23 May 1996 23 March 1998 1 year, 304 days 11th
12 G. M. C. Balayogi

Amalapuram

24 March 1998 19 October 1999 1 year, 209 days 12th Telugu Desam Party
22 October 1999 3 March 2002 2 years, 132 days 13th
13 Manohar Joshi

Mumbai North Central

Manohar Joshi cropped.jpg
10 May 2002 2 June 2004 2 years, 23 days Shiv Sena
14 Somnath Chatterjee

Bolpur

4 June 2004 31 May 2009 4 years, 361 days 14th Communist Party of India (Marxist)
15 Meira Kumar

Sasaram

Meira Kumar.jpg
4 June 2009 4 June 2014 5 years, 0 days 15th Indian National Congress
16 Sumitra Mahajan

Indore

Sumitra Mahajan.jpg
6 June 2014 16 June 2019 5 years, 10 days 16th Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Om Birla

Kota

Om Birla Member of Parliament Rajasthan India.jpg
19 June 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 48 days 17th

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lok Sabha". Dictionary of Politics and Government. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. "The Office of Speaker Lok Sabha". speakerloksabha.nic.in. 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. "Office of the Lok Sabha Speaker". Retrieved 29 July 2016.