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The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is pivotal in the parliamentary system of India, acting as a facilitator, administrator, and guardian of the house’s decorum and integrity. Discuss.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

3. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is pivotal in the parliamentary system of India, acting as a facilitator, administrator, and guardian of the house’s decorum and integrity. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India

Why the question:

As the 18th Lok Sabha prepares to meet, the TDP and JD(U), key allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), are said to be jockeying for the post of Speaker.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the powers of Speaker and importance of his office.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning Article 93 of the Indian Constitution.

Body:

First, in detail enumerate the various roles and personalities of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha in the functioning of our parliamentary democracy – As the presiding officer, the Speaker conducts sessions, maintains order, and ensures adherence to parliamentary procedures. They manage the business of the house, including scheduling debates and prioritizing bills, while remaining impartial and fair to all members.

Next, write about its significance – impartiality, authority in procedural matters, and representational roles are essential for the effective functioning of the Lok Sabha and the broader democratic process in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising