The missing Deputy Speaker: the post, and what the Constitution says

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Source: Indian Express   Context: The Supreme Court has issued notices on a petition highlighting the vacant posts of Deputy Speakers in Lok Sabha and five state assemblies for years. A Bench sought responses on a PIL …

First woman Speaker of Gujarat Assembly:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Context: Veteran legislator Nimaben Acharya was unanimously elected the first woman Speaker of the Gujarat Assembly recently.   How are speakers and deputy speakers elected? Article 93 for Lok Sabha and Article 178 for state Assemblies state …

What are the roles and responsibilities of the speaker of Lok Sabha? How is the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha elected? The office of the Deputy Speaker is not a ceremonious post but a constitutionally mandated one. Comment on its importance.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 3. What are the roles and responsibilities of the speaker of Lok Sabha? How is the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha elected? The office of the Deputy Speaker is not a ceremonious post but a constitutionally mandated one. Comment on its …

Electing a Speaker, Deputy Speaker

Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Electing a Speaker, Deputy Speaker: Context: Maharashtra has been without a Speaker since February. The sessions are now presided by Deputy Speaker. Even Lok Sabha and several state Assemblies are without a Deputy Speaker.   How they are elected? Article …