Speaker: need for impartiality and integrity

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Indian Parliament   Source: TH  Context: The article discusses the need for impartiality and integrity in the functioning of Speakers in Indian parliamentary bodies.   About Speaker:   Issues with the functioning of speakers in India:   Associated Cases: Kihoto Hollohan vs Zachillhu (1992): Minority judges argued that the Speaker’s power …

The Speaker has to remain neutral and act independently of political morality and pressure. How can we guarantee the Speaker’s impartiality?

Topic: Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 3. The Speaker has to remain neutral and act independently of political morality and pressure. How can we guarantee the Speaker’s impartiality? (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Why the question: The question is …

Parliamentary Privileges:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: The Parliament’s Privileges and Ethics Committee has asked the Maharashtra Chief Secretary, DGP Maharashtra, Mumbai Police Commissioner and Superintendent of Women District Prison, Byculla (Mumbai) to appear before them for …

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 …

The neutrality and independence of the speaker is quintessential for having consultative and constructive debates and deliberations in our legislatures which in turn enriches our democracy. Analyse.

Topic:  Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 4. The neutrality and independence of the speaker is quintessential for having consultative and constructive debates and deliberations in our legislatures which in turn enriches our democracy. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express   …