Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard

Answer the Following in 25 to 30 Words. Explain the Functions of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. - History and Civics

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Answer the following in 25 to 30 words.

Explain the functions of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. 

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The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is called the Presiding officer of the Lok Sabha. His or her main functions are:-

  • To preside over the meetings of Lok Sabha, ensure and maintain discipline in the Lok Sabha.
  • To determines the agenda of the Lok Sabha in consultation with the leader of the house, allotting time for debates and selecting members who would participate in it.
  • To certify whether a bill is a money bill or not, to cast a vote in case of a tie.
  • To interpret the rules of procedure of the house and gives his rulings. His ruling is final.
  • According to the 52nd Constitutional Amendment Act 1985, the Speaker determines whether a member of the Lok Sabha is to be disqualified on the ground of defection.
  • The Speaker is the head of the Parliamentary committees. He appoints the chairman of several committees.
  • He is the spokesman of the Lok Sabha, and he represents it in all ceremonial functions.
Concept: The Indian Parliament
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Chapter 2.2: The Indian Parliament - Exercise [Page 74]


Balbharati History and Civics 8th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 2.2 The Indian Parliament
Exercise | Q 4.2 | Page 74

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