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Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha
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Powers and functions of the Deputy Speaker

In case of the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker presides over the sessions of the Lok Sabha and conducts the business in the house. He decides whether a bill is a money bill or a non-money bill. They maintains discipline and decorum in the house and can punish a member for unruly behaviour by suspending him/her. They permit the moving of various kinds of motions and resolutions like the motion of no confidence, motion of adjournment, motion of censure and calling attention notice.

List of Deputy Speakers

No. Deputy Speaker
Constituency
Portrait Term Party
From To
1 M. A. Ayyangar[3][4]
Tirupati
30 May 1952 7 March 1956 Indian National Congress
2 Hukam Singh[5][4][6]
Bathinda
20 March 1956 31 March 1962
3 S. V. Krishnamoorthy Rao[7][8]
Shimoga
23 April 1962 3 March 1967
4 Raghunath Keshav Khadilkar[9]
Khed
Rk khadilkar 1.gif 28 March 1967 11 November 1969
5 George Gilbert Swell[10]
Shillong
27 March 1971 18 January 1977 Independent
6 Godey Murahari[11]
Vijayawada
1 April 1977 22 August 1979 Indian National Congress
7 G. Lakshmanan[12]
Madras North
1 December 1980 31 December 1984 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
8 M. Thambidurai[13]
Dharmapuri
மு. தம்பிதுரை.jpgLok Sabha after the General elections for a term of 5 years from amongst the members of the Lok Sabha. They hold office until either they cease to be a member of the Lok Sabha or they resign. They can be removed from office by a resolution passed in the Lok Sabha by an effective majority of its members.[2] In effective majority, the majority should be 50% or more than 50% of total strength of the house after removing the vacancies. Since the Deputy Speaker is accountable for the Lok Sabha, the elimination is done by the effective majority in Lok Sabha only. There is no need to resign from their original party though as a Deputy Speaker, they have to remain impartial.

In case of the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker presides over the sessions of the Lok Sabha and conducts the business in the house. He decides whether a bill is a money bill or a non-money bill. They maintains discipline and decorum in the house and can punish a member for unruly behaviour by suspending him/her. They permit the moving of various kinds of motions and resolutions like the motion of no confidence, motion of adjournment, motion of censure and calling attention notice.

List of Deputy Speakers

No. Deputy Speaker
Constituency
Portrait Term Party
From To
1 M. A. Ayyangar[3][4]
Tirupati
30 May 1952 7 March 1956 Indian National Congress
2