Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material Speaker Protem

Speaker Protem

  • As soon as the new Lok Sabha is constituted, the President appoints a Speaker Pro-tem who is generally the senior-most Member (seniority in terms of number of years he/she served as a member) of the House.

  • In case t| i.e.two Members are equally qualified, weightage is given to the Member's age. His functions include administering oath to the Lok Sabha Members and presiding over the election of a new Speaker.

  • The office of the Speaker Pro-term sinks as soon as the Speaker is elected.