The Cabinet Approves Summoning of Parliament After General Election, 2019 (Download PDF)

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Pro-tem speaker is a temporary speaker appointed to conduct the functioning in the lower house of Parliament once the General Elections are over. The 17th Lok Sabha pro-tem speaker is Virendra Kumar sworn in by the President of India

Map location show in Tikamgarh

Map Location Show in Tikamgarh

Map location show in Tikamgarh

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Highlights of 17Th Lok Sabha

  • 65 year old Virendra Kumar, is a seven-term MP. He won 17thLok Sabha election from Tikamgarh Lok Sabha constituency. Tikamgarh is one of the 29 parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

  • He served as Minister of State (MoS) in previous Narendra Modi govt. (2014 - 2019).

  • Function: As Pro-tem Speaker, he will preside over the 1st sitting of newly constituted Lok Sabha, administer the oath of office to newly elected MPs, and oversee the election of LS Speaker.

  • In the first week of session of 17th Lok Sabha, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker to Lok Sabha will be elected.

Overview

  • The Pro-tem speaker is chosen with the agreement of the members of the Lok Sabha and legislative assembly.

  • Usually the senior most member of the house is selected for this post who performs the activities until the permanent speaker is chosen.

  • Pro-tem speaker is chosen for the conduct of the house when the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies have been elected. At the same time the vote for the speaker and deputy speaker has not taken place.

  • The main responsibility of the pro-tem speaker is to administer the oath of office to new members of the house.

  • He is also responsible for enabling the house to elect the new speaker.

  • As soon as the new speaker is elected, the office of the pro-tem speaker ceases to exist.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 21, 2019

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