Dr. Virendra Kumar Khatik - Current Protem Speaker: Biography and Political Career

Virendra Kumar Khatik will be the next pro-tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Virendra Kumar is elected for the 17th Loksabha from Tikamgarh constituency in Madhya Pradesh. Pro-tem Speaker is the temporary speaker who presides over the first meeting of the Lok Sabha after the General Election.
Jun 11, 2019 13:05 IST
    Virendra Kumar

    The Parliament of India is comprises of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and President of India. The composition of the 17th Lok Sabha is in progress. Now the government is appointing the required officers to start the business of the house.

    The first post to start the business of the house is called the pro-tem speaker. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tikamgarh constituency in Madhya Pradesh Dr. Virendra Kumar to be the Pro-tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha.

    Short Biography of Dr. Virendra Kumar

    Name

    Dr. Virendra Kumar Khatik

    Constituency

    Tikamgarh (MP)

    Father's Name

    Shri Amar Singh

    Mother's Name

    Smt. Sumat Rani

    Date of Birth

    27 Feb 1954

    Birth Place

    Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)

    Educational Qualifications

    M.A.(Economics), Ph.D (Child Labour) Educated at Dr. Harisingh Gaur University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

    Served  Sagar constituency of M.P.  11th, 12th, 13th & 14th Lok Sabha
    Served  Tikamgarh constituency of M.P. 15th & 16th Lok Sabha

     Political career of Virendra Kumar

    Virendra Kumar started his career as a Convenor of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.) from District Sagar, Madhya Pradesh in 1977-79. Later he is Elected to 11th Lok Sabha from sagar constituency in 1996. He represented the Sagar constituency of Madhya Pradesh between 1996-2009.

    Virendra Kumar is elected for the 17th Loksabha from Tikamgarh constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

    He was Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development (headed by Maneka Gandhi) and MoS in the Minority Affairs Ministry in Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.

    List of Lok Sabha Speakers

    Who is Pro-tem Speaker?

    Pro-tem Speaker is the temporary speaker who presides over the first meeting after the Geneal Election. The Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are selected by members of the Parliament is held under the Pro-tem Speaker.

    The Speaker continues in office till immediately before the first meeting of Lok Sabha after dissolution of the one to which he/she was elected, unless he/she ceases to be a Member by any of the reasons specified in articles 94, 101 and 102 of the Constitution.

    Usually, the senior-most member of the Lok Sabha is selected for the post of Pro-tem speaker who carries on work till the permanent speaker is chosen.

    What are the Functions of the Pro-tem Speaker?

    The main duty of the Pro-tem Speaker is to administer the oath of office to newly elected members of the Lok Sabha. He also enables the House to elect the new Speaker.

    Once the new Speaker is elected, the tenure of the pro-tem speaker ceases to exist. He also administers the floor test.

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