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List of Lok Sabha Speakers

The Lok Sabha Speaker is the presiding officer of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) or the lower house of the Parliament of India. Till date 16 people have served as the Lok Sabha Speaker. The very first Lok Sabha speaker was Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar. Now 17th lok Sabha speaker will be Om Birla from Kota Constituency.    
Jun 18, 2019 10:27 IST
Om Birla

Article 79 of the Constitution of India states that there shall be a Parliament for the Union, which comprises of the President and the two Houses- Rajya Sabha (the council of states) and Lok sabha (House of the people).

The Lok sabha speaker is elected generally in the very first meeting of the Lok Sabha following general elections.

The tenure of the speaker is five years. The is speaker chosen from sitting members of the Lok Sabha (House of the People). Traditionally this post is given to the member of the ruling party or alliance.

S.No.

Name

From

To

1.

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

15 May 1952

27 February 1956

2.

M. A. Ayyangar

8 March 1956

10 May 1957

11 May 1957

16 April 1962

3.

Sardar Hukam Singh

17 April 1962

16 March 1967

4.

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

17 March 1967

19 July 1969

5.

Gurdial Singh Dhillon

8 August 1969

19 March 1971

22 March 1971

1 December 1975

6.

Bali Ram Bhagat

15 January 1976

25 March 1977

7.

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

26 March 1977

13 July 1977

8.

K. S. Hegde

21 July 1977

21 January 1980

9.

Balram Jakhar

22 January 1980

15 January 1985

16 January 1985

18 December 1989

10.

Rabi Ray

19 December 1989

9 July 1991

11.

Shivraj Patil

10 July 1991

22 May 1996

12.

P. A. Sangma

23 May 1996

23 March 1998

12.

G. M. C. Balayogi

24 March 1998

19 October 1999

22 October 1999

3 March 2002

13.

Manohar Joshi

10 May 2002

2 June 2004

14.

Somnath Chatterjee

4 June 2004

30 May 2009

15.

Meira Kumar

30 May 2009

4 June 2014

     16.              Sumitra Mahajan  6 June 2014  16 June 2019
     17.              Om Birla 18 June, 2019     incumbent

Om Birla will be the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker.  Meira Kumar and Sumtra Mahajan are the only two women lok Sabha Speaker.

Lok Sabha speaker can be removed by the Lok Sabha by a resolution passed by an effective majority (>50% of total strength excluding vacancies) of the house as per Articles 94 and 96.

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