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List of Lok Sabha Speakers (1952-2023)

Last Updated : 19 Oct, 2023
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List of Lok Sabha Speakers: The Lok Sabha Speaker is a presiding officer of the Lok Sabha in the Parliament of India. There are 16 people Who have served as the Lok Sabha Speaker in the Indian Parliament. The first Lok Sabha Speaker was Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar who served the office from 1952 to 1956. Now the new Sabha speaker of Parliament of India will be Om Birla from Kota Constituency. He will serve as the 17th Lok Sabha Speaker.

In this article, we have covered the list of Lok Sabha Speakers of Parliament of India Along with Tenure, Current Lok Sabha Speaker 2023, Related Articles of the Constitution, and more.

Office of Speaker of Lok Sabha

The office of Speaker of the Lok Sabha is provided for in Article 93 of the Indian Constitution. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) or the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. The President of the Lok Sabha is elected from among all other members of the House of Commons by a simple majority. 

Any Member of Parliament can be elected Speaker, but in most cases, the candidate from the ruling party or the party with a majority wins the position.

List of Lok Sabha Speakers

list of Lok Sabha Speakers are following:

Offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker Om Birla 

Serial No. Name of the Speaker of Lok Sabha Tenure
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
13 G. M. C. Balayogi  24 March 1998-19 October 1999
22 October 1999-03 March 2002
14 Manohar Joshi  10 May 2002-02 June 2004
15 Somnath Chatterjee  4 June 2004-30 May 2009
16 Meira Kumar  30 May 2009-04 June 2014
17 Sumitra Mahajan   6 June 2014-16 June 2019
18 18 June 2019- Till present

Current Lok Sabha Speaker 2023

Shri Om Birla is the current Speaker of Lok Sabha in 2023. He became the 17the Lok Sabha speaker in Indian Parliament. On 4th edition of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) 2023 funcation, he addresses the valedictory. He appointed on 19the June 2019 after the 16th lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan left the office.

Highlights of Current Lok Sabha Speaker Political Carrier:

  • District President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Kota. (1987–91)
  • State President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Rajasthan State. (1991–1997)
  • National Vice President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. (1997–2003)
  • MLA From Kota South(2003-2015)
  • Member of Parliament from Kota(2014-Present)
  • Vice Chairman, National Co-operative Consumer Federation Limited.
  • Chairman, CONFED, Jaipur. (June 1992 to June 1995)
  • Lok Sabha Speaker, (19 June 2019 to present)

Lok Sabha Speakers Articles 93 to Article 96

Offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the articles of Indian Constitution

Article 93 Power to choose two members of the House ( Speaker & Deputy Speaker )
Article 94 Vacation, Resignation and Removal provisions for Speaker & Deputy Speaker
Article 95 Power of the Deputy Speaker to perform the duties of the offices
Article 96 The Speaker or the Deputy Speaker not to preside during a resolution for removal from office is under consideration by the member

Lok Sabha Speakers FAQs

1. Who was the speaker of the Lok Sabha in 1947?

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar was the Lok Sabha Speaer in 1947. He famously known as Dadasaheb. He was also the speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India.

2. Who is the current speaker of Lok Sabha 2023?

Shri Om Birla is the current speaker of Lok Sabha he have been serving in the parliament of india since 19 June 2019.

3. Who is deputy speaker of Lok Sabha 2023?

The current Deputy Lok Sabha Speaker is not appointed yet , and the post has been vacant since 23 June 2019.

4. Who was the longest serving speaker of the Lok Sabha?

Bal Ram Jakhar was the longest serving speaker of the Lok Sabha. He was an active Indian Politician known for humbleness.

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