• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

What are the responsibilities and who is a pro-tem Speaker

|

New Delhi, Nov 26: The floor test in Maharashtra will be conducted by a pro-tem Speaker as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

Who is a pro-tem speaker, what is his or her role. Let us find out.

What are the responsibilities and who is a pro-tem Speaker
  • A pro-tem Speaker is a temporary Speaker who presides over the first meeting of the House. It is a Latin word and if translated into English, it would mean temporary Speaker. A pro-tem Speaker is appointed for a limited period of time.

Hold open ballot floor test in Maharashtra tomorrow orders Supreme Court

  • The pro-tem Speaker's duty is to conduct the proceedings in the Lok Sabha or state assemblies until a Speaker and Deputy Speaker are appointed. The appointment takes place after a consensus by all members of the House. Usually, the senior-most member in the House is appointed as pro-tem Speaker.
  • The primary duty is to administer the oath of office. The pro-tem Speaker also is tasked with the job of conducting the floor test. This post would cease to exist once the House elects a Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more