UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following statements regarding the Pro-Tern Speaker of LokSabha is/are correct'?
    1. After the Lok Sahha elections, the President administers oath to the Pro-Term Speaker, which is same as oath for membership of Lok Sabha.
    2. The Pro-Tern Speaker conducts the proceedings of the House, when both the speaker's and the Deputy Speakers posts lie vacant due to death, resignation etc.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The President appoints a member of the Lok Sabha as the Speaker Pro-Tern. Usually, senior most member is selected for this and the President himself administers oath. Office of the Speaker Pro-Tern is temporary and ceases to exist once Speaker is elected. However, Speaker Pro-Tern has all the powers of the Speaker, presides over the first meeting of Lok Sabha and main duty is to administer oath to new members.

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