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The Constitution mandates the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha soon after the Speaker is elected. The position of the Deputy Speaker is not merely a symbolic role, but rather it is an office that is required by the constitution. Comment.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

4. The Constitution mandates the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha soon after the Speaker is elected. The position of the Deputy Speaker is not merely a symbolic role, but rather it is an office that is required by the constitution. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India 

Why the question:

The present Lok Sabha first met after the election on June 17, 2019. Under Article 83(2) of the Constitution, the term of the Lok Sabha begins from the day of its first meeting and ends on the day it completes five years from that date unless it is dissolved earlier. So, the term of the present Lok Sabha will end on June 16, 2024. It has completed three years and seven months of its term. In June 2024, the 18th Lok Sabha is expected to be elected.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the process of appointment of the Deputy Speaker and importance of his office.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning Article 93 of the Indian Constitution.

Body:

First, in detail enumerate the various roles and personalities of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha in the functioning of our parliamentary democracy.

Next, mention the process of the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Shed light on the convention followed in electing the Deputy Speaker.

Next, give the context of vacancy of over two years in electing the Deputy Speaker. Write about that importance of the office of Deputy Speaker in the Indian parliamentary proceedings.

Conclusion:

Conclude by underscoring the need to fill constitutionally mandated positions.