How is the Speaker of Lok Sabha elected? Mention her/his powers and functions.


The speaker of Lok Sabha is elected by the members of Lok Sabha but generally the speaker is elected from the majority party.

Powers and Functions of the Speaker are:

  • All the petitions and documents addressed to the House are received by the Speaker.
  • It is the Lok Sabha Speaker who presides over the joint sitting of both the Houses of the Parliament.
  • The speaker presides over the meetings of Lok Sabha. In her/his absence, the house is chaired by the Deputy Speaker.
  • The Speaker maintains discipline and decorum of the House. If the situation demands, the Speaker can adjourn the House.