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Who is generally appointed as a Protem Speaker?
1. The speaker of the outgoing Loksabha.
2. The Dy. Speaker of the outgoing Loksabha.
3. One of the senior-most members of the newly elected Loksabha.
4. The leader of the opposition party in the outgoing Loksabha.

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : One of the senior-most members of the newly elected Loksabha.

The correct answer is One of the senior-most members of the newly elected Loksabha.

  • One of the senior-most members of the newly elected Loksabha is generally appointed as a Protem Speaker.

  • As per the second provision to article 94 of the Constitution, the office of the Speaker becomes vacant immediately before the first meeting of the new Lok Sabha.
  • In that case list of senior Lok Sabha members prepared by the Legislative Section is submitted to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, who selects a protem speaker and approved by the President.
  • A President pro tempore or speaker pro tempore is a constitutionally recognized officer of a legislative body who presides over the chamber in the absence of the normal presiding officer.

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