Q. Which of the following is/are power/s of Lok Sabha Speaker?
1.He adjourns the House or suspends the meeting in absence of a quorum.
2.He maintains order and decorum in the House.
3.He votes in the first instance.
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Explanation: Speaker has the following powers and duties:
- He maintains order and decorum in the House for conducting its business and regulating its proceedings. This is his primary responsibility, and he has final power in this regard.
- He is the final interpreter of the provisions of (a) the Constitution of India, (b) the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of Lok Sabha, and (c) the parliamentary precedents, within the House.
- He adjourns the House or suspends the meeting in absence of a quorum. The quorum to constitute a meeting of the House is one-tenth of the total strength of the House.
- He does not vote in the first instance. But he can exercise a casting vote in the case of a tie.
Source: Laxmikanth’s Polity