Every Legislative Assembly of a State shall, as soon as may be, choose two members of the Assembly to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker thereof and, so often as the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker becomes vacant, the Assembly shall choose another member to be Speaker or Deputy Speaker, as the case may be.

Debate Summary

Article 157, Draft Constitution, 1948

Every Legislative Assembly of a State shall, as soon as may be, choose two members of the Assembly to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker thereof, and, so often as the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker becomes vacant, the Assembly shall choose another member to be Speaker or Deputy Speaker, as the case may be.

 

Draft Article 157 (Article 178) was debated on 2nd June 1949. It established the offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in State Legislative Assemblies.

 

The Draft Article was adopted without debate on 2nd June 1949.