The House of the People shall, as soon as may be, choose two members of the House to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker thereof and, so often as the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker becomes vacant, the House shall choose another member to be Speaker or Deputy Speaker, as the case may be.

Debate Summary

Article 76, Draft Constitution of India, 1948

The House of the People shall, as soon as may be, choose two members of the House to be respectively Speaker and Deputy Speaker thereof, and, so often as the office of Speaker or Deputy Speaker becomes vacant, the House shall choose another member to be Speaker or Deputy Speaker, as the case may be.

 

Draft Article 76 (Article 93, Constitution of India, 1950) was discussed on 19 May 1949. It established the offices of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

 

There was no substantive debate around the Draft Article. The Assembly adopted it without amendments on 19 May 1949.