1st Lok Sabha

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The First Lok Sabha was constituted on 15 April 1952 after India's first general election. The 1st Lok Sabha lasted its full tenure of five years and was dissolved on 4 April 1957.

Lok Sabha officers[edit]

As per Article 93 of Constitution of India, the Lok Sabha must have elected and non-elected officers. The elected members are Speaker and the Deputy Speaker whereas the non-elected members are the Secretariat staff.[1] Following were the 1st Lok Sabha officers and other important members.[2]

# Position Name From To Days in office
01 Speaker Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar 8 May 1952 27 Feb 1956 1,390
02 Speaker M. A. Ayyangar 8 Mar 1956 10 May 1957 428
03 Deputy Speaker M. A. Ayyangar 30 May 1952 7 Mar 1956 1,377
04 Deputy Speaker Sardar Hukam Singh 20 Mar 1956 4 Apr 1957 380
05 Secretary-General M. N. Kaul 17 Apr 1952 4 Apr 1957 1,813
06 Leader of the House Jawaharlal Nehru 17 Apr 1952 4 Apr 1957 1,813
07 Leader of the Opposition A K Gopalan

Leader of the Opposition position got recognition in 1977 post Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act.[3]

List of Members by state[edit]

List of members as published by the Election Commission of India[4] and Parliament of India:[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of India". Ministry of Law and Justice (India). Retrieved Dec 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lok Sabha Officers". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved Dec 2013. 
  3. ^ "Leader of the Opposition". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Retrieved Dec 2013. 
  4. ^ "STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1951 TO THE FIRST LOK SABHA". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Members of the first Lok Sabha". Parliament of India. Retrieved 12 January 2010.