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Urgent need to rationalise powers and jurisdictions of presiding officers: LS Speaker Om Birla

November 15, 2021 9:10 pm

Pointing out that presiding officers have “unlimited powers”, Birla said there is urgent need to rationalize the powers and jurisdictions of Presiding Officers for putting in place a robust system for the implementation of the Anti-Defection Law.

Nehru birth anniversary: Opposition parties question absence of RS Chairman, Speaker, ministers at Parliament event

November 14, 2021 9:23 pm

Sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat said Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu usually does not attend such functions at the Central Hall. Sources in Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s office said the Speaker attends the function every year.

Assembly speakers should take impartial decisions on defections in time-bound manner: Om Birla

December 19, 2019 5:24 pm

Birla said a committee of speakers of legislatures has also been formed to evaluate the provisions of the anti-defection law, which will soon submit its report.

At youth parliament opening, Lok Sabha Speaker stresses on need for dissent

November 26, 2019 2:21 am

Earlier in the day, the Lok Sabha witnessed protests over Birla’s decision to marshal out Congress MPs protesting in the well of the House over the Maharashtra government issue.

Will discuss with parties on how to deal with disruptions: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

June 20, 2019 10:24 pm

"I will talk to all parties and discuss with them that what action can be taken against those who repeatedly show placards in the house and come to the well. Such actions of the members show Lok Sabha in poor light," he said.

Speakers must rise above party loyalties, with Constitution as their guiding light

June 19, 2019 11:42 am

With no security in the continuity of office, the Speaker is dependent on his or her political party for reelection. This makes the Speaker susceptible to pulls and pressures from her/his political party in the conduct of the proceedings of the Lok Sabha.

Delhi Confidential: Post Buzz

June 05, 2019 4:45 am

However, as the BJP had given the post of Deputy Speaker to Thambi Durai of the AIADMK in 2014, rumours are rife that the party may offer it to the BJD, which is outside the NDA fold this time.

Purno Agitok Sangma: Remembered, an important voice of the Northeast

March 05, 2016 1:38 pm

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders today condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma.

Mahajan urges speakers to play pivotal role in strengthening democracy

February 12, 2015 1:16 pm

Speaking at the 5th India Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Mahajan said asked speakers.

Speaker calls meeting of floor leaders Saturday

July 03, 2014 12:05 am

Railway budget will be presented on July 8, the Economic Survey will be released on July 9.


Govt. to prepone Budget Session if Congress supports GST: Naidu

January 17, 2016 12:00 pm

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.