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The First Lok Sabha was constituted on 17 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.[1]

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Lok Sabha officersEdit

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.[2] Following were the 1st Lok Sabha officers and other important members.[1]

# Position Name From To Days in office
01 Speaker Ganesh Vasudev Mavlankar

M. A. Ayyangar

8 May 1952

8 Mar 1956

27 Feb 1956

10 May 1957

1,390

428

02 Deputy Speaker M. A. Ayyangar

Sardar Hukam Singh

30 May 1952

20 Mar 1956

7 Mar 1956

4 Apr 1957

1,377

380

03 Secretary-General M. N. Kaul 17 Apr 1952 4 Apr 1957 1,813
04 Leader of the House Jawaharlal Nehru 17 Apr 1952 4 Apr 1957 1,813
05 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 stateEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lok Sabha Officers". Lok Sabha website. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Constitution of India" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (India). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Leader of the Opposition". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2016.