List of speakers of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
|Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|अध्यक्ष महाराष्ट्र विधानसभा|
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Style||The Hon’ble (formal)|
Mr. Speaker (informal)
|Member of||Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Reports to||Government of Maharashtra|
|Appointer||Members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
|Term length||During the life of the vidhan Sabha (five years maximum)|
|Constituting instrument||Article 93 of the Constitution of India|
|Precursor||Nana Patole ,INC|
(01 December 2019 - 04 February 2021)
|Formation||1 May 1960|
|Deputy||Narhari Sitaram Zirwal|
|Salary||₹ - approximately|
The Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is the presiding officer of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra, the main law-making body for the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Speaker is elected in the very first meeting of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly after the general elections for a term of 5 years from amongst the members of the assembly. The Speaker holds office till either he/she ceases to be a member of the assembly or resigns from the office. The Speaker can be removed from office by a resolution passed in the assembly by an effective majority of its members. In the absence of Speaker, the meeting of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is presided by the Deputy Speaker.
The Speaker of the Assembly:
- Must be a citizen of India;
- Must not be less than 25 years of age; and
- Should not hold any office of profit under the Government of Maharashtra.
Powers and functions of the speaker
The speaker of the legislative assembly conducts the business in house, and decides whether a bill is a money bill or not. They maintain discipline and decorum in the house and can punish a member for their unruly behaviour by suspending them. They also permit the moving of various kinds of motions and resolutions such as a motion of no confidence, motion of adjournment, motion of censure and calling attention notice as per the rules. The speaker decides on the agenda to be taken up for discussion during the meeting. The date of election of the speaker is fixed by the Governor of Maharashtra. Further, all comments and speeches made by members of the House are addressed to the speaker. The speaker is answerable to the house. Both the speaker and deputy speaker may be removed by a resolution passed by the majority of the members.
List Of Speakers
The Assembly is headed by a Speaker, elected by members in a simple majority vote. The following is the list of speakers of the Assembly.
|Pre-Independence Bombay Legislative Assembly (1937–47)|
|1||Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar||Congress||21 July 1937||20 January 1946|
|2||Kundanmal Sobhachand Firodia||21 May 1946||14 August 1947|
|Post-Independence Bombay Legislative Assembly (1947–60)|
|(2)||Kundanmal Sobhachand Firodia||Congress||15 August 1947||31 January 1952|
|3||Dattatray Kashinath Kunte||5 May 1952||31 October 1956|
|4||S. L. Silam||21 November 1956||30 April 1960|
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (born 1960)|
|(4)||S. L. Silam||Congress||1 May 1960||12 March 1962|
|5||Balasaheb Bharde||17 March 1962||15 March 1972|
|6||S. K. Wankhede||22 March 1972||20 April 1977|
|7||Balasaheb Desai||4 July 1977||13 March 1978|
|8||Shivraj Patil||17 March 1978||6 December 1979|
|9||Pranlal Vora||1 February 1980||29 June 1980|
|10||Sharad Dighe||2 July 1980||11 January 1985|
|11||Shankarrao Jagtap||20 March 1985||19 March 1990|
|12||Madhukarrao Chaudhari||21 March 1990||22 March 1995|
|13||Dattaji Nalawade||Shiv Sena||24 March 1995||19 October 1999|
|14||Arun Gujarathi||Congress||22 October 1999||17 October 2004|
|15||Babasaheb Kupekar||NCP||6 November 2004||3 November 2009|
|16||Dilip Walse-Patil||11 November 2009||8 November 2014|
|17||Haribhau Bagade||BJP||12 November 2014||25 November 2019|
|18||Nana Patole||Congress||1 December 2019||4 February 2021|||
|Acting||Narhari Sitaram Zirwal||NCP||4 February 2021||Incumbent|
- List of governors of Maharashtra
- List of chief ministers of Maharashtra
- List of Deputy Speakers of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
- "Legislative Assebmly Speakers" (PDF) (in Marathi). Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- "Nana Patole quits as Speaker, set to be named Maharashtra Congress President". The Times of India. 5 February 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- Anuja (2 December 2019). "Devendra Fadnavis elected leader of opposition, Congress gets speaker post". Mint. Retrieved 13 May 2021.