Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad

Legislative speaker in Bangladesh

The Speaker is the Chairperson or Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of Bangladesh. His role is similar to that of the Speaker in other Westminster-style governments.

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad
জাতীয় সংসদের স্পিকার
জাতীয় সংসদের সভাধ্যক্ষ
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Seal of the Jatiya Sangsad
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Flag of the Jatiya Sangsad
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Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

since 30 April 2013
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerJatiya Sangsad
Inaugural holderShah Abdul Hamid
Formation10 April 1972
First holderMohammad Mohammadullah
DeputyFazle Rabbi Miah


The Speaker presided over the proceedings of the Parliament. He maintained the order of the meeting. If a member behaves outside the rules, the chairperson can dismiss him. He allowed various motions, including no-confidence motion, adjournment motion, condemnation motion and eye-catching notice as per rules. The chairperson also decides which issues will be discussed in the session.[1]


  1. "জাতীয় সংসদ". bn.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2020-07-11.