|Secretary General of the Lok Sabha|
|Appointer||Speaker of the Lok Sabha|
|Inaugural holder||M. N. Kaul (1952–1964)|
The Secretary General of the Lok Sabha is the administrative head of the Lok Sabha Secretariat. The secretary general is appointed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The post of secretary general is of the rank of the Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India, who is the senior most civil servant to the Indian government.
In the discharge of his constitutional and statutory responsibilities, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is assisted by the secretary general of Lok Sabha, (whose pay scale, position and status etc. is equivalent to that of the highest-ranking official in the Government of India i.e. Cabinet Secretary), functionaries of the level of the Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and other officers and staff of the Secretariat at various levels.
The secretary general remains in office must retire at the age of 60. The secretary general is answerable only to the Speaker; actions cannot be discussed or criticised in or outside the Lok Sabha.
On behalf of the President, the secretary-general summons each Member of Lok Sabha to attend session of the Parliament and authenticates bills in the absence of the Speaker. The secretary general is the advisor to the speaker. The secretary general acts under the authority in the name of the speaker and passes orders in the name of the speaker. The secretary general does not work under the speaker with delegated authority.
|1st||M. N. Kaul||17 April 1952||1 September 1964||12 years, 137 days|
|S. L. Shakdhar||1 September 1964||18 June 1977||12 years, 290 days|
|Avtar Singh Rikhy||18 June 1977||31 December 1983||6 years, 196 days|
|Subhash C. Kashyap||31 December 1983||20 August 1990||6 years, 232 days|
|K. C. Rastogi||21 August 1990||31 December 1991||1 year, 132 days|
|C. K. Jain||1 January 1992||31 May 1994||2 years, 150 days|
|R. C. Bhardwaj||01 June 1994||31 December 1995||2 years, 151 days|
|S. N. Mishra||1 January 1996||15 July 1996||130 days|
|S. Gopalan||15 July 1996||26 April 1999||2 years, 285 days|
|G. C. Malhotra||14 July 1999||31 July 2005||6 years, 17 days|
|P. D. T. Acharya||1 August 2005||30 September 2010||5 years, 60 days|
|T. K. Viswanathan||1 October 2010||31 August 2013||2 years, 334 days|
|S. Bal Shekar||1 October 2013||28 February 2014||150 days|
|P. Sreedharan||1 March 2014||30 July 2014||151 days|
|P. K. Grover||30 July 2014||30 November 2014||123 days|
|Anoop Mishra||1 December 2014||30 November 2017||2 years, 364 days|
|Snehlata Shrivastava||1 December 2017||30 November 2020||2 years, 365 days|
|Utpal Kumar Singh||30 November 2020||Incumbent||2 years, 51 days|