India

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Speaker

Speaker
M. Venkaiah Naidu (Male)
Year of birth
1949

Secretary general

Secretary General
Desh Deepak Verma (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
31 August 2017 -

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men
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Women
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Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
62.23
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Smt. M.C. Mary Kom (Female)
Members for whom no data is available IPU does not contain age and gender data for all chambers of parliament.
38
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
9 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
195 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
187 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
17 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
1 See historical data for this field.
41-45
8 See historical data for this field.
46-50
14 See historical data for this field.
51-60
55 See historical data for this field.
61-70
79 See historical data for this field.
71-80
41 See historical data for this field.
81-90
6 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0 See historical data for this field.
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 1 8 14 55 79 41 6 0
Total <= 45: 9 Total >= 46: 195
Male 0 0 0 7 14 45 77 38 6 0 187
Female 0 0 1 1 0 10 2 3 0 0 17
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger0.49%0%0.49%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger4.41%3.43%0.98%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1947
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1937
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
literacy, income and tax payer
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, the Government of India Act (adopted in 1935, entered into force in 1937) accorded women with the right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1950
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under British administration, the Government of India Act (adopted in 1935, entered into force in 1937) accorded women with the right to vote. These rights were maintained after 1947 when India became an "Independent Dominion".
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1950
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence in 1947, under British administration, the Government of India Act (adopted in 1935, entered into force in 1937) accorded women with the right to vote. These rights were maintained after 1947 when India became an "Independent Dominion".
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1952