Members Of The Lok Sabha
Coordinates: 28°37′3″N 77°12′30″E / 28.61750°N 77.20833°E / 28.61750; 77.20833
|15th Lok Sabha|
|Type||Lower house of the Parliament of India|
|Speaker||Meira Kumar, (INC)
Since 3 June 2009
|Deputy Speaker||Kariya Munda, (BJP)
Since 8 June 2009
|Leader of the House||Sushilkumar Shinde, (INC)
Since 2 Aug 2012
|Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha)||Sushma Swaraj, (BJP)
Since 21 December 2009
|Seats||545 (543 elected + 2 appointed)|
|Voting system||First past the post|
|Last election||April–May, 2009|
|धर्मचक्रपरिवर्तनाय॥ – To transform the cycle of dharma.|
|Lok Sabha Chambers, Sansad Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi|
The Lok Sabha (Hindi: लोक सभा) or House of the People is the lower house of the Parliament of India. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by direct election under universal adult franchise. As of 2009, there have been fifteen Lok Sabhas elected by the people of India. The Constitution limits the Lok Sabha to a maximum of 552 members, including no more than 20 members representing people from the Union Territories, and two appointed non-partisan members to represent the Anglo-Indian community (if the President feels that the community is not adequately represented).
Each Lok Sabha is formed for a five-year term, after which it is automatically dissolved, unless extended by a proclamation of emergency. In such cases, the term may be extended by one-year increments. The 15th Lok Sabha was formed in May 2009 and is the latest.
An exercise to redraw Lok Sabha constituencies' boundaries has been carried out by the Delimitation Commission based on the Indian census of 2001. This exercise, which was supposed to be carried out after every census, was suspended in 1976 following a constitutional amendment to avoid adverse effects of the family planning program which was being implemented. Today, the Lok Sabha has its own TV channel, Lok Sabha TV, head-quartered within the premises of Parliament.
Read more about Members Of The Lok Sabha: Qualifications, Election, Powers, Sessions and Working Hours, Officers, Salary, Allowances and Pension, Composition By States and Territories, Previous Lok Sabha General Elections, Number of Members By Party in Lok Sabha, See Also
Other articles related to "members of the lok sabha, sabha":
... Rajya Sabha Lawmaking procedure in India Politics of India List of Indian constituencies Indian general elections 1951–1971 Indian general elections 1977–1999 Indian general elections 2004 Indian ...
Famous quotes containing the words members of the, members of and/or members:
“Religion is the centre which unites, and the cement which connects the several parts of members of the political body.”
—George Berkeley (16851753)
“It took six weeks of debate in the Senate to get the Arms Embargo Law repealedand we face other delays during the present session because most of the Members of the Congress are thinking in terms of next Autumns election. However, that is one of the prices that we who live in democracies have to pay. It is, however, worth paying, if all of us can avoid the type of government under which the unfortunate population of Germany and Russia must exist.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the House, Members of the Senate, my fellow Americans, all I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today.”
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (19081973)