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Lok Sabha (House of the People)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Sansad / Parliament Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Lok Sabha / House of the People
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Rajya Sabha / Council of States
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 1949 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Sumitra Mahajan (F) 

Notes Elected on 6 June 2014.
Secretary General Anoop Mishra (M) 
Notes Appointed on 1 Dec. 2014.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 545 / 543
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 62 (11.42%)
Mode of designation directly elected 543
appointed 2
Notes Appointed members: Two members of the Anglo-Indian Community are nominated by the President.
The Constitution provides that the House shall have a maximum of 552 members. Up to 530 members represent the states, up to 20 members represent the union territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community are nominated by the President, if, in the President's opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House.
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 7 April 2014
12 May 2014 (View details)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Lok Sabha
Parliament House
Parliament Street
NEW DELHI 110001
(Export mailing lists)
Phone (91 11) 2301 74 65
2303 42 55
2303 45 67
2309 24 63 (IPU Cell)
2303 44 27 (IPU Cell)
Fax (91 11) 2379 21 07
E-mail ipuc-lss@sansad.nic.in
Website http://loksabha.nic.in/
http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/

This page was last updated on 2 December 2014
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