Leader of the House in Lok Sabha

Summary

Leader of the House in Lok Sabha (IAST: Lok Sabhā Sadana ke Netā) is the parliamentary chairperson of the party that holds a majority in the Lok Sabha and is responsible for government business in the house. The office holder is usually the prime minister if they are a member of the chamber. However, if the prime minister is not a member of the Lok Sabha, they can appoint the Leader of the House.[1]

Leader of the House in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabhā Sadana ke Netā
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Incumbent
Narendra Modi

since 26 May 2014
StyleHis Excellency
TypeParliamentary Leader
StatusParliamentary chairman
Member ofLok Sabha
Reports toParliament of India
SeatLok Sabha
NominatorLok Sabha/Prime minister
AppointerLok Sabha/Prime minister
FormationMay 1952
First holderJawaharlal Nehru
(1952–1964)
Unofficial namesPrime Minister (if the office holder is the head of government)
DeputyDeputy Leader of the House
Salary330,000 (US$4,300)
(excl. allowances) per month

ListEdit

No. Name Portrait Took office Left office
1 Jawaharlal Nehru   13 May 1952 4 April 1957
5 April 1957 31 March 1962
2 April 1962 27 May 1964
2 Gulzarilal Nanda   27 May 1964 9 June 1964
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri   9 June 1964 11 January 1966
(2) Gulzarilal Nanda   11 January 1966 24 January 1966
4 Satya Narayan Sinha [1] 14 February 1966 3 March 1967
5 Indira Gandhi   14 March 1967 27 December 1970
15 March 1971 18 January 1977
6 Morarji Desai   23 March 1977 28 July 1979
7 Charan Singh   28 July 1979 22 August 1979
(5) Indira Gandhi   10 January 1980 31 October 1984
8 Rajiv Gandhi   31 October 1984 31 December 1984
31 December 1984 27 November 1989
9 Vishwanath Pratap Singh   2 December 1989 10 November 1990
10 Chandra Shekhar   10 November 1990 13 March 1991
11 Arjun Singh [Note 2]   10 July 1991 20 November 1991
12 P. V. Narasimha Rao   6 December 1991 10 May 1996
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee   16 May 1996 01 June 1996
14 Ram Vilas Paswan [Note 3]   11 June 1996 4 December 1997
(13) Atal Bihari Vajpayee   19 March 1998 26 April 1999
13 October 1999 6 February 2004
15 Pranab Mukherjee [Note 4]   25 May 2004 18 May 2009
03 June 2009 26 June 2012
16 Sushilkumar Shinde [Note 4] [Note 5]   3 August 2012 18 May 2014
17 Narendra Modi   26 May 2014 Incumbent

FootnotesEdit

1) ^ During this period, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was member of Rajya Sabha.
2) ^ During the time gap in between Chandra Shekhar's resignation and election of P. V. Narasimha Rao, the leader of the house was Arjun Singh.
3) ^ During this period, Prime Ministers H. D. Deve Gowda and Inder Kumar Gujral were members of Rajya Sabha.
4) ^ During this period, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was member of Rajya Sabha.
5) ^ After Pranab Mukherjee was elected as the President of India, Sushilkumar Shinde took over as the Leader of House.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lok Sabha". /legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Sushilkumar Shinde takes over as leader of the House in Lok Sabha". The Times of India. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2019.