Om Birla
Birla in 2021
17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Assumed office
19 June 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Vice President
Deputy SpeakerVacant
Leader of the HouseNarendra Modi
Preceded bySumitra Mahajan
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byIjyaraj Singh
Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
December 2003 – May 2014
Preceded byShanti Kumar Dhariwal (from Kota before bifurcation)
Succeeded bySandeep Sharma
ConstituencyKota South
Personal details
Born (1962-11-23) 23 November 1962 (age 61)
Kota, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Amita Birla
(m. 1991)
Residence(s)20, Akbar Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India
80-B, Dusshera Scheme, Shakti Nagar, Kota, Rajasthan, India[1]
Alma materGovt. Commerce College, Kota
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
WebsiteOfficial website

Om Birla (born 23 November 1962)[3] is an Indian politician, agriculturist and social worker who is serving as the 17th and current Speaker of the Lok Sabha since 2019. He serves as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha[4] from Kota-Bundi constituency in Rajasthan since 2014. He was also a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing Kota South Assembly constituency from 2003 to 2014. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Early life

Om Birla was born on 23 November 1962, to Shrikrishna Birla and Shakuntala Devi in a Marwari Hindu family. He completed his master's degree in commerce from Govt. Commerce College, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.[5] He married Amita Birla in 1991 and has two daughters Akansha and Anjali.[6]

Political career

Legislative Assembly

Om Birla won his first assembly elections contesting from Kota South in 2003. He defeated Shanti Dhariwal from Congress by a margin of 10,101 votes. In the next assembly elections, he defended his seat with a comfortable margin of 24,300 votes to his nearest candidate Ram Kishan Verma from Congress in 2008. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, he won his third assembly election against Pankaj Mehta (Congress) by close to 50,000 votes in 2013. During his tenure in 2003–08, he was the Parliamentary Secretary (MoS rank) in Rajasthan Government.[citation needed]

Member of Parliament

As the BJP candidate for the Kota constituency, Birla was elected to the 16th & 17th Lok Sabha.[7]

In the 16th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Energy and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.[citation needed]

His selection for the post of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha surprised many including MPs from the treasury bench.[citation needed]

Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Rafael Grossi, IAEA Director General, met with the Parliamentarians (Inter-Parliamentary Union) at a meeting during their official visit at the Agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria

On the 19 June 2019 Om Birla was elected Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, following a motion for election moved by Prime Minister Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam parties also moved notices for Birla and urged him to be impartial as presiding officer of the Lower House.[8] The parliamentary convention for the Republic of India is for the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha to come from the Opposition benches. As of March 2021, uniquely in the history of the Republic, the Lok Sabha approaches two years of a vacant Deputy Speaker seat.[9]

Posts held


  1. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  3. ^ "Office of the Speaker". Office of the Speaker Lok Sabha. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Lok Sabha". Retrieved 29 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Blogger, Branded. "Om Birla Age, Wife, Caste, Education, Biography". Branded Blogger. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  7. ^ "Members Bioprofile:Birla, Shri Om". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  8. ^ The Wire, Staff (19 June 2019). "Om Birla Unanimously Elected 17th Lok Sabha Speaker". The Wire. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Convention of electing the Deputy Speaker from the Opposition should be upheld". The Hindu. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  10. ^ "BJYM : Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha : भाजयुमो : भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा | BJYM : Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha is youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party one of the leading Political Party in India, भाजयुमो : भारतीय जनता युवा मोर्चा". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
Lok Sabha Preceded byIjyaraj Singh Member of Parliamentfor Kota 2014 – Present Succeeded byIncumbent Political offices Preceded bySumitra Mahajan Speaker of the Lok Sabha 2019 – Present Incumbent