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Om Birla 

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17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Incumbent

Assumed office 
19 June 2019
Deputy Vacant
Preceded by Sumitra Mahajan
Member of ParliamentLok Sabha

Incumbent

Assumed office 
16 May 2014
Preceded by Ijyaraj Singh
Constituency Kota-Bundi
Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
In office
8 December 2003 – 16 May 2014
Preceded by Shanti Dhariwal
Succeeded by Sandeep Sharma
Constituency Kota South[1]
Personal details
Born 23 November 1962 (age 56)
KotaRajasthanIndia
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Dr. Amita Birla
Children 2
Residence 20 Akbar Road, New Delhi (official/primary)
KotaRajasthan(private/secondary)
Alma mater Government Commerce College, Kota
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University
Occupation Politician, philanthropist

Om Birla (born 23 November 1962) is an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party and is the 17th Speaker of the Lok Sabha. He was a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha[2] from the Kota-Bundi constituency of Rajasthan state. He has been three-time Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Kota South. He won for the 17th Lok Sabha for the second time from Kota Parliamentary Constituency. He was elected to the post of Lok Sabha Speaker on 19 June 2019.

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Early life[edit]

Om Birla was born on November 23, 1962, to Shrikrishna Birla and Late Shakuntala Devi. He completed his Masters in Commerce from Govt. Commerce College, Kota and Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati UniversityAjmer.

Legislative Assembly[edit]

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.

Member of Parliament[edit]

He won the 16th & 17th Lok Sabha elections from Kota constituency.

He is a member of the Standing Committee on Energy[3] in Parliament, member of Committee on Petitions and Consultative Committee for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He is the speaker of 17th Loksabha.

Philanthropic Work[edit]

Apart from a being an active parliamentarian[4] and working at constituency level, he has initiated several social welfare programs. Some of them include Paridhan, started in 2012 and involves distribution of clothes and books for the weaker section of society, blood donation camps.[5] He has also started a free meal program and a medicine bank to supply required medicines free of cost for poor.

Posts held[edit]