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Analysis of Performance of MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have analysed the performance of 16th Lok Sabha and MPs. This report has been generated from the data obtained and compiled from the Lok Sabha website (https://loksabha.nic.in/ ). For the analysis pertaining to questions asked by the MPs, data has been obtained from the PRS (https://www.prsindia.org/ ). This report analyses the data up to the 16th Session of the 16th Lok Sabha, i.e. 20th December 2018.

According to the Salary, Allowance, and Pension of Member of Parliament Act, 1954, all the members are required to mark their attendance for each sitting to seek the daily allowances. The Member of Parliament does not include, ministers, leader of the opposition, officer of parliament and Prime ministers.

 There are 521 sitting members in the Lok Sabha. This report includes the analysis of sitting members, ex-members, and the Anglo-Indian nominated members of the 16th Lok Sabha. For the complete report, please go to https://adrindia.org/content/16th-lok-sabha-analysis-performance-mps-0

Summary and Highlights

  • Out of 273 bills introduced in the 16th Lok Sabha, 240 were passed, 10 bills were withdrawn and 23 bills remain pending.
  • In 16th Lok Sabha, on an average, 562 MPs have asked 251 questions and attended 221 out of 312 sittings.
  • 7 MPs from Delhi have the highest average attendance in the 16th Lok Sabha. On an average they have attended 289 out of 312 sittings.
  • The least attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from Nagaland. On an average they have attended 88 out of 312 sittings.
  • Among the states, 50 MPs from Maharashtra have asked the highest number of questions in the 16th Lok Sabha. On an average each of them have asked 534 questions.
  • Among the states, 2 MPs from Nagaland have asked the least number of questions. On an average they have asked 12 questions.
  • Among the political parties, 2 MPs from INLD have the highest average attendance in the 16th Lok Sabha. On an average they have attended 264 out of 312 sittings.
  • Among the political parties, the least attendance has been recorded by 2 MPs from NPP. On an average they have attended 85 out of 312 sittings.
  • 18 MPs from SHS have asked the highest number of questions in the 16th Lok Sabha. On an average each of them have asked 639 questions.
  • 2 MPs from NPP have asked lowest number of questions. On an average they have asked only 10 questions.
  • In the 16th Lok Sabha, Smt Supriya Sule from NCP, a MP from Baramati, Maharashtra has asked the highest number of questions i.e. 1181.

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