Smriti Irani

Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament representing the State of Gujarat in the year 2011. In August 2017 she was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. In the 2019 General Elections, she was elected to Lok Sabha from Amethi. Mrs. Irani is currently the Union Minister for Women & Child Development. She was the Union Minister for Human Resource Development from May 2014 to July 2016, Minister for Information & Broadcasting from July 2017 to May 2018, and Minister for Textiles from July 2016 to July 2021. She is India’s youngest minister in the government and the first woman to hold office as Union Minister for Human Resource Development and as Union Minister of Textiles.

She has launched ‘Saksham’- the 1st ever Vision Document released by any political organization in India, which underlines policies, programs, and implementation tools for the upliftment of the Differently Abled in India. In the 126th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani was unanimously elected as a Member representing the Asia Pacific Region to the Task Force responsible for establishing the 1st ever Committee for Young Parliamentarians in the IPU.