Sumitra Singh

Sumitra Singh (Hindi:सुमित्रा सिंह ) (born 1930) is a politician from Indian state of Rajasthan. She is currently speaker of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.She is the first woman speaker in Rajasthan's history. She won 2003 assembly election on BJP ticket. She was unanimously elected Speaker of the 12th Rajasthan Assembly. She is a senior Jat leader from the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan; Mrs. Singh was elected to the Assembly for the nine out of twelve term (1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1985, 1990, 1998, 2003) from the Jhunjhunu constituency.

She was earlier in Indian National Congress party and has been cabinet minister in Government of Rajasthan.

Birth and family

She was born in village of Kisari in Jhunjhunu district in the family of Shri Ladu Ram Choudhary on 3 May, 1930. She has done M.A. in Hindi Literature.

She is married with Shri Nahar Singh, (Kadwasra gotra) of Patusahri village in the district of Jhunjhunu on 2 June, 1952 and is mother of three sons.

Membership of Legislature

*1957 – 62: Member, 2nd Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1962 – 67: Member, 3rd Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1967 – 72: Member, 4th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1972 – 77: Member, 5th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1977 – 80: Member, 6th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1985 – 90: Member, 8th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1990 – 92: Member, 9th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1998 – 2003: Member, 11th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*2003 - Cont.: Member, 12th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

Positions Held

*5.9.1967 - 9.7.1971: State Minister, Deptt. of Medical & Health and PHED, Government of Rajasthan
*22.6.1968 - 9.7.1971: State Minister (Ind.Charge), Deptt. of Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan
*1985 - 87, 1990 – 92: Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*1987 – 88: Member, Rules Committee, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*14.3.1990 - 26.10.1990: Minister, Deptt of Energy (Including Non-Conventional Energy Sources), Ground Water and Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan
*1991 – 92: Member, Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Energy, Non-Conventional Energy Sources and Labour & Employment Department
*1999 – 2003: Chairman, Committee on Welfare of Women & Children, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
*2004 to Cont.: Speaker, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly


*2004:Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
*2004: Bharat Jyoti Award
*2006: Glory of Indira Award

External links

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