Smt. Smriti Irani

Hon’ble Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India

Born on 23rd March 1976, Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament representing the State of Gujarat in year 2011. In August 2017 she was re-elected to Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. In 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 Union Cabinet 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 previously served in the organization in various posts such as National Secretary (twice), 5 term Member of the BJP National Executive, Vice President of BJP Maharashtra Youth Wing, BJP Maharashtra State Secretary, National Vice President and as National President of BJP Women’s Wing has significantly and successfully pursued Permanent Commission for Women in the Indian Army by facilitating legal aid to women officers. She has also 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. At the same Assembly, Mrs. Irani was also unanimously elected by Member Nations as Rapporteur for the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade. The World Economic Forum has named Mrs. Irani as the Young Global Leader from India for the year 2015.