Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi

Constituency : New Delhi (NCT of Delhi)

Date of Birth : 30 Apr 1967

Educational Qualifications : B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B.
Educated at Hindu College and Campus Law Centre - I, Delhi University, Delhi

Profession Advocate : Political and Social Worker

Positions Held :
2010 : National Vice President, BJP Mahila Morcha
May, 2014 : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
12 June 2014 - 25 May 2019 : Member, House Committee
1 Sep. 2014 - 20 July 2016 : Member, Committee on Privileges
Member, Press Council of India
Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development
11 Dec. 2014 - 25 May 2019 : Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
20 July 2016 - 25 May 2019 : Chairperson, Committee on Privileges
3 Nov. 2017 : Member, Press Council of India
May, 2019 : Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
21 June 2019 onwards : Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
24 July 2019 onwards : Chairperson, Committee on Public Undertakings
13 Sept. 2019 onwards : Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
09 Oct. 2019 onwards : Member, Committee of Privileges
12 Dec. 2019 onwards : Chairperson, Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
21 Nov. 2019 onwards : Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
8th July 2021 till date: Minister of State for Culture

Social And Cultural Activities:
Actively associated with social & Cultural activities for securing justice for women & Children; Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association; Pay Commission for Central Armed Police Force

Other Information :
Started Practicing on the Indirect taxes and Criminal Law. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1990; practised in various courts, including several tribunals, Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. Also practised in a range of forums across India and handled a range of issues pertaining to women in the courts, such as domestic violence, family law disputes and most importantly the issue of permanent commission of the lady officers in the armed forces. Besides, has been a social activist and has been associated with several institutions, including the National Commission for Women, Sakshi, NIPCD and several other organisations which are known for being protectors of the rights of women and children in the country Has been a part of the Drafting Committees for Bills like "Women`s Reservation Bill" and "Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill"; The latter was passed by the Parliament. represented the media in court to get the ban on media coverage of case proceedings revoked. She was successful in this effort. She took up the case of the permanent commissioning of women in the Indian armed forces in the Supreme Court. Was also the lawyer of the victim in the Shanti Mukund Hospital rape case; took up the case of Promotion Policy for Army Officer and the Permanent Commission of women in the Indian armed forces in the Supreme Court women will get equal rights in the Army like men. The judgement has paved way for women officers to hold command posts,” As a National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been successfully articulating, advocating and campaigning BJP’s policies, programs and campaigns; and participates in various television shows on matters on National and International importance

  • National Culture Fund