Attendance of Lok Sabha members
The special session of 2009 was held immediately after the General Elections.
The median attendance of members in budget sessions (84.3%) has been slightly higher than in ordinary sessions (82.5%).
— This chart uses median attendance instead of mean attendance since median is better at showing trends and is less affected by outliers.
— The median attendance in the Special Session of 2009 was 100%. However, the actual attendance was not 100% since a number of members did not attend.
— Sitting members and Cabinet ministers do not sign the attendance register and hence there is no information about their attendance. Hence, they have been excluded from these statistics.
— We have used the data provided by the Government of India as-is. We cannot be sure how accurate the records kept using the attendance register are.
— In addition, we cannot be sure whether MPs who are not Sitting Members or Cabinet Members and yet have never signed the attendance register have also never attended Parliament.
— The Budget Session of 2011 was officially shortened to 23 days by the Lok Sabha. However, the attendance records have 28 days worth of entries. We have assumed that the session was 28 days in length.
Data regarding the attendance of Lok Sabha members was compiled from the Government of India's Data Portal, and the official Lok Sabha website:
Data regarding the ages of the current Lok Sabha members was obtained from the official Lok Sabha website:
Feel free to look at the calculations used for our data: lok-sabha-attendance-calculations.xls