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Detailed Profile: Shri Harish Rawat

NameShri Harish Rawat
Constituency from which I am electedHardwar
Father's NameLate Shri Rajendra Singh Rawat
Mother's NameLate Smt. Devaki Devi
Date of Birth27 Apr 1948
Birth PlaceVill.Mohanari, P.O. Chaunalia, Distt. Almora (Utt
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage-NA-
Spouse NameSmt. Renuka Rawat
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:0   No.of Daughters:0
State NameUttarakhand
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address40, Gyanlok Colony, Bypass Road,Hardwar, UttarakhandTel. (01334) 242999
Present Address9, Teen Murti Lane,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. (011) 23793152 (R), 23386631 (O) Fax. (011) 23793184 (R) 9868181205 (M)
Email id
Educational QualificationsB.A., LL.B Educated at Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh
Positions Held
1980-84Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
Member, House Committee and Public Accounts Committee
1980 onwardsMember, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C)
1984-89Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1989Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
28 Dec. 1989Member, House Committee
23 Mar. 1990Member, Committee on Official Language
1990Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
2001-2007President, Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee
2002Elected to Rajya Sabha
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
2009 - 18 Jan 2011Union Minister of State, Labour and Employment
19 Jan 2011 - 28 OctUnion Minister of State, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
July 2011 - 28 Oct. Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
Social and Cultural ActivitiesConnected with various social organisations
Special InterestsWorking in rural areas
Sports and ClubsRepresented college and university in many sports i.e. football, hockey, kabaddi and athletics, etc.
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading, sports and games
Countries VisitedWidelly travelled
Other InformationBlock Pramukh; District President, Youth Congress; Held various posts in Youth Congress including its National Joint Secretary and General Secretary; District Congress President; Chairman, Congress Seva Dal (a frontal organization of the Congress); National President of an apex Trade Union- ` The National Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers` for many years; Whip of Congress Party in Lok Sabha; President, Uttarakhand Sanyukta Sangharsha Samiti(which spearheaded the statehood movement from December, 1999 onwards

Source: Lok Sabha