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Detailed Profile: Shri Ajay Maken

NameShri Ajay Maken
Constituency from which I am electedNew Delhi
Father's NameShri C.P. Maken
Mother's NameSmt. Santosh Maken
Date of Birth12 Jan 1964
Birth PlaceDelhi
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 21 Jan 1991
Spouse NameSmt. Radhika Maken
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:2
State NameDelhi
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressJ-12/2, Rajouri GardenNew Delhi -110 027Tel. (011) 25428073, 25157777
Present Address10, Pandit Pant Marg,New Delhi - 110 001Tels. (011) 23384183, 23386520 (O), 9868180656 (M) Telefax. (011) 23315655, 23315699 (R) Fax. (011) 23381898 (O)
Email idajaymaken[at]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. Educated at University of Delhi, Delhi
Positions Held
1993-2004Member, Delhi Legislative Assembly (three terms)
1993-97General Secretary, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee
1997-98General Secretary, Indian Youth Congress
1998-2001Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi
2001-2003Cabinet Minister, Transport, Power and Tourism, Govt. of Delhi
2003-2004Speaker, Delhi Legislative Assembly
2004-2009Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2004-2006Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Rules Committee
Member, Committee on Information Technology
Member, House Committee
Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC)
2006-2009Union Minister of State, Urban Development
2007-09Permanent Invitee and Member, Congress Working Committee (CWC)
Permanent Invitee and Member, All India Congress Committee (AICC)
Incharge, Orissa and Jharkhand
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2009 - 18 Jan 2011Union Minister of State, Home Affairs
19 Jan 2011 - 28 OctUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge), Youth Affairs and Sports
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Social and Cultural ActivitiesUpliftment of the poor and weaker sections of the society; protecting and fighting for the cause of government employees
Special InterestsKeen to protect Environment and Ecology; active participation in Parliamentary proceedings; voracious reader of nonfiction of all genre
Sports and ClubsCricket and golf
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationSurfing the net, watching science fiction movies, listening to old movie songs, ghazals and reading non-fiction books
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationCreation of the new Master Plan for Delhi MPD-2021 that brought an end to sealings and demolition in the city and established inclusive growth parameters; As Minister implemented transition of public transport to CNG and Power Reforms in Delhi; best MLA award for the year 1998-99 for his outstanding performance as Legislator in Delhi Assembly; Treasurer, All India NSUI, 1985-87; leader trade union movements of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking (DESU) and many other private industries; President, Delhi University Students Union, 1985-86

Source: Lok Sabha