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Detailed Profile: Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal

NameShri Pawan Kumar Bansal
Constituency from which I am electedChandigarh
Father's NameLate Shri Piara Lal Aggarwal (Tapa Wale)
Mother's NameSmt. Rukmani Devi
Date of Birth16 Jul 1948
Birth PlaceSunam, Distt. Sangrur (Punjab)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 12 Mar 1974
Spouse NameSmt. Madhu Bansal
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:2   No.of Daughters:0
State NameChandigarh
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address64, Sector 28-A,Chandigarh- 160 002Tel. (0172) 2657565 Fax. (0172) 2637618
Present Address6, Ashoka Road,New Delhi-110 001Tels: (011) 23017780, 23017798, 23018729 (PH) Telefax: (011) 23782811, 23782812 (R) Fax. 23782812 (R), 23792341 (O), 23093053 (PH)
Email idpkbansal[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.Sc., LL.B. Educated at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; Government College, Chandigarh; and Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Positions Held
1976-78General Secretary, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)
1978-82General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)
1982President, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)
1982-83President, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)
1984-90Member, Rajya Sabha
1984-86Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha
Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Human Resource Development
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
Member, Parliamentary Committee on the Structure of Pay, Allowances, Leave and Pensionary Benefits for the Officers and Staff of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariats
1985-87Member, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
1986Member, Joint Committee on Railways Bill
1989-90Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Rajya Sabha
Member, Public Accounts Committee
1991Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1992Elected to the Executive of Congress Party in Parliament (with highest No. of votes)
1992-96Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1993-96Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill and Representation of People (Amendment) Bill
Member, Committee on Commerce
Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Rules, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Estimates
1995-96Chairman, Committee on Communications
1997-98President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Secretary, All India Congress Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1999-2004Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Ethics
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999
2000-2004Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communication
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
May 2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2004-06Member, Panel of Chairmen
Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party
Chairman, Committee of Privileges
Chairman, Select Committee of Lok Sabha to inquire into allegations against some members regarding Parliamentary Questions
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development
Member, Rules Committee
Member, Business Advisory Committee
2004-2009Treasurer, Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)
29 Jan. 2006-22 May Minister of State, Ministry of Finance (Expenditure, Banking & Insurance)
6 Apr. 2008-22 May 2Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs
13 May 2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
28 May 2009 - 18 JanUnion Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs
14 Jun. 2009 - 18 JaUnion Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
19 Jan 2011 - 28 OctUnion Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs
19 Jan 2011-19 July Union Cabinet Minister, Science and Technology
Union Cabinet Minister, Earth Sciences
July 2011 - 28 Oct. Union Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Railways
Social and Cultural ActivitiesOrganised and participated in youth festivals, Inter-State Youth camps, N.S.S. camps, medical-aid camps in rural areas, legal-aid programmes for the poor and blood donation camps; undertook padayatras in Punjab for communal harmony; organised Rajiv Gandhi Child-to-Child National Integration camps
Special InterestsEducation, environment and electoral reforms
Countries VisitedWidely travelled; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to (i) Zimbabwe, 1986; (ii) 83rd Inter Parliamentary Conference; Nicosia, Cyprus 1990; (iii) U.N. General Assembly, 1994; (iv) 94th Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPC), Bucharest, Romania, 1995; (v) Wilton Park (UK) Conference on Good Governance, 2002; (vi) Parliamentary Delegation to UNCTAD - XI Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2004; (vii) First All Party M.P`s Goodwill Non-official Delegation to Pakistan 2003; (viii) Workshop on WTO (Singapore), 2004; (ix) 112th IPU at Manila, 2005 (x) Goodwill Delegation to US in September, 2008. Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, Malaysia, 1992; (ii) Third U.N. Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance held at Durban, South Africa, 2001; (iii) SAARC Finance Ministers` Conference held in Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006; (iv) 2nd China-India Financial conference, Shanghai, May, 2008; (v) Regional Conference on Deepening Democracy held at Paro, Bhutan, 2010; (vi) Parliamentary Delegation to Istanbul, Athens & Egypt in Januaruy, 2010.
Other InformationChairman, Research and Reference Cell, All India Congress Committee (AICC), 1985-91; Official Spokesman (AICC), 1995. Member, (i) Congress Committee on Policy and Programme 1985-91; (ii) Congress Manifesto Committee, 1990; (iii) AICC Committee to analyse 10th Lok Sabha Election results 1991; (iv) National Literacy Mission Authority; (v) Philately Advisory Committee, 1987-88; (vi) Press Council of India 2004. Convenor, (i) Sub-Committee, Congress Centenary Celebrations Committee; (ii) Congress Committee on 40th Anniversary of Independence; and (iii) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru`s Birth Centenary, 1983-89. Faculty Member, (i) Orientation Programme in Parliamentary Procedure and Practices for MPs of Khazakstan; and (ii) Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Traning (BPST); President and General Secretary, Punjab University Youth Service Club, 1969-70; and General Secretary, (i) Punjab University Student` Council, 1970-71; and (ii) Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, 1978 Member, Senate (1994-96 and 1999 till date) and Syndicate (1990-92), Punjab University; The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1984-90, 1991-96, 1999. Member, (i) 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1991; (ii) 89th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1993;

Source: Lok Sabha