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Detailed Profile: Shri Yashwant Sinha

NameShri Yashwant Sinha
Constituency from which I am electedHazaribagh
Father's NameLate Bipin Bihari Saran
Mother's NameLate Dhana Devi
Date of Birth06 Nov 1937
Birth PlacePatna (Bihar)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 17 Feb 1961
Spouse NameSmt. Nilima Sinha
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:2   No.of Daughters:1
State NameJharkhand
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent AddressRishabh Vatika via College More, Vill. Rajgoda, P.O. Morangi, Thana - Mufassil, Demotand, Distt. Hazaribagh, JharkhandTel. (06546) 233418
Present Address6, Kushak Road,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. (011) 23794197, 9868181937, 9013180414 (M) Fax. (011) 23794181
Email id(i) ysinha[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in (ii) ysinha2005[at]hotmail[dot]com
Educational QualificationsM.A. Educated at Patna University,Bihar
Positions Held
1984Joined Janata Party
1986-88General Secretary, Janata Party
1988Member, Rajya Sabha
1989Member, Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha
1990Joined Janata Dal (Samajwadi) after split in Janata Dal
1990-91Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1995-1996Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1995-1996Member, Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1998Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998 - 1999Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
Member, Parliamentary Pay Committee
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2002Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1 Jul. 2002 - 2004Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
2004Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
Sep. 2004-2009Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex, Rajya Sabha
Oct. 2004-2009Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Jun. 2006Member, Press Council of India
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
6 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Public Accounts
31 Aug. 2009 - 5 MayChairman, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1 May 2010Member, Committee on Public Accounts
7 May 2010Chairman, Committee on Finance
Special InterestsPublic administration, external and economic affairs
Sports and ClubsMember,(i) Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; (ii) Bankipur Club, Patna, President- All India Tennis Association
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading, travelling, listening to music and watching films
Countries VisitedWidely visited
Other InformationLecturer, Political Science, Patna University, 1958-60; joined I.A.S. in 1960; Deputy Commissioner, Santhal Paraganas; Chairman, (i) D.T.C., Delhi and (ii) Drafting Committee of the UNCTAD Conference on Shipping in Geneva; Consul-General of India, Frankfurt, West Germany; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Bihar; Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Shipping and Transport; and sought premature voluntary retirement from I.A.S. in 1984 to join politics

Source: Lok Sabha