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Detailed Profile: Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita

NameShri Bhubaneswar Kalita
Father's NameLate Shri Krishna Kanta Kalita
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Giribala Kalita
Date of Birth01/04/1951
Birth PlaceRangia, Distt. Kamrup (Assam)
Maritial Status Married On 14 October 1986
Spouse NameShrimati Rwitticka Kalita
No. of Children Two Sons
State NameAssam
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressHouse No. 20, Mahatma Gandhi Path, Christian Basti, Guwahati - 781005
Telephone : {0361}2342906, Tele-Fax: 2341348, Mobile: 09435048279
Present Address12, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi - 110011
Telephone : 23795097, Fax : 23010840, Mobile: 9868181150
Email idb[dot]kalita[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.A., LL.B. Educated at Rangia HS School, Rangia, Cotton College, Guwahati University and University Law College, Guwahati
ProfessionLecturer, Advocate, Political and Social Worker
Positions Held April 1984 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1984-90 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals 1986-88 Member, Committee on Government Assurances 1986-90 Member, Employees State Insurance Corporation 1985-87 Member, Central Silk Board Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs April 1990 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Chairman, Committee on Subordinate ` Legislation Chairman, Committee on Economic Affairs, Government of Assam Member, Committee of Privileges Member, Committee on Energy Member, Committee on Industry Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs 1991-94 Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party (C.P.P.) Convenor, Congress Parliamentary Party (C.P.P.) 1992-96 Member and Vice-Chairman, Tea Board, India 1998 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha 1998-99 Member, Committee on Estimates Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs 2001-2006 Member, Assam Legislative Assembly 2001-2002 Chairman, Committee on Petitions, Assam Legislative Assembly 2002-2004 Minister for Industry, Commerce, Information Technology and Public Enterprises, Government of Assam 2002-2006 Chairman, Assam Tea Corporation Chairman, Assam Petrochemicals Ltd. April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008-Sept. 2009 Member, House Committee Aug. 2008-May 2009 Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Aug. 2008-Sept. 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Members Salary and Allowances Jan. 2009-Nov. 2010 Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme May 2009 onwards Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University June 2009 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Industry Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Sept. 2009 onwards Chairman, House Committee Dec. 2010 onwards Additional member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change Aug. 2012 Member, Committee on Energy
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedContributing articles and columns in newspapers and magazines
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationAssociated with development of sports in rural areas; as Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association, worked for the exposure of the National Sports and Sportsmen at international level; Chef-De-Mission of Indian Contingent, Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi
Countries VisitedVisited erstwhile U.S.S.R., as a member of the Indian Youth Delegation in 1985; DPR Korea, as a member of Indian Youth Delegation in 1987; U.S.A., as a member of Indian Youth Delegation in 1985, as a member of the Indian Delegation to the UN General Assembly in 1994 and as a leader, Assam Government delegation to an Investment Meet in 2003; Australia, as a member of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference in 1995 and Indian Olympic Association delegation to Sydney Olympics-2000; Myanmar, as a leader, CII Delegation (Industry), in 2005; Bhutan and Nepal, as a member of Indian Delegation (Indian Olympic Association) in 2007; Kuwait, as a member of the Indian Delgation to Olympic Council (Asia) in 2007; Japan, as a member of the Indian Delegation to the G-8 (+5) Legislators Forum in connection with the Conference on Global Warming and Climate Change in 2008; China, as member of the Indian Delegation to Beijing Olympic in 2008, China and Mongolia as part of Hon'ble Speaker's delegation in 1993; Tanzania, as a member of Parliamentary Delegation for Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in October 2009; U.S.A., as a member of Indian Delegation to UN General Assembly at New York, November 2010; led Indian National Congress delegation to sign Bilateral Protocol between the Indian National Congress and the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party at Ulanbatar (Mongolia)
Other InformationMember, Indian National Congress since 1972; President, (i) Assam Pradesh Youth Congress, 1983-85 and (ii) Assam Pradesh Congress Committee since 2004; Vice - President, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, 1995 - 96; General-Secretary, Indian Youth Congress, 1984-87; Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee, 1987 - 92; Secretary, All India Congress Committee, 1999 - 2002

Source: Rajya Sabha