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Detailed Profile: Shri G.K. Vasan

NameShri G.K. Vasan
Father's NameLate Shri G.K.Moopanar
Mother's NameShrimati Kasthuri Moopanar
Date of Birth28/12/1964
Birth PlaceSundara Perumalkoil, Distt. Tanjore (Tamil Nadu)
Maritial Status Married On 29 November 1996
Spouse NameShrimati Sunitha Vasan
No. of Children One Son
State NameTamil Nadu
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address30, Bhaktavatsalam Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600004
Telephone : {044} 24991901, 24991906
Present Address19 & 20, Western Court Hostel, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone : 23344545, 23365151, Fax: 23364923, Mobile: 9868181213
Email idgkvasan[at]sasnsad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) Educated at The New College, Madras University, Chennai
ProfessionAgriculturist/Farmer
Positions Held Aug. 2001 - Aug. 2002 President, Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2002 - Jan. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture June 2002-July 2004 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development Aug. 2002 - Nov. 2003 Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) June 2003-July 2004 Member, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha Nov. 2003-Feb. 2006 President, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 3 March 2009-22 May 2009 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (Additional charge), Government of India 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of Shipping
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationLife Member, (i) Tamil Nadu Cricket Association,(ii) Cosmopolitan Club, Chennai and (iii) Constitution Club, New Delhi
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Source: Rajya Sabha