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Detailed Profile: Shri D. Raja

NameShri D. Raja
Father's NameShri P. Doraisamy
Mother's NameShrimati Nayagam
Date of Birth03/06/1949
Birth PlaceChithathoor, Distt. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
Maritial Status Married On 7 January 1990
Spouse NameShrimati Aniamma alias Annie Raja
No. of ChildrenOne Daughter
State NameTamil Nadu
Party NameCommunist Party of India
Permanent AddressBalan Illam, 19, Chevaliae Sivaji Ganesan Road, South Boag Road, Theagaraya Nagar, Chennai - 600017
Telephone : {044} 24851616
Present Address303, 309 and 310, V.P. House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone : 23317230, 23752350, Mobile: 9868181991
Email id
Educational QualificationsB.Sc., B.Ed. Educated at G.T.M. College, Gudiyattam, Distt. Vellore, affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai and Government Teachers College, affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker
Positions Held July 2007 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2007-May 2009 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development May 2008 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security Matters in Parliament House Complex Member, Committee on Rules June 2008 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee July 2008-May 2009 and Jan. 2010 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change July 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Ethics Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development Oct. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex Dec. 2009 onwards Member, Select Committee to examine the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009 Nov. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) April 2011 onwards Member, Sub-Committee to examine various provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Second Bill, 2010 of the Committee on Home Affairs May 2011 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published(i) Dalit Question, 2007 and (ii) The Way Forward: Fight Against Unemployment, a booklet on unemployment; has written a number of articles (in Tamil and English) on various political and social issues in various journals
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading books
Countries VisitedErstwhile Soviet Union, U.S.A., France, Portugal, Belgium, U.K., East Germany, Holland, erstwhile Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Cuba, China, Democratic PeoplesÂ’ Republic of Korea (North Korea), Algeria, Greece, Cyprus, U.A.E., Kuwait and Syria
Other InformationNational Secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI) since 1994; General Secretary, All India Youth Federation, 1985-90; was State Secretary (Tamil Nadu), All India Youth Federation, 1975-80; his parents were landless agricultural workers; he was the first graduate in his village

Source: Rajya Sabha