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Detailed Profile: Shri Arun Jaitley

NameShri Arun Jaitley
Father's NameMaharaj Kishen Jaitley
Mother's NameShrimati Ratan Prabha Jaitley
Date of Birth28/12/1952
Birth PlaceNew Delhi
Maritial Status Married On 24 May 1982
Spouse NameShrimati Sangeeta Jaitley
No. of Childrenone Daughter One Son
State NameGujarat
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address42/B, Bansidhar Society, Jawahar Nagar, Vasna,Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380007
Present AddressA-44, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
Telephone : 29248212, 29244587, 29237483, Fax: 29232358
Email idajaitley[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in,ajaitley[at]del5[dot]vsnl[dot]net[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.Com. (Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
ProfessionSenior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Positions Held 1989-90 Additional Solicitor General, Government of India 13 Oct. 1999-30 Sept. 2000 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 10 Dec. 1999-July 2000 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Department of Disinvestment (Additional Charge) April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha 23 July 2000 - 6 Nov. 2000 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 7 Nov. 2000 - 1 July 2002 Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 20 March 2001 - 1 Sept. 2001 Minister of Shipping (Additional Charge) 29 July 2002-29 Jan. 2003 Member, Court of the University of Delhi and March 2005-March 2010 1-29 Jan. 2003 Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Committee on External Affairs 29 Jan. 2003-21 May 2004 Minister of Law and Justice and Minister of Commerce and Industry Aug. 2004-May 2009 Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2004-May 2009 and Member, Committee on Commerce Aug. 2009 onwards Oct. 2004-May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Jan. 2006 onwards Member, Indian Council of World Affairs April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006-Dec. 2008 Member, Joint Committee to examine the constitutional and legal position relating to Office of Profit Aug. 2006-Dec. 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit 3 June 2009 onwards Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha July 2009 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex Dec. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Railway Convention Committee Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedHas authored several write-ups on legal and current affairs
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationPresident, Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA); Vice President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (B.C.C.I.); Member, Governing Council, Indian Premier League (I.P.L.)
Countries VisitedU.S.S.R., as part of Youth Exchange delegation, 1978; Switzerland and Sweden, as Additional Solicitor General, 1990; U.S.A., as part of Indian delegation to the U.N.G.A., 1998; Syria in connection with an International Treaty, 2000; also represented India during visits to U.S.A., Pakistan, U.K., France, Denmark, U.A.E., the Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Germany, South Africa and Hungary; led Indian delegation to the WTO Conference held during 10-14 September 2003 in Cancun, Mexico; visited several countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
Other InformationRecipient of several distinctions for outstanding performance both in academics and extra-curricular activities during student days; President, Delhi University Students Union, 1974; prominent leader of a movement against corruption launched in 1973 by late Shri Jai Prakash Narain; was Convenor, National Committee for Students and Youth Organisation appointed by late Shri Jai Prakash Narain; detained for 19 months under M.I.S.A. during Internal Emergency (1975-77) when civil liberties were suspended; practising law before the Supreme Court and several High Courts in the country since 1977; designated Senior Advocate in 1989; was member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations’ General Assembly Session in June 1998, where the Declaration on Laws relating to Drugs and Money Laundering was approved; has delivered lectures on many important subjects including IT Convergence, the Broadcasting Laws of India, Disinvestment and on the Review of the Functioning of the Indian Constitution; Why India Matters at London, Vibrant Gujarat – Global Investors’ Summit, 2003 Keynote Address at FICCI-UNCTAD Joint Seminar on Reflections on Post-Cancun Agenda; has also been appointed as Representative of the Central Government to hold discussions with the nominees of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and other groups on the issue of devolution of powers in the State, July 2002; associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party in different capacities; General Secretary, B.J.P., July 2004-June 2009

Source: Rajya Sabha