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Name Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal
Constituency from which I am elected Chandigarh
Father's Name Late Shri Piara Lal Aggarwal (Tapa Wale)
Mother's Name Smt. Rukmani Devi
Date of Birth 16 Jul 1948
Maritial Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 Mar 1974
Spouse Name Smt. Madhu Bansal
No. of Children No.of Sons:2   No.of Daughters:0
State Name Chandigarh
Party Name Indian National Congress
Permanent Address 64, Sector 28-A,Chandigarh- 160 002 Tel. (0172) 2657565 Fax. (0172) 2637618
Present Address 6, Ashoka Road,New Delhi-110 001 Tels: (011) 23782812
Educational Qualifications B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala; Government College, Chandigarh; and Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Profession Advocate
Positions Held
1976-78 General Secretary, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)
1978-82 General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)
1982 President, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)
1982-83 President, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)
1984-90 Member, Rajya Sabha
1984-86 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha
Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Human Resource Development
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
Member, Parliamentary Committee on the Structure of Pay, Allowances, Leave and Pensionary Benefits for the Officers and Staff of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariats
1985-87 Member, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
1986 Member, Joint Committee on Railways Bill
1989-90 Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Rajya Sabha
Member, Public Accounts Committee
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1992 Elected to the Executive of Congress Party in Parliament (with highest No. of votes)
1992-96 Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1993-96 Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill and Representation of People (Amendment) Bill
Member, Committee on Commerce
Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Rules, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Estimates
1995-96 Chairman, Committee on Communications
1997-98 President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  Secretary, All India Congress Committee
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1999-2004 Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Ethics
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999
2000-2004 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communication
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
May-04 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2004-06 Member, Panel of Chairmen
  Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party
  Chairman, Committee of Privileges
  Chairman, Select Committee of Lok Sabha to inquire into allegations against some members regarding Parliamentary Questions
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
  Member, General Purposes Committee
  Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development
  Member, Rules Committee
  Member, Business Advisory Committee
2004-2012 Treasurer, Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)
29 Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Minister of State for finance (Expenditure, Banking & Insurance)
6 Apr. 2008-22 May 2009 Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs
13-May-09 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
28 May 2009 - 28 Oct 2012 Union Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
14 Jun. 2009 - 18 Jan 2011 & 19 July 2011 - 28 Oct 2012 Union Cabinet Minister of Water Resources
19 Jan 2011-19 July 2011 Union Cabinet Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences
28 Oct 2012-11 May 2013 Union Cabinet Minister of Railways
Social and Cultural Activities Organised and participated in youth festivals, Inter-State Youth camps, N.S.S. camps, medical-aid camps in rural areas, legal-aid programmes for the poor and blood donation camps; undertook padayatras in Punjab for communal harmony; organised Rajiv Gandhi Child-to-Child National Integration camps
Special Interests Education, environment and electoral reforms
Countries Visited Widely travelled Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to 
(i) Zimbabwe, 1986
(ii) 83rd Inter Parliamentary Conference; Nicosia, Cyprus 1990
(iii) U.N. General Assembly, 1994
(iv) 94th Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPC), Bucharest, Romania, 1995
(v) Wilton Park (UK) Conference on Good Governance, 2002
(vi) Parliamentary Delegation to UNCTAD - XI Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2004
(vii) First All Party M.P`s Goodwill Non-official Delegation to Pakistan 2003
(viii) Workshop on WTO (Singapore), 2004
(ix) 112th IPU at Manila, 2005 
(x) Parliamentary Delegation to US in September, 2008. 
Leader, Indian Delegation to 
(i) Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, Malaysia, 1992
(ii) Third U.N. Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance held at Durban, South Africa, 2001
(iii) SAARC Finance Ministers` Conference held in Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006
(iv) 2nd China-India Financial conference, Shanghai, May, 2008
(v) Regional Conference on Deepening Democracy held at Paro, Bhutan, 2010
(vi) Parliamentary Delegation to Turkey, Greece & Egypt in Januaruy, 2010.
Other Information President and General Secretary, Punjab University Youth Service Club, 1969-70
Secretary, 
(i) Punjab University Student Council, 1970-71 
(ii) Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, 1978 
Chairman, Research and Reference Cell, All India Congress Committee (AICC), 1985-91
Official Spokesman (AICC), 1995.
 Member, 
(i) Congress Committee on Policy and Programme 1985-91
(ii) Congress Manifesto Committee, 1990
(iii) AICC Committee to analyse 10th Lok Sabha Election results 1991
(iv) National Literacy Mission Authority 
(v) Philately Advisory Committee, 1987-88
(vi) Press Council of India 2004. 
Convenor,
(i) Sub-Committee, Congress Centenary Celebrations Committee
(ii) Congress Committee on 40th Anniversary of Independence
(iii) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru`s Birth Centenary, 1983-89. 
Faculty Member, 
(i) Orientation Programme in Parliamentary Procedure and Practices for MPs of Khazakstan 
(ii) Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Traning (BPST)
Member, Senate (1994-96 and 1999 till date) and Syndicate (1990-92), Punjab University
The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1984-90, 1991-96, 1999.
Member, 
(i) 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1991;
(ii) 89th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1993


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