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Pawan Kumar Bansal
Name Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal
Father's Name Late Shri Piara Lal Aggarwal (Tapa Wale)
Mother's Name Smt. Rukmani Devi
Date of Birth 16 Jul 1948
Date of Marriage 12 Mar 1974
Spouse Name Smt. Madhu Bansal
Children Sons: Amit Bansal and Manish Bansal
Permanent Address H.No.64, Sector 28-A,Chandigarh / 160 002 Tel. (0172) 2657565
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 Deputy Chief Whip, Congress (I) Party in Rajya Sabha
  Member, Public Accounts Committee
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1992 Elected to the Executive of Congress Party in Parliament (with highest number of votes)
1992-96 Whip, Congress (I) Party in Lok Sabha
1993-96 Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill and Representation of People (Amendment) Bill
  Member, Standing  Committee on Commerce
  Member,Standing Committee on Communications
  Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
  Member, Committee on Rules, Lok Sabha
  Member, Committee on Estimates
1995-96 Chairman, Standing Committee on Communications
1997-98 President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1999-2004 Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
  Member, Committee on Ethics
  Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999
2000-2004 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communications
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
May-04 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2004-06 Member, Panel of Chairmen,Lok Sabha
  Chief Whip, Congress Party in Lok Sabha
  Chairman, Committee of Privileges
  Chairman, Select Committee of Lok Sabha to inquire into allegations against some members
  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)
Jan 29, 2006 to May 22, 2009 Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure, Banking & Insurance)
Apr 6, 2008 to May 22,2009 Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs
May 13-2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
May 28, 2009 to Oct 28,2012 Union Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Jun14, 2009 to Jan 18, 2011 & July 19, 2011 to Oct 28, 2012 Union Cabinet Minister of Water Resources
Jan 19, 2011 to July 19, 2011 Union Cabinet Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences
Oct 28, 2012 to May 11, 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
Parliamentary Delegations 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 MPs' Non-official Goodwill Delegation to Pakistan in 2003
  (viii) Workshop on WTO (Singapore), 2004
  (ix) 112th Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPC) at Manila, 2005
  (x) Goodwill Delegation to US in September, 2008
  (xi)37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1991;
  (xii) 89th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1993
  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 January, 2010.
  (vii) Parliamentary Delegation to France
  (viii) Addressed MPs of Khazakstan on India's Parliamentary Procedures and Practices in their first orientation programme.
  (ix) Led Ministry of Water Resources delegation to Cambodia, Laos, Sweden, Kenya.
  (x) Led Ministry of Earth Sciences delegation to Norway-Visited Science Centre at Ny-Alesund (790N)
Assignments in All India Congress Committee Chairman, Research and Reference Cell, 1985-91 Official Spokesman (AICC), 1995.
  Secretary, All India Congress Committee.1999-2000 ?
  (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) Congress Centenary Celebrations Committee
  (v) Committee on 40th Anniversary of Independence
  (vi) Committee on Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru`s Birth Centenary, 1983-89.
Other Information President and General Secretary, Punjab University Youth Service Club, 1969-70
  (i) Punjab University Student Council, 1970-71
  (ii) Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, 1978
  (i) National Literacy Mission Authority
  (ii) Philately Advisory Committee, 1987-88
  (iii) Press Council of India 2004.
  (iv) Member Institute Body & Member Governing Body of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1984-90, 1991-96, 1999.
  Faculty Member : Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Traning (BPST)