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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Calcutta South ( West Bengal )

Party : All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Late Shri Promileswar Banerjee
Mother’s Name Smt. Gayetri Banerjee
Date of Birth 5 January 1955
Place of Birth Calcutta (West Bengal)
Marital Status Unmarried
Educational Qualifications M.A., B.Ed., LL.B., Trained in Work Education,
Educated at Calcutta University (West Bengal)
Profession Advocate , Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address 30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street,
Calcutta-700 026 (West Bengal)
Fax. (033) 24540880

Present Address C-4, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23722975, 9868180511(M)

Positions Held
1970-80 General-Secretary, Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal
1978-81 Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C. (I)],
Calcutta South
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha

General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)
1985-87 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1987-88 Member, National Council, All India Youth Congress (I)

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1988 Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party [C.P.P. (I)]
1989 Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], West Bengal
1990 President, Youth Congress, West Bengal
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Women and Child Development
1993-96 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1995-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Home Affairs

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1997 Founded All India Trinamool Congress and elected Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Railways

Member, General Purposes Committee

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)

Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

Member, General Purposes Committee
13 Oct. 1999 - 16 March 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
2001-2003 Member, Consutative Committee, Ministry of Industries
8 Sept. 2003 - 8 Jan. 2004 Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)
9 Jan. 2004- May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)

Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice
5 August 2006 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Books Published
i) Upalabdhi; (ii) Janatar Darbare; (iii) Maa; (iv)Pallabi; (v) Manavik; (vi) Motherland ; (vii) Crocodile Island; (viii) Trinamool; (ix) Sishu Sathi; (x) Anubhuti; (xi)Abishasya; (xii) Janmaini; (xiii) Ekantee (xiv) Ashani Shanket (in Bengali); (xv) Struggle for Existence; (xvi) Smile; and (xvii) Dark Horizon (in English)
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Given music and written lyrics for Bengali songs and received Golden Disc

Social And Cultural Activities
Connected with different social and human rights organisations to promote the welfare of poor, children and women; providing free legal aid to the poor and working for the protection of human rights; providing free legal aid to poor and working for the protection of human rights; organised various health camps for mothers and children
Special Interests
Protecting human rights

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Writting books and songs; painting and music

Countries Visited
Widely travelled; represented the country (i) in U.N. General Assembly; (ii) as a woman parliamentarian at World Women Round Table Conference held at Russia and (iii) World Youth Conference at Vietnam; attended the Working Women Conference of ILO and ICFTU at Kuala Lumpur; observed Dharna in 1995 for 21 days to restore Human Rights and protest against atrocities on women and lock up deaths in the country and specially in West Bengal.



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