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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

Constituency : Nandurbar (ST) ( Maharashtra )

Party : Indian National Congress (INC)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Shri Hodlya Bonda Gavit
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Jamunabai
Date of Birth 29 October 1934
Place of Birth Dhudipada, Distt. Nandurbar (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 July 1952
Spouse’s Name Smt. Surekha Manikrao Gavit
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters 4
Educational Qualifications Matriculate
Profession Agriculturist
Permanent Address Sumanik Niwas, P.O. and Taluka-Navapur
Distt. Nandurbar-425 412 (Maharashtra)

Present Address 38, G.R.G Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23717151, 23358153

Positions Held
1965-71 Member, Navapur Village Panchayat, Distt. Dhule, Maharashtra
1971-78 Chairman, Social Welfare Committee, Zila Parishad, Dhule, Maharashtra
1978-84 Vice-President, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C.(I)], Distt. Dhule, Maharashtra
1980-81 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Committee on Social Welfare
1981 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1990-91 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
1990-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1991-93 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways (two terms)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Member, Committee on Railways
1999-2001 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 8th term)
23 May 2004 - onwards Union Minister of State, Home Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities
Social service, promotion of education; Chairman, Adivasi Sahayak Sanstha, Dhule
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Adivasi Lok Sangeet
Sports and Clubs
Cricket and Hockey
Countries Visited
South Africa; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa
Other Information
Chairman, (i) Social Welfare Committee, Distt. Dhule, Maharashtra; (ii) Visharwadi Educational Society, Dhule, since 1974; (iii) Maharashtra State Tribal Corporation, 1980-84; (iv) Senior College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Navapur; and (v) B.Ed. College, Navapur; Member, (i) Senate, Poona University, 1974-75; and (ii) National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board, 1998-99; suffered imprisonment in 1978 for participation in the “Jail Bharo Andolan” called by Janata Government



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