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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Almora ( Uttrakhand )

Party : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Father’s Name Late Shri Narayan Singh Rawat
Mother’s Name Smt. Parvati Devi
Date of Birth 1 August 1949
Place of Birth Vill. Thapla, Distt. Almora (Uttaranchal)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 18 February 1976
Spouse’s Name Smt. Champa Rawat
No. of Sons 1
Educational Qualifications M.A. (Economics), LL.B. ,Diploma in Taxation
Educated at Thakur Devi Singh Bisht Government College (Agra University), Nainital and Lucknow University, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Profession Advocate , Political & Social Worker , Economist , Agriculturist
Permanent Address Rawat Bhawan, Zaroori Bazar, P.O. Ranikhet,
Distt. Almora - 263 648 (Uttaranchal)
(05966) 220077,
(05962) 200023

Present Address 4, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 24643676, 24643677, 9868180374 (M)

Positions Held

1991-92 and 1993-95 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1991-92 Member, Library Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Aug.–Dec. 1992 Deputy Minister, Revenue, Government of Uttar Pradesh
1994-95 Member, Education Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly

Member, Planning Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1997-98 Member, House Committee
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Defence and its Sub-Committee-II

Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House

Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Parliament

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Oct.-Nov. 1999 Union Minister of State, Defence
22 Nov. 1999 - May 2004 Union Minister of State, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)

Member, Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Member Joint Parliamentary Committee on Salaray and Allowances of Members of Parliament

Member, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Ministry of Human Resource Development
Books Published
(i) Sankalp - 1 (2001Containsin details of Uttaranchal movement and constitution of Uttaranchal) and (ii) Sankalp - 2 (2004Contains Political experiences,activities and achievements)
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Writing articles for journals and recitation of own poetry

Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with various social and cultural organisations, e.g., Kumaon Cultural Council; participated in summer and winter festivals, associated with Vidya Bharti and made notable contributions in the establishment of Shishu Mandir and Vidya Mandir; Manager, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ranikhet
Special Interests
Working for the upliftment of the poor and the backward; participation in legislative and parliamentary business; and gardening

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading articles, listening to radio programmes, folk song, folk music, playing with children and gardening.

Sports and Clubs
Badminton, volleyball and carrom, President, Rotary Club, Ranikhet, 1988

Countries Visited
Belarus, Bulgaria,England, Egypt, France, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Syria, Taiwan,and U.K.
Other Information
Associated with, (i) Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), 1970-80; (ii) Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) since 1980; Member, (i) Council of Kumaon University, 1991-92; and (ii) Council of Garhwal University, 1994; Secretary, U.P. Adhiwakta Parishad, 1992; worked with various labour organisations and resolved not to charge any fees from poor widows in connection with court cases



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