Ram Vilas Paswan

Hajipur Bihar Lok Sabha Election 2019 Ram Vilas Paswan
Constituency :
Hajipur (Bihar)
Party Name :
Lok Janshakti Party
Father's Name : Late Shri Jamun Paswan
Mother's Name : Late Smt. Siya Devi
Date of Birth : 05 Jul 1946
Place of Birth : Shaharbanni, Distt. Khagaria (Bihar)
Marital Status : Married
Date of Marriage :  
Spouse's Name : Smt. Reena Paswan
No.of Sons : 1
No.of Daughters : 3
Educational Qualifications :
M.A., LL.B., D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) Conferred by Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, U.P. 
Educated at Kosi College, Khagaria and Patna University, Patna (Bihar)
Profession : Social Worker

Positions Held

Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
Joint-Secretary, S.S.P., Bihar
General-Secretary, Lok Dal, Bihar
Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Leader of Lok Dal (K), Lok Sabha
Founder, National President, Dalilt Sena
National General-Secretary, Lok Dal
National General-Secretary, Janata Party
Secretary, National Front
National General-Secretary, Janata Dal
Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Welfare
Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader of the House, Lok Sabha (During the tenure of 11th Lok Sabha, both the Prime Ministers, Sarvashri H.D. Devegowda and I.K.Gujral, being Members of Rajya Sabha, Shri Paswan was designated as Leader of the House ,Lok Sabha )
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
1 June 1996-29 June 1996
Minister, Parliamentary Affairs
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
13 Oct. 1999- 1 Sept. 2001
Union Cabinet Minister, Communications
1 Sept. 2001- 29 April 2002
Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)
23 May 2004 - 22 May 2009
Union Cabinet Minister, Chemicals & Fertilizers; Steel
July 2010-May 2014
Member, Rajya Sabha
Aug. 2010 Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Sept. 2010
Member, Committee on Petitions
Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2011 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry Urban Development
2011 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
May 2013
Member, Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha
May, 2014
Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (9th term)
27 May 2014 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee

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Other Information

Chairman, Vichar Shakti, 2002; Member, (i) SC/ST Welfare Committee 1977-78; (ii) DDA Advisory Council, 1980-85; (iii) Parliamentary Official Language Committee, 1980-85 and 1989-95; (iv) AIIMS Advisory Committee, 1991-96; and (v) Court, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998-99; (vi) India-Trinidad and Tobago Parliamentary Friendship Group (since July 2010); Name recorded in Guninees Book of World Records in 1977 for winning election in Sixth Lok Sabha from Hajipur by highest margin



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