Dr. Jairam Ramesh, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Andhra Pradesh ]

Father's Name : Late Shri C.K. Ramesh
Mother's Name : Shrimati Sridevi Ramesh
Date of Birth : 9 April 1954
Place of Birth : Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati K.R. Jayashree
Children : Two sons
Educational Qualifications : B.Tech., M.S. and Graduate Study Educated at I.I.T., Bombay, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A. and M.I.T., U.S.A.
Profession : Economist.
Permanent Address : H.No.6-3-862/3, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Present Address : C-1/9, Lodhi Gardens, Rajesh Pilot Marg, New Delhi 110003 Tel. - 24638111, 24632288
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
2000-2002 Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Government of Karnataka June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Finance Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Committee on Public Accounts Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance 31 Jan. 2006-25 Feb. 2009 Minister of State in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry 6 April 2008-25 Feb. 2009 Minister of State in the Ministry of Power 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Environment and Forests
Books Published :  
(i) Mobilising Technology for World Development (Co-editor), 1979 and (ii) Kautilya Today, 2002
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Not Available
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Reading and music
Countries Visited :  
U.S.A. and China
Other Information :  
Associated with various public organizations in India and abroad; has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the IIT, Bombay; has special interest in China; Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi since 2002; has worked in the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, Planning Commission, Advisory Board on Energy and other government departments at senior levels during 1980-1998; Office bearer of the All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.), 1998-2003; served on the Economic Development Council of Rajasthan, 1999-2003; has been a columnist for Business Standard, Business Today, The Telegraph, Times of India and India Today