[ Indian National Congress-Delhi ]

Father's Name : Shri Hira Lal Sibal
Mother's Name : Smt. Kailash Rani Sibal
Date of Birth : 1948-08-08
Place of Birth : Jullundur ( Punjab )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Late Smt. Nina Sibal
Children : No.of Sons:2
Educational Qualifications : M.A. (History), LL. M. Educated at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, Delhi and Harward Law School, USA
Profession : Advocate
Permanent Address : C-1, Maharani Bagh,New Delhi - 110 065
Present Address : 19, Teen Murti Marg,New Delhi - 110 011,Tels. (011) 23019420, 23019421 (R), 23782698, 23782387, 23316766, 23714230 (O) Fax (011) 23018705 (R), 23382365, 23073806 (O)
Email Address :,,
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Additional Solicitor General of India( Dec.1989 - Dec.1990)Member, Rajya Sabha( 1998-2004)Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party( 2000-2002)Member,Joint Parliamentary Committe (J.P.C.) on Stock Market Scam( April 2001-Dec. 2002)Member, Business Advisory Committee( August 2001)Member, Committee on Home Affairs( 2002)Elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2004)Union Cabinet Minister, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences( 23 May 2004-onwards)Vice President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management( )Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 2009)Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development( 31 May 2009)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Member of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions set up by the Human Rights Commission in Geneva Investigated cases of arbitrary detentions throughout the world analyzed detention and detention laws in the context of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and advised the Government to release individuals from detention if such detention was not in accordance with the above mentioned international instruments actively involved in the protection of our national heritage and in particular, archeological sites which have immense historical and cultural significance.
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Member, (i) Belvedere Club, The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi (ii) India International Club, New Delhi and (iii) India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
President, Supreme Court Bar Association, 1995-96, 1997-98 and 2001-2002 Co-Chairman, Indo-US Parliamentary Forum, 2002 studied and worked in the United States offered appointment to the I.A.S., but declined joined the Bar in 1972 designated Senior Advocate in 1983 leader, Indian delegation to the Human Rights Commission, Geneva, January, 1991 Member,(i) Press Council of India March 2001, (ii) Executive Council, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, July 2001 (iii) Board of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, headquartered in U.S., 2002 (iv) Programme Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations India AIDS Initiative, 2003 (v) working group on Arbitrary Detention set up by the Human Rights Commission, Geneva (vi) Board of Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, 1993 (vii) Governing Body, St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, 1993 (viii) Indian Parliamentary delegation which visited South Africa, Nigeria and Senegal to advocate against Pakistans involvement in corss-border terrorism, 2002 addressed Parliament of India in the historic impeachment proceedings against Justic V. Ramaswamy, then a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India as a nominee of the Working Group set up by the Human Rights Commission to visit Bhutan and Vietnam to assess and report on the human rights situation prevailing there in 1994 as the Chairman of the Working Group set up by the Human Rights Commission for dealing with arbitrary detentions, visited China in October 1997 to look into the alleged human rights violation there convenor, International Policy Makers Conference of HIV/AIDS, New Delhi, 2002 participated in the International Workshop on Peaceful Nuclear Use and the Future of Non-Proliferation Coping with the diversion of Nuclear Mateirals and Nuclear Terrorism organized by Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, at Tokyo, Japan, 2002 appeared in a number of landmark cases in the field of Constitutional Law, Commercial Law and Criminal Law specialist in the field of Constitutional Law was official spokesman of the Indian National Congress preceding the General Elections in 1999 and 2004 awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award, 2004-2005 awarded by the Indian Science Congress Association duing the 92nd Indian Science Congress held at Ahmedabad, January 2005 represented India in the Annual Meeting of World Economic Fourm, 2005 at Davos, Switzerland, January 2005 led the Indian delegation to visit Antaractica, February 2005 led the CII Roadshow held at Seattle and San Francisco, U.S.A., April 2005