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Shri Prithviraj Chavan, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Maharashtra ]

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Father's Name : Late Shri D.R.Chavan
Mother's Name : Shrimati Premlabai Chavan
Date of Birth : 17 March 1946
Place of Birth : Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Satvasheela
Children : One son and one daughter
Educational Qualifications : B.E.(Hons), M.S. Educated at B.I.T.S., Pilani, Rajasthan and University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
Profession : Engineer, Technologist
Permanent Address : Patan Colony, Shaniwar Peth, Karad, Distt.-Satara, Maharashtra 415410 Tel. - (Tel. {02164} 220222, 220950)
Present Address : 11, Race Course Road, New Delhi 110001 Tel. - (Tel. 23013132, 23013124, Fax 23017839)
Email Address : chavanprithviraj@sansad.nic.in
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1991- May 1996 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Electronics, Atomic Energy 1992-93 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 1994-96 Member, Standing Committee on Finance and Planning Member, Standing Committee on Rural and Urban Development 1995-96 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Special Invitee, Business Advisory Committee 1996-97 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha Deputy Chief Whip, Lok Sabha, Congress Parliamentary Party Member, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance 1996-97 and 1998-2000 Member, Committee on Public Accounts 1996-98 Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party 1996-99 Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Parliament 1997 Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation and Ministry of Science and Technology 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Member, Committee on Government Assurances (resigned on 20 November 1998) 1998-99 and April 2002-Feb.2004 Member, Committee on Finance 2000-01 Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2002-Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence May 2004-22 May 2009 and 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office September 2007 onwards Member, Congress Working Committee (C.W.C.) General-Secretary, AICC April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha April 2008-22 May 2009 Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Additional charge) 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Research in Computerisation of Indian languages
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Member, (i) India International Centre, New Delhi, (ii) India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and (iii) Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; cricket, tennis, badminton, table tennis, chess, golf and reading
Countries Visited :  
U.S.A., France, Japan, U.K., Pakistan, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Germany, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Oman, Bahamas, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Singapore, Switzer
Other Information :  
Member, Indian National Congress since 1973; Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee; was Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegations to (i) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and (ii) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA); was Member of first ever Parliamentary Delegation to Pakistan