Shri Gurudas Kamat
[ Indian National Congress-Maharashtra ]

Father's Name : Shri Vasant Anandrao Kamat
Mother's Name : Not Available
Date of Birth : 1954-10-05
Place of Birth : Vill. Ankola, Distt. North Kanara ( Karnataka )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Maharookh Gurudas Kamat
Children : No.of Sons:1 No.of Daughters:0
Educational Qualifications : B.Com., LL.B., M.B.A. Educated at R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics and Government Law College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Profession : Advocate, Agriculturist
Permanent Address : Gaurinandan, 5th Road,Near Acharya Garden, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071,Tels. (022) 25212727 Fax (022) 25213737
Present Address : 19, G.R.G. Road,New Delhi - 110 011,Tels. (011) 23372246, 23372247 (O) 23094646, 23094141 (R) Fax. (011) 23714243 (O), 23092626 (R)
Email Address : Not Available
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
President, National Students Union of India (N.S.U.I.)( 1976-80)Elected to 8th Lok Sabha( 1984)President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress( 1984-87)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers( 1984-89)President, Indian Youth Congress( 1987-88)Member, Joint Committee on Railways Bill( 1987-89)Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 1991)Member, Committee on Industries( 1991-96)Member, Railway Convention CommitteeMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and FertilizersVice-President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee( 1997)Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 1998)Member, Committee on Petitions( 1998-99)Member, Committee on Petroleum and ChemicalsMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of FinancePresident, Mumbai Congress( 2003 onward)Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 2004)Member, Committee on Finance( 2004-2006)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural GasMember, Committee on Official LanguageMember, Ethics Committee( 2005-2009)Chairman, Committee on Energy( 2006-2009)Chairman, Indo-UK Parliamentary Association( 2006 onwards)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)( 2009)Union Minister of State, Communications and Information Technology
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Actively engaged in combating corruption, social evils and communal elements
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Badminton, table-tennis and cricket Member (i) Maharashtra State Sports Council (ii) Khar Gymkhana (iii) Chembur Gymkhana (iv) CCI (v) India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and (vi) United Servies Club, Mumbai
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled most of Europe, China, South East Asia, U.S.A. represented India at the International Youth Convention, Moscow, 1985 and at the United Nations, New York, 1994
Other Information :  
Member, (i) Film Advisory Board of Film Censors, Government of India, 1980-84 (ii) Central Purchases Advisory Council, Government of India, 1980-83 (iii) Bombay Telephone Advisory Committee (iv) National Shipping Board, 1985-89 and (v) Committee of Central Board of Direct Taxes, 2004