Dr.(Kum.) Girija Vyas
[ Indian National Congress (INC)-Rajasthan ]

Father's Name : Shri Krishna Sharma
Mother's Name : Smt. Jamuna Devi Vyas
Date of Birth : 1946-07-08
Place of Birth : Nathdwra ( Rajasthan )
Marital Status : Unmarried
Spouse's Name : Not Available
Children : Not Available
Educational Qualifications : M.A.(Philosophy), Ph.D. Educated at University of Udaipur and U.S.A.
Profession : Professor, Women Social Activist
Permanent Address : 21-H, Daitya Magri,Udaipur Rajasthan ,Tel. (0294) 2525356
Present Address : AB-96, Shahjahan Road,New Delhi - 110 003,Tels. (011) 23386483, 23782364 9414055540 (M)
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
President, District Congress Committee [D.C.C. (I)], Udaipur( 1977-84)Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly( 1985-90)Minister of State, Tourism, PWD, Child and Nutrition, Public Relations, Education, Parliamentary Affairs, Finance and Taxation, Science and Technology, Technical Education, Dairy and Animal Husbandry etc. ,Govt. of Rajasthan ,( 1986-90)Member, Estimates Committee, Rajasthan Legislative AssemblyExecutive Member, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], Rajasthan ( 1989)Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) ( 1990 - onwards)President, Pradesh Mahila Congress, Rajasthan ( June 1990-93)Elected to 10th Lok Sabha( 1991-1996)Union Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting ( June 1991 to Jan. 1993)Member, Standing Committee on Home and External Affairs( 1993-96)President, All India Mahila Congress( 1993 onwards)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas( 1993-96)Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 1996-1999)Member, Committee on Raj Bhasha( 1996 onwards)Member, Committee on Empowerment of WomenMember, Standing Committee on PetroleumMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home AffairsRe-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 1999-2004)Member, Consultative Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals( 1999-2004)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas ( 2000-2004)President, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Rajasthan Chairperson, National Commission for Women( 2005-08, 2008-11)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 2009)Member, Business Advisory Committee( 29 June 2009)Member, Panel of Chairmen( June 2009)Member, Committee on Railways( 31 August 2009)Member, Consultative Committee on HealthMember, Committee of Privileges( 23 September 2009)Member, National Integration CouncilMember, General Purpose Committee( 19 October 2009)Member, Railway Convention Committee( 15 March 2010)
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
As the Chairperson, National Commission of Women Initiated the process works relating to following Bills/amendments to the existing ones, (i) Scheme for Relief and Rehabilitation for Victims of Rape, 2005 (ii) Compulsory Registration fo Marriages Bill, 2005 (iii) the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (iv)Amendments to the laws relating to rape and related provisions (v)The Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2006 (vi) Review of Section 125 of Code of Criminal Procedure Order for maintenance of wives, children and parents (vii)Older Persons (Maintenance, Care and Protection)Bill, 2005 (viii) Review of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (ix)Implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Test Act (PC and PNDT) (x) Offences by Acids (Prevention and Regulation)Act, 2007 (xi) Draft Bill on regulation and registration of Domestic WOrkers, 2007 (xii) Publication of Booklet titled Meera Didi Se Poocho (xiii) Draft National Policy for women in Agricultural Sector, 2007 (xiv) Bill on Reservation for Women in the Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies (xv)The National Commission for Women Act, 2006 so as to increase the powers of the Commission and to consider a separate investigation team to enquire into the complaints (xi)Minimum age for emigration clearance to women as housemaids/domestic workers in Gulf countries and other foreign countries/suggestions on amendments to emigration act (xvii) Amendment in laws relating to Adultery (section 497 of IPC) (xviii) Prepared Report on Problems Relating to NRI Marriages (xix) National Consultation on Mental Health (xx)Workshop on Integrated Plan of Action to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking with Special Focus on Childrean and Women (xxi)Commissions views on section 498A IPC (xxii) Issues relating to the heinous crime to throwing acid on women including their rehabilitation and other aspects (xxiii) Working and Safety concerns of Women in Call Centres/BPO industry and prescribed NCWs Guidelines to be followed by BPO units
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Walking, Jogging and Cycling
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
Represented India (i) 5th Asian Women Parliamentarians and Ministers Conference at Beijing, China, November, 2007 (ii) Regional Policy Dialogue Org., Asian Pacific resource and research Centre for Women (ARROW) to address the Women empowerment and upliftment issues in Bangkok,Thailand, May, 2006 (iii) 49th and 50th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, March,2005 and 2006 and (iv) Beijing Plus Ten-5th South Asia reginal Conference organised by the UNIFEM, Islamabad, Pakistan Attended (i)10th Indo-European Union Round Table meeting organised by Ministry of External Affairs (Govt. of India), Vienna, June 2006 and (ii)United Nation General Assembly meeting, New York, October, 2009 Academic activities Head, Department of Philosophy Associate Professor, Univeristy of Udaipur Professor,Univeristy of Udaipur Taught (i)University of Deleware, USA, 1989-90 and (ii) Summer in Spain -1980 Paper selected and read in the Canada International Neoplatonic Society, October, 1977 All India UGC Fellowship 1967-69 Awarded Gold Medal for securing Ist position in (i) M.Phil in the University, 1967 (ii) M.Phil in all faculties and (iii) Faculty of Humanities respectively. Ph.D in Philosophy (Dissertation on a Comparative Study of Ethical Teachings in Gita and Bible(1973)). Received Post Doctoral Fellowship at University of Deleware, US from 1979-80