Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal
[ Indian National Congress (INC)-Chandigarh ]

Father's Name : Late Shri Piara Lal Aggarwal (Tapa Wale)
Mother's Name : Smt. Rukmani Devi
Date of Birth : 1948-07-16
Place of Birth : Sunam, Distt. Sangrur ( Punjab )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Madhu Bansal
Children : No.of Sons:2 No.of Daughters:0
Educational Qualifications : B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala Government College, Chandigarh and Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Profession : Advocate
Permanent Address : House No.64, Sector 28 - A, Chandigarh - 160 002,Tel. (0172) 2657565 Fax. (0172) 2637618
Present Address : 6, Ashoka RoadNew Delhi - 110 001,Tel.+Fax (011) 23782811, 23782812 9868180113 (M)
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
General Secretary, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)( 1976-78)General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)( 1978-82)President, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)( 1982)President, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)( 1982-83)Member, Rajya Sabha( 1984-90)Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha ( 1984-86)Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya SabhaMember, Consultative Committee Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentMember, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) BillMember, Parliamentary Committee on the Structure of Pay, Allowances, Leave and Pensionary Benefits for the Officers and Staff of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha SecretariatsMember, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha( 1985-87)Member, Joint Committee on Railway Bills( 1986)Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Rajya Sabha( 1989-90)Member, Public Accounts CommitteeElected to 10th Lok Sabha( 1991)Elected to the Executive of Congress Party in Parliament (with highest No. of votes)( 1992)Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha( 1992-96)Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill and Representation of People (Amendment) Bill ( 1993-96)Member, Committee on CommerceMember, Business Advisory Committee, Lok SabhaMember, Committee on Rules, Lok SabhaMember, Committee on EstimatesChairman, Committee on Communications( 1995-96)President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee( 1997-98)Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 1999)Secretary, All India Congress CommitteeMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and BroadcastingMember, Business Advisory Committee( 1999-2004)Member, Committee on EthicsMember, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communication( 2000-2004)Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and BroadcastingRe-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( May 2004)Member, Panel of Chairmen( 2004-06)Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary PartyChairman, Committee on PrivilegesChairman, Select Committee of Lok Sabha to inquire into allegations against some members regarding Parliamentary QuestionsMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home AffairsMember, General Purposes CommitteeMember, Standing Committee on Urban DevelopmentMember, Rules CommitteeMember, Business Advisory CommitteeTreasurer, Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)( 2004-2009)Minister of State, Ministry of Finance (Expenditure, Banking and Insurance)( 29 January 2006-22 May 2009)Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs( 6 April 2008-22 May 2009)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 13 May 2009)Union Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs( 28 May 2009 to date)Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources( 14 June 2009 to date)
Books Published :  
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Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Organised and participated in youth festivals, Inter-State Youth camps, N.S.S. camps, medical-aid camps in rural areas, legal-aid programmes for the poor and blood donation camps undertook padayatras in Punjab for communal harmony organised Rajiv Gandhi Child-to-Child National Integration camps
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Not Available
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to (i) Zimbabwe, 1986 (ii) 83rd Inter Parliamentary Conference Nicosia, Cyprus 1990 (iii)37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1991 (iv) 89th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1993 (v) U.N. General Assembly, 1944 (vi) 94th Inter-Parliamentary Conference (IPC), Bucharest, Romania, 1995 (vii) Wilton Park (UK) Conference on Good Governance, 2002 (viii) Parliamentary Delegation to UNCATED - XI Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2004 (ix) First All Party M.Ps Goodwill Non-official Delegation to Pakistan 2003 (x) Workshop on WTO (Singapore), 2004 (xi) 112th IPU at Manila, 2005 (xii) Goodwill Delegation to US in September, 2008. Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, Malaysia, 1992 (ii) Third U.N. Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance held at Durban, South Africa, 2001 (iii) SAARC Finance Ministers Conference held in Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006 (iv) 2nd China-India Financial conference, Shanghai, May, 2008 (v) Regional Conference on Deepening Democracy held at Paro, Bhutan, 2010 (vi) Parliamentary Delegation to Istanbul, Athens and Egypt in Januaruy, 2010.
Other Information :  
CHAIRMAN, Research and Reference Cell, All India Congress Committee (AICC), 1985-91 Official Spokesman (AICC), 1995. MEMBER, (i) Congress Committee on Policy and Programme 1985-91 (ii) Congress Manifesto Committee, 1990 (iii) AICC Committee to analyse 10th Lok Sabha Election result 1991 (iv) National Literacy Mission Authority (v) Philately Advisory Committee, 1987-88 (vi) Press Council of India 2004. CONVENOR, (i) Sub-Committee, Congress Centenary Celebrations Committee (ii) Congress Committee on 40th Anniversary of Independence and (iii) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehrus Birth Centenary, 1983-89. FACULTY MEMBER, (i) Orientation Programme in Parliamentary Procedure and Practices for MPs of Khazakstan and (ii) Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Traning (BPST) President and General Secretary, Punjab University Youth Service Club, 1969-70 and General Secretary, (i) Punjab University Student Council, 1970-71 and (ii) Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, 1978 MEMBER, Senate (1994-96 and 1999 till date) and Syndicate (1990-92), Punjab University The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh , 1984-90, 1991-96, 1999.