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Shri Praveen Rashtrapal, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Gujarat ]

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Father's Name : Shri Somabhai
Mother's Name : Shrimati Valiben
Date of Birth : 24 December 1939
Place of Birth : Muwada, Distt. Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Jaya
Children : One son and three daughters
Educational Qualifications : B.A., LL.B. Educated at Siddharth College, Mumbai
Profession : Trade Unionist,Civil Service and Trade Unionist
Permanent Address : B-1 Khemani Chambers, Shahpur, Ahmedabad 380001 Tel. - {079}25505473
Present Address : 93-94, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011 Tel. - 23795260, 23795261, Mobile: 9868181939
Email Address : p.rashtrapal@sansad.nic.in
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Oct. 1999-Feb. 2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology Aug. 2006 - July 2007 Member, Central Advisory Board of Education Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Books Published :  
The Betrayal, 2003; in Gujarati, (i) Worshipping False God (A Review), 2003, (ii) Socialism, Binsampraday and Samanta, 2003, (iii) Sadak Thi Sansad, 2004 and (iv) NISBAT-Collection of articles
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Founder Member, (i) Council for Social Justice and (ii) Foundation for Dalit literature; Member, (i) People's Union of Civil Liberties (P.U.C.L.) and (ii) Indian Institute of Public Administration (I.I.P.A.); interested in securing human rights to Dalits and justice to the poor and women; addressing gatherings on social issues
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Football, reading and writing
Countries Visited :  
Geneva (Switzerland) and Durban (South Africa) to attend the World Conference against Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, August-September 2001
Other Information :  
Income Tax Inspector, 1969-1979; Income Tax Officer, 1980-1993; Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, 1994-1997; was associated with trade union movement of Income Tax employees in particular and the Central Government employees in general