Shri R. C. Khuntia, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Orissa ]

Father's Name : Lt. Kanhu Charan Khuntia
Mother's Name : Shrimati Indumati Khuntia
Date of Birth : 10 February 1953
Place of Birth : Begana (Orissa)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Hemalata Khuntia alias Prangyaparamitta Khuntia
Children : Two sons and three daughters
Educational Qualifications : Graduate in Law, M.B.A. Educated at Utkal University and Sikkim Manipal University
Profession : Lawyer/Advocate,Trade Unionist,Social Worker/Social Service,Advocate, Trade Unionist, Social Worker, Educationist and Cultivator.
Permanent Address : At Begana, P.O.- Dhaneswar via Korai,Distt.- Jajpur (Orissa) Tel. - {06726} 265013, 265150 Qtr.No.1, Unit-3, M.G.Road, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Present Address : 26, Dr. R.P. Raod, New Delhi. 110001 Tel. - 23782999, 23386999; 23353999, 23313999, Fax. 23353999, Mobile 9868103999; 9810399295; 9437029595
Email Address :;;
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1982 onwards Chairman, Orissa Pradesh Congress (I) Labour Cell 1985-87 Member, Public Accounts Committee, Orissa Legislative Assembly 1985-90 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly Government Deputy Chief Whip, Orissa Legislative Assembly 1986 onwards President, I.N.T.U.C., Orissa Branch 1993 onwards National Vice-President, Indian National Metal Workers Federation National Vice-President, I.N.T.U.C. July 1998 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1998 onwards Convener, Congress Party in Parliament, Orissa State 1998-99 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forest 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Labour, Tribal Welfare and Social Empowerment 2001 Elected Vice-President, Federation of Building & Wood Workers (I.F.B.W.W.), Geneva President, Asia-Pacific Regional Committee of I.F.B.W.W. 2002 Elected President, Indian National Building Construction, Forest and Wood Workers' Federation (I.N.B.C.W.F.) Member, Coir Board Member, Rubber Board January 2000-2004 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare May 2000-2004 Member, Committee on Petitions April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2008 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Petitions Aug. 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Nov. 2008 onwards Member, Employees' State Insurance Corporation
Books Published :  
Translated 'The Honey Bee' by Shri G.Ramanujam, Former Governor of Orissa into Oriya under the title Mahumacchi, 1997; 'The Management Ring Side View' by Shri G.Ramanujam was also translated into Oriya under the title Shramika Drustire Malika, 1998
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Reading books, organising social and cultural functions
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Life Member, (i) Bhubaneswar Club, Bhubaneswar, (ii) The Universe, Cuttack, Orissa, (iii) Red Cross, (iv) International Youth Hostel, (v) Y.M.C.A., (vi) High Court Bar Association, Cuttack, (vii) Bar Association, Bhubaneswar and (viii) Bar Association, Jajpur Road, Jajpur Town
Countries Visited :  
Sri Lanka, U.S.A., Germany, Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Dubai (U.A
Other Information :  
Launched, (i) movement for bringing about comprehensive legislation for building construction workers, (ii) massive compaign at the State and National level for comprehensive labour legislation for unorganised agricultural and other workers who are not covered under any social security laws; President, (i) V.N.College, Jajpur Road, Orissa, (ii) P.K. Mahavidyalaya, Baitarani Road, (iii) Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Road, Orissa, (iv) Aanchalika Mahavidyalaya, Nathasahi, Jajpur, (v) Kanhu Charan Mahavidyalaya, Korai, Orissa, (vi) Bapuji Mahavidyalaya, Pachhikote, Orissa, (vii) Kanhu Charan Bidyamandir, Begana, Orissa, (viii) P.K.Mishra Ucha Bidyapitha, Tulasipur, Orissa, (ix) Panchayat High School, Biruhan, (x) Aanchalika Ucha Bidyapitha, Dhaneswar, Orissa, (xi) Industrial and Mine Workers Education and Training Centre, Bhubaneswar and (xii) G.R.Institute of Human Resource Development (G.R.I.H.R.D.); Chairman, (i) Reception Committee, 25th National Convention of I.N.T.U.C. held at Cuttack in May, 1993, (which was attended by thousands of delegates and guests from India and abroad) and (ii) State Contract Labour Advisory Committee; General Secretary, Indian National Building Construction, Forest and Wood Workers Federation (I.N.B.C.W.F.) since 1991; Member, (i) State Labour Advisory Board, (ii) Equal Remuneration Advisory Board, (iii) Contract Labour Advisory Board, (iv) Minimum Wages Advisory Board, (v) E.S.I. Corporation since 1990, (vi) International Executive Board, International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (I.F.B.W.W.), Geneva, Switzerland (elected in the World Congress of I.F.B.W.W. held at Zimbabwe, Harare) and (vii) I.L.O./W.H.O. Joint Committee on Occupational Health; Titular Member, International Federation of Building and Wood Workers Asia Pacific Regional Committee since 1993; Delegate, (i) Special Tripartite Committee on Labour, Government of India and (ii) Indian Labour Conference, 1993-97; participated in, (i) International Labour Conference, 1997, (ii) I.L.O. Special Tripartite Meeting on Construction Workers at ILO Office, Geneva, 2001 and (iii) Closing Ceremony of 'Global March Against Child Labour', Geneva, 30 May 1998