Shri Shantaram Naik, MP
[ Indian National Congress -Goa ]

Father's Name : Shri Laxman
Mother's Name : Shrimati Sita
Date of Birth : 12 April 1946
Place of Birth : Cuncolim, Distt. South Goa (Goa)
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Shrimati Beena S. Naik
Children : One son
Educational Qualifications : B.A., LL.B. Educated at Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Margao, Bombay University, Mumbai and Siddharth College of Law, Bombay University, Mumbai
Profession : Lawyer/Advocate,Agriculturist/Farmer,Lawyer, Agriculturist.
Permanent Address : 2137, Nr. Swami Math, Gogol, Margao, Goa 403602 Tel. - {0832}2759555, 2724136, Mobile: 0942243990
Present Address : 602, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi 110001 Tel. - 23766505, Mobile: 9868181344
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
1984 - 1989 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha July 2005 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2005 onwards Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry July 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Sept. 2006 onwards
Books Published :  
Law of Town and Country Planning in Goa (a compilation), 1994
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Has been a party social worker helping the needy and weaker sections of society for the last 35 years; as a freelance writer, contributes articles to local newspapers in Goa
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Movies and light music
Countries Visited :  
U.S.S.R., as a member of Congress party delegation in April 1985; New York (U.S.A.), as a member of Indian delegation to the Special Session of United Nations on Disarmament in 1986; China, as a membe
Other Information :  
Started political activity as a student in 1967 by putting up Congress election campaign posters in public places; actively participated in politics from 1972; started law practice in 1972; won the 1-Panaji (North Goa) Parliamentary Constituency election in 1984 by a vast margin; as a Member of Parliament, he introduced the highest number of Private Members' Bills in the Eighth Lok Sabha; pursued the demand for Statehood to Goa rigorously with late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India which ultimately resulted in the passage of the Statehood Bill and grant of statehood to Goa on 30 May 1987; also made special efforts to include Konkani in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution as a Member of Parliament and later as President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (G.P.C.C.); was Chairman, Goa, Daman and Diu Industrial Development Corporation; was President, (i) South Goa Advocates' Association and (ii) G.P.C.C., 1990; was Joint Secretary, G.P.C.C.; was General Secretary, G.P.C.C.; was Vice-President, All Goa Advocates Association; was Secretary, Advocates' Association of South Goa - played an active role during this time for the creation of a separate Judicial District for South Goa; was Secretary, A.I.C.C., 2006-07; was Spokesperson, G.P.C.C. in the by-elections to the five assembly constituencies held in Goa in 2005; was Member, (i) G.P.C.C. , (ii) Committee on Estimates, Lok Sabha, (iii) Committee on Subordinate Legislation and (iv) Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension; Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.); Executive Member, G.P.C.C.