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 Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Meira Kumar
Meira Kumar
Party Name : Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency : Sasaram (SC)
State : Bihar
Father's Name : Late Shri Jagjivan Ram
Mother's Name : Smt. Indrani Devi
Date of Birth : 31.03.1945
Place of Birth : Patna, Bihar
Profession : Political & Social Worker, Advocate, Civil Servant
Marital Status : Married
Date of Marriage : 29 Nov 1968
Spouse's Name : Shri Manjul Kumar
No. of Children : 3
Educational Qualifications :

M.A., LL.B
Advanced Diploma in Spanish
Educated at Indraprastha College and
Miranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi

Permanent Address :

D-1029, New Friends Colony
New Delhi-110 065
Phone: 011-26910618, 26910639
Fax: 91-11-26910618

Present Address :
Position Held :

1985
Elected to 8th Lok Sabha

1986-1989 and 1996-1998
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

1990-1992 and 1996-1999
General-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)

1990-2000 and 2002-2004
Member, Congress Working Committee (C.W.C.)

1996
Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1996-1998
- Member, Public Accounts Committe
- Member, Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Personnel policy of Central Para- Military Forces (CPMFs)
- Member, Joint committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Education and Health Programmes for Women

1998
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1998-1999
- Member, Committee on Food and Consumer Affairs
- Member, Committee on Environment and Forests

2004
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)

May 2004 onwards
Union Cabinet Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment

Social And Cultural Activities :

President,

  1. All India Samta Movement (also its Founder)1990;

  2. RVAKV Society (Institute of Blind Girls),1992-98;

  3. Ravidas Smarak Society, Varanasi, 2000;

  4. Jagjivan Seva Ashram, Sasaram 2002;

Chairperson,

  1. Meera Kala Mandir, Udaipur, 2000; and

  2. Jagjivan Ram Sanatorium, Dehri-on-Sone,2002;

Vice-Chairperson, Rajendra Bhawan Trust, Delhi, 1987;

Managing Trustee, Jagjivan Ashram Trust, Delhi, 1985-2004;

Member,

  1. Senate, Bihar University, 1969-71;

  2. Supreme Court Bar Association, 1980;

  3. Senate, Punjab University, 1987-91;

  4. Governing Body, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R.), 1987-92;

  5. Central Advisory Board of Education, 1977-90 and 2004 onwards;

  6. Advisory Council, Delhi Development Authority, 1998-99;

  7. National Commission on Population (Currently); and

  8. National Integration Council (currently)

Special Interests :

Old Monuments, Indian Textiles and Crafts

Favourite Pastime and Recreation :

Reading and Indian classical music

Sports and Clubs :

Rifle shooting and equestrian;

Member,

  1. India International Centre, New Delhi;

  2. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; and

  3. National Sports Club of India, New Delhi

Countries Visited :

Widely travelled

Other Information :

Actively participating in movements pertaining to social reforms, human rights and democracy;

as Chairperson, National Drought Relief Committee of the Congress Party during the century's worst drought in 1967, launched a Family Adoption Scheme under which drought-affected families were adopted by affluent families;

joined IFS in 1973 and resigned in 1985;

served in Embassy of India, Madrid, 1976-77;

High Commision of India, London, 1977-79 and Ministry of External Affairs, 1980-85;

being committted to human rights and abolition of caste system;

visited every place where atrocities were committed against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes during the last 20 years;

held meetings/ demonstrations, courted arrest and filed Public Interest Litigation cases in Supreme Court to ensure justice to them;

Member,

  1. Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1996-98;

  2. Court of University of Delhi since 1996-98; and

  3. Rajghat Samadhi Committee, 1998-99








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