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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Pawan Kumar Bansal

Pawan Kumar Bansal

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Chandigarh
State Chandigarh
Father's Name Late Shri Piara Lal Aggarwal (Tapa Wala)
Mother's Name Smt. Rukmani Devi
Date of Birth 16.07.1948
Place of Birth Sunam, Distt. Sangrur, Punjab
Profession Advocate
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 Mar 1974
Spouse's Name Smt. Madhu Bansal
No. of Children 2
Educational Qualifications

B.Sc., LL.B.
Educated at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala Government College, Chandigarh; and
Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Permanent Address

House No.64, Sector 28-A,
Chandigarh- 160 002
Phone: 0172-2657565
Fax: 0172-2637618

Present Address

25, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23782812
Mobile: 9868180113

E-Mail pkbhansal@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

1976-78
- General Secretary, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)

1978-82
- General Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)

1982
- President, Chandigarh Territorial Youth Congress (I)

1982-83
- President, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (I)

1984-90
- Member, Rajya Sabha

1984-86
- Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha

1985-87
- Member, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
- Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
- Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Human Resource Development
- Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill
- Member, Parliamentary Committee on the Structure of Pay, Allowances, Leave and Pensionary Benefits for the Officers and Staff of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariats

1986
- Member, Joint Committee on Railway Bills

1989-90
- Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Rajya Sabha
- Member, Public Accounts Committee

1991
- Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
- Elected to the Executive of Congress Party in Parliament (with highest No. of votes)

1992-96
- Whip, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

1993-96
- Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill and Representation of People (Amendment) Bill
- Member, Committee on Commerce
- Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
- Member, Committee on Rules, Lok Sabha
- Member, Committee on Estimates

1995-96
- Chairman, Committee on Communications

1997-98
- President, Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee

1999
- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
- Secretary, All India Congress Committee

1999-2004
- Member, Business Advisory Committee
- Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999

2000-2004
- Member, Committee on Information Technology
- Member, Committee on Ethics

2004-28 January 2006
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
- Member, Panel of Chairmen
- Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party
- Chairman, Committee on Privileges
- Member, General Purposes Committee
- Member, Committee on Urban Development
- Member, Rules Committee
- Member, Business Advisory Committee
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs, Human Resource Development and Information & Broadcasting

29 January 2006 - onwards
- State Minister, Ministry of Finance

Social And Cultural Activities

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

Special Interests

Education, environment and electoral reforms

Countries Visited

Widely travelled; Leader, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Seminar, Malaysia,1992 and Third U.N. Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance held at Durban, South Africa, 2001; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Zimbabwe,1986; 83rd Inter Parliamentary Conference; Nicosia, Cyprus 1990; 37th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1991; 89th Inter-Parliamentary Conference, New Delhi, 1993; U.N. General Assembly, 1994; 94th Inter- Parliamentary Conference (IPC), Bucharest, Romania, 1995; Wilton Park (UK) Conference on Good Goverance, 2002; Parliamentary Delegation to UNCTAD - XI Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2004; First All Party M.Ps Goodwill Non-official Delegation to Pakistan 2003; Workshop on WTO (Singapore), 2004; and 112th IPU at Manila, 2005

Other Information

Chairman, Research and Reference Cell, All India Congress Committee (AICC), 1985-91;

President and General Secretary, Panjab University Youth Service Club, 1969-70; and

General Secretary,

  1. Punjab University Students’ Council, 1970-71; and
  2. Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, 1978; Official Spokesman (AICC), 1995;

Member,

  1. Congress Committee on Policy and Programme 1985-91;
  2. Congress Manifesto Committee, 1990;
  3. AICC Committee to analyse 10th Lok Sabha Election result 1991;
  4. Senate (1994-96 and 1999 till date) and Syndicate (1990-92), Panjab University;
  5. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 1984-90, 1991-96, 1999 to till date;
  6. National Literacy Mission Authority; and
  7. Philately Advisory Committee, 1987-88; and
  8. Press Council of India 2004;

Convenor,

  1. Sub-Committee, Congress Centenary Celebrations Committee;
  2. Congress Committee on 40th Anniversary of Independence; and
  3. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s Birth Centenary, 1983-89;

Faculty Member,

  1. Orientation Progamme in Parliamentary Procedure and Practices for MPs of Khazakstan; and
  2. Indian Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST)