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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Sharad Chandra Pawar

Sharad Chandra Pawar

Party Name Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Constituency Baramati
State Maharashtra
Father's Name Shri Govindrao Pawar
Mother's Name Smt. Sharda Bai G. Pawar
Date of Birth 12.12.1940
Place of Birth Baramati, Distt. Pune, Maharashtra
Profession Agriculturist
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 01 Aug 1967
Spouse's Name Smt. Pratibha Pawar
No. of Children 1
Educational Qualifications

B.Com.

Permanent Address

Govind Bagh, Baramati
Distt. Pune - 413 002
Maharashtra

Present Address

6,Janpath
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23018619, 23018870
Fax: 011-23018609

E-Mail spawar@sansad.nic
Position Held

1967-1991
- Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
- General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
- Secretary, Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.), Maharashtra

1972-1974
Minister of State, Home, Food, Civil Supplies, Rehabilitation, Publicity, Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of Maharashtra

1974-1978
Cabinet Minister, Education, Agriculture, Industries, Home, Labour and Youth Welfare,Government of Maharashtra

1978-1980, 1988-1991 and 1993-1995
Chief Minister, Maharashtra (four terms)

1981-1986
Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

1982-1987
President, Congress (S)

1984
Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (resigned in March 1985)

1991
Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-1993
Union Cabinet Minister, Defence

1993-1995
Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council

1995-1996
Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Council

1996
Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996-1997
Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests

1998
- Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
- Leader of the Opposition, Lok Sabha

1998-1999
- Member, General Purposes Committee
- Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-II
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1999
- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
- Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

1999-2000
- Member, Committee on Agriculture
- Member, General Purposes Committee

2000-2001
Member, Committee on Ethics

2001-2004
- Vice-Chairman, National Committee on Disatster Management
- Leader, NCP Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

2004
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)

23 May 2004 onwards
Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Social And Cultural Activities

President,

  1. Nehru Centre, Mumbai;

  2. Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara;

  3. Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati, Pune;

  4. Agriculture Development Trust, Baramati;

  5. Y.B. Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai; and

  6. V. Sugar Institute, Pune

Special Interests

Agriculture, horticulture, economics, irrigation, energy, finance and sports

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading and travelling

Sports and Clubs

President,

  1. Maharashtra Olympic Association;

  2. Garware Club House; and

  3. Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad and

  4. Mumbai Cricket Association

Countries Visited

Widely travelled

Other Information

Has been awarded for "Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 2003" by President Smt. Pratibha Devsingh Patil