Bijoya Chakravarty

Bijoya Chakravarty

Constituency: Gauhati

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Father's Name: Late Shri B.K. Thakur

Mother's Name: Late Smt. Mukhyada Thakur

Date of Birth: Saturday, October 7, 1939

Birth Place: Baligaon, Jorhat (Assam)

Anniversary Date: Tuesday, June 1, 1965

Spouse Name: Shri Jiten Chakravarty

SONS: 1

DAUGHTERS: 1

State Name: Assam

Permanent Address: 39, Srinagar Path, Bye Lane - I,Guwahati -78100 5, Assam

Present Address: 18, Mahadev Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tel : (011) 23752342, 09435017048, 09013180334 (M) Fax : (011) 23752343

Email Id: bijoya[dot]chakravarty[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in</br> bijoya[at]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications: M.A. (English) Educated at Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

Countries Visited: Widely travelled

Positions Held: 1977-78 District Secretary, Janata Party, Mangaldai Branch, Assam
Parliamentary Secretary
1986-92 Member, Rajya Sabha
Deputy Leader, Rajya Sabha
1986-87 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
1987-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies
1988-90 Member, Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha
1990-91 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1991-92 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
13 Oct. 1999 Union Minister of State, Water Resources
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
21 Apr. 2010 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sitting of the House
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Committee on Empowerment of Women
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
1 Sep. 2014 - 18 Oct. 2016 Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
19 Oct. 2016 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Commerce

OTHER INFO: Associated with Praja Socialist Party, 1965-77; <I>President</I>, (i) District Moina Parijat, Mangaldai, 1970-73; (ii) District Table Tennis Association, Mangaldai, 1978-84; and (iii) International Youth Hostel Association of India, Assam Branch since January, 1988; <I>District President</I>, (i) Mangaldai Rickshaw Thela Association, 1979-84; and (ii) Mangaldai Harijan Sanstha, 1975-85; <I>Vice-President</I>, All Assam Moina Parijat, 1969-71; <I>General Secretary</I>, Mahila Parishad, Assam, since February, 1988; <I>Assistant General Secretary</I>, J.B. College Students Union, 1955-56; <I>Secretary</I>, District Mahila Samiti, Mangaldai, 1969-75; <I>Joint Secretary</I>, All Assam Women Writers Association, 1976-81; <I>Adviser</I>, All Assam Mahila Parishad, 1985-86; took part in various socio-political movements and was arrested a number of times; as <I>Vice-President</I>, Kisan Morcha (B.J.P.) widely travelled in rural areas of the State and inspired farmers to resort to modern methods of cultivation; served as Professor from 1965-92