Vara Prasadarao Velagapalli

Vara Prasadarao Velagapalli

Constituency: Tirupati

Party: Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party

Father's Name: Shri V. Chiranjeevulu

Mother's Name: Smt. Mariamma

Date of Birth: Friday, May 15, 1953

Birth Place: Kommalamudi, Distt. Krishna (Andhra Pradesh)

Spouse Name: Smt. Velagapalli Lakshmi

SONS: 1

DAUGHTERS: 1

State Name: Andhra Pradesh

Permanent Address: 2/145, Kalyani Nagar, Kottivakkam, Chennai - 600 041, Tamil NaduTel : (044) 24512812, 09940052812 (M)

Present Address: 802, Kaveri Apartment, Dr. B.D. Marg,New Delhi-110 001Tel : (011) 23721599, 09013869940, 09490567444 (M)

Email Id: varaprasadrao[dot]v[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in vvpr53[at]yahoo[dot]com

Education Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biochemistry), M.A. (UK) Developmental Studies Educated at Andhra University, Waltair, Vizag District, Andhra Pradesh

Countries Visited: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE (Abudhabhi & Dubai), UK and USA

Positions Held: May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
13 May 2015 onwards Member, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
1 Sep. 2014 - 11 Dec. 2017 Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
Sept. 2014 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
12 June 2016 onwards Member, House Committee
11 Dec. 2017 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Energy

OTHER INFO: Biochemist, GH Pondicherry (1978 - 1980); Assistant Administrative Officer, National Insurance (1980 - 1982); Reserve Bank of India (1982 - 1983); and IAS (1983 - 2009)