Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Steel

Personal Profile

Fatherís Name    Late Shri Jamun Paswan
Motherís Name  Smt. Siya Devi
Date of Birth 5 July 1946
Place of Birth Shaharbanni, Distt. Khagaria (Bihar)
Marital Status  Married
Spouseís Name Smt. Reena Paswan
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters   3
Educational Qualifications  M.A., B.L.
Educated at Kosi College, Khagaria and Patna University, Patna (Bihar)
Profession  Social Worker
Permanent Address Vill. & P.O. Shaharbanni, Tola Bellai,
Distt. Khagaria,- 851 204 (Bihar)

Present Address 12, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel. (011) 23017681, 23794310,23015249
Positions Held
1969 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1970 Joint-Secretary, S.S.P., Bihar
1974 General-Secretary, Lok Dal, Bihar
1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1985-86 General-Secretary, Lok Dal
1987-88 General-Secretary, Janata Party
1988-90 Secretary, National Front
General-Secretary, Janata Dal
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1989-90 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Welfare
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member, Business Advisory Committee
1993-96 Member, Committee on Home Affairs.
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader of the House, Lok Sabha (During the tenure of 11th Lok Sabha, both the Prime Ministers being the Members of Rajya Sabha, Shri Paswan was designated as Leader of the House (Lok Sabha) )
Member, Business Advisory Committee
1996-98 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
Leader, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1998-99 Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
13 Oct. 1999- 1 Sept. 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Communications
1 Sept. 2001- 29 April 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 8th term)
23 May 2004 - onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Chemicals & Fertilizers; Steel

Constituency : Hajipur (SC) ( Bihar )

Party          : Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJSP)

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Member, Court, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998-99


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