Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1969 onwards Vice-Convenor, Congress (I) Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Cell, Distt. Kolar, Karnataka
1978-83 Vice-President, Taluk Development Board, Sidlaghatta, Distt. Kolar, Karnataka
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
Member, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.) (I), Legal Cell, Karnataka
Member, Executive Committee, P.C.C. (I) SC and ST Cell, Karnataka
Vice-President, Taluk Congress (I) Committee, Sidlaghatta, Distt. Kolar, Karnataka
Member, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.) (I), Distt. Kolar, Karnataka
Member, Food and Civil Supplies (Eradication of Adulteration Committee), Distt. Kolar, Karnataka
1994 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97 Member, Standing Committee on Industry
Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Welfare
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Member, Standing Committee on Industry
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Steel and Mines
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1999-2000 Member, Standing Committee on Industry
2003-04 Member, Congress Working Committee (Special Invitee)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
23 May 2004 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
2009 - 28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Railways
28 Oct. 2012 Union Minsiter of State (Independent Charge), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (7th term)
14 Aug. 2014 - 30 April 2017 Member, Committee on Estimates
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Railways
12 Dec. 2014 onwards Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
3 July 2015 Member, Sub Committee-III, Committee on Estimates
25 Aug. 2015 Convenor, Sub-Committee of the Committee on Estimates on the subject `Panchayati Raj`

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