Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1980-98 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (four terms)
1989 Chairman, Estimates Committee, Orissa Legislative Assembly
1990-95 Cabinet Minister, Public Grievances and Pensions and Administration, Govt. of Orissa
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on Government Assurances
2002-2003 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
2002-2004 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
Member, Library Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Member, Official Languages
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member,Commitee of Parliament on Official Languages
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1 Sept. 2014 - 6 April 2018 Member, Standing Committee on Industry
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Member,Commitee of Parliament on Official Languages
6 April 2018 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs




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