Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Sethi, Shri Arjun Charan
Constituency   : Bhadrak (SC) (Odisha )
Party Name     : Biju Janata Dal(BJD)
Email Address : ac[DOT]sethi[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
nama[DOT]kmm[AT]gmail[DOT]com

 
Father's Name Late Shri Srimukha Sethi
Mother's Name Late Smt. Para Dei
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1941
Place of Birth Vill. Odang, Distt. Balasore (now known Bhadrak), Odisha
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 06 Jul 1966
Spouse's Name Smt. Subhadra Sethi
No. of Sons 3
No.of Daughters 2
Educational
Qualifications
M.A.
Educated at Bhadrak College, University College, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Profession Agriculturist
Teacher, Educationist
Permanent Address
P.O. Odang, Via Randhiahat,
Distt. - Bhadrak - 756 135, Odisha
09868180238 (M)
Present Address
21, Canning Lane,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. : (011) 23782760, 23782745, 9868180238 (M)
Positions Held
1971 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha
1971-77 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
1973-74 and 1974-75 Member, Executive, Congress Parliamentary Party (C.P.P.)
1974 Member, Pradesh Election Committee, Orissa
1974-77 Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Orissa
1975-78 Member, Committee of Privileges
President, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.), Balasore
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990-91 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly
Member, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Executive Committee, Janata Dal, Orissa
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1991-95 Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1995-98 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (2nd term)
1995-96 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Deputy Leader, Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Government Assurances
Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Leader, Biju Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1999-2000 Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
Member, General Purposes Committee
Leader, B.J.D. Parliamentary Party
2000 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications.
27 May 2000 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)
Member, Pannel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
Chairman, B.J.D. Parliamentary Party
Member, Standing Committee on Water Resources
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Joint-Parliamentary Committee on Wakf
Member, General Purposes Committee
Co-Chairman, SC/ST Welfare Board, Orrisa
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
2005 onwards District President, Biju Janata Dal, Bhadrak
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
Leader, B.J.D. Parliamentary Party
Jun 2009 Member, Panel of Chairmen, Lok Sabha
31 Aug 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Industry
1 May 2010 Member, Committee on Estimates
9 Jun. 2013 Member, House Committee
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (8th term)
9 June 2014 onwards Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Petitions.
Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation


 
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed several articles to newspapers and magazines
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Upliftment of the rural poor, especially during the cyclone in Orissa, 1971; Patron (i) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee; and (ii) Government Press, New Delhi, 1976-77
 
Special Interests
Agriculture
 
 
Sports and Clubs
Football and Volleyball
 
Countries Visited
Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) 34th Meeting of the Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC), Dhaka, Bangladesh; (ii) International Conference on Fresh Water, Bonn, Germany 3 and 4 December 2001; (iii) Meeting to discuss matters of Mutual Benefit in the interests of Advancing the Bilateral Relation in the Area of Water Resources Management, Sydney, Australia, April 2002; (iv) Third World Water Forum, Shiga, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan, March 2003; (v) 13th Stockholm Water Symposium and 8th Annual Meeting of Consulting Partnership of the Global Water Partnership, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2003; and (vi) 35th Meeting of the Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC), New Delhi, 2003; Member (i) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to 63rd Inter-Parliamentary Conference, Madrid, Spain, 1976; and (ii) Indian Delegation to UNO General Assembly, New York, December 2008
 
Other Information
Member, Land Reforms Committee, Distt. Balasore, 1975-77; Teacher in a private school, 1968-70; and Honorary Principal in a Private College, 1977-78


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