Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Pala, Shri Vincent H.
Constituency   : Shillong (ST) (Meghalaya)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address : vincent[DOT]pala[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri John Dkhar
Mother's Name Smt. Hermelinda Pala
Date of Birth 14 Feb 1968
Place of Birth Lamyrsiang, East Jaintia Hills Distt. (Meghalaya)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 30 Aug 1991
Spouse's Name Smt. Dimorine Tariang
No.of Daughters 4
B.E. (Civil)
Profession Engineer
Permanent Address
U/B 002 Nongrim Hills, Shillong,
East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Tel: 03642521333 (M)
Present Address
21, B. R. Mehta Lane,
K.G. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel : (011) 23389236, 09868203333 (M)
Telefax : (011) 23385024
Positions Held
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
28 May 2009 - 27 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Water Resources
19 Jan 2011 - 27 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Minority Affairs (Additional Charge)
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
15 Sept. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Committee on Member of Parliamant Local Area Development Schemes (MPLADS)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
24 July 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Industry
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Special Interests
Sports and Construction,
Driving, Singing
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Travelling all over the world
Sports and Clubs
Athletics, driving, music and reading
Football and Golf
Countries Visited
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Holland, Italy, Iran, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, U.A.E. U.K. and U.S.A.
Other Information
Served as (i) Asst. Chief Engineer, Public Works Department,Govt. of Meghalaya;(ii) Chief Coordinator, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee; and (iii) Treasurer, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee; (iv) General Secretary, North East Congress Coordination Committee (v) Ex-Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development and Commerce and Industry (vi) Ex-Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment and Forest (vii) Ex-Member, General Council of the School of Planning and Architecture, Ministry of Human Resource Development (viii) Ex-Member, Court of Manipur University, Member, Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Public Grievances; Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Development of North Eastern Regin (DoNER); Member, Committee of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

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