Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Chakravarty, Smt. Bijoya
Constituency   : Gauhati (Assam )
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : bijoya[DOT]chakravarty[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
bijoya[AT]nic[DOT]in

 
Father's Name Late Shri B.K. Thakur
Mother's Name Late Smt. Mukhyada Thakur
Date of Birth 07 Oct 1939
Place of Birth Baligaon, Jorhat (Assam)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 01 Jun 1965
Spouse's Name Shri Jiten Chakravarty
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educational
Qualifications
M.A. (English)
Educated at Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Profession Educationist
Permanent Address
39, Srinagar Path, Bye Lane - I,
Guwahati -78100 5, Assam
Present Address
18, Mahadev Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel : (011) 23752342, 09435017048, 09013180334 (M)
Fax : (011) 23752343
Positions Held
1977-78 District Secretary, Janata Party, Mangaldai Branch, Assam
Parliamentary Secretary
1986-92 Member, Rajya Sabha
Deputy Leader, Rajya Sabha
1986-87 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
1987-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies
1988-90 Member, Committee on Rules, Rajya Sabha
1990-91 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1991-92 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
13 Oct. 1999 Union Minister of State, Water Resources
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
21 Apr. 2010 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sitting of the House
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Committee on Empowerment of Women
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
1 Sep. 2014 - 18 Oct. 2016 Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee
19 Oct. 2016 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Commerce


Books Published
(i) “Najal Phiringathi”; (ii) “Abhijan”; and (iii) “Karagar” (Assamese novels)
 
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Wrote poems, short stories, novels, features, write-ups and light essays; freelance journalist; contributed articles on national, international, social and political issues under the pen name, “B.C.”; as a regular columnist in Assam Tribune, wrote more than two hundred feature articles and write-ups on current affairs from 1964 to 1968
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Organised women folk of Assam in both urban and rural areas in the name of Assam Mahila Samiti, Assam Weavers Association; organising awareness and training camps for women and rural youth in coordination with various N.G.Os; associated with Children welfare activities specifically in the field of education and health
 
Special Interests
Development work in rural areas;Sports and travelling
 
 
Sports and Clubs
Sports woman of repute and holding a number of records, viz., record breaking performance in Assam Inter-College Sports Festivals,Gauhati University, 1955-59 and won best athlete trophy for two years, 1955-57; Member, (i) Guwahati Health Club; (ii) Barkhetly Natyalaya Pragjyoti Sports Club; (iii) Weavers Club; (iv) Constitution Club; (v) Indigenous Sports Club; and (vi) Boys Club
 
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
 
Other Information
Associated with Praja Socialist Party, 1965-77; President, (i) District Moina Parijat, Mangaldai, 1970-73; (ii) District Table Tennis Association, Mangaldai, 1978-84; and (iii) International Youth Hostel Association of India, Assam Branch since January, 1988; District President, (i) Mangaldai Rickshaw Thela Association, 1979-84; and (ii) Mangaldai Harijan Sanstha, 1975-85; Vice-President, All Assam Moina Parijat, 1969-71; General Secretary, Mahila Parishad, Assam, since February, 1988; Assistant General Secretary, J.B. College Students Union, 1955-56; Secretary, District Mahila Samiti, Mangaldai, 1969-75; Joint Secretary, All Assam Women Writers Association, 1976-81; Adviser, All Assam Mahila Parishad, 1985-86; took part in various socio-political movements and was arrested a number of times; as Vice-President, Kisan Morcha (B.J.P.) widely travelled in rural areas of the State and inspired farmers to resort to modern methods of cultivation; served as Professor from 1965-92


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