Shri Mohammad Salim Member of Parliament (MP) from Raiganj (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Mohammad Salim

Political Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Constituency & State: Raiganj (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 14,16

Sixteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Salim, Shri Mohammad
Constituency   : Raiganj (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI(M))
Email Address : md[DOT]salim[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri Azizul Haque
Mother’s Name Smt. Ladly Haque
Date of Birth 05 Jun 1957
Place of Birth Kolkata (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 15 Nov 1987
Spouse’s Name Dr. (Smt.) Rosina Khatun
No. of Sons 2
M.A. (Philosophy )
Educated at St. Barnabas High School, Maulana Azad College, Calcutta, Jadavpur University and Calcutta University College of Law
Profession Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
7-C, New Amrapali, 10/2,
Diamond Harbour Road,
Kolkata-700027, West Bengal
(ii) Netaji Pally, Raiganj,
Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal-733134
Present Address
408, V.P. House, Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Positions Held
1990-2001 Member, Rajya Sabha (Two terms)
1991-1993 Member, Committee on Sub-ordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha
1991-97 Member, Consultative Committee for the Department of Tourism
Member, Board of Tourism and Travel Industry
1992,1994 & 1996 Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
1993-1996 Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development
1996-97 Member, Standing Committee on Communications
Member, JPC on (WAKF)
1998-1999 Member, Public Accounts Committee, Rajya Sabha
Member, Committee on Government Assurances, Rajya Sabha
Member, General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
2000 onwards Chairman, Committee on National Perspective Plan for Youth (2000 – 2010)
2000-2001 Chairman, Standing Committee on Tourism & Transport
Member, Commitee to review the rate of dividend payable by the Railway Undertaking to the General Revenue
2001-2004 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Minister, Dept. of Technical Education and Training, Youth Welfare, Minority Development and Welfare, Self Employment, Government of West Bengal
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Chairman, Standing Committee on Urban Development
Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
2 Jan. 2006 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on (WAKF)
5 Aug. 2007 Chairman, Standing Committee on Urban Development
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
14 Aug. 2014 – 30 April 2017 Member, Committee on Estimates
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping
13 May 2015 onwards Member, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
3 July 2015 Member, Sub Committee-III, Committee on Estimates
1 May 2018 onwards Member, Committee on Estimates
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Ex-Member, Editorial Board “Chhatra Sangram” (A student journal, 1980-83), “Yuba Shakti” (Youth Magazine, 1984-87); Member, Editorial Board, “Youth Stream” (English youth magazine from Delhi) and “Naujawan” (Hindi youth magazine)
Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with several social and cultural initiatives particularly aimed at promoting understanding among various ethnic linguistic groups having diverse cultural heritage and identities; engaged in organising students and youth and founded educational institutions, library, youth clubs, cultural and literary societies for the promotion of communal harmony
Special Interests
Promoting self employment; motivating young people to become more enterprising
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, Music, watching movies, folk culture and social gathering
Sports and Clubs
Patronising and encouraging Football and other indigenous low cost games and sports
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (22 countries) visited Algeria, Cuba, D.P.R. Korea (North Korea), Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Switzerland and U.S.S.R.
Other Information
      President, Calcutta Muslim Orphanage; Chairman, (i) West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation, 1996-2011; (ii) Society for self employment for Urban Youth, West Bengal; (iii) Chairman, West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board, 2007-2011; Director, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation, 1997-2001; General Secretary, (i) Maulana Azad College Students’ Union, 1978; (ii) Democratic Youth Federation of India (D.Y.F.I.), Calcutta District Committee, 1983-89; (iii) Democratic Youth Federation of India (D.Y.F.I.) since 1991; Secretary, Democratic Forum for National Integration, 1988-89; Joint Secretary, D.Y.F.I., West Bengal State Committee, 1987-91; Member, (i) Mohammedan Burial Board, West Bengal, 1982-91; (ii) Governing Body, West Bengal Urdu Academy since 1987; (iii) Press Council of India, 1998-99; (iv) Central Committee, C.P.I. (M), (v) Court of Aligarh Muslim University, 1998-99 and (vi) Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998-99
Visited Cuba, USSR, DPR Korea and Algeria to attend the World Festival of Youth and Students; Attended (i) Round Table Discussion on youth held in Mongolia in 1988; (ii) SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians Conference 1997 held in Pakistan; (iii) World Assembly of Youth held in Portugal; (iv) IPU Conference/Specialized Meeting/Regional Seminar held in Philippines and Switzerland.


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