Shri S.S. Palanimanickam Member of Parliament (MP) from Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri S.S. Palanimanickam

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Constituency & State: Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)

Lok Sabha Experience: 11,12,13,14,15

Fifteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Palanimanickam, Shri S.S.
Constituency   : Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
Email Address : (i) palani[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
(ii) ssp[DOT]manickam[AT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri S. Subbiah Vanniyar
Mother’s Name Smt. Maragathambal
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1950
Place of Birth Nattani, Distt. Pudukkottai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 10 Apr 1983
Spouse’s Name Smt. P. Maheswari
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Madras Law College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Profession Agriculturist
Advocate, Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
49, Prathaba Simma Puram, Srinivasapuram
Thanjavur – 613 009
Tamil Nadu
Tel. (04362) 222559
Fax. (04362) 223550
Present Address
47, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi – 110 003
Tels. (011) 24636535, 24635002, 9868180393 (M)
Fax: (011) 24636534
Positions Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Railway Convention Committee
Member, Zonal Railways Users Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1996-98 Member, Select Committee on the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 1996
1997-98 Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Industry
Member, Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Joint Committee on Patents (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999
1999-2004 Member, General Purposes Committee
2000 -2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
25 May 2004 – 2009 Union Minister of State, Finance
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1 Jun. 2009 – Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Finance
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
President, Tamil Centre, Thanjavur (for more than twenty years)
Social And Cultural Activities
General-Secretary, All India Peace and Solidarity, Tamil Nadu Unit; working for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society by providing them facilities such as schools, medical camps, drinking water and link roads etc.
Special Interests
Rural education and upliftment of the rural youth
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading books on parliamentary practices, democratic ethics and philosophy
Sports and Clubs
Secretary, Volleyball Association, Distt. Thanjavur
Countries Visited
Led a delegation of students to the then U.S.S.R. for attending youth festival; attended U.N. General Assembly (2001-02); attended SAARC Parliamentarians Conference, Bangladesh; visited Egypt and South Africa as member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation durng 13th Lok Sabha; and visited Arab Countries as member of Peace Delegtion in 2004


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