Shri Tarit Baran Topdar Member of Parliament (MP) from Barrackpore (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Tarit Baran Topdar

Political Party: Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Constituency & State: Barrackpore (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 9,10,11,12,13,14

Fourteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Topdar, Shri Tarit Baran
Constituency   :Barrackpur (West Bengal)
Party Name     :Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M))
Father’s NameLate Shri Pramodakanta Topdar
Mother’s NameSmt. Kamalini Debi
Date of Birth05 Mar 1941
Place of BirthNetrokona, Distt. Mymensing (Now in Bangladesh)
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage30 May 1976
Spouse’s NameSmt. Swapna Topdar
No. of Sons1
No.of Daughters1
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Chemistry)
Educated at Vidyasagar College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta (West Bengal)
Educationist, Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
30, Barsad Road, P.O. Nonachandanpukur,
P.S. Titagarh, Distt. North 24 Parganas – 700 001 (West Bengal)
(033) 5601444,5600408
Present Address
152 -154, North Avenue,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tels. (011) 23092167, 9868180507 (M)
Positions Held
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-94Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
1993-96Member, Committee on Commerce
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97Member, Committee on Commerce
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99Member, Committee on Commerce
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1999-2000Member, Committee on Commerce
1999-2000 and 2000-2001Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
2000-2004Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)
Member, Committee on Energy
Member, Public Accounts Committee
5 Aug. 2007 onwardsMember, Committee on Rural Development
1 May 2008Member, Committee on Public Accounts
Social And Cultural Activities
Participated in the cultural movement through Indian People’s Theatres Association (I.P.T.A.), 1960-67; associated with the activities of Indo-Soviet Cultural Society (I.S.C.U.S.), 1959-63; relief works including those for flood; and setting up a Hospital named ‘Newton Cancer Centre’ for research and cure for treatment of cancer and making efforts to develop it as one of the leading hospitals in eastern India
Sports and Clubs
Working as Joint General-Secretary, Friends of the Stadium at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Calcutta; promoting various disciplines of sports including football, athletics and gymnastics; and conducting training programmes for football, volleyball and table tennis for juniors
Countries Visited
China, Hong Kong and U.K.
Other Information
Member, (i) High Power Committee on Handlooms since 1991; and (ii) Sub-Committee on National Textiles Corporation, 1994-96


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