Inderjit Singh Rao

Inderjit Singh Rao

Father’s Name Late Rao Birender Singh
Mother’s Name Rani Chandra Prabha
Date of Birth 11 Feb 1950
Place of Birth Rewari (Haryana)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 06 Dec 1976
Spouse’s Name Smt. Manita Singh
No.of Daughters 2
ISC: Lawrence School, Sanawar (HP)
B.A. (Hons): Hindu College Delhi University
LL.B.: Law Faculty, Delhi University
Profession Political and Social Worker
Agriculturist, Advocate
Permanent Address
Rampura House, (Near B.B. Ashram)
Rewari – 123401, Haryana
Tel. (01274) 220044
Present Address
6, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi – 110 003
Telefax: (011) 24643265-66
Room No. 132, NITI Aayog,
New Delhi-110001
Tel. (011) 23096561 – 63
Fax. (011) 23096713

Room No. 105-A, Parliament House,
New Delhi-110001

Tel: (011) 23094006
Fax: (011) 23094015
Positions Held
Member, Haryana Vidhan Sabha (four terms)
1986 -1987 Minister of State (Independent Charge), Food and Civil Supplies, Govt. of Haryana
1991-1996 Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests and Medical & Technical Education, Government of Haryana
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-1999 Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology; Environment and Forests
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
May 2004-2006 Union Minister of State, External Affairs
Feb. 2006-2009 Union Minister of State, Defence Production
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
31 Aug. 2009 – 2014 Chairman, Standing Committee on Information Technology
5 April 2014 Resigned from 15th Lok Sabha
May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
27 May 2014 9 Nov. 2014 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Planning; Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
9 Nov. 2014 – 5 July 2016 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Planning;
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
5 July 2016 – 3 Sept. 2017 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Planning;
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. (The Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation were merged into single Ministry viz. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs w.e.f. 6th July, 2017)
3 Sept. 2017 onwards Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Planning; Union Minister of State, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers


Social And Cultural Activities
1. President: Bhartiya Yadav Maha Sabha (Regd.)
2. Providing educational facilities in rural areas
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Angling; exploring nature in natural surroundings, reading
Sports and Clubs
Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Shooting
(i) Member Indian Shooting Team from 1990-2003;
(ii) National Champion in Skeet Discipline for 3 years consecutively;
(iii) Secured Bronze Medal in Commonwealth Shooting Championship;
(iv) Secured 3 Gold Medals in SAF Games;
Clubs : Member
(i) Delhi Gymkhana Club
(ii) IIC
(iii) Delhi Golf Club
(iv) Kasauli Club
(v) Chandigarh Golf Club
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Rao Inderjit Singh, Descendent of Rao Tula Ram Freedom Fighter of India`s 1st War of Independence in 1857
(i) Member: National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party
(ii) President, Paralympic Committee of India
(iii) President, Haryana Paralympic Committee;
(iv) President, Haryana Rifle Association

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