Member of Parliament Dr. Thokchom Meinya

Member of Parliament Dr. Thokchom Meinya

Constituency   :Inner Manipur (Manipur )
Party Name     :Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address :meinya[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s NameLate Shri Thokchom Tarpan Singh
Mother’s NameLate Smt. Thokchom Thambalmacha Devi
Date of Birth12 Oct 1945
Place of BirthMoirangjelHingol, Moidangpok, Imphal West, Manipur
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage14 Feb 1984
Spouse’s NameSmt. Thokchom Sorojini Devi
No. of Sons1
No.of Daughters1
Educational
Qualifications
M.Sc., LL.B., M. Phil, Ph. D.
Educated at D.M. College, Imphal, Gauhati University, Guwahati and Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana
ProfessionTeacher
Advocate, Social Worker, Scientist
Permanent Address
Joypurkhul Khumbong Bazar
P.O. Langjing, Imphal West
Manipur – 795 113
Tel : (0385) 2569205, 2051306
09436021818, 08014223769 (M)
Fax : (0385) 2569205
Present Address
302, Kaveri, Dr. B.D. Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel : (011) 23711696, 09868180295 (M)
Positions Held
2002-2004Member, Manipur Legislative Assembly
2002-2003Minister of State (Independent Charge), Higher & Technical Education, Manipur
2003-2004Cabinet Minister, Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Manipur
2004Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Convener, Miscellaneous States and Union Territories, Congress Parliamentary Party
Member, Library Committee
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
29 Jun. 2009Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Standidng Committee on Information Technology
31 August 2009Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Estimates Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Court, Manipur
Member, Governing Council, NEIGHRIMS, Shillong
Member, Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament
Convenor, West Bengal & North Eastern States (except Assam), Congress Party in Parliament
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwardsMember, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament
Books Published
(i) Handbook on `Comet Halley`, 1986 on the last visit of the comet; (ii) Text books of Mathematics (General and Higher for classes IX and X, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (Co-author)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Guided one Ph.D. student under Manipur University; Life member, (i) Indian Astronomical Society, Calcutta; (ii)The Astronomical Society of India, Hyderabad; Founder President, Manipur Science Communicators Association; Published a number of scientific papers in national and international Journals and attended national and international science seminars
Social And Cultural Activities
Former President, (i) Imphal West Students` Club, (IWSC), Khumbong; (ii) United Sports and Cultural Association (USCA), Manipur; (iii) Hyderabad Manipuri Students Association, Hyderabad; (iv) Manipurgi Ngamkhei Kanba Lup NH-53 (Mankal) formed during the Great June uprising, 2001 (Manipur); (v) Parents Teachers Association, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Imphal West, Khumbong; Former General Secretary, (i) Western Development Organisation, Imphal West; (ii) Guwahati Manipuri Students Association; (iii) All Manipuri Youths (Assam, Tripura & Manipur) Conference, Gauhati, 1968, which had formed the then PAN Manipur Youth League (PANMYL); (iv) All Manipur College Teachers Association; Member, (i) National Executive Committee, All India Federation of University and College Teachers` Organisation (AIFUCTO), Patron Member, The Manipur Debating Society; Founder Member,(i) Koloipan High School, Khubong; and (ii) Loyalam Art and Culture Institute, Khumburg; Secretary, Western Girls` High School, Awangkhunou
Special Interests
Improving the standard of primary and secondary education; research and development for higher education; popularisation of science and fighting superstitions; improvement of womens` status
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, watching T.V., films, philately and making pen friends
Sports and Clubs
Indigenous games of Manipur, viz. Mukna, Kang, Khong Kangjei and Polo (Sagol Kangjei), Tennis
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Actively participated in the students` movement and later in the teachers` movement; fought for the territorial integrity of Manipur; participated in Great June uprising 2001, Manipur, under the banner of United Committee, Manipur (UCM) and Manipurgi Ngamkhei Kanba Lup NH-53; Lecturer in Maths, D.M. College, Imphal, 1971-72; Reader and Head of the Department, Maths, Imphal College, Imphal, till 2002; Head Examiner, Mathematics under BSEM, CHSEM and M.U; Director, (i) The Manipur State Cooperative Bank Ltd; (ii) The Manipur State Wholesale Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd.; practised Law for a short period; retired voluntarily on 5 January, 2002 from the Government Service; as Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Manipur, constituted Manipur State Higher Education Commission and handed over the management of Government College of Technology to Manipur College of Technology Society for better management of the institution; Member (i) Executive Council, IISC, 2004-09; and (ii) Court of (NEHU) Shillong, 2004-09; Patron, All India Federation of Retired University & College Teachers` Organisations (AIFRUCTO)

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