Member of Parliament (MP) Shri S.S. Ahluwalia

Member of Parliament (MP) Shri S.S. Ahluwalia

Constituency   :Darjeeling (West Bengal )
Party Name     :Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address :ssa[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s NameLate Shri Sardar Singh
Mother’s NameLate Smt. Dilmohan Kaur
Date of Birth04 Jul 1951
Place of BirthJaykay Nagar, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal)
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage02 Feb 1972
Spouse’s NameSmt. Monica Ahluwalia
No. of Sons3
No.of Daughters2
B.Sc., LL.B.
Educated at St. Joseph School, Asansol, Bidhan Chandra College, Burdwan University and University College of Law, Calcutta University, West Bengal
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker
Permanent Address
(i) Prakash Niwas, B.C. Road (West),
Patna, Bihar
(ii) 11/B, Hermitage Road,
Darjeeling-734101, West Bengal
Tel : (0354) 2257999,09609930158 (M)
Present Address
10, G.R.G. Road,
New Delhi-110001
Tel : (011) 23722826, 23327903
Fax : (011) 23311955
Positions Held
July, 1986Elected to Rajya Sabha
1986-92Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology
Member, General Council of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
1987-88Member, Select Committee on Medical Council Bill
Aug. 1992 – Dec. 1993Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to inquire into Irregularities in Securities and Banking Transactions
15 Sept. 1995 – 16 May, 1996Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment (Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation) and Parliamentary Affairs
July, 1992Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
April, 2000Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
April, 2000 – 2001Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
Sept. 2000 – Aug. 2004Member, Standing Committee on Finance
2001Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information Technology
April, 2001 – Dec. 2002Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto
Aug. 2001 – April, 2006Member, Business Advisory Committee
Jan. 2002 – Feb. 2004Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2004Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
Jan. 2003 – July, 2004Member, Committee of Privileges
Aug. 2004 – April, 2006Member, House Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Sept. 2004 – Oct. 2007Member, National Monitoring Committee for Minorities’ Education
Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
Oct. 2004 – 2006Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
April, 2006Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)
July, 2009Member, Committee on Ethics
May, 2006 – May, 2009 and Aug. 2009Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
June, 2006Member, House Committee
Member, Business Advisory Committee
June, 2006 – Sept. 2006Member, Committee on Rules
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Sept. 2006Member, Committee of Privileges
April 2007 – May 2009Convenor, Sub-Committee on Civil Defence & Rehabilitation of J & K Migrants of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Sep. 2007 – May, 2009 and Aug. 2009Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Sept. 2009Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security matters in Parliament House Complex
Dec. 2009Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2010Member, Select Committee to the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010
Nov. 2010Member, Committee on Provision of Computer Equipment to Members of Rajya Sabha
March, 2011Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to Examine Matters Relating to Allocation and Pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum
April, 2011Convenor, Sub-Committee to Examine Various Provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Second Bill, 2010 of the Committee on Home Affairs
May, 2014Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
14 Aug. 2014 – 30 April 2016Member, Public Accounts Committee
1 Sep. 2014 – 18 July 2016Chairperson, Committee on Privileges
Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture
28 Jan. 2015 onwardsMember on the Samsad (Court) of Visva-Bharati
29 Jan. 2015 – 5 July 2016Member, General Purposes Committee
13 May 2015 – 18 July 2016Chairperson, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
4 Sep. 2015 – 30 April 2016Member, Sub-Committee-VI (XIX Commonwealth Games 2010) of the Public Accounts Committee (2015-16)
5 July 2016 – 3 Sept. 2017Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
3 Sept. 2017 onwardsUnion Minister of State, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
Books Published
(i) Co-authored the book entitled “Mandal Report X-rayed“, 1990, dealing with the emerging hindrances for the society`s march towards egalitarianism and the potential reversal of the gains accrued by dint of the Indian Independence movement due to vested interests who thrived on social divides; published articles on the Constitution of India and its reforms; and (ii) “Democracy – Peoples` WelfareThe Role Legislators played” (Published under the aegis of the Press Council of India), November 2004.
Social And Cultural Activities
Socio-political activities commenced with joining the student movements in the 1970s with emphasis on prevailing issues, including demands for uniform education policy, equal opportunity to acquire education and job- oriented education system; has been working for the upliftment of the oppressed and the depressed sections of the society and to secure social justice for them; working for preservation of rich national heritage and contributing to promotion and propagation of social, cultural and spiritual values of Indian life; dedicated social worker;
Special Interests
Avid reader of history, law and social sciences; has written articles and features published in the Economic Times, publications of Press Council of India and others from time to time; interested in the use of technology for the welfare of mankind especially in alleviation of mass poverty
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading books, especially on history of Indian civilization, domestic and international laws on human rights and environmental issues, economics, comparative studies with a thrust on preservation of natural resources and exploration of non-conventional sources of articles of human consumption; listening to Indian classical and devotional music and meditation.
Countries Visited
Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mauritius, Namibia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Romania, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.
Other Information
Member, the G.S. Dhillon Committee constituted by Government of India for providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of the November 1984 riots in the country.

Served as elected President in the Management Board of the Gurudwara Takht Shri Harimandirji, Patna Sahib, in consecutive terms from 1994-2001 and as a nominee of Parliament in the Board of Management of Gurudwara Sachkhand Shri Hazur Apchalnagar Sahib, Nanded (Maharashtra), 1998-2000; Member, (i) Indian National Congress, 1986-98 and (ii) Bharatiya Janata Party since 2000

Visited U.K., to address Peace Rally, 1986; Geneva (Switzerland), to participate as alternate leader of the Indian delegation to the Conference of United Nations Human Rights Commission, 1989; Mauritius, as a member of the Indian Parliamentary delegation to attend the 43rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 1997; Brussels (Belgium), as member of the delegation to Parliament of European Union (E.U.) in January, 2002, to apprise the E.U. of the terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001; New York (U.S.A.), to attend General Assembly session of the United Nations in October, 2002, issues addressed included “Social Development”; Seoul (Republic of Korea), to lead the Indian delegation to the Inaugural Assembly of the International Parliamentarians` Association for Information Technology (IPAIT) held from 23-26, July 2002, principal issue addressed was the concern about the “Growing Digital Divide”; Windhoek (Namibia), to lead the Indian delegation to the 48thCommonwealth Parliamentary Conference inaugurated on 31 August 2002; Geneva (Switzerland) to attend the 109th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union from 1-3, October 2003 and served as Rapporteur on the “Role of Parliaments in Assisting Multilateral Organisations in ensuring peace and security in building an international coalition for peace”; visited Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania from 5-13, June 2003, as a member of the Goodwill Delegation from Indian Parliament led by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India

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