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 Name Late Shri Sardar Singh
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Dilmohan Kaur
Date of Birth 04 Jul 1951
Place of Birth Jaykay Nagar, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 02 Feb 1972
Spouse’s Name Smt. Monica Ahluwalia
No. of Sons 3
No.of Daughters 2
B.Sc., LL.B.
Educated at St. Joseph School, Asansol, Bidhan Chandra College, Burdwan University and University College of Law, Calcutta University, West Bengal
Profession Political 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, 1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha
1986-92 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology
Member, General Council of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
1987-88 Member, Select Committee on Medical Council Bill
Aug. 1992 – Dec. 1993 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to inquire into Irregularities in Securities and Banking Transactions
15 Sept. 1995 – 16 May, 1996 Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment (Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation) and Parliamentary Affairs
July, 1992 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
April, 2000 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
April, 2000 – 2001 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
Sept. 2000 – Aug. 2004 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
2001 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information Technology
April, 2001 – Dec. 2002 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto
Aug. 2001 – April, 2006 Member, Business Advisory Committee
Jan. 2002 – Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2004 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
Jan. 2003 – July, 2004 Member, Committee of Privileges
Aug. 2004 – April, 2006 Member, House Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Sept. 2004 – Oct. 2007 Member, National Monitoring Committee for Minorities’ Education
Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
Oct. 2004 – 2006 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
April, 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)
July, 2009 Member, Committee on Ethics
May, 2006 – May, 2009 and Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
June, 2006 Member, House Committee
Member, Business Advisory Committee
June, 2006 – Sept. 2006 Member, Committee on Rules
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Sept. 2006 Member, Committee of Privileges
April 2007 – May 2009 Convenor, Sub-Committee on Civil Defence & Rehabilitation of J & K Migrants of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs
Sep. 2007 – May, 2009 and Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Sept. 2009 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security matters in Parliament House Complex
Dec. 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2010 Member, Select Committee to the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010
Nov. 2010 Member, Committee on Provision of Computer Equipment to Members of Rajya Sabha
March, 2011 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to Examine Matters Relating to Allocation and Pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum
April, 2011 Convenor, Sub-Committee to Examine Various Provisions of the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Second Bill, 2010 of the Committee on Home Affairs
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
14 Aug. 2014 – 30 April 2016 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1 Sep. 2014 – 18 July 2016 Chairperson, Committee on Privileges
Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture
28 Jan. 2015 onwards Member on the Samsad (Court) of Visva-Bharati
29 Jan. 2015 – 5 July 2016 Member, General Purposes Committee
13 May 2015 – 18 July 2016 Chairperson, 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 2016 Member, Sub-Committee-VI (XIX Commonwealth Games 2010) of the Public Accounts Committee (2015-16)
5 July 2016 – 3 Sept. 2017 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
3 Sept. 2017 onwards Union 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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