Shri Vayalar Ravi

Shri Vayalar Ravi

State from which I am elected: Kerala
My Political Party: Indian National Congress
My Delhi Address: Bungalow No. 60, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.
My Telephone No.:
My Permanent Address: Devaki Krishna Bhavan, Vayalar P.O., Cherthala, Alappuzha,Kerala. 688536
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Member’s Name  :  Shri Vayalar Ravi 
Father’s Name  :  Shri M.K. Krishnan

Mother’s Name  :  Shrimati Devaki Krishnan
Date of Birth  :  4 June 1937
Place of Birth  :  Vayalar, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala)
Marital Status  :  Married on 9 June1969
Spouse’s Name  :  Shrimati Mercy Ravi (Ex-Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly)
Children   :   One son and two daughters
Educational Qualification :
M.A., B.L. Educated at S.D. College, Alappuzha, Maharajas College, Ernakulam and Law College, Ernakulam
Profession :
Political Activist and Writer
Permanent Address:
Devaki Krishna Bhavan, Vayalar P.O., Cherthala, Alappuzha,Kerala.688536 Tel. – {0478} 2813162, Mob: 9910047474 (O)
Present Address :
Bungalow No. 60, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. Tel. – 24652148,21430509, Tele-fax: 24652149 Mobile: 9868181711
   E-mail   :  
Positions Held:
1971-77 Member, Fifth Lok Sabha 1977-79 Member, Sixth Lok Sabha 1982 Home Minister, Kerala 1982-91 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly July 1994 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2003 Elected to Rajya Sabha (second term) June 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture June 2003-July 2004 Member, Committee on Petitions Aug. 2003 – June 2006 Member, Rubber Board Member, Coir Board Aug. 2004 – Jan. 2006 Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development Oct. 2004 – Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Member, General Purposes Committee 29 Jan. 2006 – 26 May 2014 Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs 6 April 2008-22 May 2009 Minister of Parliamentary Affairs April 2009 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (third term) 19 Jan. 2011-18 Dec. 2011 Minister of Civil Aviation 10 Aug. 2012-28 Oct. 2012 Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of Earth Sciences and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Additional Charge) Sept. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on Commerce April 2015 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (fourth term) Sept. 2015 onwards Member, Sub-Committee on Ease of Doing Business of the Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  Freedom Fighter   :  No
Books Published:
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :
Political issues, discussions and visiting places of interest; interested in labour matters and trade union affairs
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation :
Movies and sports
Countries Visited :
U.S.A., U.K., Europe, Japan, erstwhile U.S.S.R., Vietnam, Congo, Egypt, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Gulf countries, Chile, Venezuela, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Liberia, Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Latin American countries, etc.
Other Information :
Former President, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (I); prominent trade union leader and President of many trade unions in Kerala; President , (i) Provident Fund Employees Association, (ii) Cochin Port Staff Association, (iii) Cochin Thuramukha Thozhilali Union and (iv) Cochin Port Wharf Staff Association (C.P.W.S.A.); Founder Leader, Kerala Students’ Union, the pioneer student movement in 1957; was In-charge, Students Wing of All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) and organized National Students’ Union of India (N.S.U.I.); was Convener, State Youth Congress in 1965; was Secretary, Indian Youth Congress; Member, (i) A.I.C.C. since 1967, (ii) Congress Working Committee in 1972 and (iii) Cochin Port Trust for 26 years; General Secretary, A.I.C.C.; Member of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to U.N. General Assembly in 1986, 1988, 1994 and November 2004

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