Shri Vivek K. Tankha

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Shri Vivek K. Tankha

State from which I am elected:Madhya Pradesh
My Political Party:Indian National Congress
My Delhi Address:C-II/55, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
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My Permanent Address:842, State Bank of India & Avart Apartment, 1 to 325 & 841 to 851-1204, Jabalpur, Tahsil-Jabalpur, Jabalpur (M.P) 482011
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Member’s Name  : Shri Vivek K. Tankha 
Father’s Name  : Late Justice Raj Krishna Tankha

Mother’s Name  : Shrimati Rohini Tankha
Date of Birth  : 21 September 1956
Place of Birth  : Rewa (Madhya Pradesh)
Marital Status  : Married on 6 February 1985
Spouse’s Name  : Shrimati Aarti Tankha
Children   : One son and one daughter
Educational Qualification :
B.A., LL.B. Educated at University of Delhi
Profession :
Senior Advocate and Working for Human Causes
Permanent Address:
842, State Bank of India & Avart Apartment, 1 to 325 & 841 to 851-1204, Jabalpur, Tahsil-Jabalpur, Jabalpur (M.P)482011 Tel.
Present Address :
C-II/55, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi Tel. –
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Positions Held:
1999-2003 Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh 2001-2002 Governor, Rotary District (comprising of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa) 2009-2012 Additional Solicitor General of India (Direct Taxes) June 2016 Elected to Rajya Sabha Sept. 2016 onwards Member, Committee on Industry
 Freedom Fighter   : No
Books Published:
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :
Social & Human Activities : As Chairman, Committee of Rotary Clubs of Jabalpur, helped the village of Ghana Khamaria, Madhya Pradesh, India to rebuild 66 homes in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Jabalpur in 1991; during the devastating super cyclone in the year 2000 in the State of Orissa (now Odisha), extended material help by mobilizing and sending 18 railway wagon load of food grains/relief materials for the affected people with the assistance of local Rotarians and Rotary Clubs; facilitated relief by sending doctors, medicines, food, and clothes and established a temporary hospital in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that hit the State of Gujarat, India on 26 January 2002 with Rotary clubs and civil society; led Rotary relief team to Uri in Kashmir in 2005 to facilitate the relief operation after the mammoth earthquake which hit both sides of the Line of Control in Kashmir; organizing regular health camps to spread awareness and address medical needs of less fortunate masses in remote and backward areas; the first Health Mission, RAHAT-I was organised at Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), for the tribal population, the mission was described by the India Today (12 April, 2010 issue) as a “Mother of all Health Missions” organized in the Rotary World; the camp addressed the medical needs of 49,634 tribal patients and performed approximately 4,600 surgeries and procedures in a period of seven days (6-13 March 2010); various medical missions were also organised in the tribal belts of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh namely, Chhindwara-II, Jhabua-III, Neemuch-IV, Vidisha-V, Jabalpur-Dindori –VI and Jagdalpur-VII; organised the Medical Mission, RAHAT 2016 in Distt. Shahdol (M.P.) from 13-18 February, 2016, the mission covered the tribal districts of M.P. and Chhattisgarh including the districts of Anooppur, Dindori, Mandla, outer periphery of Jabalpur, Singarauli up to the border of Chhattisgarh; as Chairman of Justice Tankha Memorial Rotary Institute for Special Children: Justice Tankha Memorial Trust helped establish and run schools in Central India which are dedicated to the upliftment of the specially abled children; these schools have been established in the towns of Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior and Mandla (a tribal district) in Madhya Pradesh and in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh; more than 500 children with special needs are taken care of at these schools; at the initiative of Justice Tankha Memorial Trust, four well-equipped and modern blood banks have been established in public hospitals at Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Mandla and Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) to help poor and needy patients by arranging sponsorship of rupees fifty lakhs for each Rotary blood bank
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation :
Countries Visited :
Widely travelled across U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Switzerland, Austria, SAARC Countries, Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Malaysia, UAE, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, etc.
Other Information :
Professional Assignments : As Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh (1999-2003), was responsible for the bifurcation of the State of Madhya Pradesh and reorganization of new State of Chhattisgarh; Former Chairman, (i) Electoral Reforms Committee of the Ministry of Law and Justice / Election Commission of India to suggest Electoral Reforms in the country and (ii) Legal Expert Committee, constituted by the State of Madhya Pradesh on the world’s biggest industrial disaster in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Chairman, Legal Expert Committee Constituted by the State of Madhya Pradesh on the World’s biggest industrial disaster in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh post the judgment of the Magistrate Court acquitting accused persons; represented the State of Madhya Pradesh before various courts having civil as well as Criminal jurisdiction to voice the concern/cause of the victims in the State of M.P. with regard to one of the biggest industrial gas disaster in India by a chemical unit causing deaths of thousands and injury to half a million people; represented the Union of India as counsel for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of ownership of Gas from the KG D6 basin, one of the highest stake matters concerning “natural reserves” and of domestic/international trade policy importance; was invited by Select Committee of Parliament as an expert on legislation for discussion on the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016; Member, High Powered Committee notified by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to negotiate the bilateral /multilateral legal Service co-operation framework / policy and procedure with U.S.A. and U.K. to facilitate the trans-national statutory trade compliance and dispute resolution; as Advocate General of M.P., advised the State and the Union on the issues of reorganization of States in the year 2000; consulted on the emerging business model of Public – Private Partnership (PPP Model) adopted as a vehicle for development by many State departments; consulted and appeared with respect to issues relating to energy sector especially in power (projects), coal, oil and natural gas production, distribution and sharing arrangements/agreements; as Additional Solicitor General, was engaged and advised the C.B.I./N.I.A., premier criminal investigation agencies on intricate matters; advising and appearing for the telecom sector, National Highways Authority of India, natural reserves, environmental (forest), etc. on policy issues as well as for settlement of disputes and differences before various forums; as Advocate General of M.P., worked on decentralization of powers in the form of Panchayati Raj which led to the formation of the Panchayati Raj Act of Madhya Pradesh; advised the Madhya Pradesh Power Board, one of the largest electricity board in India, on reorganization and restructuring of the power board and on administrative reforms for effective power and management; Life time Member, Supreme Court Bar Association; Former Chairman, Xavier’s Institute of Action & Management Studies, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh); Former Director, University Institute of Management, RDVV University, Jabalpur; Former Member, International Law Association (India Chapter); Founder Member, Executive Council, National Law Institute University, Bhopal; Founder Member of the movement ‘Country First’; addressed various conventions during the movement; was invited by the Indo-Canadian Chambers of Commerce in Toronto, Canada in March 2001; as Additional Solicitor General, was ex- officio Member of the Oversight Committee constituted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for finalizing press, media and information related subjects for the Commonwealth Games 2010 held at New Delhi; was nominated as Member, High Power Selection Committee to select Vice Chancellors of Universities of RDVV, Jabalpur, DAVV, Indore and BU, Bhopal; participated in numerous law workshops in India, SAARC countries, Europe and United States; nominated (twice) by the Central Government as Member of the National Waste Management Council; Former Member, Convention Promotion Committee, Rotary International, Bangkok; nominated by the President, Rotary International to represent at a district conference held at Manila, (Philippines) on 17 and 18 March, 2012 Awards and Recognition (International): Recipient of the ‘International Global Quest Award’ at Rotary International Convention in Barcelona, Spain (2002); recipient of ‘Service above Self’ award for rendering humanitarian and selfless service in all avenues of Rotary International; was one of the proud Torch Bearers of the Olympic Torch in the Olympic Torch Relay 2004 held at New Delhi on 10 June, 2004, the event was organized by the International Olympic Association, Indian Olympic Association and the Government of NCT of Delhi

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