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Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Name Ram Vilas Paswan
Father's Name Late Shri Jamun Paswan
Mother's Name Late Shrimati Siya Devi
Date of Birth 5th July 1946
Place of Birth Shaharbanni, Distt. Khagaria (Bihar)
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Shrimati Reena Paswan
Children One son and three daughters
Educational Qualification M.A., LL.B., D.Litt (Honoris Causa) conferred by Bundelkhand University,
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) Educated at Kosi College, Khagaria and
Patna University, Patna (Bihar)
Permanent Address Vill. and P.O.- Shaharbanni, Mantri Tola Bellahi
Dist.-Khagaria-851 204 (Bihar)
Tel. - {0612} 2540566
Present Address 12, Jan Path, New Delhi-110011

Positions Held

1969 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1977-79 Member, Sixth Lok Sabha (Name recorded in Guninees Book of World Records in 1977 for winning elections to the Sixth Lok Sabha from Hajipur by highest margin of4,24,545 votes.
1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha (2nd term) Leader of Lok Dal (K), Lok Sabha
1989-91 Member, Ninth Lok Sabha (3rd term) Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Welfare
1991-96 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha (4th term) Member, Business Advisory Committee Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1996-98 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha (5th term) Leader of the House, Lok Sabha (during the tenure of both the PM’s) Union Cabinet Minister, Railways Minister, Parliamentary Affairs
1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (6th term) Leader, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs
1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (7th term) Union Cabinet Minister, Communications Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines
2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha (8th term) Union Cabinet Minister, Chemicals and Fertilizers; Steel
July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of HRD
16 May 2014 Re-elected in 16th Lok Sabha (9th term)
27 May 2014 to 30 May, 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Consumer Affair, Food & Public Distribution
30 May, 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Consumer Affair, Food & Public Distribution
Sports, Clubs, Favourite
Pastime and Recreation
Countries Visited Widely travelled
Other Information Founder & President:
Lok Jan Shakti Party
Since 28th November, 2000

International Dalit and Minority Front

Chief Editor,
Nyaya Chakra since 1989

Vichar Shakti, since 2002

Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party, Bihar, 1970;

General Secretary,
  1. Lok Dal, Bihar, 1974 and
  2. National General Secretary Lok Dal,1985-86

Founder President,
Dalit Sena since -1983

National General Secretary,
  1. Janata Party, 1987-88 and
  2. Janata Dal, 1988-90;

National Front, 1988-90;

  1. Welfare Committee,1977-78,
  2. DDA Advisory Council, 1980-85,
  3. Parliamentary Committee on Official Language,1980-85 and 1989-95,
  4. AIIMS Advisory Committee, 1991-96, and
  5. Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998-99;
  6. National Dalit and Minority Front
  7. Chairman, International Dalit and Minorities Forum, 1994