Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Thambi Durai, Dr. M.
Constituency   : Karur (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK)

Father's Name Shri Munisamy Gounder
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1947
Place of Birth Chinthagampalli, Distt. Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 21 Nov 1986
Spouse's Name Dr. (Smt.) Banumathi Thambi Durai
No.of Daughters 2
M.A., M.Phil., M.Litt., Ph.D. (Economics)
Educated at Madras Christian College, Madras University, Chennai,Tamil Nadu
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker
Permanent Address
21-D, Kumarasamy Apartments,
Ramanujam Nagar, Kovai Road,
Karur-639001, Tamil Nadu
Present Address
25, Tuglak Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. : (011) 23794629, 23795168 (R)
(011) 23034675, 23034694 (O)
Positions Held
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1985-89 Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha
Chairman, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions
Chairman, Library Committee
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Panel of Chairmen
1990-91 Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Consultative Committee, Departments of Atomic Energy, Space, Electronics, Ocean Development and Ministry of Science and Technology
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Mar. 1998- Apr. 1999 Union Cabinet Minister, Law, Justice and Company Affairs, and Ministry of Surface Transport (Additional charge)
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Leader, All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Parliamentary Party
Jun. 2009 Member, Panel of Chairmen
6 Aug. 2009 to 30 Apr. 2014 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
23 Sep. 2009 Member, Committee on Government Assurances
Special Invitee, Business Advisory Committee
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)
13 Aug. 2014 onwards Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Special Invitee, Business Advisory Committee
15 Sep. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions
Chairperson, Budget Committee, Lok Sabha
Chairperson, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
8 Oct. 2014 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex
29 Jan. 2015 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Social service
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (11 countries); Leader, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Mauritius, 1987; and Deputy Leader, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Canada; Attended the CPA Workshop on the `Role of Parliamentarians and Constituency Development Funds` (CDF), London, United Kingdom, 2-5 September, 2015; The 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva (Switzerland), 24 - 28 March 2018; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Meeting on Benchmarks for Democratic Legislatures in Wilton Park, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 18 - 20 June 2018; The 139th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva (Switzerland), 14 - 18 Oct. 2018
Other Information
General-Secretary, Madras University Research Scholar`s Association, 1975-78; formerly Lecturer, Management, College of Engineering, Anna University, Madras; Member, (i) Indian Economic Association; and (ii) All India Council for Technical Education, 1990; Student-Secretary, World University Service (WUS), Chennai, 1976-80; and Treasurer, Indian National Committee, World University Service (WUS), Chennai,1982-85

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