Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Atwal, Shri Charnjit Singh
Constituency   : Phillaur -SC (Punjab)
Party Name     : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
Email Address : atwal[DOT]cs[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in,

Father's Name Sardar Sohan Singh Atwal
Mother's Name Late Smt. Shiv Devi
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1937
Place of Birth Chak No. 251, District. Montgomery, Sahiwal (now in Pakistan)
Marital Status MARRIED
Date of Marriage 12 Feb 1968
Spouse's Name Smt. Inderjit Kaur
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 3
B.A., LL.B.
Educated at G.G.N. Khalsa College, Ludhiana and Panjab University, Chandigarh
Profession Advocate
Permanent Address
484-A, Model Town Extension,
Ludhiana - 141 001 (Punjab)
Tels. (0091-161)2463199, 2461014
Present Address
(i) 1, Sunehri Bagh Road,
New Delhi-110 001
Tels. (011) 23792050, 23034976 (R)
Fax: (011) 23010050 (R), 23017455 (O)
(ii) 1, Parliament House,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23012832, 23034675, 23034694
Fax: (011) 23017455
Positions Held
1977 Member, Punjab Legislative Assembly
1985 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
Deputy Leader, Shiromani Akali Dal, Parliamentary Group
Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
March 1997-2002 Speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
9 June 2004 onwards Depty Speaker, Lok Sabha
Chairman, Library Committee
Chairman, Committee on Provision of Computers for MPs, Offices of Political Parties in Lok Sabha and Officers of Lok Sabha Sectretariat
Member, General Purposes Committee
Chairman, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions
Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Children
Chairman, Joint Committee on Security in Parliament Complex
General Secretary, Constitutional Club
Chairman, Committee of Presiding Officers to Ensure Executive Accountability to the Legislature
Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Youth
Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Harvesting
Chairman, Committee of Presiding Officers to look into all aspects of the Office of the Presiding Officer
Vice-President, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health

Social And Cultural Activities
Enabling women, children and disabled persons to participate in the development ; working for upliftment of the poor especially scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes and financially weaker sections of the society
Special Interests
Reading books on Law and Religion
Sports and Clubs
Badminton; Founder, Chan Dramatic Club, Ludhiana
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Participated in (i) World Punjabi Conference, Chicago, USA, May 1997; (ii) 9th Seminar, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Ghana, 1997; (iii) 43rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Mauritius, September 1997; (iv) 44th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Newzealand, October 1998; (v) 45th Commonwealth Parlilamentary Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, September 1999; (vi) 46th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, London and Edinburgh, UK, September 2000; and (vii) 47th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Australia, September 2001; also participated in Executive Committee meeting of Commonwalth Parliamentary Association, Barbados, West Indies; attended as a representative of Punjab, the Religious and Spiritual World Peace Summit at New York, USA organised by the UN; (viii) participated in the Executive Committee meeting of 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Canada, September-October 2004; (ix) participated in the 112th IPU in Manila and was elected Vice-President of the 112th IPU National Assembly; (x) as Leader of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation visited Belarus from 22nd to 28th May, 2005 via Viana, Hungary and Bratislava; (xi) participated in the Second World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments, New York in September 2005; (xii) As leader of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation attended 4th Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians, Colombo from 29th March to 2nd April, 2006; (xiii) As leader of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation, attended the 114th Assembly of IPU in Nairobi, Kenya en-route Qatar and Dubai from 5th to 15th May, 2006; (xiv) As leader of Indian Parliamentary Delegation attended the 18th Annual CPA Seminar in Turks and Caicos Island from 28th May to 3rd June 2006 via Germany and U.K.; (xv) As leader of Indian Parliamentary Delegation attended 116th Assembly of the IPU held in Indonesia in 2007; (xvi) Attended the Regional Seminar on "Developing a Protective Environment for South Asian Children" organised by the IPU-UNICEF, held in Pakistan in 2007; (xvii) Attended the 53rd CPA Conference, New Delhi, 2007; (xviii) Attended the 117th Assembly of the IPU held in Geneva in 2007 ; (xix) Attended the 118th Assembly of IPU held in Cape Town, South Africa, 2008
Other Information
Elected unanimously as Regional Representative for Asia region, Executive Committee Chairman, Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Foundation (International); President, Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Yadgar Society; Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, at Trinidad & Tabago, September 1991; Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London, UK, September 2001; Member, Sub-committee, International Programme Planning, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; participated in Second Indian and Asia Regions Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, New Delhi, December, 2005; participated in all India Presiding Officers Conference, Himachal Pradesh (Shimla), New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad), Punjab (Chandigarh), West Bengal (Kolkata) and Chhattisgarh (Raipur), currently member, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation; Ex-Member, Advisory Board, Industry Department, Punjab, Distt. Planning Board Ludhiana; Legal Advisor, Punjab Pradesh Valmiki Sabha; Advisor, Gujranwala Educational Council running many colleges and schools; Chairman, Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Foundation (International); President, Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Yadgar Society; associated with various associations like those on World Peace, Forests and Environment Employment Opportunities and Economic Self-reliance in Rural areas; Life Patron International Punjabi Chamber of Commerce, Toronto, Canada; Chief Patron, Institute of Tourism and Future Management; initiated passport collection under the aegis of the British Embassy in Jalandhar, Canadian Consulate and British Library in Chandigarh; also initiated setting up of International Airport in Amritsar; got the Bill Protecting NRI property in Punjab passed; associated with the construction of Rahon-Machiwara Bridge over Satluj River, participated in Punjabi Suba Agitation and jailed during emergency, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal for Ludhiana (Urban) for 15 years; worked with leaders like Master Tara Singh Sant Fateh Singh, Giani Bhupinder Singh, Jathedar Mohan Singh Tur, Sant Harcharan Singh Longowal, Jagdev Singh Talwandi and Sardar Prakash Singh Badal

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