Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

1965-71 Member, Navapur Village Panchayat, Distt. Dhule, Maharashtra
1971-78 Chairman, Social Welfare Committee, Zila Parishad, Dhule, Maharashtra
1978-84 Vice-President, District Congress Committee (Indira) [D.C.C.(I)], Distt. Dhule, Maharashtra
1980-81 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Committee on Social Welfare
1981 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1990-91 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
1990-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1991-93 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways (two terms)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Member, Committee on Railways
1999-2001 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 8th term)
23 May 2004 Union Minister of State, Home Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (9th term)
1 June 2009 Pro-tem Speaker
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Commitee on Rural Development
7 Oct. 2009 Chairman, Committee on Ethics
17 Jun. 2013 Union Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment




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