Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Venkatswamy, Shri G.
Constituency   : Peddapalle -SC (Andhra Pradesh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

 
Father's Name Late Shri Mallaiah
Mother's Name Smt. Pentamma
Date of Birth 05 Oct 1929
Place of Birth Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 01 Nov 1944
Spouse's Name Smt. Kalavati
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 3
Educational
Qualifications
Matriculate
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker, Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
3-6-22-23 Sarvasukhi Colony, West Marredpally,
Secunderabad-500 003 (Andhra Pradesh)
(040)27805596,27802225
Fax: (040) 27813837
Present Address
7 B, Janpath,
New Delhi 110 001
Tels. (011) 23792682, 23795058, 9868180596 (M)
Fax. (011) 23795044
Positions Held
1957- 62 and 1978-84 Member, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1978 - 1982 Cabinet Minister
1961 - 1964 President, INTUC, Andhra Pradesh
1967 Elected to 4th Lok Sabha
1969 - 71 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1971 Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Feb. 1973 - Nov. 1973 Union Deputy Minister, Labour and Rehabilitation
Nov. 1973-March 1977 Union Deputy Minister, Supply and Rehabilitation
1977 Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1978 - 1982 Cabinet Minister, Labour and Civil Supply, Andhra Pradesh
1982 - 1984 President, P.C.C.(I.), Andhra Pradesh
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1990 - 1991 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (5th term)
21June1991-17Jan.1993 Union Minister of State, Rural Development
18Jan.1993-10 Feb.1995 Union Minister of State, Textiles (Independent Charge)
10 Feb.1995-15 Sep.1995 Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles
15 Sep.1995-10 May1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour
20 Feb. 1996-16 May1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Textiles
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (6th term)
2002-2004 President, A.I.C.C. (SC&ST)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (7th term)
Deputy Leader Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Energy
Member, Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders, Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex
Member, Committee on Ethics
Member, Cosultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Energy


 
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Founded, (i) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Graduate Centre, (ii) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Degree College, (iii) Law College, (iv) Junior College, (v) High School ; General Secretary, National Huts Union, Hyderabad; provided permanent accommodation for 75,000 hut dwellers; Founder President, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Education Society which was later converted into Public Education Trust and inagurated by the then President of India Shri V.V. Giri in 1973; under this society 9 Colleges are running without taking donations
 
Special Interests
Education, labour welfare, rural development, textiles, import & export, child labour eradication and upliftment of weaker sections
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Cricket, gardening, reading
 
Sports and Clubs
Member, Secunderabad Club, Fateh Maidan Club, Hyderabad, Race Club, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and Secunderabad Golf Club
 
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Indian delegate to International Labour Organisation Conference at Geneva in 1958 and 1959; Leader, Govt. Delegation to Japan, 1978; Chairman, high power delegation to friends of Soviet Union, 1980; visited United States of America
 
Other Information
Joined the Co-operative movement in 1952 and organised 50 labour Co-operative Societies in the country; participated in the Hyderabad liberation struggle; was instrumental in setting up public distribution systems at village level in Andhra Pradesh


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