Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Bhakta, Shri Manoranjan
Constituency   : Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Late Shri A.C. Bhakta
Date of Birth 10 Apr 1939
Place of Birth Charmunshi, Distt. Barisal (East Bengal now Bangladesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 19 Feb 1965
Spouse's Name Smt. Shanti Bhakta
No.of Daughters 2
M.A., LL.B.
Educated at West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, Calcutta and
Calcutta University, Calcutta
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker, Advocate, Journalist
Permanent Address
Vill and P.O. Ramkrishna Gram, Diglipur,
North Andamans -744 202
(Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
(03192) 272322
Present Address
Bangalow No. 2, South Avenue Lane,
New Delhi-110 011
Tels. (011) 23795022, 23018857
Fax. (011) 23795020
Positions Held
1961-71 Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Diglipur, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1963-79 General Secretary, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.), Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Petitions
1978-79 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping & Transport
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1980-81 Member, Committee on Government Assurances
1980-82 Member, Committee on Estimates
1981-89 Ex-Officio Member, Andaman & Nicobar Pradesh Council
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1984-86 Member, Committee on Estimates
1985 onwards Member, All India Congress Committee (I)
1986-89 Joint Secretary, A. I.C. C. (I)
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1990-91 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1991-93 Chairman, Committee on Estimates
Chairman, Training, Indian National Congress (I.N.C.)
1993-96 Member, Committee on Industries
1994-96 Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party
1995-96 Member, House Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Transport & Tourism
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1996-97 Chairman, Railway Convention Committee
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (7th term)
Deputy Chief Whip, Congress (I), Lok Sabha
1998-99 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Committee on Tansport & Tourism
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Parliamentary Pay Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Island Development Committee
Member, Committee on Budget of Lok Sabha
2001 President, Andaman & Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee (I), Port Blair
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on Agriculture
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Ethics
Deputy Chief Whip, Congress (I), Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Integrated Relief and Rehabilitation Command, Andman and Nicobar Islands
Member, Committee on Island Development Authority
5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Agriculture

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Associated with (i) Dwip Bani - a Bengali fortnightly, and (ii) Dwip Katha - a Hindi fortnightly; Editor, Press Club, Port Blair
Social And Cultural Activities
Struggled to organise the rural masses in most backward regions and fought for better civic amenities and well being of the downtrodden people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands since youth time; Organised Mahila Mandals, Youth Clubs, Trade Unions and other social and cultural organisations; Committed fighter to establish a caste-free society ; sincerely pursued a dogged struggle to establish a caste-free and secular society
Special Interests
Rural development, national unity and integrity; committed to secular and fundamental principles of the Indian National Congress and remained with the Party from the very beginning; keen interest in the subject of shipping and transport
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, travelling and fishing
Sports and Clubs
Organised a number of sports clubs and promoting various sports in Andaman and Nicobar Islands; President, Andaman and Nicobar Football Association; Member, Governing Body, Nehru Yuvak Kendra
Countries Visited
France, Germany, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, North Korea, Singapore, U.K., U.S.A., U.S.S.R. and Vietnam; Member, (i) Indian Parliamentary Delegation, Croatia, U.K. and Morocco; (ii) Law delegation, Vietnam; and (iii) Indian Delegation, United Nations, 1994
Other Information
Member, (i) State Planning Committee, 1961-65, (ii) Island Development Authority, (iii) Chief Commissioner`s, Home Ministers`s Advisory Commitee, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 1964-66, and (iv) Congress Parliamentary Party

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