Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Prabhu, Shri Suresh Prabhakar
Constituency   : Rajapur (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Shiv Sena (SS)
Email Address : spprabhu1[AT]rediffmail[DOT]com,

Father's Name Shri Prabhakar
Mother's Name Smt. Sumati
Date of Birth 11 Jul 1953
Place of Birth Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 05 Jul 1984
Spouse's Name Smt. Uma Prabhu
No. of Sons 1
B.Com. (Hons.),LL.B. & F.C.A.
Educated at Bombay University, Mumbai, and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
Profession Chartered Accountant
Farmer, Social Worker, Educationist
Permanent Address
B-21, Sadhana, 16th Road, Khar (W)
Mumbai - 400 052 (Maharashtra)
Fax : (022) 26485338
Present Address
59, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110 003
Telfax (011) 23383447
Constituency Address: At Post Medha, Tal Malvan, Distt. Sindhudurg
Positions Held
1995-96 Chairman, 1st Maharashtra State Finance Commission (Constitutional Post)
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Member, Joint Committee to Draft Women`s Reservation Bill
Member, Committee on Finance
May-June 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Industry
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment and Forests
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
13 Oct. 1999 - 30 Sep. 2000 Union Cabinet Minister, Chemicals and Fertilizers
30 Sep. 2000 - 8 May 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Power
9 May 2002 - 30 June 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Power with additional charge of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
1 July 2002 - 24 Aug. 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Power
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Member, Public Accounts Committee
2002-2004 Member, Committee on External Affairs
13 Dec. 2002-31 March 2004 Chairman, Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers (Cabinet Minister rank)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Finance
-- Member,Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Published various papers on a variety of subjects such as economics, sociology and taxation; Chairman, Konkan Kala Academy; and Vice-Chairman, All India Central apex body of Marathi stage contributes regularly to leading national and international publications
Social And Cultural Activities
Connected with a large number of organisations active in the field of education, art and literature, sports, adult education, rehabilitation of mentally retarded children, hospitals, theatre, drama, trade associations; Treasurer, Confederation of UNESCO; Clubs and various Parliamentary Forum
Special Interests
Co-operatives, social work, international affairs, education, economic affairs and public finance, industry, rural development, literature and fine arts and trade unions and associations
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, travelling, sports, music and drama
Sports and Clubs
Table tennis, chess, cricket, tennis and football; Member, (i) Boat Club; (ii) Khar Gymkhana; (iii) New Bombay Sports Association; (iv) MIG Sports Club; (v) India International Centre; (vi) India Habitat Centre; and (vii) Gyamkhana Club, New Delhi; Vice-Chairman, Table Tennis Federation of India
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (more than 80 countries in Asia, Pacific, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America) ; led17 delgations to different countries as Union Minister for Environment & Forests /Chemical & Fertilizers/ Power two as Chairman, Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers and six delgations as Member of Parliament
Other Information
Had his own Chartered Accountancy Firm- before joining politics in 1996; Chairman of the largest Urban Co-operative Bank in India and connected with over 150 NGOs which operate in various fields; also connected with many companies in corporate world; Chairman, (i) Indo- German Parliamentary Forum; (ii) Parliamentary Forum on Environment; (iii) Parliamentary Maritime Group and Forum Against Spurious drugs; and (iv) Co-operative Forum of Parliamentarians; Co-Chairman, Indo-Japanese Parliamentary Foum; Executive Member, Indo-UK and Indo-E.U. Parliamentary Forum; Member, Board of Directors of several companies; has been in the forefront of UNESCO movement; was in the executive committee for International Voluntary Service in Paris; associated with (i) Wild Life First, and (ii) Forum for Water; active in sports, arts, literary and music world; delivered talks and spoke on serious subjects at different fora almost all over the world and interacted with deans faculties and students of unversities in India and aborad; considered a leading Chartered Accountant; featured among the top three Indian leaders of the future in its cover story by the Hong Kong based Asia Week, September 2000; ranked 2nd best performing Minister in its report by India Today, 27 August 2001; and declared as the best MP in the Lok Sabha by Aaj Tak TV Channel in April 2004; as Minister of Environment and Forests, took more than 500 new initiatives such as preparation of National Environment Action Plan, draft Biological Diversity Act, finalisation of the Hazardous Waste Management Rules, Solid Waste Management Rules, Biomedical Waste, Management Rules, formulation of National Zoo Policy, development of bamboo resources; as Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers intiated steps to formulate long term policies in the pharma, chemicals, petrochemicals and fertilizers sectors; as Minister of Power initited reform in power distribution by encouraging its privatisation/restructuring; initiated and piloted Electricity Regulatory (Amendment) Bill, 2001, Energy Consuration Bill, 2001 and Electricity Bill 2001 in Lok Sabha; Seven year Action Plan for Rural Electrification and Special Action Plan for maintaining of Grid Discipline; as Chairman of Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers steered the Task Force towards making an action plan for completion of the feasibility studies; has provided an innovative model of development Parivartan Kendras(PKs) or Transformation Centres in the villages of his constituency; PKs aim at providing economic opportunities and sustainable livelihood to each and every villager/inhabitant of a hamlet at his place of residence and also works on the development aspects like health and environment; registered for Ph.D. with Freie University, Berlin (Germany)-(Topic:Climate change issues in relation to Energy & Environment) and with Mumbai University in Economics (State Public Finance)

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