Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Jogi, Shri Ajit
Constituency   : Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Shri Kashi Prakash Jogi
Date of Birth 29 Apr 1946
Place of Birth Jogi Dongari, Pendra Road, Distt. Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 08 Oct 1975
Spouse's Name Dr. Renu Jogi
No. of Sons 1
B.E. (Mech.), LL.B., M.I.E.
Educated at Maulana Azad College of Techonology, Bhopal, Vikram University, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (Delhi)
Profession Teacher
Educationist, Civil Servant, Social Worker
Permanent Address
Anugrah, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Present Address
3, Motilal Nehru Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Tel. (011) 23795046
Positions Held
1986-87 Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1986-98 Member, Rajya Sabha (two terms)
1987-89 General- Seceretary, Pradesh Congress Committee, Madhya Pradesh
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on Industries
Member, Committee on Railways
Chairman, State SC and ST Commission (Madhya Pradesh)
1989 Central Observer, Congress Party for elections to Lok Sabha from constituencies in Manipur State
1995 Central Observer, Congress Party Sikkim Assembly Elections
1995-96 Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology, and Environment and Forests
1996 Member, Core Group, A. I.C .C. Parliamentary Elections (Lok Sabha)
1996-99 Executive Committee Member, Congress Party in Parliament
1997 Observer, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Elections
Member, A.I.C.C.
Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Committee on Rural and Urban Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal
Member, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Consultative Committee Ministry of Energy
Convenor, Sub-Commmittee on Indirect Taxes
Member, Panel of Vice-Chairperson, Rajya Sabha
1997-99 Chief Spokesman, Congress Parliamentary Party
1997-2000 Chief Spokeman, AICC
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
October 2000 Chairman, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes Department, AICC
1998-99 Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development and its Sub-Committee-II on Medical Education
Member, Committee on Coal
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Coal
1998-2000 Working President, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee in charge of Chhattisgarh
Chairman, Central Election Committee Arunachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Election
1998-2000 Secretary, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes Department, AICC
2000-01 President (Acting) Chhattisgarh Pradesh, Congress Committee
2000-03 First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Member, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Permanent Invitee, Congress Working Committee (CWC)
Member, AICC Task Force on Naxalite Violence
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
5 August 2006 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs
December 2008 Ceased w.e.f. 26 December, 2008

Books Published
(i) The Role of District Collector; (ii) Administration of Peripheral Areas; (iii) Phoolkunwar (collection of short stories); (iv) Drishtikon; (v) Sadi ke is mod par (an anthology of weekly columns written at the fin de siecle); and (vi) Mor madar ke thaap - a compilation of poems (Rajkamal Publication)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed several articles on Public Administration and stories and poems in Hindi and English to Hindustan Times, Times of India, Economic Times; Saptahik Hindustan; Jansatta and Dharmayug and also wrote a regular weekly column for Dainik Bhaskar - a daily in Hindi 1995-97; a Gold Medalist in B.E. from Vikram University
Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with the welfare of the weaker sections of the society, especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, minorities and backward classes, physically challenged and leprosy patients; organisation of cooperatives to end exploitation; environmental protection; tribal and folk art and culture of India; youth welfare, education and employment; in recognition of his services, rendered as a social activist, villages, irrigation tanks, roads and urban localities in Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur, Indore and in almost all parts of Chhattisgarh have been named after him; undertook all round development of Chhattisgarh as Chief Minister
Special Interests
Welfare of tribals, minorities and other weaker sections of society; science and technology, infrastructure development and reforming parliamentary system
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, writing, hunting (now banned) and occult sciences
Sports and Clubs
Horse riding, gliding, swimming, yoga and trekking; Member, (i) India International Centre, New Delhi; (ii) India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; (iii) The Residency Club, Indore; President, (i) Madhya Pradesh Badminton Association, 1971-73; (ii) Madhya Pradesh Boat and Gliding Club, 1981-84; (iii) J.F. Cricket Club, Indore, 1987-90; (iv) Chhattisgarh Olympic Association, 2002-04; (v) Cricket Club of Chhattisgarh, 2000-03; and (vi) Chhattisgarh Tennis Association, 2001-03; Vice-President, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Federation, 1975-77; Patron, Chhattisgarh Club, Raipur, 2000-03
Countries Visited
Widely travelled all over the world as member and leader of numerous parliamentary and state government delegation including Indian Delegation to the United Nations for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, New York, 1995; (ii) Indian Delegation to the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996; (iii) Indian Delegation to 98th I.P.U. Conference, to the (23 countries); Member, (i) Indian Delegation to the United Nations for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, New York, 1996; (ii) Indian Delegation to the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996; (iii) Indian Delegation to 98th I.P.U. Conference, Cairo, 1997; As Chief Minister, led delegations to Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, U.K., U.S.A., etc.
Other Information
Conferred " Most Outstanding Man" of the State Award by Giants` International, 1984 ; Lecturer, Government Engineering College, Raipur, 1967-68; President, (i) Maulana Azad College of Technology Students` Union, Bhopal, 1967; and (ii) Mess Committee, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, 1970-71; Chairman, Minor Forest Produce Corporation , Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1987-89; Member, Governing Bodies, (i) Council of Indian Institute of Technology, (ii) Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow; (iii) Education Consultancy of India Limited; (iv) Lawrence Schools, Sanwar and Lovedale; (v) St. Stephen`s Hospital, Delhi and (vi) Christian Medical College, Ludhiana; Member, (i) Indian Police Service (Officer), Madhya Pradesh, 1968-70; (ii) Indian Administration Service (Collector and District Magistrate, Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh, 1970-86; (ii) Indo-US Sub-Commission on Education and Culture, 1992-94; (iv) Panchayati Raj Implementation Committee of A.I.C.C. ; and (v) Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998-99; (vi) Chaired the AICC Draft Committee on the white paper on Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes, 1999; (vii) Advisory Body, Delhi University (1998-99); (viii) National Development Council (NDC), 2000-03; Chief Patron, Chhattisgarhiya in North America `CHANA` Undertook Padyatra, (i) covering 1500 kms in eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awarness and mobilise support for the Congress Party, 1989; (ii) covering 185 kms. from Mayanpur to Deobhag in the Diomand belt of Raipur District in January 1997 to spread awarness among the tribals against the entry of M.N.Cs in Diamond-Mining Sector; (iii) as Chairman of the All Party Forum for the creation of Chhattisgarh State, undertook a 1800 km. Jatra from Ma Danteswari Temple in Dantewada to Mahamaya Temple im Ambikapur to spread awarnesss for separate statehood for Chhattisgarhl, 1999; holding All India record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate for over 12 years at Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh, 1974-86; Led a Vikas Yatra all over Chhattisgarh, 2003 participated at the inauguration of the re-enactment of the Dandi March on ist 75th Anniversary at Sabarmati Ashram, 2005; AICC-in-charge of Lok Sabha compaign in the North East, 2004

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