Thirteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Buta Singh, Sardar
Constituency   : Jalore -SC (Rajasthan)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : sbs[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Sardar Bir Singh
Mother's Name Sardarni Beant Kaur
Date of Birth 21 Mar 1934
Place of Birth Vill. Mustafapur, Distt. Jalandhar (Punjab)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 24 Feb 1964
Spouse's Name Late Smt. Manjit Kaur
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
B.A. (Hons.), M.A.
Educated at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar (Punjab) and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Profession Agriculturist
Permanent Address
J/12, Shivaji Nagar,
Jalore, Rajasthan
Present Address
9, Lodhi Estate
New Delhi - 110003
(011) 24699797
Positions Held
1962 Elected to 3rd Lok Sabha
1966-68 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1967 Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1971 Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Chairman, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1973-74 Convenor, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)], Harijan Cell
1974-76 Union Deputy Minister, Railways
1976-77 Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
1978-80 General-Secretary, A.I.C.C. (I)
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1980-82 Union Minister of State, Shipping and Transport
1982 Union Minister of State, Supply and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge)
1982-83 Union Minister of State, Supply and Sports (Independent Charge)
1983-84 Union Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Works and Housing
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1984-85 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture and Rural Development
1985-86 Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture
1986-89 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1994-95 Chairman, Committee on Defence
1995-96 Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (7th term)
March-April 1998 Union Cabinet Minister, Communications
1998-99 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Committee on Finance
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (8th term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Committee on Communications
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
2000-2001 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Books Published
Punjabi Speaking State (a critical analysis) and a collection of articles on Punjabi literature and Sikh history
Special Interests
Service of the socially and economically depressed people, National Integration and Religious Studies
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, writing articles on Harijan problems, and working for the upliftment of agricultural labour
Sports and Clubs
Swimming, shooting, hiking; Vice-President, Asian Amateur Athletics Association, 1979; President, Amateur Athletics Federation of India, 1976-84 and its Life President since 1984; Chairman and Chief Coordinator, Special Organising Committee, IX Asian Games, 1982
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Member, (i) Indian Delegation to the World Food Congress, the Hague, 1969; and (ii) Indian Delegation to the United Nations, 1972-73
Other Information
Associated with Shiromani Akali Dal, 1962; President, (i) All India Confederation of Farmers’ Association, Punjab 1969-70; (ii) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar All India Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi; and (iii) Bharat Ekta Andolan, 1991; Chairman, World Centre for the Unity of Man, 1991; Organising-Secretary, Rural Labour Federation, 1974; and Convenor, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Centenary Celebrations Committee constituted under the auspices of Indian Parliamentary Group by the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, 1991; Member, (i) National Small Savings Committee, 1973-74; (ii) Senate, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1974-80; and (iii) Senate, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

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