Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Singh, Smt. Kanti
Constituency   : Arrah (Bihar)
Party Name     : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

 
Father's Name Shri Ram Sunder Singh
Mother's Name Smt. Kavitri Devi
Date of Birth 08 Mar 1957
Place of Birth Pachhahar, Distt. Rohtas (Bihar)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 29 May 1972
Spouse's Name Shri Keshaw Prasad Singh
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educational
Qualifications
M.A.
Educated at Magadh University, Bihar
Profession Social Worker
Artist
Permanent Address
Mohanpur, Punaichak, P.O. Shastri Nagar,
Distt. Patna - 800 023 (Bihar)
Tels. (0612)2282957, 2284504
Present Address
8, Tughlak Lane
New Delhi-110 011
Tels.(011) 23017807, 23018094 (R), 23062294, 23061251 (O)
Fax: (011) 23019807, 23018094 (R), 23061150 (O)
Positions Held
1991-97 General Secretary, Janata Dal, Bihar
1992-95 Member, District Consumer Forum
1995-96 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
Member, Estimates Committee, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
June 1996 Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development
1996-97 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Coal
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Commerce
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Member, Committee on Women Empowerment
Member, Committee on Official Language
2000 -2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
Member, Committee on Information Technology
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
23 May 2004 - 28 Jan. 2006 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development
29 Jan. 2006-onwards Union Minister of State, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises


 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Being keenly interested in literry articles and artistic values, popularised them by acting and advocating various measurs promoting them through Radio Programmes and partcipation as film Artist
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Organiser, Mahila Vikas Manch, Bihar on socio-educational front and remained actively involved in social and educational activites, social ceremonial functions even in teh remote corners of the rural a reas; working for the upliftment of rural poor, downtrodden, women and children suffering from mainutrition and fatal diseases
 
Special Interests
Works for creating political as well as social awareness by particulary educating people belonging to down/trodden, and dalit classes of society and also securing social justice for them, especially for women and children
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Singing folk songs of social and patriotic nature; always likes the melodious songs; reading books on natonal, political, social and cultural issues
 
 
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; (i) vistited Poland in 1996 for discussion regarding importing the latest technology in Coal mines; (ii) visited China (Hong Kong, Singapore) in 1997 for discussion with regard to importing the technology for improving Coal mines in India; (iii) visited Thailand (Bangkok) and attended UNESCAP high level Inter Governmental meeting to review the regional implementation of the Beijing platform for action and its regional and global outcome; (iv) visited USA and attended 49th Commission on status of women at New York; also attended 23rd special session of theGeneral Assembly on current challenges and forward looking strateglies for the advanacement and empowerment of women and girls; and visited Pakistan and led India delegation to Islamabad to participate in the 5th South Asian Regional Ministerial Conference celebrating "Beijing + 10" and discussed the issues which are of immense value and importance and for better relation with our neighbouring country, Pakistan
 
Other Information
Adopted farfetched profit earning measures as Minister of State, Coal, and earned profit to the tune of about 1200 crore for the Ministry; implemented a Pension scheme for the first time, for the welfare of the employees which increased productivity in companies like BCCL, ECL, CCL; lauched Jharia reconstruction and Rehabilitation Programme to save millions of tonnes of Coking Coal; oversaw big projects in NCL, CCL, ECL, MCL and WCL which started production of Coal to meet the the requirments of the country and also to achieve its exporting capacity; rehaillitated land awarded them well being measurs like jobs, houses, compensation at increased rates, etc., thereby improving industrial relations; introduced technologies of Coal producing countries to avoid basket loading in Coal mines of India; as Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development; (i) associated with the Mission Statement, "Budgetng for Gender Equity" to guide all public expenditure and Policies; (ii) the National Commission for Protection of the Child Rights, Protection from Domestic Violence Bill, Amendment in the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act 1987; and also with ITPA, Relief & Rehabilitation measurs to the sufferers of Tsunami Tidal waves: and (iii) a portal of NRCW inaugurated on the 8 March, 2005 which creates a base for data generation, information and dissemination on contemporary gender issues


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