Fifteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Sinha, Shri Yashwant
Constituency   : Hazaribagh (Jharkhand)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Email Address : (i) ysinha[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
(ii) ysinha2005[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Late Bipin Bihari Saran
Mother's Name Late Dhana Devi
Date of Birth 06 Nov 1937
Place of Birth Patna (Bihar)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 17 Feb 1961
Spouse's Name Smt. Nilima Sinha
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Patna University,Bihar
Profession Civil Servant
Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
Rishabh Vatika via College More,
Vill. Rajgoda, P.O. Morangi,
Thana - Mufassil, Demotand,
Distt. Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Tel. (06546) 233418
Present Address
6, Kushak Road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23794197, 9868181937, 9013180414 (M)
Fax. (011) 23794181
Positions Held
1984 Joined Janata Party
1986-88 General Secretary, Janata Party
1988 Member, Rajya Sabha
1989 Member, Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha
1990 Joined Janata Dal (Samajwadi) after split in Janata Dal
1990-91 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1995-1996 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1995-1996 Member, Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998 - 1999 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
Member, Parliamentary Pay Committee
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1 Jul. 2002 - 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
Sep. 2004-2009 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex, Rajya Sabha
Oct. 2004-2009 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Jun. 2006 Member, Press Council of India
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
31 Aug. 2009 - 5 May 2010 Chairman, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1 May 2010 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
7 May 2010 Chairman, Committee on Finance

Special Interests
Public administration, external and economic affairs
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, travelling, listening to music and watching films
Sports and Clubs
Member,(i) Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; (ii) Bankipur Club, Patna, President- All India Tennis Association
Countries Visited
Widely visited
Other Information
Lecturer, Political Science, Patna University, 1958-60; joined I.A.S. in 1960; Deputy Commissioner, Santhal Paraganas; Chairman, (i) D.T.C., Delhi and (ii) Drafting Committee of the UNCTAD Conference on Shipping in Geneva; Consul-General of India, Frankfurt, West Germany; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Bihar; Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Shipping and Transport; and sought premature voluntary retirement from I.A.S. in 1984 to join politics

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