Sixteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Rio, Shri Neiphiu
Constituency   : Nagaland (Nagaland)
Party Name     : Naga Peoples Front(NPF)
Email Address : neiphiu[DOT]rio[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Shri Guolhoulie Rio
Mother's Name Smt. Kevilhou Rio
Date of Birth 11 Nov 1950
Place of Birth Tuophema, Distt. Kohima (Nagaland)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 23 Aug 1975
Spouse's Name Smt. Kaisa Rio
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 5
Educated at Kohima College
Profession Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
Vill. Tuophema Basa,
Distt. Kohima-797001,
Mob : 09436608444
Present Address
5, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane,
New Delhi-110001
Mob : 9013869302, 09911222977
Fax : (011) 23794240
Positions Held
1989 - 2014 Member, Nagaland Legislative Assembly
1989 - 1990 Minister of State, Govt. of Nagaland
1990-1990, 1993-1998 & 1998-2002 Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Nagaland
2003-2008, 2008-2013 & 2013-May 2014 Chief Minister, Govt. of Nagaland
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
14 Aug. 2014 - 22 Feb. 2018 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1 Sept. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2016 Member, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel
Sept. 2014 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
1 Sept. 2016 - 22 Feb. 2018 Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture
22 Feb. 2018 Resigned

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
(i) Delivered lecture at the India Habitat Centre
(ii) Delivered lecture at the Queens University Belfast, U.K.
(iii) Delivered lecture at the 9th World Human Rights Congress and Human Rights Day at India International Centre, New Delhi in 2007.
(iv) Delivered lecture at the International Conference on Myanmar, Bridging South & South East Asia at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi in 2012.
Social And Cultural Activities
(i) Vice President of the Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland Branch
(ii) Recipient of the The Mother Teresa Millennium Award, 2007 as a renowned Social Worker and Politician.
Special Interests
(i) Is keen in the area of ‘Green Goals’ like environment protection and safeguarding of bio-diversity.
(ii) Promotes youth empowerment, music, culture and sports.
(iii) Supporter of creative fields especially the arts.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Sports, Reading, Gardening, Music and Travelling
Sports and Clubs
(i) Keen sportsman and regularly plays badminton, tennis etc.
(ii) President of Nagaland Olympic Association, Archery and Cricket Association.
(iii) Witnessed the Olympic Games, two FIFA World Cups and Commonwealth Games.
Countries Visited
Australia, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece ,Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Scotland, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, U.A.E. and U.S.A.
Other Information
Survived assassination attempt on life when armed persons ambushed his motorcade at Dimapur in Nagaland on 30th May 1995. He was then serving as PWD Minister of Nagaland. His driver was killed in the ambush and several of his armed body guards were injured.

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