Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Baxla, Shri Joachim
Constituency   : Alipurduars -ST (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)

Father's Name Late Shri John Arther Baxla
Mother's Name Late Smt. Mary Asrita Baxla
Date of Birth 16 Jan 1955
Place of Birth Bhatkawa Tea Garden, Distt. Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 03 Jan 1982
Spouse's Name Smt. Maloti Baxla
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at St. Xaviers College, Kolkata (West Bengal)
Profession Social Worker
Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
New Subhash Pally, P.O. Hamiltonganj,
Distt. Jalpaiguri - 735 101 (West Bengal)
Present Address
22, Mahadev Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23359422, 9868180065 (M)
Positions Held
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Committee on Communications
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions
Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term) Member ,Committee on Labour
Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
Member,Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation & Management
1 April, 2009 Resigned on 1 April, 2009

Social And Cultural Activities
Taking keen interest in promoting social and cultural activities; making efforts for preservation of tribal culture in original form
Special Interests
Actively pursuing welfare programmes pertaining to the upliftment of the backward communities with special attention to the people of tea gardens,forest villages etc.; patronising groups and cultural societies; taking keen interest in all developmental, health and education related programmes through Government and NGOs
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, visiting villages, listening to music and watching sports events on television
Sports and Clubs
Cricket , football, hockey and badminton
Other Information
National President, RYF, youth wing of RSP; Vice-President of Dooars Cha Bagan Workers` Union, affiliated to UTUC

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