7th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

PAHADIA, SHRI JAGANNATH, M.A., LL.B.  [Congress (I)óRajasthan, Bayana (Res. Sch. Castes), 1980]  s. of Shri Nathilalji; b. at. Bhusawar Village, Bharatpur District, January 15, 1932; ed. at Agarwal College, Agra. M.S.J. College, Bharatpur, Maharaja's College, Jaipur, Rajasthan University Law College, Jaipur and T. N. B. Law College, Bhagalpur: m. Shrimati Shanti Devi, March, 1950; 2 s. and 5 d.; Agriculturist Political and Social Worker; was Deputy Minister, Finance 1967-69; Deputy Minister, Food & Agriculture, 1970-71; Deputy Minister, Supply, 1971; Deputy Minister, Food and Agriculture, 1971-73, Deputy Minister, Communications 1973-76 and Deputy Minister, Labour, 1976-77 in the Union Government; presently Union Minister of State for Finance: Member, All India Congress Committee; Secretary and President, District Students' Congress, Bharatpur: Convener, Rajasthan Youth Congress; Provincial Returning Officer, Rajasthan P.C.C.; Member, (i) All India Backward Classes Association, (ii) All India Prohibition Council, (iii) All India Co-operative Training Committee and Panchayat Raj, (iv) All India Backward Classes Welfare Board, and (v) Rajasthan Khadi Board; Secretary, (i) Arya Vir Dal, Bhusawar, (ii) All India Bharat Yuvak Samaj, and (iii) All India Rural Labour Union; President, All India Anuvrat Vidyarthi Parishad; Adviser, National Council of University Students' Union; Treasurer, Rajasthan Depressed Classes League; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62; elected to Rajya Sabha, March, 1965: re-elected in March, 1966; Member, Executive Committee of the Congress party in Parliament; Secretary, Congress Party in Parliament, 1967-68: Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70 and (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77; was also Member, National Railway Users' Consultative Committee.  

Social activities:  Took part in Students' movements; organised night schools for children and adults; worked among the Harijans, tribals and other socially backward people for their uplift; helped Community Development Blocks in their developmental activities, particularly in the fields of agriculture, cottage industries, Panchayati Raj, Cooperatives and family planning; also worked for prohibition and in the movements against purdah and prostitution.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading, walking, games, light music and discussions on current topics.  

Special interests:  Uplift of backward classes and rural uplift. 

Publications:  was Editor, 'Adhikar' (a weekly published From Bharatpur).  

Travels abroad:  USSR, Czechoslovakia, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, UAR, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, UK, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and Yugoslavia.  

Permanent address:  Bhusawar, Village and P.O., Bharatpur District,. Rajasthan.