MEHTA, SHRI PRASANNBHAI , Janata, (Gujarató Bhavnagaró1977): s. of Shri Manilal; b. at Bhavnagar, February 6, 1923; passed special course conducted by the Government of Saurashtra in Labour Laws & Labour Welfare, 1948; m. Smt. Jayantika, April 20, 1950, 2 s.; Social Worker; previously associated with Congress and Congress (O); General Secretary, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee for 3 years; President (i) Bhavnagar District Congress Committee for 4 years, (ii) Bhavnagar District Congress Committee (Organisation) for 5 years; Vice-President, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (Organization); Vice-Chairman, Bhavnagar Central Consumers' Stores for 3 years, Vice-Chairman, Bhavnagar District Cooperative Bank for 4 years; Chairman, Bhavnagar District Cooperative Industrial Association for 5 years; Member, (i) Gujarat Labour Welfare Board for 2 years, (ii) Central Wage Board for Port & Dock Workers, (iii) Executive Committee, Tapibai Vikas Grah for 7 years, (iv) Executive Committee, Nandkunwarba Anath Balashram, Bhavnagar for 5 years; Ex-Member, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, Member, (i) General Council, Indian National Trade Union Congress for 3 years, (ii) General Council, National Labour Organisation; General Secretary, Gujarat Port and Dock Workers' Federation for 5 years; Secretary, Mazdoor Mahajan (INTUC) Bhavnagar for 7 years; President; Bhavnagar, Electric Supply Company Staff Union for 5 years; Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70 (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77 (iii) Estimates Committee, (iv) Consultative Committee, for Ministry of Commerce, (v) Business Advisory Committee (vi) Joint Committee on the Disturbed Area (special courts) Bill, 1972, (vii) Committee for the Prevention of Food Adulteration Amendment Bill, 1974, (viii) Planning Committee, (ix) Export Advisory Subcommittee, (x) Payment of Gratuity Bill Select Committee, (xi) Central Sales Tax, Select Committee, (xii) Private Members' Bills & Resolutions Committee, (xiii) Central Advisory Committee for National Cadet Corps, and (xiv) Delimitation Commission.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Spinning.
Special interests: Social work.
Travels abroad: U.S.A., Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Permanent address: 3, Yagna Kripa, Takhteswar Plot, Bhavnagar (Gujarat).