7th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

ORAON, SHRI KARTIK, M.Sc. (Eng.) (London). B.Sc. (Eng.) (Patna). A. R. C. S. T. (Glasgow) M.I.C.E. (London). M. I. Struct. Eng. (London) M.A.S.C.E. (U.S.A.). C. Eng. (London)  [Congress (I)—Bihar, Lohardaga (Res. Sch. Tribes), 1980]  s. of late Shri Jawra Oraon; b. at Karaunda Lita Tola Karaunda P.O., Ranchi District, October 29, 1924; ed. at Gumla High School, Gumla, Ranchi, Science College and Bihar College of Engineering, Patna, Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow, Battersea College of Technology, London University, and studied for Bar-at-Law at the Lincoln's Inn, London; m. Smt. Sumati Oraon, June 4, 1950; 1 s. and 3 d.; Engineer; Associated with Indian National Congress from the beginning; presently Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation since January 1980; Member, (i) All India Congress Committee since 1968; and (ii) Executive Committee of the Congress Party in Parliament, 1969-76; President, Chotanagpur and Santhal Parganas Regional Congress Committee (I), since September 1979; Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee (I), since October 1972.   Assistant Engineer, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Bihar, April 1950— August 1952; Designer-Detailer, Twisted Reinforcement Ltd. & E.B. Badger & Sons. London, May 1954—August 1955; Technical Assistant and Senior Technical Assistant, British Railways, British Transport Commission, London, September 1955—May, 1958; Civil Engineer (Designs), Atomic Power Department, Taylor Woodraw Construction Ltd., Middlesex, U.K.. Aug. 1958—February, 1961; (was engaged in the design of Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station in U.K.—then world's biggest atomic power station), Senior Design Engineer, Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd., Dhurwa, Ranchi, May, 1961—December, 1962: Deputy Chief Engineer (Design) and Chief of the Structural Design Office and Structural Fabrication Workshop, Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd., Dhurwa, Ranchi, August 1962—February 1967.   Member, (i) Senate, Ranchi University, 1962-70, (ii) Ranchi Improvement Trust, Ranchi, 1963-65, (iii) Tribal Cultural Board for Bihar, Patna,. 1963-65, (iv) Bihar Advisory Board, Bharatiya Adim Jati Sewak Sangh, New Delhi, 1966-70, (v) Council of the Institute of Technology, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, 1967-70; (vi) Syndicate, Ranchi University, 1967-73, (vii) Handicrafts Board, 1968-69, (viii) State Transport Authority, Bihar, 1968-70, (ix) Rashtriya, Bhasha Parishad Bihar, Patna, 1968-75, and (x) Board of Governors, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 1970-76; President, Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad, Ranchi, since 1968; Director, Board of Directors, Bihar State Small-scale Industries Corporation Ltd., Patna, 1962-68; Deputy Chairman, Chotanagpur and Santhal Parganas Autonomous Development Authority, Ranchi  February 1972—October 1977; Chairman, Indian Lac Development Council, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, 1972-77: Member, (i) Bihar Legislative Assembly, June 28- 1977 to January 16, 1980: (ii) Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly 1977-79; Convenor, Committee on Petitions, Bihar Legislative Assembly October 1979-January 16, 1980; Member (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-71; and (ii), Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77; (iii) Estimates Committee, Lok Sabha, 1968-70; (iv) Joint Committee on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Bill, 1967, July 1967-November, 1969; (v) Handi-crafts Board, 1968-69; (vi) Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee, South-Eastern Railway, 1967-72; (vii) National Railway Users' Consultative Committee, 1970-71 (viii) Prime Minister's Committee on Planning, 1968-70; and (ix) Committee on the Welfare Of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, 1973-75; Member, Consultative Committees of the Ministry / Department of (i) Industrial Development, and Company Affairs, 1968-70; (ii) Steel and Heavy Engineering, 1968-70; (iii) Works, Housing and Urban Development, 1969-70; (iv) Ministry of Education and Youth Services, 1969-70; and (v) Planning Commission, 1969-70;  

Social activities:  Promotion of the causes of the down-trodden people particularly Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.  

Favourite pastime and recreations:  Farming, travelling, reading and gardening.  

Special interests:  Organisational work for the Welfare of Backward Classes particularly for the Scheduled Tribes; regeneration of tribal religion and extension of help to them for getting an honourable position in the society.  

Sports:  Football.  

Travels abroad:  U.K., France, United Arab Republic (now Arab Republic of Egypt) Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Uganda, Kenya, German Democratic Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, Austria, Australia and Singapore.  

Permanent address:  Karaunda At & P.O., Ranchi District Bihar.