|7th Lok Sabha|
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.
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.