BHATTACHARYYA, SHRI CHAPALENDU, M.A., (Cong.) Bihar-Giridih—1971, Son of late Shri Sakti Kantha Bhattacharyya; b. at Giridih, January 28, 1919; ed. at Patna College and Patna University; Unmarried; Social Worker; Associated with Labour and Cooperative-movement; Initially in A.I.T.U.C. and later with I.N.T.U.C; Previously associated with the Communist Party of India and left the Party when "Ranadive Thesis" was adopted; President, Mica Mazdoor Union, 1943-47 (AITUC); Working President, Monghyr Tobacco Workers' Union, 1952-57, 1959-63; Director, Giridih Central Co-operative Bank Ltd. since 1959; General Secretary, Coal Workers' Union (AITUC), 1942-47; Assessor, Central Mica Enquiry Committee, 1944-45; Member, (i) Second Coal Mining Committee of I.L.O., Geneva, 1947, (ii) Coal Mines Welfare Advisory Committee, 1945-48, (iii) Bihar Labour Advisory Board, 1947-58, (iv) Minimum Wages Committee on Mica, 1949-51 as representative of Labour; (v) Amalgamation of Collieries Enquiry Committee, 1955-56 as representative of Bihar Government; (vi) Mica Export Promotion Council (First Council), 1956-57, (ii) Bihar Minimum Wages Advisory Board, 1956-58 and (viii) Mica Mines Labour Welfare Advisory Committee, 1959-62.
Social activities.—Ameliorative activities to help the Harijans and Adivasis.
Hobbies.—Writing articles on patterns of social change as also on industries.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading-sociology, economics, philosophy, poetry, short stories and Belles-letters.
Special interests.--Journalism and Agriculture.
Publications.—Monograph on "Cost of Living Index"—1914 series; Written two articles "Road to Ranchi" and "Must Mica Go the Indigo Way".
Travels abroad.—France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and U.K.
Permanent address.—P.O. and P.S. Giridih, District Hazaribagh, Bihar.