|7th Lok Sabha|
LAKSHMANAN, SHRI G. [D.M.K.—Tamil Nadu Madras North, 1980] s. of late Shri N. Govindaswamy; b. at Arantangi, Pudukkottai District, February 12, 1924; ed. at Town High School and Government Arts College; m. Smt. Sulochana, July 10, 1946; 2 s. and 1 d.; Assistant Manager, R.L.O., Madras District; imprisoned during general strike of Central Government Employees, 1960; dismissed from service, 1960-62, reinstated, 1962; Member, National Federation of P & T Employees; Secretary, South Madras P & T Employees; Co-operative Stores, 1964—74; Editor, "Postal Worker"; Member, Federal Council, National Federation of P. & T. Employees; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1974-80, and Panel of Vice-Chairmen of Rajya Sabha; Member, (i) Consultative Committee for Ministry of Communications for 6 years, (H) Joint Committee on Lok Pal Bill, (iii) Select Committee on Central and other Societies Bill, (iv) All India Advisory Board of Ministry of Communications; presently Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, and also Chairman, Committee on Private Members" Bills and Resolutions; Member, Indian Delegation to Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference, Bonn.
Special interests : Trade Union Work and social activities.
Sports and clubs : Member, P. & T. Sports Club.
Travels abroad : West Germany and U.K.
Permanent address : 40, Murugappa Mudalai Street, Madras-600007, Tamil Nadu.