GANGA DEVI, SHRIMATI, B.A., (Sahitya Shiromani) (Cong.) U.P. Mohanlalganj - (Res.-Sch. Castes)—1971, Daughter of late Shri Chanda Lall; b. at Dehra Dun, December 10, 1916; ed. at Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala, Dehra Dun; D.A.V. College, Dehra Dun and Banaras Hindu University; m. Shri Jaipal Singh, June 21, 1941; 1. s. and 1 d.; Member, (i) Scholarship Board for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes of India, 1952-54; (2) Tea and Coffee Board, 1952-54; (3) Central Social Welfare Board, 1958-60; (4) Catering Committee, Northern Railway; (5) District Congress Committees, Unnao and Lucknow; President, (i) Post and Telegraph Employees Union, Meerut, 1950-53 and (ii) All India Scheduled Castes Uplift Union; Organiser, Rashtriya Sewa Sangathan; President and Founder, All India Depressed Classes League, Womens' Section; President of Rashtriya Seva Sansthan; Member (1) First Lok Sabha, 1952-57; (2) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62; (3) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67; (4) Estimates Committee, 1963-64, (5) Executive Committee of the Congress Party in Parliament, 1962-64; and 1967; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha 1967-70.
Social activities.—Welfare of the backward, classes in rural areas, Children's education, eradication of social evils like child marriage, caste system etc.
Hobbies.—Gardening and reading.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Touring, especially in backward areas.
Special interests.—Development of village industries, welfare of Harijans and other Backward Classes, eradication of casteism and communalism.
Permanent address.—3, Bhargava Building, Trilok Nath Road, Lucknow, (U.P.)