Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Sarangi, Smt. Aparajita
Constituency   : Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : aparajitasarangi[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Ajit Mishra
Mother's Name Smt. Kusum Mishra
Date of Birth 08 Oct 1969
Place of Birth Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
B. A. (English Hons.)
Educated at S. M. College, Bhagalpur University, Bihar
Profession IAS Officer (Retd).
Permanent Address
N-4/222, IRC Village, Nayapalli,
Bhubaneswar-751015, Odisha
Tel: 09873766647 (M)
Present Address
701, Kaveri Apartments,
Dr. B. D. Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Tel: 09873766647 (M)
Positions Held
1996 - 1998 Sub-Collector, three Sub-Divisions and ADM
1998 - 2006 Collector and District Magistrate
2006 - 2009 Municipal Commissioner, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
2009 - 2013 Secretary, School Education, Panchayati Raj and Textile, Government of Odisha
2013 - 2018 Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
May, 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs
16 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
09 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Ethics
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Social And Cultural Activities
As an IAS Officer, organised a large number of social and cultural activities; encouraged youth and women organisations to take up such activities; took keen interests in Debates and drama competitions during student life and won many accolades
Special Interests
Fond of reading books, working with and for the welfare of people, participation in Debates, Interior Designing
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading Books, Travelling and Interior Designing
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
1. Passed Matriculation from Mount Carmel School, Bhagalpur, Bihar; 2. Was the head of the School Cabinet; 3. Topped in all the examinations in Schools & Colleges; 4. Graduated in English (Hon.) from Bhagalpur University; 5. Cleared I.A.S. Examination in 1994 in the first attempt; 6. Adjudged as the best speaker in “Inter College Debate Competition” in New Delhi; 7. Adjudged as best actor and best debater in the College for three consecutive years; 8. Served as District Magistrate & Collector in four districts of Odisha such as Khordha, Nuapada, Koraput, and Bargarh 9. Served the Government of Odisha in various administrative capacities such as : i) Director, Social Welfare, ii) Director, Mission Shakti for 4 years, iii) Municipal Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation for close to 4 years, iv) Secretary, Education (Both in School & Mass Education Department & Higher Education Department), v) Secretary, Rural Development, vi) Secretary Handlooms & Textiles Department; 10. Served in the Government of India : As Joint Secretary in handling MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) in the Ministry of Rural Development of GOI from 2013-2018. The MGNREGS is considered as the largest anti poverty programme in the world; 11. Inspired by the ideals of public service and a larger platform to serve the people, she sought retirement from I.A.S and joined B.J.P in November 2018; 12. Varied interests-Reading, writing, travelling, connecting with people and interior decoration

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