Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament 12th Lok Sabha
CHAVAN, SHRI PRITHVIRAJ D. [INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS - KARAD (MAHARASHTRA)]

Father's Name   	Late Shri D.R. Chavan

Date of Birth   	17 March 1946

Place of Birth  	Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

Marital Status  	Married on 16 December 1976

Spouse's Name   	Smt. Satvasheela

Children        	One son and one daughter

Educational Qualifications  	

		B.E. (Hons.), M.S.(M.E.)

		Educated at B.I.T.S., Pilani (Rajasthan) and 
		University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.)

Profession  
		
		Engineer, Industrialist, Political and Social 
		Worker

Permanent Address  	

		Patan Colony, Karad, Distt. Satara-415410 
		(Maharashtra)

		Tel. (02164) 20222
		Fax. (02164) 20950

Present Address  

		C-1/2, Humayun Road,
		New Delhi

		Tel. (011) 4652919, 4616160
		Fax  (011) 4616428
		
Positions Held  

1991		Elected to 10th Lok Sabha 

1991-96		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of 
		Science and Technology, Electronics,Atomic 
		Energy

1992-93		Member, Committee on Science and Technology, 
		Environment and Forests

1994-96		Member, Committee on Finance and Planning

		Member, Committee on Rural and Urban Development

1995-96		Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

		Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

1996		Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

		Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party

		Deputy Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party

1996-97		Member, Committee on Public Accounts 

		Member, Committee on Energy

		Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to 
		Members of Parliament

		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance

1997 		Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry
		of Planning and Programme Implementation and Science
		and Technology

1998		Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1998-99 and	Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1999-2000

1998-99		Member, Committee on Finance

		Member, Committee on Government Assurances*
		
		Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

		Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to 
		Members of Parliament and its Sub-Committee on 
		Maintenance of computers and related activities

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments  
	
Articles on computer science; engineering design; 
contribution to research in computerisation of Indian languages

Special Interests  

Technical education, popularisation of science, computerisation in 
Indian languages, rural industrialisation and youth welfare 

Favourite Pastime and Recreation  

Reading, chess and photography

Sports and Clubs  	

Cricket, tennis, table tennis, badminton and swimming

Countries Visited  	

Widely travelled (10 countries); Member, Indian Parliamentary
Delegation to, (i) Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 
London; (ii) Inter-Parliamentary Union (I.P.U.), Paris; 
(iii) Regional Conference, I.P.U., Tokyo; and Member Congress
Party Delegation to the U.K. Conservative Party Conference

Other Information  

Member, (i) Council of Indian Institute of Technology,
1998-99; and (ii)India International Centre


Election Result of
Karad Lok Sabha Constituency  

Total electorate 	10,26,239
Total votes polled 	 6,56,187

Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates

(1) Shri Prithviraj D. Chavan 		(I.N.C.) 3,99,797
(2) Shri Jayawantrao Krishna Bhosale 	(S.H.S.) 2,26,890
(3) Shri Allauddin Yakub Aga 		(Ind.)      6,944
(4) Shri Manohar Laxman Kulkarni 	(Ind.)      5,275