Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Chowdhury, Shri Adhir Ranjan
Constituency   : Baharampur (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address : adhir[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Shri Niranjan Chowdhury
Mother's Name Late Smt. Saraju Bala Chowdhury
Date of Birth 02 Apr 1956
Place of Birth Berhampore, Distt. Murshidabad (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Dr. A. C. Chowdhury
No.of Daughters 1
Matriculate, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letter
Educated at Iswar Chandra Vidyalaya and Sri Sharda Institute of Indian Management Research
Profession Social Reformer
Permanent Address
9, Haribabu R., Paschim,
P.O.-Cossimbazar, Berhampore,
Murshidabad-742102, West Bengal
Tel : (03482) 237688, 09868180498 (M)
Fax : (03482) 274089

(ii) 26/1/A, Sahid Surya Sen Road,
Gonbazar, Berhampore,
Murshidabad-742102, West Bengal
Present Address
4, South Avenue Lane,
New Delhi - 110 011
Telefax : (011) 24613082, 23792713
09868180498 (M)
Positions Held
1996-99 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee to Review the Rate of Dividend Payable by the Railway Undertaking to the General Revenues
Member, Railway Convention Committee
1999 - 2000 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
1999-2004 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
2000 - 2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - 2012 Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine matters relating to Allocation and Pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum
Member, Standing Committee on Energy
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food Processing
2012 - 2014 Union Minister of State, Railways
May 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
2 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament.
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (5th term)
24 July 2019 onwards Chairperson, Committee on Public Accounts
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
21 Nov. 2019 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

Books Published
(i) Between Two Silences (English); (ii) Aguner Rangneel (Bengali); (iii) The History of Murshidabad District Congress - 1885 - 2010 (Copy Right); (iv) 125, Bochorer Alokey Murshidabad Zila Congress (Bengali) (Copy Right)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Interested in science and promoting the scientific innovations and Indian Traditional Wisdom especially in the hinterland, extensively patronizes the art and literature in lesser known areas and encourages preservation of long-established and customary folk arts
Social And Cultural Activities
Active involvement in social and cultural activities and promoting of social harmony in the society within diverse Indian Social structure Also take keen interest in cultural activities. Actively participated in Bangla Cultural activities held in West Bengal as well as in the Capital where Bangla culture was showcased to the rest of the world
Special Interests
Keenly interested in the environment and new paradigms of environmental science; always eager to work for creating awareness about preserving ecological balance in order to protect the environment and to make the earth a better place to live
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and making difference in peoples` lives through positive developmental politics
Sports and Clubs
An avid soccer fan from childhood, and also has keen interest in various sports; encouraging youngsters to be more involved in sports; established a Sports Club in West Bengal to render services to the needy in various sports and related activities
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
As a tireless worker, works relentlessly for the welfare of masses; Likes to mingle with people for espousing the cause of development and communal harmony; keen interest in all aspects that affect public life

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