Hon'ble Cabinet Minister

Hon'ble Cabinet Minister

Positions Held:

Constituency: Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh)
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name: Late Lt. Col. T.S. Anand
Mother's Name: Late Smt. Amteshwar Anand
Date of Birth: Sunday, August 26, 1956
Birth Place: New Delhi
Marital Status : Widow
Date of Marriage: September 29, 1974
Spouse Name : Late Shri Sanjay Gandhi
State Name : Uttar Pradesh
Permanent Address: 14, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110 001 Tels. (011) 23359241, 23357088, 9868180604, 9013180192 (M)
Present Address: 14, Ashoka Road,New Delhi - 110 001 Tels. (011) 23359241, 23357088, 9868180604, 9013180192 (M)
Email Id : gandhim[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Education Qualifications : I.S.C.
Profession : Writer
1988 - 89 General - Secretary, Janata Dal (J.D.)
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989 - 91 Union Minister of State( Independent Charge), Environment and Forests
Jan. - April 1990 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Programme Implementation
1996 Re -elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996 - 97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 - 99 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998 - 99 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999-1 Sept. 2001 Union Minister of State,(Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1 Sept. 2001 -18 Nov. 2001 Union Minister of State, Culture with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)
18 Nov.2001-30 June 2002 Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 5th term) Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Railways
23 Sep. 2009 Chairperson, Committee on Government Assurances
19 Oct. 2009 Member, General Purposes Committee
2014 Re-elected to 16th LokSabha (7th term)
26 May 2014 Union Minister of Women & Child Development
Published (i) Sanjay Gandhi, (ii) The Rainbow and Other Stories; (iii) 1001 Animal Quiz, (iv) Penguin Book of Hindu Names; (v) Complete Book of Parsi and Muslim Names; (vi) Brahma`s Hair, (vii) Heads and Tails; (viii) Animal Laws of India; (ix) First Aid for Animals; (x) Natural Health for Your Dog; (xi) Wise and Wonderful Animal Alphabet Quiz (xii) Fish Quiz (xiii) Bird Quiz and (xiv) Insect Quiz
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments : Publisher/author of Etymological Directories; Plant Mythology; Animal Activism and Laws; Editor, Surya, 1976-80; widely read columnist: writer on animal welfare and environment; creator and presenter of weekly T.V. shows on animals and environment in English and Hindi
Social and Cultural Activities : Chairperson,(i) People for Animals; (ii) RUGMARK; Managing-Trustee,Ruth Cowell Foundation (Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Shelter and Hospital) Writing, animal welfare and protection
Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Reading and gardening
Countries Visited : Widely travelled
Other Information Recipient of the prestigious (i) Lord Erskine Award from the RSPCA, 1992; (ii) Environmentalist and Vegetarian of the year 1994; (iii) Prani Mitra Award, 1996; (iv) Maharana Mewar Foundation Award, 1996 for Environmental work; (v) Marchig Animal Welfare Trust Prize, Switzerland, 1997;(vi) Venu Menon Animal Allies Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999, (vii) Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation Award for Excellence in the sphere of Truth, Non-violence and Vegetarianism, 1999; (viii) Ahimsa and Sadbhawna Award, 1999; (ix) Dewaliben Charita ble Trust Award, 1999; (x) International Women’s Association Woman of the Year Award, Chennai, 2001 and (xi) Dinanath Mangeshkar Aadishakti Puraskar in the field of Environment and animal welfare, 2001; Delivered the Schumacher Address in U.K., 1995; Key-note Speaker at the National Alliance for Animals in Washington, 1996; Member of 5 person (UNEP) ASAKAWA Environment Prize Selection Committee; Special Invitee to Peace in Peacetime, International Conference on Peace and Development, Puerto Rico, 2002; Chairperson,International Jury of Energy Globe