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Prakash Javadekar

Name: Prakash Javadekar

Father's Name: Shri K K Javadekar

Mother's Name: Smt. Rajani Javadekar

Date of Birth: 30 January, 1951

Place of Birth: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Marital Status: Married

Spouse's Name: Smt. Prachee Prakash Javadekar

Children: Two son

Edu Qualification: B.Com. (Hon.) at University of Pune, Pune, India

Profession: Politician

Permanent Address: 11, Suvan Apartment, Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune- 411038

Present Address: 6, Kushak Road, New Delhi

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Prakash Javadekar

represents the Bharatiya Janata Party and is the incumbent Minister of Human Resource Development of Government of India.

Position Held

Union Minister for Human Resource Development since 05th July, 2016 (Evening)

Positions Held (Previous)

  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Environment, Forest & Climate Change
  • Minister of State — Parliamentary Affairs
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) — Information and Broadcasting
  • Member of Parliament — Rajya Sabha (2008–14)
  • Executive President — State Planning Board Maharashtra (1995–1999)
  • Member of Legislative Council — Maharashtra from Pune Division Graduate Constituency for 12 years (1990–2002)
  • Chairman — Task Force on IT, Government of Maharashtra (1997–1999)
  • Chairman — Working Group on "IT for Masses", Government of India (2000)
  • Member — Press Council of India
  • Member — Public Accounts Committee
  • Member — Standing Committee on HRD
  • Member — Consultative Committee for Min. of Power
  • Member — Committee on Subordinate Legislation
  • Member — Committee on WAKF
  • Member — Standing Committee on Defence

Political Work

  • Led Student Movement under ABVP in various capacities (1969–1977)
  • Organised Satyagraha against Emergency Rule and imprisoned (1975–1977)
  • Elected Senate Member of Pune University for 12 years (1975–1987)
  • National Secretary and General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1984–1990)
  • Full time worker of BJP since 1981
  • State Secretary and Campaign Chief of Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra (1989–1995)
  • Produced 6 videos and 10 audio films/music cassettes for party propaganda
  • Spokesman, BJP Maharashtra (1994–1996 and 2002–2003)

Social Work

  • Chairman, Gramshakti, an NGO working in rural development area.
  • Completed successfully GoI's Watershed Development Project in Kolvan Valley of Mulshi Tehsil of Pune District. (1996–2000)
  • Worked in tribal area of Thane District for revival of a Development Project, launched by Bank of Maharashtra. (1978–1980)

Other Facts

  • Worked with Bank of Maharashtra for 10 years (1971–1981)
  • Worked in Rural Development Department, Sick Unit Cell, Employment Promotion Programme of the Bank of Maharashtra

Achievements

  • Sir Purshottam Das Thakur Memorial National Award, for research Paper on Rural Development and Banks’ Role in Coordinated Approach.
  • Led delegation to Boston to Negotiate Media Lab Asia Project (2000)

Publications

  • 300 articles in various newspapers on contemporary subjects.
  • Many booklets on unemployment, infiltration, IMF loan and other political topics.

Countries Visited

USA, Europe, Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Israel, Finland & Iceland, Taiwan, Japan, China, South Africa, Brazil, UK

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Last Updated on : 28 - 02 - 2017