Finance Minister

Shri Palaniappan Chidambaram

CHIDAMBARAM, SHRI PALANIAPPAN

Constituency
Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu)
Party
Indian National Congress (INC)
Father's Name
Shri Palaniappan
Mother's Name
Smt Lakshmi Achi
Date of Birth
16 September 1945
Place of Birth
Kanadukathan, Distt. Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status
Married
Date of Marriage
11 December 1968
Spouse's Name
Smt.Nalini Chidambaram
No.of Sons
1
Educational Qualifications
B.Sc., B.L., M.B.A. Educated at Madras University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts (U.S.A.)
Profession
Lawyer
Permanent Address
16, Pycrofts Garden Road, Chennai - 600 006 (Tamil Nadu) Tel./Fax (044)28279025
Present Address
19, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi-110 011 Tel. (011) 23792222
Position Held
1972
Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1973-76
President, Youth Congress, Tamil Nadu
1976-77
General-Secretary,Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Tamil Nadu
1984
Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1985
Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]
September 1985
Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
1985-86
Union Deputy Minister, Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training Public Grievances and Pensions
1986-89
Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
1986-89
Union Minister of State, Home Affairs (Internal Security)
1989
Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990
Member, Committee to review Lok Sabha Secretariat Rules, 1955
Member, Consultative Committee constituted under the `Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1987
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1990-91
Member, Public Accounts Committee
1991
Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1991-1992 and 1995-96
Union Minister of State, Commerce (Independent Charge)