Governor

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Hon'ble Governor
Smt. Margaret Alva

 

Father's Name​

Late Shri P.A. Nazareth

 

Mother's Name

Smt. E.L. Nazareth

 

D​ate of Birth

14 April 1942

 

Place of Birth

Mangalore, Distt. South Kanara (Karnataka)

 

Marital Status

Married

 

Date of Marriage

24 May 1964

 

Spouse's Name

Shri Niranjan Alva

 

No. of Sons

Three

 

No. of Daughters

One

Educational Qualification

B.A., B.L., Hon. Doctorate Educated at Mt. Carmel College and Government Law College, Bangalore (Karnataka)

Profession

Advocate, Social Worker, Trade Unionist

Address

Raj Bhawan, Civil Lines, Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Telephone No.

+91-141-2228716

Fax No.

+91-141-2228737

 

Membership of Parliament

1974 - 1980

Member, Rajya Sabha

1980 - 1986

Member, Rajya Sabha

1986 - 1992

Member, Rajya Sabha

1992 - 1998

Member, Rajya Sabha

1999 - 2004

Member, 13th Lok Sabha

 

Positions Held

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Member, All India Congress Committee

1972-73

Convenor, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Women's Front

1974-80

Member, Rajya Sabha;  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

1975-76 and 1990-91

Member, Congress Parliamentary Party Executive; Member, Committee on Information and Broadcasting

1975-77

Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee

1978-80

General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Karnataka

1980-86

Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term);  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

1983-85

Member, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha

1983-88

National Convenor, Mahila Congress

1984

Member, Committee on Public Undertakings; Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs;

1985-89

Union Minister of State, Youth Affairs, Sports, Women and Child  Development in the Ministry of Human Resource Development

1986-92

Member, Rajya Sabha (3rd term)

1990-91

Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table, Rajya Sabha

1991

Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

1992-98

Member, Rajya Sabha (4th term)

1993-95

Deputy Chief Whip, Congress Party, Rajya Sabha

1993-96

Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  with additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs

1996-97

Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs

1996-98

Member, Committee on Public Accounts;  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

1999

Elected to 13th Lok Sabha;  Member, Panel of Chairmen

1999-2000 

Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism; 
Member, General Purposes Committee

2000-2004

Chairman, Committee on the Empowerment of Women

2000 - 2004

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism Standing Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests

2004 - 2009

General Secretary, All India Congress Committee; Advisor to the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies & Training

06-08-2009 to 11-05-2012

Governor of Uttarakhand

12-05-2012 onwards

Governor of Rajasthan

 

Artistic Accomplishments

Course in oil painting, interior decoration and Ikebana

 

Social and Cultural Activities

Founder President, "Karuna", a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working for women and children

 

Special Interests

Foreign affairs and women's development issues

 

Favorite Pastime and Recreation

Painting, music, drama and travel

 

Sports and Clubs

Member, (i) India International Centre; (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club; and (iii) Bangalore Club

 

Countries Visited

Visited over 60 countries

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