Meet the Chief Minister
Mamata Bannerjee
CM's personal details
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Father's Name Late Promileswar Banerjee
   
MOTHER'S NAME LATE GAYATRI BANERJEE
   
PLACE OF BIRTH KOLKATA (WEST BENGAL)
 

Educational Qualifications :
M.A., B.Ed., LL.B., Trained in Work Education, Educated at Calcutta University, West Bengal

Profession :
Fulltime Political Activist and Social Worker

Permanent Address :
30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-700 026, West Bengal
Tels. (033) 24753000
Fax. (033) 24540880
E-mail : cm-wb@nic.in

Positions Held
Position Held
Year Details
1977-83 Member, West Bengal Youth Congress Working Committee
1979-80 General-Secretary, Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal
1978-81 Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira)[D.C.C. (I)], Calcutta South
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)
1985-87 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1987-88 Member, National Council, All India Youth Congress (I) Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1988 Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party [C.P.P. (I)]
1989 Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], West Bengal
1990 President, Youth Congress, West Bengal
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Women and Child Development
1993-96 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1995-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1997 Founded All India Trinamool Congress and elected Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Railways Member, General Purposes Committee Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term) Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha Member, General Purposes Committee
13 Oct. 1999 - 16 Mar. 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
2001-2003 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industries
8 Sep. 2003 - 8 Jan. 2004 Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)
9 Jan. 2004- May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines 2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term) Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice
5 Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 May 2009 Union Cabinet Minister
20 May 2011 Sworn-in as the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal.
27 May 2016 Sworn-in for the second time as Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Books Published

Total Number of books published 70

In Bengali : (i) Upalabdhi; (ii) Janatar Darbare; (iii) Maa; (iv)Pallabi; (v) Manavik; (vi) Motherland ; (vii) Crocodile Island; (viii) Trinamool; (ix) Sishu Sathi; (x) Anubhuti; (xi)Abishasya; (xii) Janmaini; (xiii) Ekantee; (xiv) Ashubho Shanket;(xv) Jago Banglaa; (xvi) Ganotantre Lajja; (xvii) Anoson Keno; (xviii) Soroni; (xix) Langol; (xx) Andolaner Katha; (xxi) Maa-Mati-Manush; (xxii) Ajab Chora; (xxiii) Ek Guchho Bhavana; (xxiv) Nandi-Maa; (xxv) Netai; (xxvi) Cholo-Jai ; (xxvii) Note Kotha; (xxviii) Singur Joyee; (xxix) Manusher Joy 2016; (xxx) Byaktityo; (xxxi) Namanjoli Dwitiyo; (xxxii) Khushbu;(xxxiii) Mojar Chora

In English : (xxxiii) Struggle for Existence; (xxxiv) Smile; (xxxv) Dark Horizon; (xxxvi) Slaughter of Democracy

Literary Accomplishments
Given music and written lyrics for Bengali songs and received 4 Golden Disc

Social And Cultural Activities
Connected with different social and human rights organisations to promote the welfare of poor, children and women; providing free legal aid to the poor and working for the protection of human rights; organised various health camps for mothers and children

Special Interests
Protecting human rights

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Writing books and songs; painting and music

Countries Visited
Widely travelled

Other Information
Represented the country in (i) in U.N. General Assembly; (ii) as a woman parliamentarian at World Women Round Table Conference, Russia; and (iii) World Youth Conference, Vietnam; attended the Working Women Conference of ILO and ICFTU at Kuala Lumpur; observed Dharna in 1995 for 21 days to restore Human Rights; protested against atrocities on women and lock up deaths in the country, specially in West Bengal.

Last updated on: Wed, 12 Apr 2017
Information Source: Department of Information & Cultural Affairs(I&CA), Government of West Bengal