P. P. Chaudhary (born 12 July 1953) is a Senior Advocate and an Indian politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and represents Pali Lok Sabha constituency (Rajasthan) in the 17th Lok Sabha. Currently Chaudhary is Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. He has previously served as Chairperson of The Joint Committee on the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill 2022, The Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 & Joint Committee on Offices of Profit. He is also a member of the Estimates Committee, Business Advisory Committee, General Purposes Committee of Lok Sabha and Consultative Committee of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. [3] [4]

P. P. Chaudhary
Chairperson Committee on External Affairs
Assumed office
13 September 2019
Minister of State for Corporate Affairs[1]
In office
3 September 2017 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterArun Jaitley
Minister of State for Law & Justice
In office
5 July 2016 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterRavi Shankar Prasad
Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology[2]
In office
5 July 2016 – 3 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterRavi Shankar Prasad
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byBadri Ram Jakhar
Personal details
Born (1953-07-12) 12 July 1953 (age 70)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Veenapani Chaudhary
(m. 1983)
ChildrenBheeshm and Anirudh Chaudhary
  • Prabhu Ram Chaudhary (father)
  • Dhaku Devi (mother)
Alma materJai Narain Vyas University
Source: [3]

Early life and education edit

Chaudhary was born in Bhavi village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 12 July 1953 to a farming family. He joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Shakha at when he realised in 2014 that without RSS he can not survive in the political journey & his early education was done in the life of Pracharaks of RSS. He obtained two Bachelor degrees, B.Sc. and L.L.B. from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He started practicing law from 1978 in the Jodhpur High Court. He is married to Veena Pani Chaudhary & has two children.[5]

Political journey edit

He won his first Indian general elections in 2014 from Pali Lok Sabha constituency with a victory margin of over 4 lakh votes and again won in 2019 with a margin of 5 lakh votes. He was felicitated with the 'Sansad Ratna Award' for two consecutive years in 2015 & 2016 for outstanding performance in Lok Sabha. [6]

Ministerial roles edit

Oath taking ceremony

Chaudhary was sworn in as Minister of state in the Union Council of Ministers on 5 July 2016 and assumed charge at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. As part of his charge, he has worked on bridging the digital divide between urban and rural areas, promoting connection of as many as 1 lakh gram panchayats by the optical fibre network and bringing Wi-fi hotspots to all villages.

Chaudhary also held the post of Minister of State for Ministry of Law and Justice from 5 July 2016 to 30 May 2019, working with Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. As Minister of State, Chaudhary represented the Government of India at the Marrakech Law Ministers International Conference on Justice in Marrakech, Morocco, under the theme “the independence of the judiciary” from 01 - 5 April 2018. He also led a delegation to the SCO Justice Ministers’ Meeting in Tashkent in October 2017 as MoS.

Chaudhary was designated the post of Minister of State for Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 3 September 2017. As minister of state he undertook a massive drive to strike off names of 2.5 lakh non-compliant shell companies.[7][8][9] [10][11]

Positions edit

Chaudhary assumed the post of Chairperson of Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs on 13 September 2019. As part of his ongoing tenure, the committee has submitted more than 15 reports to the parliament. Chaudhary was appointed as the Chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill 2019. The 30-member committee headed by Chaudhary tabled its report, making close to 100 recommendations, in December 2021, after almost two years of deliberation.

2019 onwards, Chaudhary holds the following additional posts as a member of various committees –

  1. Member, Business Advisory Committee, Lok Sabha
  2. Member, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur
  3. Member, Committee on Estimates, Lok Sabha
  4. Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
  5. Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha

Chaudhary has previously also held the following designations –

  1. Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice. Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha (1 Sep. 2014 - 5 July 2016)
  2. Chairperson, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit, Lok Sabha. Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India (11 Dec. 2014 - 5 July 2016)
  3. Member, General Purposes Committee - Lok Sabha. Member, Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (29 Jan. 2015 - 5 July 2016)
  4. Member, Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 (13 May 2015 - 5 July 2016)
  5. Member, International Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London, UK (Union Branch - Parliament of India) (11 Sept. 2015 - 5 July 2016)
  6. Member, Joint Committee on the Insolvency and bankruptcy Code (23 Dec. 2015 - 5 July 2016)
  7. Chairperson, Fellowship Committee, Lok Sabha (25 April 2016 - 5 July 2016)
  8. Member, Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provision (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (11 May 2016 - 5 July 2016)

Additional information edit

Meeting with PM of Barbados

Chaudhary represented India at the International parliamentary Conference on Human Rights in the Houses of London, U.K. He also attended International Executive Committee and General Assembly Meetings, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London, U.K. in 2015 and 2016; putting forward India’s viewpoint on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir. He was elected as Member of International Executive Committee, Common Wealth Parliamentary Association London, U.K. (Union Branch - Parliament of India) for three years.

In October, 2016 he chaired the meeting with US & Dutch lawyers in Hague (Holland), working to finalize an appeal to be filed in the Hague Court of Justice with respect to the huge award rendered against the Government of India in Devas-Antrix Case. Chaudhary visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2018 and met Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Everard Gonsalves, under the “Brihad Sampark Yojana”, an outreach initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs to expand the bilateral relations of India with countries across the world. He also visited Barbados in April 2018 and met Prime Minister of Barbados, H.E Freundel Stuart, as a part of the initiative.

Social works edit

Chaudhary has been working for the upliftment of the poor farmers and marginalized sections of the society in Rajasthan and has pursued many cases of farmers related to irrigation projects. He has worked along with his wife to improve & uplift the educational status of children, especially girls in the areas and around his parliamentary constituency, Pali. He has provided insurance cover for 2,00,000 (two lakh) women of Pali Parliamentary Constituency from his own Parliamentary Salary.

He has installed more than 50,000 solar street lights in every village of his parliamentary constituency under CSR initiatives. As part of his initiative “Sansad Aapke Dwar” he has travelled to all 500 Gram Panchayats of Pali Lok Sabha. He has provided hostel facilities in urban areas for students of rural areas to facilitate higher education, especially for girls, and has actively been associated with eye camps, rural development programs and sports competitions in his constituency.

Legal profession edit

Chaudhary has been practicing law since 1978 in High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. He has been designated as senior advocate at the Jodhpur HC and at the Supreme Court of India. He worked as central government counsel at the time of Congress rule and become faithful of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot He has a profile of around 11000 (Eleven Thousand) cases, mostly Constitutional Litigation including matters relating to - Constitutional Law, Land Acquisition, Farmers Grievances, Labour & Service, Central Excise & Customs, PIL - related to restoration of natural water bodies & dams, Mines and Minerals, Covenants, Arbitrations, Indian Bankruptcy code and Companies Law.[12][13]

References edit

  1. ^ "P.P.Chaudhary assumes charge as Corporate Affairs Minister". 4 September 2017. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  2. ^ "PP Chaudhary: Pro-farmer Lawmaker Gets Inducted into Modi's Team". 5 July 2016. Archived from the original on 29 August 2022. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  3. ^ [1] [2] Archived 24 July 2020 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Parliamentary panel to submit report on India's Covid response in LS today". 15 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  6. ^ "Debutant BJP MP from Rajasthan PP Chaudhary wins Sansad Ratna award".
  7. ^ "Shell companies crackdown: 4.5 lakh directors may face axe". The Times of India. 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Shell companies crackdown: 4.5 lakh directors may face axe". The Economic Times.
  9. ^ Mani, Veena (4 September 2017). "Cabinet reshuffle: Meet P P Chaudhary, the minister who dons several hats". Business Standard India.
  10. ^ https://www.bhaskar.com/news/latest-rani-news-054504-2060307.html [bare URL]
  11. ^ "Internet services to be provided to all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by year end: Govt".
  12. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha".
  13. ^ "PP Chaudhary addressing on Complete 2 years BJP Govt Vikas Parva at Sansad Aadarsh Gram Busi". Veblr.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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