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Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister, West Bengal
and Minister -in-Charge
Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department

Father's Name Late Promileswar Banerjee
Mother's Name Late.Gayetri Banerjee
Date of Birth 05 Jan 1955
Place of Birth Kolkata (West Bengal)
Marital Status Unmarried
 
Educational Qualifications M.A., B.Ed., LL.B., Trained in Work Education,
Educated at Calcutta University, West Bengal
Profession Advocate 
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
1970-80 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, Railways
Leader, All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
20 May 2011 onwards Sworn-in as the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal.
 
Books Published
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
In English :  (xxvii) Struggle for Existence; (xxviii) Smile; (xxviv) Dark Horizon;  (xxx) Slaughter of Democracy
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Given music and written lyrics for Bengali songs and received 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.