Sunday, August 31, 2014

M. Mangapati Pallam Raju



Constituency   : Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh )
Party Name     : Indian National Congress(INC)
Email Address :

Father's Name Dr. M.S. Sanjeevi Rao
Mother's Name Late Smt. Rama Rajeshwari
Date of Birth 31 Aug 1962
Place of Birth Pithapuram, Distt. East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)

Spouse's Name Smt. Mamatha

Educational Qualifications B.E., M.B.A.,
Educated at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Social Worker

Permanent Address
13-2-41, Latchi Raju Variveedhi,
Kakinada - 533 001
Andhra Pradesh
Tel. (0884) 2361891
Fax. (0884) 2362123

Present Address
AB - 3, Pandara Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 23782698, 23782387 (O)
Telefax. (011) 23385054 (R), 9868180180 (M)
Fax. (011) 23382365 (O)

Positions Held
1989-91 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1990 Member, Committee on Science and Technology
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food Processing Industries
1995-2000 General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (A.P.C.C.)
1997-2000 Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
2000 Chairman, Science and Technology Cell, APCC
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Chairman, Committee on Information Technology
Jan. 2006 to May 2009 Union Minister of State, Defence
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - 28 Oct. 2012 Union Minister of State, Defence
28 Oct. 2012 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development

Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Conferred with the title of `Fellow` by the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering in 2006; Conferred ` Honorary Doctorate` by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University(JNTU) in 2008
Social And Cultural Activities
Member, Rotary Club,Kakinada; Honarary President, Pantam Padmanabhan Memorial Cultural & Charitable Trust

Special Interests
Developments in international affairs, scientific developments, sports, computers and telecommunications

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Music, photography and travelling

Sports and Clubs
Atheletics, football, swimming & horseriding; Member, (i)Secunderabad Club,(ii) India International Centre; Life Member, Equestrian Federation of India

Other Information
Chairman,Department of Policy Planing;Member (i) Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers, New Delhi, 1987-88; (ii) Indian Parliamentary Group, New Delhi , and Research Assistant, Temple University, U.S.A., 1985-86; Research Associate, Federal Group Incorporated , South Natick, MA, U.S.A. (Management Consulting Firm), 1986-87; Sales Coordinator, International Operations, Norsk Data A.S., Oslo, Norway (Computer Company); Board Director, Air India & Indian Airlines 1994-97; Managing Director, TTM (India) Private Limited (ASIC Design Services) Secunderabad since 1999;
As minister for the 2nd consecutive term in the same Ministry, he led the Indian Delegation to Paris Air Show in France in June 2009;as Minister, visited the Indian Regiment serving in Lebanon in September 2008, as part of the UNIFIL( United Nations interim force in Lebanon) forces as per the UN mandate; as Minister headed the delegation from the Ministry and spoke at the important SHANGRI LA DIALOGUE(Annual Conference of Defence Ministers from the world) in Singapore in May 2008

2014 Lok Sabha Elections
Pallam Raju polled only 19754 votes in the election as INC candidate. This is due to the anger of Andhra Area citizens due to the way in which State of Telangana was brought into being by Congress party.

15 Lok Sabha Members Biographies

31 October 2012 - Took charge as HRD Minister

2 April 2013
Address to Central Advisory Board on Education

Interview in Telugu by Pallam Raju

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