At A Glance

BORN : 26th AUGUST 1951 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Master in Commerce
      • Law Graduate

     

    CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES HELD:

    Jun 1999 : Chief Minister with portfolios of Home, Finance, General Administration, Personnel, and Information Technology.
    Nov 1998 : Chief Minister with portfolios of Home, Personnel, General Administration, Vigilance and Planning.
    Jun 2005 : Cabinet Minister for Industries, Education and Factories & Boilers.
    Dec 1994 : Cabinet Minister for Industries, Legislative Affairs, Law and Judiciary, and Labour & Employment
    Jan 1990 : Cabinet Minister for Urban Development Including Municipalities, Social Welfare, Law and  Judiciary, Legislative Affairs, Revenue, Labour & Employment and Housing including Housing Board

    PARTY RESPONSIBILITIES NATIONAL LEVEL:

        • Re-appointed General Secretary All India Congress Committee Incharge Of North Eastern States on 21st August 2018. 
        • Earlier was Member Congress Working Committee, Indian National Congress, General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
        • In-charge of Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh & Nagaland and Tripura states (2007)
        • Chairman of Karnataka Pradesh Assembly Elections Screening Committee. 2013.

    CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES HELD:

    Jun 1999 : Chief Minister with portfolios of Home, Finance, General Administration, Personnel, and Information Technology.
    Nov 1998 : Chief Minister with portfolios of Home, Personnel, General Administration, Vigilance and Planning.
    Jun 2005 : Cabinet Minister for Industries, Education and Factories & Boilers.
    Dec 1994 : Cabinet Minister for Industries, Legislative Affairs, Law and Judiciary, and Labour & Employment.
    Jan 1990 : Cabinet Minister for Urban Development Including Municipalities, Social Welfare, Law and Judiciary, Legislative Affairs, Revenue, Labour & Employment and Housing including Housing Board.

    OTHER POSITIONS HELD:

    > President, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee In 1999, In 2002 & from 14th Oct 2014- 23rd June 2017
    > Leader of Opposition Goa Assembly
    > Deputy Leader of Opposition, Goa Assembly
    > General Secretary, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee
    > Executive Member, National Advisory Council Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
    > Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Government of Goa
    > Chairman, Land Army Corporation
    > Chairman, Estimates Committee
    > Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances
    > Chairman, Demands-related Ad-hoc Committee on Finance
    > Chairman, Library Committee
    > President, Progressive Entrepreneurs Association, Goa
    > Chairman, Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes Memorial Trust, Goa

     

 

    • REPRESENTED LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY GOA:
      • 1980-84 Member, Fifth Legislative Assembly of Goa, Daman and Diu
      • 1984-89 Member, Sixth Legislative Assembly of Goa, Daman and Diu
      • 1989-1994 Member, First Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa
        ( Elected Unopposed)
      • 1994-1999 Member, Second Legislative Assembly of The State of Goa ‘
      • 1999-2002 Member, Third Legislative Assembly of The State of Goa
      • 2002-2007 Member, Fourth Legislative Assembly of The State of Goa
      • 16 March 2017 till date : Member Seventh Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa

       

       

      MEMBER LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES:
      >Member, Panel of Presiding Members,
      >Member, Committee on Delegated Legislation
      >Member, Public Accounts Committee
      >Member, Rules Committee
      >Member, Goa, Daman and Diu Town and Country Planning Board
      >Member, Business Advisory Committee
      >Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
      >Member, Budget Committees
      >Member, Select Committee on Bill No. 29 Private Nursing Home (Regulation) Bill, 1986
      >Member, Select Committee on Bill No.7 of 1987- the Goa Private Nursing Home (Regulation) Bill, 1987
      >Member, Select Committee on Bill No. 16 of 1989- the Goa University(Amendment) Bill, 1989
      >Member, Select Committee on Bill No. ll of 1989- the Goa Regulation of the use of Pre-natal Diagnostics Bill, 1989
      >Member, Housing Committee to Investigate into the Electronic City at Verna
      >Member, Select Committee on Bill No.1of 1991- the Goa Regulation of Employment and conditions of Service of Migrant Workmen Bill 1991
      >Member, House Committee to lead the case of State of Goa for higher Central Assistance, before the Government of India

       

      OUTSTANDING POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

      • Elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Goa for six consecutive terms with highest margin of votes in 1980, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1991 and 2003 (Declared elected unopposed in 1989); now in 2017 for the Seventh Time.
      • Led the Campaign for Statehood
      • Led the Campaign for Official Language (Konkani)
      • Led the Indian Delegation to the ILO/UNO in Geneva, Switzerland in
        1995 as Deputy Leader of India Delegation
      • Led the Campaign for Protection of Goa’s Environment
      • Led the Campaign for the Welfare for Goa’s Backward Classes
      • Led the Campaign for the Promotion of Quality of Education
      • Represented India at the Advisory Committee on Protection of Seas Convention at Lisbon in 1993, organized by the Government of Portugal and UNO.
      • Led the Goa Industrial Delegation to Portugal in 1995
      • Led the Goa Industrial Delegation to U.S.A in 1997

       
       

    • TRADE UNION ACTIVITIES:
    • President, Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited Employees union (1977)
    • President, Mandovi Pellets Limited Workers Union (1978)
    • President, MRF Workers Union (1978)

 
 
COUNTRIES TRAVELLED: USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, France, UK, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, The Vatican, Malaysia, Spain Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and China.