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State Labour Minister(Independent Charge)

Bandaru Dattatreya

Constituency: Secunderabad
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Father"s Name: Shri B. Anjiah
Date of Birth: Thursday, June 12, 1947
Birth Place: Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse Name: Smt. Vasantha
State Name: Telangana
Permanent Address: Ram Nagar,Hyderabad, Telangana
Present Address: A.P. Bhawan,New Delhi - 110001
Email Id: bandaru[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Education Qualifications: B.Sc. Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Positions Held
1980 Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Andhra Pradesh
1981-89 General-Secretary, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1998 Member, Committee on Welfare of SCs, STs and Minorities
1998-99 President, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh
1999 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
13 Oct. 1999 - 13 June 2000 Union Minister of State, Urban Development
14 June 2000 - 30 June 2002 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1 July 2002- 7 Sept. 2003 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development
8 Sept. 2003 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
May, 2014 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways
1 Sep. 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
09 Nov. 2014 onwards Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Social and Cultural Activities: Slum development, especially through housebuilding and supply of potable water; President, Samsakara Bharathi Cultural Organisation, Andhra Pradesh; Founder, Siva Bharathi Slum Development Organisation, 1979; served the victims of cyclones and natural calamities; organised social and cultural activities through voluntary organisations; interested in mythological songs Social work
Sports and Clubs: Carrom, table tennis and cricket
Favourite Pastimes and Recreation: Reading and listening to music
Other Information: General Secretary, Voluntary Organisations, India; Joint Secretary, A.P. Cyclone Committee (RSS); Member, (i) Tobacco Board, 1991-96; (ii) Coconut Board, 1991-96; (iii) Railway Advisory Committee, 1991-96; and (iv) Telephone Advisory Committee, 1991-96