Biodata of Mr. Mullappally Ramachandran (INC)

Son of Mullappally Gopalan born on 7 November 1944 at Chombala, Dist. Calicut (Kerala)

Married to Usha Ramachandran with a daughter

Educational Qualifications: M.A., LL.B.

Educated at University of Kerala, Government College,
Madappally and Law College, Calicut (Kerala)

Profession: Advocate, Political and Social worker

Positions Held:

1969-70 Chairman, Congress Forum for Socialist Action

1970-71 President, Youth Congress, Distt. Calicut

1977-82 President, Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress

1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha

1984-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human
Resource Development
General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (Indira)
[P.C.C.(I)], Kerala

1987-88 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

1987-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
External Affairs

1987-90 Member, Rules Committee

1988-95 Joint-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira)

1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1990-91 Member, Committee on Estimates

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Commerce; and Ministry of Tourism

1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1991-93 Union Minister of State, Agriculture and

1993-96 Member, Committee on Industry

Member, Central Advisory Committee on Light Houses

Member, Select Committee on Transplantation of
Human Organs Bill, 1993

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting

1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1996-97 Member, Committee on Commerce

Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of
Members of Parliament
Member, Sub-Committee on Agricultural Exports
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of

1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)

1998-99 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development and
Convenor of its Sub-Committee-I on Ministry of Urban
Affairs and Employment; and Sub-Committee on Action Taken
Member, Committee to review the rate of dividend
payable by the Railway Undertakings to General Revenues
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Civil Aviation
Member, Railway Convention Committee
Member, South Zone Railway Advisory Committee

Chief Sub-Editor, Viplavam - a Daily in Malyalam, Calicut

Social and Cultural Activities: Upliftment of the weaker sections of the society, especially the tribals; and President, Youngsters Cultural Association, Chombala.

Special Interests: Promotion of traditional arts; protection and preservation of environment and ecology

President, Kerala Students' Union, Distt. Calicut, Kerala, 1967-68;
Vice-President, Kerala Students' Union, Kerala,1968-69;
Chairman, Calicut University Union, 1972-73;
Member, (i) Kerala Education Advisory Board, 1973-75;
(ii) Kendriya Sainik Board, 1985-87; (iii) Spices Council,1985-88;
(iv) Postal Advisory Committee, Kerala, 1986-89;
(v) Coir Board, 1995-96;
(iv) Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), 1996; and
(v) Telephone Advisory Committee, Kerala

Last update: April 2009.