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  Member's Name  :  Shri Arun Jaitley
Father's Name  :  Maharaj Kishen Jaitley
  Mother's Name  :  Shrimati Ratan Prabha Jaitley
  Date of Birth  :  28 December 1952
  Place of Birth  :  New Delhi
  Marital Status  :  Married on 24/05/1982
  Spouse's Name  :  Shrimati Sangeeta Jaitley
  Children   :   One son and one daughter
Educational Qualification :
B.Com. (Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Profession :
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Permanent Address:
42/B, Bansidhar Society, Jawahar Nagar, Vasna,Paldi, Ahmedabad380007
 Present Address :
No. 2, Krishna Menon Marg, New Dehli Tel. - 23794990, 23794556 A-44, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. Tel. - 29248212, 29244587, 29237483, Fax: 29232358
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Positions Held:
1989 - 90 Additional Solicitor General, Government of India 13 Oct. 1999 - 30 Sept. 2000 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 10 Dec. 1999 - July 2000 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Department of Disinvestment (Additional Charge) April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha 23 July 2000 - 6 Nov. 2000 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 7 Nov. 2000 - 1 July 2002 Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 20 March 2001 - 1 Sept. 2001 Minister of Shipping (Additional Charge) 29 July 2002 - 29 Jan. 2003 and March 2005 - March 2010 Member, Court of the University of Delhi 1 - 29 Jan. 2003 Member, Committee on Home Affairs 2 - 29 Jan. 2003 Member, Committee on External Affairs 29 Jan. 2003 - 21 May 2004 Minister of Law and Justice and Minister of Commerce and Industry Aug. 2004 - July 2009 Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2004 - May 2009 and Aug. 2009 - April 2012 Member, Committee on Commerce Oct. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Jan. 2006 - July 2010 Member, Indian Council of World Affairs April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (second term) Aug. 2006 - Dec. 2008 Member, Joint Committee to examine the constitutional and legal position relating to Office of Profit Aug. 2006 - Dec. 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit 3 June 2009 - 2 April 2012 and 3 April 2012 - 26 May 2014 Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha July 2009 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Aug. 2009 - May 2014 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex Dec. 2009 – May 2014 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House April 2012 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (third term) June- Nov. 2012 Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 27 May - 9 Nov. 2014 and 13 March - 3 Sept. 2017 Minister of Defence 27 May 2014 - 14 May 2018 Minister of Finance Minister of Corporate Affairs 2 June 2014 onwards Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha 9 Nov. 2014 – 5 July 2016 Minister of Information and Broadcasting 14 May 2018 - 22 August 2018 Minister without Portfolio April 2018 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (fourth term) 23 Aug. 2018 - 22 Jan. 2019 Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs 23 Jan. 2019 onwards Minister without Portfolio 15 Feb. 2019 onwards Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
    Freedom Fighter   :  No
Books Published: 
Has authored several write-ups on legal and current affairs
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests :

Reading and writing on legal and current affairs; connected with educational institutions; Chairperson, Governing Body of Kamla Nehru College, Delhi, 1993-98; Member, (i) Governing Body of Shri Ram College of Commerce and Governing Council, National Law University, Delhi

 Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation :
Ex-President, Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA); Ex- Vice-President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (B.C.C.I.); Ex-Member, Governing Council, Indian Premier League (I.P.L.)
 Countries Visited :
Widely travelled; USSR, as part of Youth Exchange delegation, 1978; Switzerland and Sweden, as Additional Solicitor General, 1990; U.S.A., as part of Indian delegation to the U.N.G.A., 1998; Syria in connection with an International Treaty, 2000; also represented India during visits to U.S.A., Pakistan, U.K., France, Denmark, U.A.E., the Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Germany, South Africa and Hungary; led Indian delegation to the WTO Conference held during 10-14 September 2003 in Cancun, Mexico; U.S.A. to attend the Fall Annual Fund Bank Meetings, G-20 FMs meeting, BRICS meetings, CFMM meetings, IDA Working Group and other associated meetings during October 2014; Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum Meeting at Davos during January 2015; visited several countries across North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia
Other Information :
Recipient of the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2010; Recipient of several distinctions for outstanding performance in academics and extra-curricular activities during student days; was President, Delhi University Students Union, 1974; prominent leader of a movement against corruption launched in 1973 by late Shri Jai Prakash Narain; detained for 19 months under M.I.S.A. during Internal Emergency (1975-77); practising law since 1977; designated Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in 1990; was member of the Indian delegation to the United Nations’ General Assembly Session in June 1998, where the Declaration on Laws relating to Drugs and Money Laundering was approved; has delivered lectures on many important subjects in various foras; was appointed as Representative of the Central Government to hold discussions with the nominees of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and other groups on the issue of devolution of powers in the State, July 2002; associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party in different capacities