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Smt Nirmala Sitharaman

Smt Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister
Title Details
Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name Shrimati Savitri
Date of Birth 18 August 1959
Place of Birth Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 September 1986
Spouse's Name Dr. Parakala Prabhakar
Children One daughter
Educational Qualifications M.A. (Economics), M.Phil, Educated at Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Profession Economist and Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address C/o, K. LAKSHMI NARAYAN, 911, 21st Main, 38th Cross, 4th T-Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka560041 Tel. - 080-26548557
Present Address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Tel. - 23793791, 23793792
Position Held
2003-2005 Member, National Commission for Women
26 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
26 May 2014 - 3 Sept. 2017 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
June 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016)
July 2016 Elected to Rajya Sabha
3 Sept. 2017 onwards Minister of Defence

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and Other Special Interests

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Travel, trekking, music and cooking

Countries Visited

Indonesia, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia, 21-24 Oct. 2018; Singapore, to attend 5th ADMM Plus meeting, 18-21 Oct. 2018; France, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 11-12 Oct. 2018; Kazakhstan, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, 2-4 Oct. 2018; Egypt, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Egypt; Thailand, to enhance the bilateral relations with the defence establishment of the Kingdom of Thailand, 26-29 Aug. 2018; Vietnam, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Vietnam, 12-15 June 2018; Cambodia, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Cambodia, 10-12 June 2018; China, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Meeting, 23-25 April 2018; Russia, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 3-5 April 2018; Philippines, to attend 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), 23-25 Oct. 2017; Italy, to attend Joint Commission meeting in May 2017; Bilateral visit to Japan in April 2017; Bilateral visit to Cyprus in February 2017; Davos (Switzerland), to represent India at the World Economic Forum in January 2017; Philippines, to participate in the 2nd Intersessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in November 2016; Bhutan for signing of the agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan in November 2016; Norway, to attend the WTO Trade Ministers Meeting in October 2016; Sri Lanka to attend bilateral meeting in September 2016; Canada, to attend the Annual ministerial dialogue in September 2016; Russia to attend the INNOPROM -2016 in July 2016; Myanmar for the India -Myanmar Business conclave in May 2016; Paris (France) to attend the Informal Gathering of the WTO Ministers in June 2016; Brussels (Belgium) and London (U.K..) to participate in India - EU Summit and bilateral meeting with EU in March - April 2016; Nairobi (Kenya) to attend the WTO Ministerial Conference 2015 in December 2015; San Francisco (U.S.A) to attend Fortune Global Forum - 2015 in November 2015; Minsk (Belarus) to participate in the seventh Session of India-Belarus Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Scientific & Cultural Cooperation and bilateral meeting in September 2015; New York and San Jose (U.S.A.), to participate in the meetings as part of delegation led by the Prime Minister of India in September 2015; Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial and Bilateral Meeting in July and August 2015; Algeria, to attend the India - Algeria Joint Commission Meeting in May 2015; Australia to attend the Trade Ministers Meeting of G-20 held in Sydney in July 2014; Cairns (Australia), to attend the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of G-20 in September 2014; Brazil, as a Member of the Prime Minister's Delegation to the 6th BRICS Summit held in Fortaleza in July 2014; China, as a Member of the Vice-President of India's Delegation in June 2014; Taiwan and U.S.A., as a Member of the Party Delegation in March 2009 and July 2012 respectively; U.K., as a Member of the International Jury in March 2007

Other Information

Member, National Executive, B.J.P., since 2008; National Spokesperson, B.J.P., 2010-2014

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