Pawan Kumar Bansal
|Pawan Kumar Bansal|
|Former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal|
|Former Minister of Indian Railway|
28 October 2012 - 10 May 2013
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Succeeded by||C. P. Joshi|
|Minister of Parliamentary Affairs|
28 May 2009 - 28 October 2012
16 July 1948 |
sunam, sangrur district, Punjab
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|As of May 28, 2009
Pawan Kumar Bansal comes from Tapa, near Barnala in Punjab. He schooled in the Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, and then completed BSc from the Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. He also holds an LLB degree from the Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh.[dead link]
Pawan Kumar Bansal has represented Chandigarh as a member of Parliament in the 10th, 13th, 14th and the current Lok Sabha. He has worked as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and the Minister of Water Resources in the current Lok Sabha. He also held the charge of the Minister of State for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the First Manmohan Singh Cabinet.
He took over as the Railway Minister, becoming the first from his party since 1996. Soon after becoming Railways minister, he approved an increase in fares, which has been unchanged for the last 15 years, to allow the Indian Railways to be profitable.
Following allegations of corruption, bribery and serious irregularities, he resigned as the Railway Minister on 10 May 2013.
He is married to Madhu Bansal. They have two sons, Amit and Manish.
On 3 May 2013, the CBI arrested his nephew, Vijay Singla for allegedly accepting a bribe of 90 lakh (US$140,000) from a middleman on behalf of a member of the Indian Railway Board.     Subsequently, Pawan Bansal resigned from the office on 10 May 2013. He submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his house. On 5 July 2013, he was given a clean chit by CBI and made a witness in the case.
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C. P. Joshi
|Minister of Railways
28 Oct 2012 - 10 May 2013
C. P. Joshi
|Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
|Minister of Water Resources