Tiruchi Siva (Tamil: திருச்சி சிவா) is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party. He is a Speaker and a Writer. He was elected as MP in the year 1996,2002,2007 and 2014
Positions Held 1996 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Select Committee on Women’s Reservation Bill Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Jan. 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2000-April 2002 Member, Committee on Communications Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information Technology Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting Bill July 2007 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2007-May 2008 Member, Committee on Water Resources Aug. 2007 - Aug. 2010 Member, Spices Board Aug. 2007- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways May 2008 - May 2009 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes May 2008 - Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation May 2008 - May 2009 and Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs May 2008 - Sept. 2010 Member, Committee of Privileges June 2008 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2010 Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Dec. 2009- July 2010 Member, Select Committee to examine the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009 May 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Public Accounts July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation August 2010 onwards Chairman, Committee on Industry September 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Ethics March 2011 onwards Member, JPC to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum Aug. 2012 onwards Chairman,Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice. 2014 Chairman, Committee on Industry
As a student was imprisoned for one year under the M.I.S.A. during the Emergency in 1976; Organiser, D.M.K., District Student’s Wing, 1978; Deputy Secretary, D.M.K.Youth Wing, Tamil Nadu, 1982–92; Secretary, D.M.K. Student’s Wing, Tamil Nadu, 1992-2007; Propaganda Secretary, D.M.K.
He moved the popular bill which is supported by all political parties in Rajya Sabha for Transgenders to ensure they get benefits akin reserved communities like SC/STs and is taking steps to see that they get enrolment in schools and jobs in government besides protection from sexual harassment.
Books Published (in Tamil) (i) Kutravaali Koondil Socrates (ii) Thalainagiril Tamilan Kural