E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan

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Dr E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan
டாக்டர் ஈ எம் சுதர்சன
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) for
Tamil Nadu
In office
30 June 2010 – 29 June 2016
Succeeded by R. Vaithilingam
In office
June 2004 - June 2010
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry
In office
17 June 2013 – 26 May 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for
In office
10 October 1999 – 06 Feb 2004
Preceded by P. Chidambaram
Succeeded by P. Chidambaram
Personal details
Born (1947-09-29) 29 September 1947 (age 69)
Eriyur, Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) E.M.S. Devaki
Residence 14, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi
Alma mater Thiagarajar College
Madras Law College
Madurai Kamaraj University
Washington University in St. Louis
Occupation Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Dr E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan is a politician from Indian National Congress party is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

He was also elected to the Lok Sabha from Sivaganga constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate in 1999 election.[1] He is Advocate in Supreme Court of India.[2]

E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan has addressed the United Nations General Assembly on two occasions, both in October 2008. He was a part of the Indian delegation, and gave statements on UN peacekeeping operations and globalisation and independence.[3][4]

E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan is co-founder and President of the Parliamentarian Forum on Human Rights.[5] The forum is a platform for members of parliament (MPs), cutting cross party lines, and catering for the need to discuss and act on human rights violations in the world in general and in India in specific. He became the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry on 17 June 2013.

In Parliament[edit]

Dr. Natchiappan has held the following during his tenure as a Member of Parliament for Tamil Nadu:

  • Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests (1999 - 2000)
  • Member, Committee on Government Assurances (2000 - 2004)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (2000 - 2004)
  • Member, Committee on Finance (2002 - 2004)
  • Chairman, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (Aug. 2004 - May 2009)
  • Member, General Purposes Committee (Aug. 2005 - May 2009)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Oct. 2004 - 2008)
  • Member, Committee on Rules (Nov. 2004 - Sept. 2010)
  • Chairman, Parliamentary Forum on Human Rights, New Delhi (2004 - Present)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance (2008 - May 2009) and (Aug. 2009 - June 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Human Resource Development (Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2011)
  • Member, Committee on Commerce (Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2012)
  • Member, Committee on Labour (Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2011)
  • Member, Select Committee to the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 (Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table (Sept. 2010 - May 2013)
  • President, Parliamentarian Forum on Human Rights for Global Development, New Delhi (Sept. 2010 - Present)
  • Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha (Aug. 2011 - Present)
  • Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum (Nov. 2011 -July 2013)
  • Member, Business Advisory Committee (April 2012-Aug. 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Defence (Aug. 2012 - June 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Ethics (Dec. 2012- June 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Public Accounts (May 2013-June 2013)
  • Chairman, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (Sept. 2014 - Present)
  • Member, Business Adviosry Committee (Sept. 2014 - Present)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Payment and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015)
  • Member, General Purposes Committee (Jan. 2015 - Present)


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