|11th Chief Minister of Meghalaya|
20 April 2010 – 06 March 2018
|Succeeded by||Conrad Sangma|
|Born||20 April 1965|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Dikkanchi D Shira|
Early life and Career
Sangma was born on 20 April 1965, son of teachers Binoy Bhushan M. Marak and Roshanara Begum at Ampatigiri, now the headquarters of South West Garo Hills district. In 1990, he graduated in medicine from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal in 1990, and joined Zikzak Public Health Centre as a health and medical officer in 1991.
In 1993, Sangma was elected to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly from Ampatigiri constituency as an independent candidate, following which he was appointed as the Chairman of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation. Sangma was re-elected to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 as a representative of the Indian National Congress candidate.
He held office as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Government of Meghalaya between the years 1996 and 1998.
In May 2009, he became the Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, acting as a representative of the Indian National Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government.
Key Schemes & Initiatives
In 2015, Sangma launched the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme, a scheme to provide health coverage to families that exist below the poverty line. He launched Phase 2 in 2015, which aimed at providing a comprehensive health cover to the citizens of the state.
Sangma has launched multiple Social Assistance Programmes, including the Special Wedding Assistance Scheme for orphaned girls over the age of 18 and a programme for providing aid to single mothers and orphaned girls.
In 2017, Sangma launched the Life Programme (Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship), aimed towards empowering people for economic prosperity. He also laid the foundations for the Shillong Government College of Engineering, the first engineering college in the state of Meghalaya, followed by two more colleges at Malwai and Tura.
In 2018, he launched a Career Guidance Program to offer specialized coaching support for underprivileged students.
- Elected to Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013.
- Parliamentary Secretary of the Government of Meghalaya between 1996 and 1998.
- Home and Education Minister of Meghalaya in 2003.
- Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya in 2005 and 2009.
- Chief Minister of Meghalaya in 2010 and 2013.
D. D. Lapang
|Chief Minister of Meghalaya
20 April 2010 – 06 March 2018
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