Saugata Roy

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Saugata Roy
The Minister of State for Urban Development, Shri Saugata Ray addressing at the inauguration of the drainage system in Baranagar Municipality, a KMDA project under JNNURM, at Sinthee Kolkata on May 23, 2012.jpg
Roy addressing at a programme of Baranagar Municipality, in May 2012
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byAmitava Nandy
ConstituencyDum Dum
In office
Preceded byMd. Ismail
Succeeded byMd. Ismail
Minister of State for Urban Development
In office
22 May 2009 – 22 September 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
MinisterJaipal Reddy
Kamal Nath
Preceded byAjay Maken
Succeeded byDeepa Dasmunsi
Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byBhupendranath Seth
Succeeded byGopal Seth
ConstituencyBangaon Uttar
In office
Preceded byAnup Kumar Chandra
Succeeded byTapas Paul
In office
Preceded byKshiti Goswami
Succeeded byKshiti Goswami
Personal details
Born (1946-08-06) 6 August 1946 (age 76)
Shillong, Assam, British India (Now Meghalaya)
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress
Other political
Indian National Congress (until 1998)
Spouse(s)Dolly Roy
RelativesTathagata Roy (brother)
Residence(s)162/D 593, Lake Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-700 045
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta (MSc, LLB)
As of 11 September, 2009
Source: [[1]]

Prof. Saugata Roy (born 6 August 1946) is an Indian politician of Trinamool Congress and a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Dum Dum constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha. He was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[2]

A National Science Talent Search Scholar and a former student of St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College and Presidency College, Kolkata, he holds a post-graduate degree in Physics. He also holds a degree in Law from Calcutta University. He is a retired professor of Physics from Asutosh College.

A veteran politician from West Bengal, senior leader of Trinamool Congress, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Dum Dum constituency and re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. He had earlier been elected from Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1977. He was briefly the Union Minister of State for Petroleum in the Charan Singh Ministry and was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the UPA II Ministry from 2009 to 2012. He has been elected to the West Bengal State Legislative Assembly five times having been elected from Alipore (3 Terms), Dhakuria and Bangaon constituencies.[3]

From 1967 to 1969 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Chhatra Parishad and from 1973 to 1977 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee.[1]

On 11 January 2017, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo filed a complaint against Roy along with AITC MP Tapas Paul and MLA Mahua Moitra for falsely accusing him of being involved in the Rose Valley ponzi firm scam.[4]

Prof. Roy serves on the following committees as a Member of Parliament:

  • Member, Committee on Public Undertakings (14 Aug. 2014 - 30 April 2016)
  • Member, Rules Committee (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Finance (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defense (1 Sep. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Office of Profit (11 Dec. 2014–Present)
  • Member, Joint Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex (29 April 2015 – Present)


  1. ^ a b "Roy, Prof Saugata". Lok Sabha Members – 15th Lok Sabha. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Team Manmohun". NDTV. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Rose valley chit fund case: Babul Supriyo sends defamation notices to TMC leaders for linking him to scam". The Indian Express. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2022.

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