Tiruchi Siva

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Tiruchi Siva
திருச்சி சிவா
MP of Rajya Sabha for Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
3 April 2014
Constituency Tamil Nadu
Member of Parliament for
In office
15 May 1996 – 04 December 1997
Preceded by N. Sundararaj
Succeeded by Raja Paramasivam
Personal details
Born Siva
(1954-05-15) 15 May 1954 (age 62)
Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Shrimati S.Devikarani
Children 3
Residence 32, Canning Lane, New Delhi-110001
Alma mater University of Madras
Bharathidasan University
Occupation Agriculturist and Social Worker
Religion Hindu

Tiruchi Siva is a member of the Parliament of India representing Tamil Nadu in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament. He is from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party, and was elected in 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2014. He is a speaker and a writer.


As a student, he was imprisoned for one year under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during the Emergency of 1976. In 1978 he was an organizer for the DMK District Student’s Wing. Between 1982 and 1992 he served as the Deputy Secretary of the DMK Youth Wing and later serving as the Secretary of the same between 1992 and 2007. He was the Propaganda Secretary of the DMK.

Has written articles in the Party’s official organ Murasoli and other magazines

In Parliament[edit]

Mr. Siva is known for moving a popular bill, which got bipartisan support in the Rajya Sabha, which would help transgender people get benefits akin to those in scheduled castes and tribes, and he is taking steps to see that they are not denied enrollment in schools or denied jobs in government as well as working to ensure they are protected from sexual harassment.[1]

He was also served as a member of the Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University from Sept. 2009 to May 2012 and was the Vice-President of the Parliamentary Forum on Artisans and Craftspeople from April 2013 to July 2013.

Other Committees he served on are listed below:

  • Member, Committee on External Affairs Member
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member
  • Member, Select Committee on Women’s Reservation Bill
  • Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
  • Member, Committee on Communications (Jan 2000 - Apr 2002)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information Technology (Jan 2000 - Apr 2002)
  • Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting Bill (Jan 2000 - Apr 2002)
  • Member, Committee on Water Resources (Aug 2007 - May 2008)
  • Member, Spices Board (Aug. 2007 - Aug. 2010)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways (Aug. 2007- May 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation (May 2008 - Sept. 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Home Affairs (May 2008 - May 2009) and (Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2011)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (May 2008 - Sept. 2010)
  • Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Cast and Scheduled Tribes (May 2008 – May 2009) and (May 2016 - Present)
  • Member, General Purposes Committee (June 2008 - July 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (Aug. 2009 - Aug. 2010)
  • Member, Select Committee to examine the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009 (Dec. 2009 - July 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Public Accounts (May 2010-May 2011)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (July 2010- July 2013)
  • Chairman, Committee on Industry (Aug. 2010 - July 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Ethics (Sept. 2010 - July 2013)
  • Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum (March 2011- July 2013)
  • Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 (June 2012 - Nov. 2012)
  • Member, General Purposes Committee (Aug. 2014 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Human Resource Development (Sept. 2014 - Present)
  • Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha to the Payment and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (Dec. 2014 - Present)
  • Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 (March 2015 - Present)
  • Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Dec. 2015 - Present)
  • He presented the Private Members' Bill, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Right) Bill,2015, which was passed by the Upper House in the same year on 24 April. On 20 July 2016, the bills was passed by the Lower House, to become an Act.

Works published[edit]

(in Tamil)

  • Kutravaali Koondil Socrates
  • Thalainagiril Tamilan Kural


External links[edit]