Vincent Pala

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Vincent H Pala
Pala in 2012
President, Meghalya Pradesh Congress Committee
Assumed office
25 August 2021
Preceded byCelestine Lyngdoh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byPaty Ripple Kyndiah
Minister of State, Minister of Water Resources (India)
In office
28 May 2009 – 27 Oct. 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Personal details
Born (1968-02-14) 14 February 1968 (age 56)
Lamyrsiang, Meghalaya, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseDimorine Tariang
Residence(s)Shillong, Meghalaya
Alma materJalpaiguri Government Engineering College

Vincent H Pala (born 14 February 1968) is an Indian politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He is serving as the incumbent MP from Shillong constituency in the 17th Lok Sabha.[1]

Early life and personal life[edit]

Vincent H Pala was born to John Dkhar and Hermelinda Pala on 14 February 1968, in Lamyrsiang village in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.[2] He graduated in civil engineering from Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College and later he worked as assistant chief engineer in the Public Works Department of the Government of Meghalaya.[3][4]

He married Dimorine Tariang and has four daughters: Dr. Wanmancy, Daphihi, Fiola, and Azaria. He resides at Edamanry Cottage, Dhankheti, Shillong.[5]

Political career[edit]

Vincent Pala addressing at the 2nd National Painting Competition, organised by the Central Ground Board under the Ministry of Water Resources, in New Delhi on January 21, 2012

Pala was a member of Shillong in the 2009 election.[6][7] He held this seat in the 2014 elections and became a member of the 16th Lok Sabha. Pala had been elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 representing Shillong.[3] This was the first time he stood as a candidate for the Lok Sabha election. Initially he worked as Union Minister of States, Water Resources and later was selected as the Union Minister of State, Minority Affairs.[8] He was re-elected in the 2014 election and was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha representing Shillong. He was again re-elected in the 2019 election from Shillong in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Positions held[edit]

Pala has also served in the following positions:

  1. President, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee
  2. Chief Coordinator, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee
  3. Asst. Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, 2000–2008, Government of Meghalaya
  4. Treasurer, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee[8]


  1. ^ "Election Commission of India".
  2. ^ "Vincent H Pala | National Portal of India". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Vincent H Pala".
  4. ^ "Meet Congress MP from Shillong Vincent H Pala". Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member's Bioprofile". Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  6. ^ Election Commission of India-General Elections 2009 Results
  7. ^ Detailed Profile: Shri Vincent H Pala
  8. ^ a b Track Parliament: MP Profile

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