Governor of Rajasthan-Smt Margaret Alva

Governor of Rajasthan-Smt Margaret Alva 

 Governor of Rajasthan-Smt Margaret Alva
 Governor of Rajasthan-Smt Margaret Alva
Hon’ble Governor
Smt. Margaret Alva
  Father’s Name Late Shri P.A. Nazareth
  Mother’s Name Smt. E.L. Nazareth
  Date of Birth 14 April 1942
  Place of Birth Mangalore, Distt. South Kanara (Karnataka)
  Marital Status Married
  Date of Marriage 24 May 1964
  Spouse’s Name Shri Niranjan Alva
  No. of Sons Three
  No. of Daughters One
Educational Qualification B.A., B.L., Hon. Doctorate Educated at Mt. Carmel College and Government Law College, Bangalore (Karnataka)
Profession Advocate, Social Worker, Trade Unionist
Address Raj Bhawan, Civil Lines, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Telephone No. +91-141-2228716
Fax No. +91-141-2228737


Membership of Parliament
1974 – 1980 Member, Rajya Sabha
1980 – 1986 Member, Rajya Sabha
1986 – 1992 Member, Rajya Sabha
1992 – 1998 Member, Rajya Sabha
1999 – 2004 Member, 13th Lok Sabha


Positions Held
Member, All India Congress Committee
1972-73 Convenor, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Women’s Front
1974-80 Member, Rajya Sabha;  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1975-76 and 1990-91 Member, Congress Parliamentary Party Executive; Member, Committee on Information and Broadcasting
1975-77 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee
1978-80 General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Karnataka
1980-86 Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term);  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1983-85 Member, Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
1983-88 National Convenor, Mahila Congress
1984 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings; Union Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs;
1985-89 Union Minister of State, Youth Affairs, Sports, Women and Child  Development in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
1986-92 Member, Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
1990-91 Chairman, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table, Rajya Sabha
1991 Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
1992-98 Member, Rajya Sabha (4th term)
1993-95 Deputy Chief Whip, Congress Party, Rajya Sabha
1993-96 Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  with additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs
1996-97 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
1996-98 Member, Committee on Public Accounts;  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha;  Member, Panel of Chairmen
1999-2000  Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism;
Member, General Purposes Committee
2000-2004 Chairman, Committee on the Empowerment of Women
2000 – 2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism Standing Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests
2004 – 2009 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee; Advisor to the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies & Training
06-08-2009 to 11-05-2012 Governor of Uttarakhand
12-05-2012 onwards Governor of Rajasthan


Artistic Accomplishments
Course in oil painting, interior decoration and Ikebana


Social and Cultural Activities
Founder President, “Karuna”, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working for women and children


Special Interests
Foreign affairs and women’s development issues


Favorite Pastime and Recreation
Painting, music, drama and travel


Sports and Clubs
Member, (i) India International Centre; (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club; and (iii) Bangalore Club


Countries Visited
Visited over 60 countries