Chief Minister of West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee
Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal
Father's Name Late Promileswar Banerjee
Mother's Name Late Gayatri Banerjee
Date of Birth 05 Jan 1955
Place of Birth Kolkata (West Bengal)
Marital Status Unmarried
Educational Qualifications M.A., B.Ed., LL.B., Trained in Work Education,
Educated at Calcutta University, West Bengal
Profession Fulltime political activist and Social Worker
Permanent Address 30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street,
Kolkata-700 026
West Bengal
Tels. (033) 24753000 ,Fax. (033) 24540880
E-mail :
Positions Held
1977-83 Member, West bengal Youth Congress Working Committee
1979-80 General-Secretary, Mahila Congress (I), West Bengal
1978-81 Secretary, District Congress Committee (Indira)[D.C.C. (I)],
Calcutta South
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (I)
1985-87 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
1987-88 Member, National Council, All India Youth Congress (I)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1988 Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party [C.P.P. (I)]
1989 Member, Executive Committee, Pradesh Congress Committee [P.C.C. (I)], West Bengal
1990 President, Youth Congress, West Bengal
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Women and Child Development
1993-96 Member, Committee on Home Affairs  
1995-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1998 Founded All India Trinamool Congress and elected Chairperson, All India Trinamool Congress
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Railways
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)
13 Oct. 1999 - 16 Mar. 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industries

8 Sep. 2003 - 8 Jan. 2004 Union Cabinet Minister (without any portfolio)
9 Jan. 2004- May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines

Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)

5 Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
2009-2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
20 May 2011 onwards Sworn-in as the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Books Published

Bengali : Upalabdhi, Janatar Darbare, Maa, Pallabi, Manavik, Motherland, Crocodile Island, Trinamool, Sishu Sathi, Anubhuti, Abishasya, Janmaini, Ekantee, Ashubho Shanket, Jago Banglaa, Ganotantre Lajja, Anoson Keno?, Soroni, Langol, Andolaner Katha, Maa-Mati-Manush, Ajab Chora, Ek Guchho Bhavana, Nandi-Maa, Netai, Cholo-Jai, Kabita, Pariborton, Pochonder Kabita, Se Nei, Ek Poloke Ek Jholoke, Rituraj
English : Struggle for Existence, Smile, Dark Horizon, Slaughter of Democracy, My Unforgettable Memories

Cultural Activities

Literary activities and painting

Social Activities

Connected with different social and human rights organisations to promote the welfare of poor, children and women; providing free legal aid to the poor and working for the protection of human rights; organised various health camps for mothers and children

Other Information

Represented the country in (i) in U.N. General Assembly; (ii) as a woman parliamentarian at World Women Round Table Conference, Russia; and (iii) World Youth Conference, Vietnam (iv) attended the Working Women Conference of ILO and ICFTU at Kuala Lumpur; observed Dharna in 1995 for 21 days to restore Human Rights; protested against atrocities on women and lock up deaths in the country, 26 day hunger strike to protest against forcible land aquisition in Singur