Minister Profile

Ch. Lal Singh did his graduation from the University of Jammu during the year 1981-82; got political inspiration from his father who besides being a social worker was also in active politics and had contested Assembly Elections as Democratic National Conference (DNC) candidate in 1962. He started his political career at an early age and was an active student leader from 1977 to 1982. He joined Labour Movement and worked very hard for the welfare of labour class, students, farmers and hitherto neglected masses. He remained convener of Students Youth Federation (SYF) during 1978-82 and also district president of a social organization ‘Jammu Mahasabha’. He remained State Youth President of Congress (T), State General Secretary of Congress (T), Chief Whip of Congress (I) for four years and was elected as Member J&K Legislative Assembly 1st time in the year 1996 on Congress (T) ticket from Basohli Constituency. He was re-elected in 2002 from the same constituency and was inducted in the Council of Ministers in 2003 as Minister for Health and Medical Education in PDP – Congress coalition Government headed by Late Shri Mufti Mohmmad Syed. He was elected as Member of Parliament (Lok Sabah) twice from Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency and served as member of various Parliamentary Committes. He was elected as Member J&K Legislative Assembly for 3rd time in 2014, General Elections on BJP mandate from Basohli Constituency and was inducted in the State Cabinet 2nd time as Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI & Trainings. In March 2016, he has been assigned the charge of Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment under the Chiefministership of Madam Mehbooba Mufti.

Hon’ble MOS Profile:

Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Hon’ble Minister of State for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries (J&K) was born on 24.02.1972 in Konibal (J&K). Mr Zahoor Ahmad Mir, a social activist, rose to be the MLA JK Legislative Assembly from JKPDP Party in the year 2003. He has been consecutively elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2008 and 2014 from Pampore (Pulwama) Jammu and Kashmir Constituency. Under his dynamic leadership Mr Zahoor Ahmad Mir was given Certificate of Excellence from Rashtriya Gaurav Award by Dr Bhishma Narain Singh, Honble Former Governor of Assam & Tamil Nadu at a Seminar on Economic Growth and National Integration at New Delhi on 11th July 2007 in recognition of his Meritorious Services and outstanding performance and remarkable role in Economic Growth and National Integration. Moreover, he was also bestowed upon with ‘Adarsh Yuva Vidhayak Puraskar’ from Indian Student Parliament in recognition of hishard work and commitment as a prominent promoter of parliamentary democracy in strengthening the fabric of Indian Democratic leadership.


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