She took over as Chief Minister of Govt of NCT of Delhi on December 3, 1998 after the Congress, led by her in Delhi, swept the assembly polls.Updated: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST
She took over as Chief Minister of Govt of NCT of Delhi on December 3, 1998 after the Congress, led by her in Delhi, swept the assembly polls.
The second woman CM of Delhi, she has vast experience in Administrative and Parliamentary matters.
Representing Gole Market Constituency in the ... Assembly, Sheila Dikshit has also served as a Union Minister during 1986-89, first as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office. She was instrumental in leading the Congress to a sweeping victory as Delhi Pradesh Congress president in 1998.
During 1984-89 she represented Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh. As a member of Parliament, she served on the Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha. She also Chaired the Implementation Committee for Commemoration of Forty Years of India's Independence and Jawaharlal Nehru centenary.
Born on March 31, 1938, she received was educated at Convent of Jesus and Mary School in the Capital and later at Miranda House under Delhi University from where she obtained her Masters of Arts degree.
She got married to an IAS official Vinod Dikshit in the widely respected family of noted freedom fighter and a former Governor and Union Minister Umashankar Dikshit. She has two children, one son and one daughter.
Championing the cause of women at various fora, she had represented India at UN Commission on Status of Women for five years (1984-89). She, alongwith 82 colleagues, was jailed by UP Govt in August 1990 when she led a people's movement against the atrocities being committed on women. Earlier, in early 1970's, she was chairperson of the Young Women's Association and was instrumental in the setting up two of most successful hostels for working women in Delhi.
She is also the Secretary of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
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(ii) General Administration Department
(iii) Home Department
(iv) Law & Justice and Legislative
(v) Public Relations
(vi) Services Department
(vii) Vigilance Department
(ix) All other Departments not allocated to any other Minister
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First Published: Oct 13, 2003 15:16 IST