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Vijay Darda, a three-time member of the Rajya Sabha, is one of the pioneering journalists of India. He is the recipient of the prestigious Feroze Gandhi Memorial Award (1990-91) for excellence in journalism. The award was handed over to him by the then prime minister of India P V Narasimha Rao. In his over 30 years stint in the profession, Darda has contributed substantially to journalism in particular and the growth of newspaper industry in general. Read More

Brief Info

Name VIJAY JAWAHARLAL DARDA
Date of Birth 14th May, 1950
Place of Birth Yavatmal (Maharashtra)
Father’s Name Late Shri Jawaharlal Darda
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Veenadevi J. Darda
Spouse’s Name Late Smt. Jyotsna V. Darda
Children Daughter: Mrs. Purva Sunit Kothari
Son Mr. Devendra Darda
   

Address

Office Correspondence Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd.,
Lokmat Bhavan, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Wardha Road, Nagpur-440 012.
Tel: 91-712-2435145, 91-712-2423527 (10 Lines),
Fax: 91-712-6618555, 2435666, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   

Positions Held

In Public Life

    • Elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Independent July 1998
    • Re-elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), 2nd term on INC nomination July 2004
    • Re-elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), 3rd term on INC nomination June 2010

Membership on various Parliamentary Committees (1998- 2016)

    • Member - National Tiger Conservation Authority (June 2015)
    • Member - Ministry of Civil Aviation (Jan 2015)
    • Member - Standing Committee on Information and Technology (Sept. 2014)
    • Member - Hindi Salahkar Samiti (Dec 2013)
    • Member - Governing Body of Rajasthan Foundation
    • Member - India-China Society
    • Member - Indo-US Parliamentary Forum
    • Member - Indo-Pak Parliamentary Forum
    • Vice President - India-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group
    • Permanent Invitee- Consultative Committee for Petroleum and Natural Gas (October 2010)
    • Ex-Member - Standing Committee on Commerce
    • Ex-Member - Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, 8 Govt. of India - (July 2010)
    • Ex-Member - Rajya Sabha Committee on Subordinate Legislation (September-2010)
    • Ex-Member - Central Consumer Protection Council, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India (September 2010)
    • Ex-Member - Philatelic Advisory Committee of the Department of Posts, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (2.11.2010)
    • Ex-Member - Committee on MPLADS, Rajya Sabha
    • Ex-Member - Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests
    • Ex-Member - Telephone Advisory Committee - Maharashtra Circle, Govt. of India (2002)
    • Ex-Member - Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Ministry of Culture (Nominated on 5th October, 2004)
    • Ex-Member - Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (Nominated on 5th October, 2006)
    • Ex-Member - Conventional Committee for the Ministry of Railway (Nominated on 31st August, 2004)
    • Ex-Member - Informal Consultative Committee for Central Railway (2000)
    • Ex-Member - Informal Consultative Committee for S. E. Central Railway (2001)
    • Ex-Member - Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games 2010 (Nominated on 30th May, 2005)
    • Ex-Member - Ter-Centenary of Guru-Ta-Gaddi at Nanded in 2008
    • Ex-Member - Bureau of Indian Standard, Ministry of Central Consumer Protection Council (Nominated on 12th June, 2007)
    • Ex-Member - Hindi Salahakar Samiti for the Ministry of Company Affairs (Nominated on 14th February, 2005)
    • Ex-Member - Maharashtra Mineral Development Consultative Committee
    • Ex-Member -National AIDS Committee, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India
    • Ex-Member :Standing Committee on Labour & Welfare, Govt. of India
    • Ex-Member - Standing Committee on Information Technology, Govt. of India
    • Ex-Member - Committee on Regional Direct Taxes
    • Ex-Member - National Academy of Direct Taxes 2004-05
    • Ex-Member - Indian-Japan Parliamentary Forum
    • Ex-Member - Indian Institute of Forest Management, Dept. of Environment Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi
    • Ex-Member -  Environmental Appraisal Committee, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
    • Ex-Member - Parliamentary Committee on Petitions (Rajya Sabha)
    • Ex-Member - Consultative Committee on Ministry of Tourism
    • Ex-Member -  Central Consumer Protection Council, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India (for three years w.e.f. 14th September, 2007)
    • Ex-Member -  Standing Committee on Ministry of Finance, Govt of India (2007)
    • Ex-Member -  Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India (2007)
    • Ex-Member - Standing Committee on Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (August 2010)
    • Ex-Member - Konkan Railway Users' Consultative Committee (Nominated on 13th August, 2004) 

 In Media

    • Founder President- South Asian Editors Forum formed by the Editors of National and indigenous language dailies in South Asia
    • Chairman- Audit Bureau of Circulations, Mumbai. (September 2010) 
    • Ex-President- Indian Newspaper Society, Headquarters at New Delhi  (1997 -1998) 
    • Ex-Member - Press Council of India, New Delhi (From March 1998-2001, March 2001-2004) (two terms)
    • Member- Indian Newspaper Society, Headquarters at New Delhi
    • Member -World Association of Newspapers, Paris, France
    • Member -Commonwealth Press Union, London (UK)
    • Member- All India Newspapers Editors Conference, New Delhi
    • Member -Indian Languages Newspapers Association, Mumbai
    • Member -Committee to decide the comprehensive policy and regulate advertisements in Newspapers & Periodicals
    • Member -Co-ordination Committee to combat and control attacks on Journalists and Press establishments
    • Member -Maharashtra State Accreditation Committee - The Committee provides Accreditation facilities to Journalists
    • Member- Adhoc Board of Studies in Mass Communication, Nagpur. University 
    • Member -National Readership Studies Council, Mumbai
    • Managing Trustee- Press Institute of Maharashtra, Pune
    • Member -Vidarbha Daily Newspapers Association, Nagpur 
    • Life Member- The Advertising Club of India, Mumbai
    • Member -International Advertising Association, Inc., New York (USA)
    • Member -Advisory panel of Central Board of Film Certification 

In Business World

    • Chairman - Lokmat Media Private Limited
    • Chairman - IBN Lokmat News Pvt. Ltd. (24-hour Marathi news & current affairs TV channel) 
    • Chairman- Priyadarshini Co-operative Spinning & Ginning Textile Mill Ltd., Yavatmal (Maharashtra) with a capacity of 28,000 spindles