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Smt. Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs

Smt. Preneet Kaur
Date of Birth 3rd October 1944
Father's Name Late Sardar Gyan Singh Kahlon, ICS
Place of Birth Shimla
Permanant Address New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala (Punjab)
Education At Chelsea and St. Bedes, Shimla
Social Activities Actively involved in social work in the Red Cross President Citizens Welfare Council Patiala, many other organizations
Interests Reading and Art
Marital Status Married to Sh. Amarinder Singh (former Chief Minister of Punjab) in October 1964.
Political Career Member of Parliament, (Lok Sabha) since 1999. Re-elected three times including in May 2009.
Foreign Travels Widely travelled.
  • Assumed office of Minister of State for External Affairs on 29 May 2009
  • Member Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians
  • Member of Standing Committee on Water Resources
  • Member of Committee on Empowerment of Women
  • Member of Committee on Public Undertakings
  • Member of Consultative Committee for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Member of Parliament on the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee
  • Ex-Member of Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, from October’1999 to February’2004
  • Ex-Member of Consultative Committee for Ministry of Agriculture From October’1999 to February’2004
  • Ex-Member of Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee RDTAC (Income Tax)
  • Member of Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Advisory Council Punjab
  • Member of the Renovation Committee for Renovation of Famous Shrine of Hazrat Mashad Ali, Situated at Samana
  • Member of State Health Commission
  • Chairperson of Vigilance and Monitoring Committee on DRTA
  • Chairperson of State Committee on Female Feticide
  • Chairperson of Patiala Division and Urban Planning Authority
  • Chairperson of Patiala Heritage Society
  • Chairperson of Patiala Polo and Riding Club