Shri Hashim Abdul Halim,  M.L.A.                                         

                                     

 

Office held and date of assumption of office

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Speaker; 6 May 1982 till date

 

 

 

Political Party

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Communist Party of India (Marxist)

 

 

 

Date of Birth

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5 June 1935

 

 

 

Marital Status

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Married

 

 

 

Children

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Four

 

 

 

Education

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M.Com., LL.B., Hony. Doctorate awarded by Soka University, Tokyo

 

 

 

Career:

 

 

 

 

 

1963-1977

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Practising lawyer

 

 

 

1977, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001

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Elected to West Bengal Legislative Assembly (6 terms)

 

 

 

1977- 1982

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Minister, Judicial Department, Government of West Bengal

 

 

 

6 May 1982 onwards

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Speaker, West Bengal Legislative Assembly

 

 

 

 

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Chairman of several Committees of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly

 

 

 

 

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Member, Standing Committee, Conference of Presiding Officers and Secretaries of Legislative Bodies in India

 

 

 

Conferences/Seminars attended and visits made:

 

 

 

 

 

1982, The Bahamas

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28th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1983, Kenya

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29th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1984, Isle of Man

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30th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1985, Sasketchewan

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31st CPA Conference

 

 

 

1986, U.K.

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32nd CPA Conference

 

 

 

1987, Malaysia

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33rd CPA Conference

 

 

 

1988, Australia

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34th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1989, Barbados

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35th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1990, Zimbabwe

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36th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1990 Botswana

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Executive Committee Meetings of the CPA

 

 

 

1991, Guernsey

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Executive Committee Meetings of the CPA

 

 

 

1991, New Delhi

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37th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1992, Cayman Islands

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Executive Committee Meetings of the CPA

 

 

 

1992, The Bahamas

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38th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1993, Cyprus

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39th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1994, Canada

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40th CPA Conference

 

 

 

1994, Norfolk Islands

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Executive Committee Meetings of the CPA

 

 

 

1995, Malta

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Executive Committee Meetings of the CPA

 

 

 

1995, Sri Lanka

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41st CPA Conference

 

 

 

1996, Kuala Lumpur

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42nd CPA Conference

 

 

 

1997, Port Louis

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43rd CPA Conference

 

 

 

1998, Wellington

 

1999, Port of Spain

 

2000, London

 

2001, Australia

 

2002, Namibia

 

2003, Bangladesh

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44th CPA Conference

 

45th CPA Conference

 

46th CPA Conference

 

47th CPA Conference

 

48th CPA Conference

 

49th CPA Conference

 

Attended all the Conferences of the Presiding Officers and Secretaries of Legislative Bodies in India since 1982

 

 

 

 

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Attended meetings and Conferences of the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA)

 

 

 

 

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Study tour to various countries

 

 

 

Interests/Recreations

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Travelling, reading, promotion of parliamentary system, scientific knowledge  and sports, especially football and committed to the cause of human development, democracy and poverty alleviation

 

 

 

Travels abroad

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Widely travelled

 

Additional Information:

 

 

 

 

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Member, West Bengal State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

 

Member, Executive Committee of the CPA (1990-92), (1993-96) and (2001-2003)

 

Vice President, Executive Committee of the CPA

 

President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (West Bengal Branch)

 

Vice-Chairman, CPA (1995-1996)

 

Associated with Trade Union movements

 

 

 

 

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Secretary of the Government of India Forms and Press Workers’ Union (1965-77)

 

 

 

 

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Working President of the Union (1977-80)

 

 

 

 

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President, World Federation of United Nations Associations at San Francisco(1995)in USA , at Kolkata in (2000) and presently its Honorary President

 

 

 

 

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Vice-President of the National Federation of the Government of India Press Workers' Union

 

 

 

 

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Member, Iran Society

 

 

 

 

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Vice-President, All India Lawyers’ Association

 

 

 

 

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Chairman, Mahajati Sadan Board of Trustees

 

 

 

 

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Chairman, Millennium Committee, West Bengal

 

 

 

 

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Founder Secretary,  Chandney Sporting Club