Mukul Roy is the New Union Railway Minister
Shri Mukul Roy has been sworn in as the new Union Railway Minister here today. Prior to this, Shri Roy was the Minister of State for the Ministry of Shipping since 28th May 2009 onwards. He also served earlier as Minister of State for Railways.
Shri Mukul Roy of All India Trinamool Congress was elected to Rajya Sabha in April 2006. During his Parliamentary career, Shri Roy was Member, Committee on Urban Development and Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs during August 2006 to May 2009. Shri Roy was Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways during April 2008 to May 2009.
During his long career as politician and social worker, Shri Mukul Roy actively participated in various cultural activities, viz drama and quiz, served in various community development projects including eradication of illiteracy, providing free education to the poor, training of civil defence etc, participated in scouting activities under Bharat Scouts and Guides and took part in their regular camps. He has also taken active interest in inter-school science exhibitions. As a social worker, Shri Roy was Non-Executive Director, United Bank of India during 2002 to 2005. He took interest in football matches and one day cricket matches.