Y. S. Chowdary


Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Occupation Businessman, Politician Website YSChowdarycom

Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary born June 2, 1961, popularly known as Y S Chowdary or Sujana Chowdary, is a Rajya Sabha member from the Telugu Desam Party and the Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences3 He was an entrepreneur and headed the Sujana Group of Industries before retiring from business to join politics

Contents

  • 1 Early life and Career
  • 2 Political career
  • 3 Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  • 4 Sujana Charitable Trust
  • 5 Controversy
  • 6 Personal life
  • 7 References

Early life and Careeredit

Chowdary was born in Kanchikacherla village situated in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology CBIT in Hyderabad in 1984 He completed his master's degree in Machine Tool Engineering from the PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu In 1986, he founded the Sujana Group of Companies

Political careeredit

Y S Chowdary's entered national politics in 20104 when he was elected as Member of Parliament into the Rajya Sabha, representing the Telugu Desam Party from Andhra Pradesh on June 22, 2010

On November 9, 2014, during the first Cabinet Expansion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NDA Government National Democratic Alliance India, Mr Chowdary was appointed as the Minister of State for Science & Technology, & Earth Sciences In 2010, Chowdary ran unopposed and was elected as a Member of the Parliament to the Rajya Sabha He represents the Telugu Desam Party in the Upper House of the Indian Parliament He was elected as the TDP's Parliamentary Leader on June 4, 2014

Chowdary has been appointed as member of the Indo-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship Group, jointly set up as a step towards strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries’ Parliaments He was a member of the Government of India's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, the Parliamentary Forum on Youth, the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

On November 9, 2014, Y S Chowdary joined the Union Council of Ministers as Minister of State for Science and Technology, & Earth Science

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojanaedit

Under the SAGY Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana program, Y S Chowdary has adopted the Ponnavaram village, which is located 60 km from Vijayawada Under the program, he has initiated the transforming of the area into a model village5 by adopting various development programs6

Sujana Charitable Trustedit

The Sujana Charitable Trust and the Sujana Foundation, manifest the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives The Foundation supports two schools for challenged children in Chennai, an Old Age Home in Hyderabad, and grants scholarships and merit awards for excellence in the areas of academics, sports, social entrepreneurship, innovation in engineering, agriculture, poverty alleviation and rural development

Controversyedit

YS Chowdary was under media scanner for an allegation by the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd of Mauritius on the grounds that the company defaulted on the Rs 192 crore loan it availed through its subsidiary This allegation popped up a day after the Rajya Sabha MP-cum-industrialist was sworn in as a Union minister7

A clarification from the MPs office later, said that he had not secured loan from the Mauritius Commercial Bank It was his group firm — Sujana Universal Industries —and he just stood as a guarantor to the loan obtained by a step-down subsidiary8

He called andhra people's fight for special status as "pig's fight"

Personal lifeedit

Chowdary married Padmaja on August 6, 1989 The couple have two children, Y S Karthik and Y Naga Chandini

Referencesedit

  1. ^ http://economictimesindiatimescom/news/politics-and-nation/rajya-sabha-members-alloted-to-telangana-andhra-pradesh/articleshow/35792140cms
  2. ^ "Archived copy" Archived from the original on July 17, 2015 Retrieved July 10, 2015 
  3. ^ http://wwwthehinducom/todays-paper/telugu-desam-will-continue-its-efforts-for-scs-sujana/article8954261ece
  4. ^ http://webarchiveorg/web/20120505222406/http://indiagovin:80/govt/rajyasabhampbiodataphpmpcode=2144
  5. ^ http://wwwbusiness-standardcom/article/pti-stories/chowdary-adopts-ponnavaram-village-for-development-115020601392_1html
  6. ^ http://wwwthehansindiacom/posts/index/Hans/2015-12-20/Ponnavaram-to-go-hitech/194510
  7. ^ http://wwwndtvcom/india-news/non-bailable-warrant-against-union-minister-ys-chowdary-1340092
  8. ^ http://wwwfirstpostcom/business/did-not-take-loan-only-gave-guarantee-mos-ys-chowdary-claims-he-did-not-default-on-rs-106-cr-loan-2719534html


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