Gyan Prakash Pilania

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Gyan Prakash Pilania

Gyan Prakash Pilania (ज्ञानप्रकाश पिलाणिया) is an eminent personality of Rajasthan in India. He was officer of the Indian Police Service. He is a social reformer and leader of farmers in Rajasthan. He was born on 18th February 1932 in a Jat Hindu family of Chaudhary Budh Ram Pilania in village Amarpura of district Ganganagar in Rajasthan, present Hanumangarh district, in India.

Detailed biodata

  • Name: Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania
  • Father's Name: Shri Budh Ram Pilania
  • Mother's Name: Shrimati Gauri
  • Date of Birth :18/02/1932
  • Birth Place: Distt. Sri Ganga Nagar (Rajasthan)
  • Martial Status: Married On 17 December 1960
  • Spouse Name: Late Shrimati Vimal
  • No. of Children: Two Daughters One Son
  • State Name: Rajasthan
  • Party Name: Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Permanent Address: D-148 A/2, Durga Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur - 302016
  • Telephone : {0141} 2200144, Mobile: 09413344505
  • Present Address: C-403, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001
  • Telephone : 23712627, Mobile: 9868181166
  • Email id: pilania[dot]g[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Education

Gyan Prakash Pilania was a talented student from the very beginning. He did MA in History and Hindi. He is Sahitya Ratna in Hindi and Ph.D. in History. He studied in Manchester University also to complete his two years study on 'Public Administration'.

Career in Indian Police Service

Gyan Prakash Pilania qualified UPSC and Joined Indian Police Service on 7 October 1955 in Rajasthan Cadre. He became Superintendent of Police in 1959 and served at Chittor, Nagaur, Dungarpur and Ajmer in that capacity.

He remained on deputation to Government of India for eight years in Central Bureau of Investigation and as DIG in Delhi administration. He was also Director Vigilance in the Department of Commerce.

After coming back to Rajasthan, he served as DIG Udaipur, Jaipur and Bharatpur. He was promoted to the Post of IG and served as Chairman of Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation. He remained Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau for many years.

He was promoted to the post of Director General of Police. He was Director Home-guards. He retired in 1989. He was appointed as Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission from 1989-1994.

He served as Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police (D.I.G.P.), Additional Inspector General of Police and Director General of Police (D.G.P.), Rajasthan from 7 August 1955 - 21 December 1989; held various posts like D.G.P., Rajasthan; Director, Anti Corruption Bureau; Director General, Home Guards; Chairman, Rajasthan Road Transport Corporation; was on deputation to the Government of India and held the posts of D.I.G.P., Delhi, D.I.G.P., Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.). and Director, Vigilance (Ministry of Commerce), December 1972 to October 1979; suffered a spinal fracture in a road accident due to which he is now physically handicapped (traumatic paraplegic) and moves on a wheel chair.

31 Jan.1988 - 21 Dec.1989 Director General of Police,

Career in Politics

  • Rajasthan 21 Dec. 1989 - 18 Feb.1994 Member, Public Service Commission, Rajasthan
  • June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 –May 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Oct. 2004 –May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Water Resources Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Water Resources Dec. 2004 - April 2008 Member, Rehabilitation Council of India Aug. 2005-July 2006 Member, Committee on Rural Development Sept. 2005- May 2006 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008-May 2009 and Jan. 2010 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management Dec. 2011 onwards President, India-Tunisia Parliamentary Friendship Group

As Author

Gyan Prakash Pilania has written a number of books also. The important books by him are:

  • "Pandit Jhabarmal Abhinandan Granth",
  • "Administration and Social Change", "Leadership" etc.
  • राजस्थान स्वर्ण जयंती प्रकाशन समिति जयपुर के लिए राजस्थान हिंदी ग्रन्थ अकादमी जयपुर द्वारा प्रकाशित 'राजस्थान में स्वतंत्रता संग्राम के अमर पुरोधा - सरदार हरलाल सिंह' , 2001

Awards

Gyan Prakash Pilania was awarded Police medal on January 26, 1972. He got President's award in1984.

Social services

Gyan Prakash Pilania's biggest contribution is in the field of mobilizing farmers for the cause of social change in creating job opportunities for the rural youth and spread of education. He is always busy in social works. He is honorary chairman of "Swami Keshwanand Smriti Charitable Trust". He was President of Jat Mahasabha in Rajasthan.

Contact details

  • Permanent Address: D-148 A/2, Durga Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur - 302016
  • Telephone : {0141} 2200144, Mobile: 09413344505
  • Present Address: C-403, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001
  • Telephone : 23712627, Mobile: 9868181166
  • Email id: pilania[dot]g[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

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