Dr. Thokchom Meinya was born to Late Shri Thokchom Tarpan Singh & Late Smt. Thokchom Thambalmacha Devi and is married to Smt. Thokchom Sorojini Devi. He/She has 1 son(s) 1 daughter(s)
Background information of Dr. Thokchom Meinya:
A former college teacher. He started out in state politics and was an MLA.
Actively participated in the students` movement and later in the teachers` movement
fought for the territorial integrity of Manipur
participated in Great June uprising 2001, Manipur, under the banner of United Committee, Manipur (UCM) and Manipurgi Ngamkhei Kanba Lup NH-53
Lecturer in Maths, D.M. College, Imphal, 1971-72
Reader and Head of the Department, Maths, Imphal College, Imphal, till 2002
Head Examiner, Mathematics under BSEM, CHSEM and M.U
Director, (i) The Manipur State Cooperative Bank Ltd
(ii) The Manipur State Wholesale Consumer Cooperative Society Ltd.
practised Law for a short period
retired voluntarily on 5 January, 2002 from the Government Service
as Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Manipur, constituted Manipur State Higher Education Commission and handed over the management of Government College of Technology to Manipur College of Technology Society for better management of the institution
Member (i) Executive Council, IISC, 2004-09
and (ii) Court of (NEHU) Shillong, 2004-09
Chief Patron, All India Federation of University & College Retired Teacher`s Organisation
Minister of State (Independent Charge), Higher & Technical Education, Manipur
Cabinet Minister, Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Manipur
Elected to 14th Lok Sabha;Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs;Convener, Miscellaneous States and Union Territories, Congress Parliamentary Party;Member, Library Committee;Member, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Court;Member, Governing Council, NEIGHRIMS, Shillong;Member, Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament;Convenor, West Bengal & North Eastern States (except Assam) , Congress Party in Parliament
Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
29 Jun. 2009
Member, Business Advisory Committee
31 August 2009
Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
(i) Handbook on "Comet Halley", 1986 on the last visit of the comet
(ii) Text books of Mathematics (General and Higher for classes IX and X, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (Co-author)
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