Gurudas Kamat
 

Gurudas Kamat (born 5 October 1954) is an Indian politician. He is an advocate by profession. He is from the Indian National Congress. He has represented Mumbai North East constituency of Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha five times (1984, 1991, 1998 1999 and 2004).

He has an MBA degree and is a commerce graduate. He got married on 11 May 1981 and has a son. In 1976, he was awarded the Principal Wellingkar Trophy for the outstanding Student Award at the R.A. Podar College and in 1979 a fellow of Government Law College in Mumbai. He served as the Minister of State for Information Technology and Communications, Government of India during 2009 to 2011. In July 2011 he resigned as minister and decided to withdraw from active politics.

Positions held

  • 1976-1980 - President, National Student's Union of India
  • 1984 - Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
  • 1984-1987 - President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress
  • 1987-1988 - President, Indian Youth Congress
  • 1991 - Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
  • 1997 - Vice President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
  • 1998 - Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
  • 1998-99 - Member, Committee on Petitions Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
  • 2003 - Elected as Mumbai Regional Congress Committee President. Heads the Mumbai City Congress
  • 2004 - Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
  • 2004-2005 Chairman, Standing Committee on Energy
  • 2005 - Re-Elected as Mumbai Regional Congress Committee President
  • 2009 - Elected to 15th Lok Sabha from Mumbai North West
  • 2011 - Minister of State of Drinking Water and Sanitation (2nd reshuffle of cabinet ministry)

He has held membership in the following government agencies :

  • Film Advisory Board of Film Censors, Government of India, 1980–84
  • Central Purchases Advisory Council, Government of India, 1980–83
  • Bombay Police Liaison Committee
  • Bombay Telephones Advisory Committee
  • National Shipping Board, 1985–89