Amar Patnaik | SKOCH Challenger Award - Honest Independent Civilian Honour

Amar Patnaik: Parliamentarian of the Year

Amar Patnaik

Amar Patnaik: Parliamentarian of the Year

Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha

Amar Patnaik is an astute administrator, a highly skilled researcher and a global-minded India-focused leader in search of practical solutions to grassroots problems. He had a long career in civil services and was associated with UN and the World Bank for global external audit assignments. It is for his love to serve the people at the bottom of the pyramid, he quit and joined the Biju Janata Dal representing the state in the Rajya Sabha. He was member of the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. He ensured that the bill goes through an extensive process of clause-wise consideration during the consultation within the JPC. As Rajya Sabha Member, he is Odisha’s voice in the Parliament. He has been a part of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Forest, Environment and Climate Change. As head of the party’s IT wing, Amar guides on improving governance in the state; much of which can be attributed to his efforts.

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