Dr. Udit Raj (Ex-IRS) is Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from North-West Delhi. He is also the National Chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations. An influential leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party, he is admired nationally as a social activist for Dalits.
Dr. Udit Raj was born in Ram Nagar village of Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh to Shri Kallan Singh and Smt. Sukh Dei. After completing his intermediate studies at his native place, he took admission at Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1980. Right from his college days, he has been actively involved in many socio-political activities, which at times, also affected his studies. Due to financial constraints, he was forced to divert his attention from social activities. He started preparing for Civil Services Examination thereafter, and cleared the same in 1988, when he was selected for the elite Indian Revenue Service. His first posting was at Ghaziabad as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax in the year 1990. He was transferred to Delhi in 1995 where he served at the reputed posts of Deputy Commissioner, Joint commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Income Tax.
Besides the M.A and L.L.B degrees, he has been awarded a Doctorate Degree Honoris Causa from Emmanuel Bible College and Seminary, Kota, Rajasthan. His intellectual acumen is recognized in U.S.A and Europe. He frequently holds dialogue with Congressmen of U.S.A and members of the European Parliament. He is also a prolific writer and till now, 355 articles have been published in various national newspapers. Read More