Faleiro was born on 30 August 1940. He was a Union Cabinet minister at the Indian federal government in New Delhi from 1986 to 1996. Earlier, he was a member of the legislative assembly of Goa for a short while, before shifting to national-level politics. When the Indian National Congress, a party he has associated with for most of his political career, was out of power, Faleiro was a member of the Rajya Sabha too, the upper house of the Indian parliament.
Below is a list of posts held by him:
1971-1976: Member, Goa Legislative Assembly
1974-1976: Deputy Leader, CLP (I), Goa Legislative Assembly
1977: Elected to the Sixth Lok Sabha
1980: Re-elected to the Seventh Lok Sabha
1982-1986: Chairman, Economic Development Corporation
1984: Elected to the Eighth Lok Sabha for the third consecutive time
1985-1986: Chairman, House Committee
May 1986 to February 1988: Union Minister of State, External Affairs February 1988 to December 1989: Union Minister of State, Economic Affairs (Finance)
1989-1990: Elected to the Ninth Lok Sabha for the fourth time
1990: Member, Committee of Privileges; Member, Consultative Committee; Ministry of Planning and Program Implementation
1991: Elected to the Tenth Lok Sabha for the fifth time
1992: Leader of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations
23 June 1991 to January 1993: Union Minister of State, External Affairs
18 January 1993 to April 1996 – Union Minister of State, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Ocean Development, Electronics, Parliamentary Affairs
1995: Vice Chairperson of Independent World Commission on Oceans
26 July 1999: Elected Member of Rajya Sabha (Council of States.)
In March 2006, Mr Faleiro was appointed as Commissioner for NRI Affairs by the Government of Goa, with the rank of a Cabinet Minister.
2007: Chairman of Universal Peace Federation of India(NGO in Consultative Status in the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations)
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