In the Parliament & Ministry
(i) Elected to Rajya Sabha July, 1969.
(ii) Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1975,1981,1993 and 1999. Elected to 14th Lok Sabha on 13th May, 2004.
(iii) Deputy Leader, Congress Party in Rajya Sabha 1978-80.
(iv) Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha 1980-1985.
(v) 1996 onwards
(a) Member, Business Advisory Committee
(b) Member, Committee on Privileges.
(c) Member, Committee on Rules.
(vi) Member, Consultative Committee forExternal Affairs 1996-99.
(vii) Chairman, Department- related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests 1997.
(viii) Chairman, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, June 1998
(ix) Leader of the House, Lok Sabha, June,2004 till date.
(i) Deputy Minister, Industrial Development Govt. from February, 1973 to January, 1974.
(ii) Deputy Minister, Shipping and Transport from January, 1974 to October, 1974.
(iii) Minister of State for Finance from October, 1974 to December, 1975.
(iv) Minister of Revenue and Banking (Independent Charge) from December, 1975 to
(v) Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Steel &Mines from January, 1980 to January, 1982.