MINISTER OF EDUCATION
NAME – Dharmendra Pradhan
BORN – 26/06/1969
PLACE OF BIRTH – Talchar odhisha
FATHER’S NAME – Debendra Pradhan
MOTHER’S NAME – Basanta Manjri Pradhan
SPOUSE – Mridula Pradhan
SIBLINGS – N/A
CHILDREN – 2
EDUCATION – PG in anthropology
POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY- Bhartiya janta party
OFFICIAL WEBSITE- http://dpradhanbjp.com
REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT- N/A
AWARDS – N/A
BACKGROUND –Dharmendra Pradhan is an Indian politician who was also a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government from 1999- 2004. His constituency is Talcher in odhisa .
He was ABPV activist and also become president of student union in Talchar college. He hold post graduation in anthropology . He was elected in the 14th lok sabha. He was also a member of rajya sabha twice from bihar and mp . He is the longest serving petroleum and natural gas minister.
Joining minister of state in 2014. He promoted to cabinet in 2017. In 2019 he was minister of petroleum and natural gas in government of india for 2nd consecutive tenure.
He is also known as ujjawala man because pradhan was credited with the success of pradhan mantra ujjwala yojana . He was union minister of skill development in 2019. In 2021 he was made a education minister .
MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN- Dharmendra Pradhan took consumer initiative like PAHAL which is world largest direct benefit transfer scheme and gave it up campaign. He took initiative making india a gas based economy .
He launched mission purvodya in steel sector to drive transformation of eastern india through the growth of steel industry which has majority presence in eastern india. As a minister of steel development he launched many key initiatives focusing on reskilling and upskilling the manpower of India.
CARRIER TIMELINE/POSITION HELD-
2021-Minister of Education
2018-Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Madhya Pradesh (MP)
2012-2018-Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha),
2011- 2013 – In charge bjp karnataka
2010- Bharatiya Janata Party All India General Secretary
Co-Incharge – BJP Bihar: – State Elections
In-charge Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM):
In-Charge BJP Jharkhand:
Election in Charge BJP Uttarakhand
2007-2010 -Bharatiya Janata Party: National Secretary
2007-2010- In-charge Chhattisgarh
2004 -2009Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Deogarh, Odisha, India
2004-2006- Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President
2000-2004- Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly Pallahada Assembly constituency
1995- National Secretary of ABVP
1985 -President, Talcher College Students’ Union
1983-Started as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist
1- Congress Minister “ Randeep Sigh” said that Dharmendra Pradhan should resign as the report show his travel arrangement were paid for a mining baron arrested in the vyapam scandals in Madhya Pradesh.
2- He was also in controversy when he said who chant “bharat mata ki jai” will be allowed to stay in India.
Last updated on 29-07-2021