Published On: January 04, 2021 at 17:00 IST

Minister of ST Welfare, Women and Child Welfare of Telangana

NAME – Satyavathi Rathod

PROFESSION – Politician

BORN – 31/10/1969

PLACE OF BIRTH – Mahabubabad district, Telangana

FATHER’S NAME – Lingya naik


SPOUSE – Govind Rathod

SIBLINGS – 5                                                                                     


EDUCATION – 7th pass from Govt. School, Gundrathimadugu.

Degree from Open University.

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY – Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) (Current)

Telugu Desam Party (TDP)


REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT – She became the first woman from a scheduled tribe to serve as a minister in Telangana.


BACKGROUND – Satyavathi Rathod is an Indian politician serving as the Minister of Scheduled Tribal, Women and Child Welfare of Telangana since 2019. She is the first tribal woman to serve as a Minister in Telangana. She is a member of the Telangana Legislative Council from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. Rathod previously represented the Dornakal constituency in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 2009 from the Telugu Desam Party.

Satyavathi Rathod was born on 31 October 1969 in Pedda Thanda hamlet in Kuravi mandal of present-day Mahabubabad district, Telangana (at the time part of Andhra Pradesh). She is the youngest among five siblings. Her parents are Lingya Naik and Dasmi Bhai. After Class VIII, Rathod dropped out of school and was married to Govind Rathod. He died in a road accident in July 2009. She has two sons. Rathod later obtained her degree from an open university. She has a great interest in Public service.


CAREER TIMELINE/ POSITIONS HELD – 1989 Began political career by joining Telugu Desam Party.

1995 – Elected as Sarpanch of Gundratimadugu.

2006 –  Won the Zila Parishad of Narsimhulapet.

2009 – Elected as an MLA from Dornokal Constituency.

2014 – Joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi.

2019 – Elected as an MLA of Telangana Legislative Council and took oath as Minister of ST Welfare, Women and Child Welfare.

CONTROVERSIES/CASES – 2 criminal cases in 2014 with charges related to IPC Section 341, 34, 147, 290.

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