Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government

NAME – Thawar Chand Gehlot

PROFESSION– Politician, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha

BORN – 18/ 05/ 1948

PLACE OF BIRTH – Rupeta Village in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh

FATHER’S NAME – Ramlalji Gehlot

MOTHER’S NAME – Suman Bai

SPOUSE – Anita Gehlot

SIBLINGS –N/A

CHILDREN – 4

EDUCATION – He completed his Bachelor of Arts from Vikram University, Madhya Pradesh

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY– Bharatiya Janta Party

OFFICIAL WEBSITE– N/A

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT– N/A

AWARDS –N/A

BACKGROUND

Thawar Chand Gehlot is an Indian politician. He is serving as the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the NDA Government. He is a renowned face of BJP for the representation of the Scheduled Castes. He is the leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.

He was born born in a Dalit family in Rupeta village in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. He has completed his Bachelor of Arts Vikram University, Madhya PradeshHe is a member of the Upper House of Parliament of India ie, Rajya Sabha. He represents the state of Madhya Pradesh.

He is a member of many important committees such as the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He is also the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

He has represented Shajapur in the lower house of the Parliament, ie, Lok Sabha from 1996 to 2009. He is affiliated to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and holds the position of general secretary of the party.

His work in literacy is prominent in the articles contributed by him for ‘Vidhayani’ journal. ‘Vidhayani’ is a journal published by the legislative assembly of Madhya Pradesh. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences

MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN– Thaawar Chand Gehlot works for the exploited classes through the organisation called ‘Balai Samaj’.

CAREER TIMELINE/POSITION HELD-

1977- Thaawar Chand Gehlot was the General-Secretary and Vice-President of Bhartiya Janata Party.

1980- Member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from (1980-84), (1990-92), (1993-96).

1990- He was a Member of the Labour Advisory Committee, Water Resources Committee, Narmada Valley Development Programme and Implementation of the 20-Point Programme, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

1996- Gehlot was elected to Lok Sabha from the Shajapur constituency.

1996- He became a Member of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Committee. He also served as the Member of the Agriculture Member Committee for the Ministry of Labor.

1999- Re-elected to Loksabha. He became a member of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

2000- Elected as a member of the Empowerment of Women Committee. He also became a member of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of External Affairs and Member of the Business Advisory Committee.

2002- He was appointed as the National Secretary of the Bhartiya Janata Party.

2004- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Shajapur.

2004- He became Member of the committee on Official Language and of committee on Labour.

2004- He was appointed as the Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party and In charge of North East.
2007 He became Member, Standing Committee on Labour.

2012- Elected to Rajya Sabha in April.

2012- He became a Member of the committee on Labour Member and committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

2012- He became Member of the Central Advisory Committee for Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare (BOCW) in august.

2014- He became the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

2018- He was Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Second Term).

CONTROVERSIES/CASES

In 1982, Thaawar Chand Gehlot was detained in the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (B.P.S.T.) in connection to the political agitations in Ujjain, Bhopal and Delhi.

In 1975, He was detained in judicial custody for ten months in Ujjain Jail under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (M.I.S.A.) during Emergency.

He has been detained several times in connection to the workers’ movement during 1968-1971.

At an event organized by the Bharatiya Janta Party, The Union Social Justice Minister targeted the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by saying that she had won the elections by adopting undemocratic methods.

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