SHRI THAAWAR CHAND GEHLOT
HON'BLE GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

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PROFILE OF THE HON'BLE GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

  

Name

SHRI. THAAWAR CHAND GEHLOT

Portfolio

HON'BLE GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

Father's Name

Shri. Ramlal Gehlot

Mother's Name

Smt. Suman Bai

Date of Birth

18th May, 1948

Birth Place

Village : Rupeta, Tehsil-Nagda, Distt. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Smt. Anita Gehlot

Children

One Daughter & Three Sons

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts from Vikram University Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

Honorary Degree

D.Litt. Degree Awarded (2016) by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow), Madhya Pradesh.

Profession

Business

Permanent Address

11-Shri Manohar Vatika Nagda Junction, District Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh-456335. Tel. : 07366- 246635(R )

Present Address

Raj Bhavan, Karnataka-560001

POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1962-77

Member, Bhartiya Jan Sangh

1977-80

Vice-President and General Secretary, Janta

Party, Distt.-Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).

 

 YEAR

 RESPONSIBILITIES

1982-85

Member    of    Senate, Vikram    University, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)

1983-84

Secretary,   Yuva  Morcha,  Bhartiya   Janta Party, Madhya Pradesh

1985-86

Vice-President,   Yuva   Morcha,   Bhartiya Janta Party, Madhya Pradesh

1986-88

President,    Bhartiya    Janta    Party,    Distt. Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh

1988-89

President, Bhartiya Janta Party, SC Morcha, Madhya Pradesh

2002-04

National Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party, Madhya Pradesh

2004-06

 

National Vice-President, Bhartiya Janta Party and In-charge of North Eastern States (excluding Assam)

2006-14

National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janta Party

(4thterm)

 

In-charge of BJP for Karanataka, Delhi and

Uttarakhand States and National SC Morcha, BJP

2006 to 07 July, 2021

Member, Parliamentary Board and Central Election Committee, Bhartiya Janta Party, (5th term).

 LEGISLATIVE AND PARLIAMENTARY RESPONSIBILTIES 

1980-84,   1990-92,

1993-96

Legislative Assembly Member, Aalot Vidhan Sabha Constituency, Madhya Pradesh (3 terms)

1982

Represented, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (B.P.S.T.) in Delhi

 

1990-92

Minister of State, Water Resources, Narmada Valley Development, Panchayat and Rural Development, Antyodaya Programme and Implementation of 20-Point Programme, Government of Madhya Pradesh

1995-96

Best Legislator Award by the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1996

1993-96

Member, Committee on Estimates, Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha

1996-97,   1998-99,

1999-2004 & 2004-09

MP, Lok Sabha (4th term)

1996-97 & 1999-2000

Member, Permanent Committee on Agriculture and Consultative Committee, Ministry of Labour 

 

1996-97, 1998-99, 

1999-2000 & 2000-01

Member, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee

1998-99

Member, Labour and Welfare Parliamentary Permanent Committee, Consultative Committee of Ministry of Industry

1999

Whip, BJP Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha

2000-01

Member, Women Empowerment Committee

2000-04 

Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs and Business Advisory Committee 

2004-09

Member, Official Language and Permanent Labour Committee

2012  to 07 July, 2021

Member,    Rajya    Sabha   (from    Madhya Pradesh) (2 term)

 

May, 2012 - May, 2014

Member,   Labour   Permanent   Committee;

Member, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare Committee

August, 2012 - May, 2014

Member, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Consultative Committee

August, 2012 - 2014

Member, Central Advisory Committee constituted for the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare

26 May, 2014 to 30 May, 2019

Cabinet   Minister    of   Social   Justice   & Empowerment, Govt. of India

January, 2015 to 07 July, 2021

Special Invitee Member, Niti Aayog

30 May, 2019 to 07 July, 2021

Cabinet   Minister    of   Social   Justice   & Empowerment, Govt. of India

Since 11 July, 2021

Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka

WORKS IN LABOUR SECTOR

·  1965-70, worked as a Labour in Grasim Industries, Birla Udyog, Nagda Junction, District Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

 

·    1965-75, worked as Secretary, in Grasim Engineering Shramik Sangh and Treasurer in Chemical Shramik Sangh

MOVEMENTS

·    From 1966 to 1970, remained in judicial custody many times in various movements and kept in Jails. In 1971, remained in Judicial Custody for 10 months in Bhairavgarh Jail, Distt. Ujjain.

 

·  Went to Jail during Emergency (1975-76) under Misa (Internal Security Act) in Bhairavgarh, district jail, Ujjain.

 

·  Remained under judicial custody many times due to political agitations in Ujjain, Bhopal and Delhi.

 

PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, LITERARY, SPORTS

AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

·    Contributed articles in Vidhayani - a quarterly Journal published by Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

 

·     Made efforts to stop the social and orthodox evils/rituals in the society through Balai Samaj. 

 

·        Active in the works of upliftment and welfare of the society since 1960.

·        Swayam Sevak of Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh since 1962.

·        Participated in Swimming, kabaddi, volleyball and gymnastics.

·        Office bearer of (i) Kabaddi Association   (ii) Shivaji Kreeda Mandal, Nagda, Ujjain.

·        Interest in Cultural Programs.

·        Completed 310 km padyatra in 11 days to promote Literacy in 1991 in Aalot Vidhan Sabha Constituency.

COUNTRIES VISITED

 

·  U.S.A : Represented as a member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to United Nations in 1998 and 2007.

 

·       Durban, South Africa, 2001: To attend a Conference against colour/discrimation.

·       China : Study Tour with the BJP Delegation in 2012.

·       Australia : Study Tour, as a Indian Parliamentary Delegation in 2013.

 

·    Jordon, Israel & Philistine : Accompanied with the President of India on official visit, in 2015.

 

·    Participated 23rd International Rehabilitation Conference at Edinburg (Scotland) and visited Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Home at London (UK) October, 2016.

 

·    Participated in High Level Intergovernmental Meeting on Midpoint review of Asian & Pacific Decades of PwDs at Beijing in 27 November to 01 December, 2017.

 

·     Participated in Global Disability Summit co-hosted by Republic of Kenya with UK and International Disability Allince at London in 23-24 July 2018.

 

·   Participated in 3rd Asian-Europe Meeting Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons in Seoul, Korea in 5-7 September, 2018.

 

·     Participated in Global Disability Summit-2019 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 6-8 June, 2019.

 

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