Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

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Hansraj Ahir
हंसराज अहीर
Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in New Delhi on December 22, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Minister of State Ministry of Home Affairs
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySrikant Kumar Jena
Member of Parliament
In office
2004 - 2019
Member of Parliament
In office
1996 - 1998
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byNareshkumar Chunnalal Puglia
Personal details
BornHansraj Gangaram Ahir
(1954-11-11) 11 November 1954 (age 64)
Nanded, Bombay State, India
Citizenship Indian
Nationality Bharatiya
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Lata Ahir
ChildrenRaghuveer Ahir, Shyam Ahir, Sanjivan Ahir
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Hansraj Ahir (Popularly Known Hansraj Bhaiya) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He is currently MoS Home Affairs.[1][2] He was member of 11th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha, 15th Lok Sabha.[3] He is famous for exposing Coal Mining Scam specially pouni-3 in wcl . Ahir frequently requested details of coal mining to Prime Minister of India office but he didn't succeed[citation needed]. Finally he (along with Prakash Javadekar) requested Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for an inquiry. Based on this, CVC ordered a CBI inquiry.[4][5]

He has been honoured with Sansad Ratna Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Representative of people[edit]

He represents the Chandrapur constituency of Maharashtra 4th time from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been re-elected from the Chandrapur Lok Sabha Constituency as a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the results of which were declared on 16 May 2009.[6] In the 14th Lok Sabha, then Speaker Somnath Chatterjee had hailed Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, member of BJP from Chandrapur in Maharashtra as Role-Model for MP's[citation needed].


Prime Point Foundation (PPF) has rated BJP MP from Chandrapur, Hansraj Ahir as the best parliamentarian for introduction of 24 private bills out of a total of 288 bills that were introduced so far in the 15th Lok Sabha and Shri Ahir was felicitated with Sansad Ratna Award.[7] Because of his workaholic nature, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave him a position in his cabinet as the Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers.

Political career[edit]

Positions held[edit]

Within Parliament[edit]

  • 2004 Member, Committee on Coal & Steel
  • 2004 Member, Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex
  • 2004 Member, Committee on Agriculture
  • 2 Jan. 2006 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf
  • 5 Aug. 2007 Member, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel
  • 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Coal and Steel
  • 23 Sep. 2009 Member, Committee on Privileges
  • 15 Mar. 2010 Member, Railway Convention Committee
  • 1 May 2013 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
  • 3 May 2013 Member, Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
  • 13 June 2014 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee
  • 1 Sep. 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Coal and Steel


  • Tobacco Board;
  • Panchayati Raj Samiti;
  • Rojgar Hami Yojana;
  • Bhatkya Vimukta Jati Ashram Shala Samiti

Within BJP[edit]

  • District President, Chandrapur in maharashtra state .



Countries Visited as Delegate Member[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/people/hansraj-ahir-the-man-who-exposed-the-coal-scam-691031
  2. ^ http://fert.nic.in/
  3. ^
  4. ^ "CVC asks CBI to probe alleged coal scam despite UPA govt's attempt to brush it under the carpet". 31 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  5. ^ "CVC Refers Coal Block Allocation Case to CBI". Outlook India. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  6. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/Results.htm 15th Lok Sabha Election Results
  7. ^ Sansad Ratna Award
  8. ^ a b c http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/loksabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=3640
  9. ^ http://presidentofindia.nic.in/press-release-detail.htm?1562

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