Rameshwar Oraon

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Rameshwar Oraon
Finance Minister
Government of Jharkhand
Assumed office
29 December 2019
Preceded byRaghubar Das
Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee
Assumed office
26 August 2019
Preceded byDr Ajoy Kumar
Member of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
23 December 2019
Preceded bySukhdeo Bhagat
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
In office
13 May 2004 – 16 May 2014
Preceded byDukha Bhagat
Succeeded bySudarshan Bhagat
Minister of State for Tribal Affairs
Government of India
In office
Personal details
Born (1947-02-14) 14 February 1947 (age 73)
Daltonganj, Bihar, British India
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Ragini Minz
Children1 son (Rohit Oraon) and 1 daughter (Nisha Oraon Singhmar)
ResidenceRanchi, Jharkhand, India
As of 25 September 2018
Source: [1]

Dr Rameshwar Oraon (born 14 February 1947) is an Indian politician, who is the current Finance Minister of Jharkhand. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He represented the Lohardaga constituency of Jharkhand and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.[1]

He was formerly an Indian Police Service officer, of the 1972 intake. Recipient of President Police medal. He resigned in 2004 to contest the general election and won on the Congress ticket.

Oraon is chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and is thus ex officio a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

He also served as the Union Minister of State for Tribal affairs in Government of India, headed by Manmohan Singh. He has taken oath after winning the 2019 Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election as a Jharkhand minister on Sunday 29 December. [2]

Political Career[edit]

Rameshwar Oraon served as the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.

On 26 August 2019, Rameshwar Oraon was appointed by the Congress, as the new president of Jharkhand State unit.[3]

He contested the 2019 Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election from Lohardaga, as a member of the Congress. He defeated BJP candidate, Sukhdeo Bhagat.

On 29 December 2019, he was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister in the Government of Jharkhand, headed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, along with Alamgir Alam and Satyanand Bhokta.[4].

Lok Sabha[edit]

SI No. Year Lok Sabha Constituency Margin Party Post
1. 2004 14th Lohardaga 90,255 Indian National Congress Union Minister of State
Government of India

Jharkhand Legislative Assembly[edit]

SI No. Year Legislative Assembly Constituency Margin Party Post
1. 2019 5th Lohardaga 30,150 Indian National Congress Finance Minister
Government of Jharkhand


- He received President Police Medal during his Police Service.[5]


  1. ^ Rana, Mahendra Singh (2006). India Votes: Lok Sabha & Vidhan Sabha Elections 2001-2005. Sarup & Sons. p. 268. ISBN 9788176256476. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.aninews.in/news/national/politics/hemant-soren-takes-oath-as-cm-along-with-3-other-cabinet-ministers20191229210631/
  3. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/shakeup-in-jharkhand-congress-rameshwar-oraon-new-pcc-chief-state-unit-gets-5-working-presidents-1591914-2019-08-26
  4. ^ Mrituanjay Kumar (30 December 2019). "THE MINISTERS OF STATE CABINET". Daily Pioneer.
  5. ^ "झारखंड : नौकरशाह से नेता बने कांग्रेस के रामेश्वर उरांव राष्ट्रपति से पा चुके हैं पुलिस मेडल" [Jharkand bureaucrat turned politician Remeshwar Oraon of Congress has received police medal from PR]. NDTV. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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