Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Chairman, Rajya Sabha

Profile
Name: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Father's Name : Late Shri Gokal Chand
Mother's Name : Late Shrimati Kesari Devi
Date of Birth : 18 May 1951
Place of Birth : Village Kithana, District Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan)
Marital Status : Married in 1979
Spouse's Name : Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar
Children : One daughter
Educational Qualification : B.Sc. (Honors) Physics, LL.B. School education : Educated at Government Primary School, Village Kithana; Government Middle School, Ghardhana and Chittorgarh Sainik School. Passed the Chittorgarh Sainik School Entrance Examination for admission to Class 5 on full merit scholarship, 1962. Passed the Indian School Certificate Examination recognized by the Cambridge University. College education : Graduated from Maharajas’ college, Jaipur, affiliated to the University of Rajasthan; LL.B. from the University of Rajasthan, 1978-1979.
Profession : Senior Advocate
Permanent Address: Village & P.O. Kithana, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Present Address : Vice-President’s House, 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi-110011 Tel. : 23016422, 23016344
E-mail : vpindia[at]nic[dot]in
Positions Held
1989-91 : Member, Ninth Lok Sabha
Jan. - April 1990 : Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Jan. - May 1990 : Member, General Purposes Committee
May 1990 : Member, Committee of Privileges
21 April - 5 Nov. 1990 : Union Deputy Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
1993-1998 : Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
30 July 2019 - 18 July 2022 : Governor of West Bengal
11 August 2022 onwards : Vice-President of India and ex officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Publications
Has contributed articles extensively on legal issues in newspapers and periodicals
Hobbies
Reading, sports and music
Countries visited
Travelled extensively to many countries including U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.; As Union Minister, was a Member of a delegation as Deputy Leader of a Parliamentary Group to European Parliament
Associations and Other Interests
Has been President, (i) Rajasthan Olympic Association and (ii) Rajasthan Tennis Association; Life Member, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Member, (i) Indian Council of Arbitration, (ii) ICC Commission of Arbitration and (iii) ICC Court of Arbitration; Elected Member of the Rajasthan Bar Council, 1988; cooperative movement, agriculture and fine arts; an avid reader of books; a sports aficionado
Other Information
Profession : was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate since November 1979. Designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan since March 1990; had been practicing primarily in the Supreme court and his focus area of litigation have been in the field of steel, coal, mining and international commercial arbitration, amongst others; has appeared in various high courts in the country and was the senior-most designated Senior Advocate of the state till assuming the Office of the Governor of West Bengal on 30 July 2019. The Vice President as Chancellor / Visitor of Universities : (i) Chancellor (ex officio), Delhi University, (ii) Chancellor (ex officio), Panjab University, (iii) Chancellor, Pondicherry University and (iv) Visitor (ex officio), Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidhyalaya, Bhopal (established by an Act of the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1990) The Vice President as President / Chairman of the Institutes / Committees: (i) President (ex officio) of The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi, (ii) President (ex officio) of The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Delhi, (iii) Chairman of the Selection Committee of Prasar Bharti Board (As Per Prasar Bharti Broadcasting Corporation of India Act, 1990) for selection of the Members of the Board, (iv) Chairman of the Committee for selection of Chairman of The Press Council of India (As Per Section 5 (2) of The Press Council Act, 1978) The Vice President as Chairman of Juries / Selection Committees for various Awards : (i) Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (Jury Constituted by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs), (ii) International Gandhi Award for Leprosy (Jury Constituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation- Wardha Under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), (iii) National Communal Harmony Award (Jury Constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs), (iv) Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change (Jury Constituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) and (v) Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (Jury Constituted by the Ministry of External Affairs)
Assurances
Directions

Compilation of Directions

Latest

Session Wise

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Rulings & Observations

Compilation of Directions

S.No File
1 Direction by the Chairman21072022

In the Current Session

S.No Session Number Sitting Date
1 213 03/03/2008

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Chairman's Office
Name
Designation
Office Telephone No

23017210

23012678

23022033 (Fax)

Room Details

6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi110011.

Name
Designation
Office Telephone No

23016422

23016344

23018124 (Fax)

Room Details

6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi110011.