Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot assumed charge as the Union Minister for Social Justice
and Empowerment here today. The new Ministers of State for Social Justice and
Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Shri Ramdas Athawale and Shri Rattan Lal Kataria
also assumed charge. Smt. Neelam Sawhney, Secretary, M/o Social Justice and
Empowerment, Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD and senior officers of the
Ministry were present on the occasion.
Later, Shri Gehlot held a Meeting with the Ministers of State, Secretaries and senior
officers of the Ministry to review the programmes and projects of the Ministry.
Shri Gehlot was born on 18 rd May, 1948 in village Rupeta (Nagda), Ujjain, Madhya
Pradesh. He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha in April, 2018. He held the post of Union
Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment during the previous tenure of the government