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Minister of State

Minister of State

Shri Sanjay Dhotre

Union Minister of State for Education, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India


          An engineer by training, a practicing agriculturist and industrialist Mr Sanjay Dhotre has remained active in social and political life for last four decades. He has been public representative making his mark at all the important positions held in fields ranging from academics to agriculture to new age technology. He has keen interest to bring changes in the life of a common man by transforming agriculture in every possible way.

Positions Held
Since May 2019 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Education;

Ministry of Communication; and

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (4th term)


2017-2019 Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture
2017-2019 Member, Business Advisory Committee
2016-2017 Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
2015 Convenor, Sub Committee-III, Committee on Estimates
2014 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
2014-2016 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
2014-2019 Member, Committee on Estimates
2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2004-2007 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
1999-2004 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly


Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), LLB

Profession Politician-Parliamentarian, Agriculturist, Engineer, Industrialist

Social And Cultural Activities

Participated actively in Art of Living and conducted Navchetana Shivir

Special Interests

Infrastructure development in rural and semi-urban areas, water conservation, organic farming, yoga, personality development, spirituality, reading

Sports and Clubs

Cricket and Tennis

Countries Visited

Thailand, South Africa, China, Singapore, Switzerland, Seychelles, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Mexico

Other Information

        Awards Conferred:

        1. Maharashtra Government Industry Award for excellent performance 1987; and

        2. Late Shri Vasantrao Naik Memorial Award for outstanding work in agricultural sector;

        Other Positions

        1. Vice Chairman, Maharashtra, Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research

        2. President, Akola Engineers and Architects Association;

        3. Vice President, Sinchai Sahayog, Akola;

        4. Director, Maharashtra State Seeds Corporation Ltd.;

        5. Member, Executive Council, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University, 2000-04


Personal Details
Father's Name Mr. Shamrao Dhotre
Mother's Name Ms. Shakuntala Dhotre
Date of Birth 26 Feb 1959
Place of Birth Akola (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 27 Apr 1983
Spouse's Name Ms. Suhasini Dhotre
No. of Sons 2
Permanent Address At & Post. Palso, (Badhe), Teh. Akola,

Distt. Akola-444001, Maharashtra

Tels. : (0724) 2457214, 2452000
Present Address 1, K. Kamraj Marg,

New Delhi -110011

Tel : (011) 23018181
E-mail : mos-office[at]meity[dot]gov[dot]in