Hansraj Gangaram Ahir


Hansraj Ahir is a former member of the 16th Lok Sabha in India. He was Minister of State Home Affairs.[1][2][3] He was member of 11th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha, 15th Lok Sabha.[4] He is famous for exposing Coal Mining Scam specially pouni-3 in WCL.

Hansraj Ahir
HG Ahir Meets CM Fadnavis.jpg
Minister of state for Home Affairs
In office
5 July 2016 – 30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterRajnath Singh
Preceded byHaribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary
Succeeded byG Kishan Reddy
Nityanand Rai
Minister of state for Chemicals & Fertilizers
In office
9 November 2014 – 5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAnanth Kumar
Preceded byNihalchand
Succeeded byMansukh Mandaviya
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byNaresh Puglia
Succeeded bySuresh Dhanorkar
In office
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byNaresh Puglia
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council
In office
Constituencyelected by Legisaltive Assembly members
Personal details
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

(1954-11-11) 11 November 1954 (age 67)
Nanded, Bombay State, India
Lata Ahir
(m. 1990)
ChildrenRaghuveer, Shyamal, Sanjivani Ahir
Source: [1]

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.[5][6]

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

Representative of peopleEdit

He represented the Chandrapur constituency of Maharashtra 4th time from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had 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.[7] 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 MPs[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.[8] 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 careerEdit

Positions heldEdit

In ParliamentEdit

  • 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 [9]
  • Tobacco Board;
  • Panchayati Raj Samiti;
  • Rojgar Hami Yojana;
  • Bhatkya Vimukta Jati Ashram Shala Samiti

Within BJPEdit

  • District President: Chandrapur (1991 to....



Countries Visited as Delegate MemberEdit


  1. ^ "Hansraj Ahir: The Man Who Exposed the Coal Scam".
  2. ^ "हंसराज गंगाराम अहीर ने संभाला गृह राज्य मंत्री का कार्यभार – Abhay Banga Patrika".
  3. ^ http://fert.nic.in/
  4. ^[dead link]
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "CVC Refers Coal Block Allocation Case to CBI". Outlook India. 31 May 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  7. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/Results.htm 15th Lok Sabha Election Results
  8. ^ Sansad Ratna Award
  9. ^ a b c http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/loksabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=3640
  10. ^ "The President of India".

External linksEdit

  • Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website