Dharmendra Pradhan is currently the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel. This is his Second stint in Modi’s Ministry. He is a popular BJP leader. He was previously the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in first cabinet of Narendra Modi. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in March 2018 from Madhya Pradesh.
Dharmendra Pradhan was an eminent politician hailing from Orissa. He is the son of former BJP MP Dr. Debendra Pradhan. Leadership qualities were visible in him from his college days. He soon became the A.B.V.P. activist while studying as a higher secondary student.
DOB, AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT
DOB 26 june 1969
He is 51 years old as per year 2020
His height is 171 cm or 1.71 meter or 5.7 feet
He is 74 kg or 163.14lbs
He was born in Talcher, of Angul district in odisha. From childhood he was a great social worker, Pradhan was concerned about the problems faced by the youth such as unemployment, technical education etc. He also worked for the development of backward classes and the rehabilitation of the farmers. He played a very important role in creating a positive image of politics in the youth so that they can be better leaders and work for the betterment of our country.
His father’s name is Debendra Pradhan. His father was a former Minister of State of India. He served as minister of state for surface transport in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was born in 1941 in Angul, Odisha and studied MBBS. He was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Deogarh constituency. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
His mother’s name is Basanta Manjari Pradhan.
Dharmendra Pradhan’s wife name is Mridula Pradhan.
He has two children a son and a daughter. His son’s name is Nishant Pradhan and his daughter’s name is Naimisha Pradhan.
He did his schooling from a school in his mome town Talcher. He completed M.A. in Anthropology from Talcher College, Odisha and Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
He started his political carrier as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist in 1983 while pursuing higher secondary education in Talcher College. He became the president of student union in Talcher in 1985. Later, he became the national secretary of ABVP. Pradhan became an MLA from Pallahara constituency in 2000 when the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) came to power in Odisha in alliance with the BJP. Pradhan was conferred the ‘Best Legislator Award’, the Utkalmani Gopabandhu Pratibha Samman in 2002-03 and the Odisha Citizens’ Award in 2013.
He represented the Deogarh Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha in the 2004 elections.
Having proved his organisational skills, Pradhan became the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President from 2004 to 2006.
In addition to being a BJP general secretary, he has worked as party’s election in-charge for Bihar. He has also worked as in-charge of party affairs in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Pradhan was instrumental in ensuring the BJP’s victory in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
In 2014, when the NDA came to power led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pradhan became the Petroleum Minister with independent charge. Later, he was promoted to cabinet rank and given the additional portfolio of Skill Development in 2017.
Pradhan is the first Odia to have become a Rajya Sabha MP from other state. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar in 2012, and then from Madhya Pradesh in 2018.
As the Union Petroleum Minister, Pradhan has been the architect of several progressive reforms and initiatives being implemented in the sector. Consumer initiatives like PAHAL and the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have earned praise across the country.
PAHAL nationwide direct transfer of cash subsidy on LPG the Government launched a scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy to consumers all over the country from January 1, 2015. This is the largest direct cash transfer scheme in the world. Under this scheme, LPG is being sold to consumers at the market rate while the subsidy is directly credited to their bank accounts as per entitlement. As on 19 April 2015, 12.61 crore LPG consumers have joined the scheme and an amount of Rs. 10833 crore has been transferred into the bank accounts of LPG consumers in 34.58 lakh transactions.
The pilot project was launched by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and is being implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and one of its parent companies, GAIL (India) Limited.
Diesel price deregulation a major reform; It brought relief to consumers. The Government deregulated diesel prices on 18 October 2014. This move coupled with decreasing global crude oil and petroleum product prices has benefitted consumers indirectly as cost of transportation of goods by road has come down. The price of diesel has come down by Rs. 11.77 per litre from its highest point of Rs. 58.97 per litre in August 2014 (in Delhi). This price reduction has directly benefitted the poor and the farmers.
Union minister for steel & petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan has urged steel industry leaders to partner with the government in providing low-cost housing for migrant labourers.
While promoting the Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme, he called upon PSUs and steel industry leaders to partner with the Government in the project.
He said that the Government has set a target of providing one lakh such houses, but the industry should build many more steel-intensive, low-cost houses which will be model for others to emulate. The Minister said that the industry should partner in such welfare-oriented initiatives of the Government, as the AtmaNirbhar Bharat seeks to provide dignity and self-respect to every citizen of the country.
Three criminal cases are pending against Dharmendra Pradhan as per his affidavit. One of the cases was filed against him in Puri in Odisha in 2006 forPrevention of Damage to Public Properties Act. Charges were framed on January 22, 2015.
HIS POSITION AS A POLITICIAN
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Madhya Pradesh (MP): April , 2018 in BJP – present Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), Bihar: 2012– 2018
In-charge – BJP Bihar: 2013– present
In-charge BJP Karnataka: 2011–2013
Bharatiya Janata Party All India General Secretary – 2010–present
Co-Incharge – BJP Bihar: 2010–present – State Elections In-charge
Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM): 2010–present
In-Charge BJP Jharkhand: Election in Charge
Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party: National Secretary 2007–2010 In-charge Chhattisgarh: 2007–2010
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha): 2004–2009 Deogarh, Odisha,
India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha National President: 2004–2006
Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly 2000- 2004
Pallahada Assembly constituency National Secretary of ABVP 1995 President,
Talcher College Students’ Union 1985 Started as an Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activist in the year 1983.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE
Dharmendra Pradhan is on twitter as (@dpradhanbjp)
he has total 1.2million followers on twitter.
Dharmendra Pradhan is on facebook also
He has total 1068705 followers on fb who follows him.
Permanent address : Handidhua Chhak, Talcher, Angul -759100 (Orissa)
Permanent address : 34, Meena Bagh, New Delhi – 110003 Tels. (011) 23795212, 9868180290(M)
His net worth is 30.36 lakhs in which the assets are 35.65 lakhs and the liabilities are 5.3lakhs.
Pradhan has taken a loan of Rs 10 lakh from his wife and two other loans amounting to Rs 12 lakh from three persons. He owns two cars while his wife owns 3 trucks and has taken a loan of Rs 67.42 lakh from a bank.
- House and buildings and their present value : – Residential Flat with Parking Jacaranda- 603 (6th Floor) at Shipra Krishna Srishti, 15-Ahinsa Khand, Indira Puram, Dist.-Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Covered Area : 213.71 Sq.m. Cost -Rs.96,27,332/-
- Lands and their present value : Homestead Lands: (Acre0.840 Decimals)
Present Market Value (Approx) Rs.24.00 Lakhs. including cost of Development
- Agricultural Land: (Acre 0.990 Decimals)
Present value is Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
(1) Description of the property
(i.e. car / motorcycle / jewellery / investments in banks / stock markets / companies / financial institutions / insurance policies etc :
• SB A/c. in SBI, Parliament Branch, New Delhi, Balance as on 31/03/2019 in SB A/c. : Rs.12.28 Lakhs
• SB A/c. in Indian Bank, Kharvel Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Balance as on 31/03/2019 : Rs.0.03 Lakhs
• Balance in PPF A/c. as on 31.03.2019: Rs.8.99 Lakhs.
• FDRs : Rs.9.48 Lakhs
• S.V. of Life Insurance Policies: Rs.17.68 Lakhs
• Vehicles : Rs.1.65 Lakhs
• Jewellaries : Rs .6.75 Lakhs (Gold – 200gm & Silver — 2.00 Kg. Approx.)
• Other Assets and Cash Balance: Personal Assets & Cash Balance — Rs.3.48 Lakhs
i) Maruti Esteem : DL9CJ-7721
ii) Honda City : DL4CAN4034
immovable property of spouse
- House and buildings and their present value : Approx. Present Value: Rs.24.00 Lakhs of House Property. (approx. 3000 sft.)
- Lands and their present value : A0.160 Dec. of Homestead Land over Plot No.77/402 in above Address.(Approx. Present Value Rs.6.50 lakhs
LIABILITIES : (1) Details of loans raised from Banks/ Companies/ Financial institutions/ Central/State Governments : HOUSING LOAN FROM PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK, NEW DELHI RS. 26,81,842/-
Pradhan not only loves travelling but also reading books.