Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly (MLA) Idar

Name: Ramanlal Ishwarlal Vora 
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Constituency: 28, Idar 
District: Sabarkantha

Born: 26th September 1952, Govindpura (Veda), Taluka Kalol, Dist. Gandhinagar.

Education: B.A., LL.B.

Spouse and Children: Smt. Kusumbahen, two sons, two daughters

Occupation: Retired bank employee and social worker.

Parliamentary Career:

  1. Member, Ninth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1995-97,
  2. Member, Tenth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1998-2002,
  3. Member, Eleventh Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2002-07,
  4. Member, Twelfth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2007-12.
  5. Chairman, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2002-07.
  6. Former Vice Chairman, Law Reforms Committee of Indian Labour Conference of the Central Govt.
  7. Was In-Charge Minister of Dahod, Kutch, Surendranagar, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Kheda, Patan Districts and is In-Charge Minister of Anand and Kheda District since February 2013.
  8. Deputy Minister for Energy, Petrochemicals and Cooperation in the Govt. of Gujarat, 1995-96.
  9. Minister of State for Cooperation (Independent Charges), Administrative Reforms, 1998-2001.
  10. Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment (Including Welfare of Schedule Castes and Welfare of Socially and Economically Backward Classes) and Labour and Employment from 22nd December 2002 to 31st July 2005,
  11. Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Socially and Economically Backward Classes from 1st August 2005 to 24th December 2007,
  12. Minister, Education (Primary, Secondary, Adult), Higher and Technical Education from 4th January 2008 to 25th December 2012,
  13. Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment (including Welfare of Schedule Castes and Socially And Economically Backward Classes), Sports, Youth, Cultural Activities, since 26th December 2012.
  14. Former Member, All India Committee of Ministers’ for Cooperation.


  • President, the S.C. / S.T.  Bank Employees’ Association and its Secretary for twelve years.
  • Joint Secretary, the Bank of Baroda Employees’ Union.
  • Honorary Secretary, Shri Sahayak Credit and Supply Coop.
  • Society for five years. Vice President, Shri Sahayak Credit and Coop.
  • Society. One of the founders of Ekata Credit and Supply Coop. Society Ltd.
  • General Secretary, Bharatiya Kalyan Sangh. Secretary, Shri Bassobyasi Vankar Samaj.
  • Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party, Ahmedabad City Unit, 1991-95.
  • Member of Executive Committee, National Executive Committee, All India Bank of Baroda Employees’ Federation, Mumbai,
  • Member of Executive Committee, The Bank of Baroda Staff Coop. Credit Society for three years,
  • Member of Executive Committee, Shri Sahayak Credit and Supply Coop. Society Ltd, for seven years,
  • Member of Executive Committee, Sarvodaya Youth Welfare Society.
  • President, Gujarat Pradesh Schedule Caste Front and Bharatiya Janata Party, Executive Committee.
  • Member of the Pradesh Executive Committee, Bharatiya Janata Party since 1992.
  • As a student leader, he was active in various youth activities during his college days.
  • Participated actively in the Navnirman Movement.
  • City In-Charge of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, 1993 and Sangathan Parva in 1994.
  • Active as a worker of Jan Sangh and also a dalit worker since 1973.

Hobby: Reading of novels and poetry, sports and traveling

Travels Abroad: America, United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai.

Permanent Address: Plot. No. 817, Opp. Church, Sector – 8, Gandhinagar.

Present Address: Bungalow No. 6, Ministers’ Enclave, Sector-20, Gandhinagar – 382020.
Tel. Nos.: 23221267 (R), 23232470 (R).