The Chancellor


Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Ramesh Bais, Raj Bhavan, Malabar Hills, Mumbai.

“The Governor as Chancellor plays a very constructive role in the administration of the Universities. The Chancellor being the Governor can help to insulate the Universities from unnecessary governmental interference and safeguard their autonomy.”

Position Held – Governor of Maharashtra
Father’s Name – Late Khomlal Bais
Mother’s Name – Smt. Kejabai Bais
Date of Birth – 02 Aug 1947
Birth Place – Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Maritial Status – Married
Date of Marriage – 01 May 1968
Spouse Name – Smt. Rambai Bais
No. of Children – No.of Sons:1, No.of Daughters:2
Permanent Address – 9, Ravi Nagar, Raipur – 492 001, Chhattisgarh
Educational Qualifications – Higher Secondary Educated at B.S.E., Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh


1978 Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Raipur
1980-85 Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1980-82 Member of Estimates Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1982-85 Member of Library Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1982-88 Pradesh Mantri, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Madhya Pradesh
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-90 & 1994-96 Vice-President, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh
1990-97 Member of Public Accounts Committee, Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Steel and Mines
1993 Onwards Member of National Executive, B.J.P.
1994 Onwards Member of Executive Committee, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97 Member of Committee on Agriculture, Member of Committee on Petitions, Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Union Minister of State, Steel and Mines
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct 1999 – 30 Sep Union Minister of State, Chemicals and Fertilizers
30 Sep 2000 – 29 Jan Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting
29 Jan 2003- 8 Jan Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Mines
9 Jan 2004 – May 20 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Environment & Forests
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha (5th term) Member of Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas, Member of Committee on Public Accounts, Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power, Member of Hindi Salahakar Samiti, Ministry of Coal and Mines
5 Aug 2007 Onwards Member of Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas
1 May 2008 Member of Committee on Public Undertakings
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
2009-2014 Chief whip in Lok Sabha (BJP)
6 Aug 2009 Member of Committee on Public Undertakings
31 Aug 2009 Member of Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
23 Sep 2009 Member of Rules Committee
1 May 2010 Member of Committee on Public Undertakings
2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha (7th term)
Sept, 2014 – May, 2019 Appointed as Chairman, Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
-Extensively conducted studies on Rights of Persons with Disability, Bill & the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Bill)
July, 2019 – July, 2021 Appointed as Governor of Tripura Social and Cultural Activities Actively associated with health camps, eye camps, rural development programmes and sports competitions etc.

Special Interests : Woodcraft, painting, interior decoration and gardening,
Sports and Clubs : President, Chhattisgarh Archery Olympic Association
Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : Chatting with kids
Countries Visited: Austria, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, U.A.E., U.K., U.S.A., Dubai, Brazil, Egypt, Athens, Rome, South Africa, Indonesia.
Other Information: Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Seeds and Farm Development Corporation, 1992
Took oath as Governor of Maharashtra on 18th February 2023