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 His Excellency Shri Bandaru Dattatreya

Hon’ble Governor of Haryana
Hon’ble Chancellor
Chaudhary Bansi Lal University

Date of Birth

12th June 1947

Place of Birth

Hyderabad, India

Name of Wife

Smt. Vasantha


Smt B.Vijaya Lakshmi, Late Bandaru Vaishnav


B.Sc. Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad (Telangana)


Social Worker 

Positions/Posts/ Assignments held

  • 1968: Started as RSS Pracharak
  • 1974: RSS Vibhag Pracharak
  • 1975: Joint Convenor – Loka Sangharsh Samithi (during Emergency Period)
  • 1976–77: Arrested under MISA during Emergency
  • 1978: Joint Secretary for Cyclone Relief Committee – AP (RSS), Taken up Rehabilitation and Housing for Cyclone Victims in Diwiseema AP
  • 1979: Pramukh–Seva Bharathi AP
  • 1980: Joined BJP and posted as Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Andhra Pradesh
  • 1981-89: General-Secretary, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh
  • 1991: Elected to 10th Lok Sabha,Member, Public Accounts Committee Member, Committee on Welfare of SCs, STs and Minorities
  • 1996-98: President, B.J.P., Andhra Pradesh
  • 1998: Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1998-99: Union Minister of State, Urban Development
  • 1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 13 Oct. 1999- 13 June 2000: Union Minister of State, Urban Development
  • 14 June 2000- 30 June 2002: Union Minister of State, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
  • 1 July 2002-7 Sept 2003: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Railways
  • 8 Sept. 2003-May 2004: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
  • 2004-2006: National Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • 2006–2009: President, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Andhra Pradesh
  • 2009–2013: National Executive Member, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • 2013-2014: National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member, National Manifesto Committee, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • May,2014: Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term) Member, Standing Committee on Railways
  • 1 Sep 2014-9 Nov 2014: Member, Standing Committee on Railways
  • 12 Sep. 2014-9 Nov 2014: Chairperson,Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • 15 Sep. 2014-9 Nov 2014: Member, Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behavior of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha
  • 9 Nov 2014-1 Sept. 2017: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment
  • 1 Sept 2017: Member, Standing Committee on Finance
  • 19 December 2018: Chairperson, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
  • 11th September,2019 – 14th July 2021: Governor of Himachal Pradesh
  • 15th July,2021: Assumed the office of the Governor of Haryana

Social And Culural Activites

Slum development, especially through house building and supply of potable water; President, Samsakara Bharathi Cultural Organisation, Andhra Pradesh; Founder, Siva Bharathi Slum Development Organisation, 1979; served the victims of cyclones and natural calamities; organised social and cultural activities through voluntary organisations; interested in mythological songs


Carom, Table Tennis and Cricket

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Permanent Address

B-34, F4, Ram Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana

Present Address

Haryana Raj Bhavan, Sector 6, Chandigarh – 160019

Email id

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