Hansraj Ahir
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
MoS 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
ConstituencyChandrapur Lok Sabha constituency
In office
Preceded byShantaram Potdukhe
Succeeded byNaresh Puglia
ConstituencyChandrapur Lok Sabha constituency
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council
In office
Constituencyelected by Legislative Assembly members
Personal details
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

(1954-11-11) 11 November 1954 (age 69)
Nanded, Bombay State, India
Lata Ahir
(m. 1990)
ChildrenRaghuveer, Shyamal, Sanjivani Ahir
Source: [1]

Hansraj Ahir is an Indian politician and current Chairman of the National Commission for Backward classes. He is a former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers in the First Modi Ministry. He was the former member of the 16th Lok Sabha in India.[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.

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 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Political career

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]. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam told hansraj ahir is no.1 Member of parliament and role model MP for youth


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] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave him a position in his cabinet as the Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers.

Political career

Positions held

In Parliament

Within BJP



Countries Visited as Delegate Member


  1. ^ "Hansraj Ahir: The Man Who Exposed the Coal Scam".
  2. ^ "हंसराज गंगाराम अहीर ने संभाला गृह राज्य मंत्री का कार्यभार – Abhay Banga Patrika". 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Home Page | Department of Fertilizers". Fert.nic.in. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (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. ^ Results are available for 297 Seats Archived 19 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine 15th Lok Sabha Election Results
  8. ^ Sansad Ratna Award
  9. ^ a b c "Detailed Profile - Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir - Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  10. ^ "The President of India".