Ramesh Bais
The Governor of Tripura, Shri Ramesh Bais.jpg
9th Governor of Jharkhand
Assumed office
29 July 2019
Chief MinisterHemant Soren
Preceded byDroupadi Murmu
18th Governor of Tripura
In office
29 July 2019 – 13 July 2021
Chief MinisterBiplab Kumar Deb
Preceded byKaptan Singh Solanki
Succeeded bySatyadev Narayan Arya
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded byhimself
Succeeded bySunil Kumar Soni
ConstituencyRaipur, Chhattisgarh
In office
Preceded byVidya Charan Shukla
Succeeded byhimself
In office
Preceded byKeyur Bhushan
Succeeded byVidya Charan Shukla
ConstituencyRaipur, Madhya Pradesh
Minister of State (Independent charge) for Environment & Forests
In office
9 January 2004 – 23 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byT. R. Baalu
Succeeded byAndimuthu Raja
Minister of State (Independent charge) for Mines
In office
29 January 2003 – 8 January 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byUma Bharti
Succeeded byMamata Banerjee
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting
In office
30 September 2000 – 28 January 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers
In office
13 October 1999 – 30 September 2000
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Minister of State for Steel and Mines
In office
March 1998 – October 1999
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Personal details
Born (1947-08-02) 2 August 1947 (age 75)
Raipur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
(now in Chhattisgarh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseRambai Bais
Residence(s)New Delhi, India
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Raj Bhavan, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India (official residence)

Ramesh Bais (born 2 August 1947) is an Indian politician who has served as the 10th Governor of Jharkhand since July 2021.[1] He also served as the 18th Governor of Tripura in July 2019 to July 2021.[2] A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he had served as a Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Environment and Forests in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government from 1999. He was elected to the 9th (1989) & 11th to 16th (1996-2019) Lok Sabha from Raipur.

Personal life

Bais was born on 2 August 1948 in Raipur, Madhya Pradesh (now in Chhattisgarh) to Khom Lal Bais. He completed his Higher Secondary education from B.S.E., Bhopal. He married Rambai Bais on 23 May 1969 . They have a son and two daughters. Bais is an agriculturist by profession.[3]

Political career

Bais was first elected to Municipal Corporation of Raipur in 1978. He won 1980 MP Assembly election from Mandir Hasod Constituency but lost 1985 Assembly election to his Congress rival Satyanarayan Sharma. He was elected for the first time to the Indian parliament as a member of the 9th Lok Sabha from Raipur in 1989 and was re-elected consecutively from 1996 to 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,15th and 16th Lok Sabha. He also served as Union Minister of State in Second and Third Vajpayee ministry holding various portfolios such as Steel, Mines, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Information and Broadcasting and also Minister of State (Independent charge) for Mines and Environment & Forests till May 2004.

He served as 18th Governor of Tripura succeeding Kaptan Singh Solanki from July 2019 to July 2021.[4] He is currently serving as 10th Governor of Jharkhand since 14 July 2021.[5]


  1. ^ "Governor designate Ramesh Bais reaches Ranchi, to take oath on Wednesday". United News of India. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Tripura On Road To Development, Says Outgoing Governor Ramesh Bais". Outlook. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Current Lok Sabha Members Biographical Sketch". 5 September 2004. Archived from the original on 5 September 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ Sarkar, Ipsita (20 July 2019). "Centre appoints new Governors in 6 states, Anandiben Patel transferred to UP". Zee News. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Ramesh Bais takes oath as Jharkhand Governor". The Hindu. PTI. 14 July 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 July 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)
Lok Sabha Preceded byKeyur Bhushan Member of Parliamentfor Raipur 1989 – 1991 Succeeded byVidya Charan Shukla Preceded byVidya Charan Shukla Member of Parliamentfor Raipur 1996 – 2019 Succeeded bySunil Kumar Soni Political offices Preceded byKaptan Singh Solanki Governor of Tripura 29 July 2019 – 6 July 2021 Succeeded bySatyadev Narayan Arya Preceded byDraupadi Murmu Governor of Jharkhand 7 July 2021 – Present Incumbent