Sis Ram Ola
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
17 June 2013 – 15 December 2013
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge
Minister of Mines
In office
27 November 2004 – 22 May 2009
Minister of Labour and Employment
In office
23 May 2004 – 27 November 2004
Personal details
Born(1927-07-30)30 July 1927
Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Died15 December 2013(2013-12-15) (aged 86)
Gurgaon, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseSmt. Sheobai
Children2 sons Bijendra Singh Ola Sarjeet Ola, 1 daughter Chandrakala
As of 30 June, 2013
Source: [1]

Sis Ram Ola (30 July 1927 – 15 December 2013) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Jhunjhunu constituency of Rajasthan and was a member of the Indian National Congress.

Political career

He was a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1957 to 1990, and from 1980 to 1990 he was a cabinet minister in the Government of Rajasthan. From 1993 to 1996, he was again a Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. In 1996, he was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha; he was Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers (Independent Charge) from 1996 to 1997 and Union Minister of State for Water Resources (Independent Charge) from 1997 to 1998. He was re-elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998, the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999, the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004, and the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009. He was Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment from 23 May 2004 to 27 November 2004 and was Union Cabinet Minister of Mines in Dr. Manmohan Singh's government. He was also jila pramukh of Jhujhunu and his son Bijender Ola is a MLA from Jhunjhunu and was a former minister in the Rajasthan government.[1]

Sis Ram Ola was the recipient of the Padma Shri award in 1968 for social work. Started girls education in a remote area in rural Rajasthan with three girls in the school known as Indira Gandhi Balika Niketan Ardawata in 1952; as a result of his efforts since 1952, brought Jhunjhunu district to third place in literacy (in Rajasthan) according to 2011 census.[2]


Sis Ram Ola died in Medanta Hospital, Gurgoan on 15 December 2013 because of cardiac arrest. He had been admitted in a Gurgaon hospital with a cardiac complaint.[3]

Positions held

1957-1990 and 1993-96 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1980-1990 Cabinet Minister, Government of Rajasthan for ten years (incharge of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Forest and Environment, Public Health, Engineering Department, Irrigation, Transport, Co-operatives, Excise, Under-ground Water and Soldiers` Welfare) 1960-77 Zila Pramukh, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan 1960-95 Member, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Member, Executive Committee, R.P.C.C., Chairman, Kisan Cell, R.P.C.C., Rajasthan Treasurer, P.C.C., Rajasthan Member, Pradesh Congress Election Committee Member, Executive, Congress Legislative Party, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1972 onwards Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) 1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha 1996-97 Union Minister of State, Chemicals and Fertilizers (Independent Charge) 1997-98 Union Minister of State, Water Resources (Independent Charge) 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1998-99 Member, Committee on Commerce and its Sub-Committee on Textiles Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term) 1999-2004 Member, Committee on Petitions Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution 2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term) 2009 elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th Term) 23 May 2004-27 Nov. 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Labour and Employment 27 Nov. 2004 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Mines 2009: Elected Congress MP from Jhunjhunu June 17, 2013 : sworn as Cabinet Minister for Labour.


  1. ^ "Ola, Shri Sis Ram". Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). Fourteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile
  2. ^ "Padma Shri Awardees". Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Cabinet minister Sis Ram Ola passes away – Times Of India
Lok Sabha Preceded byMohd. Ayub Khan Member of Parliamentfor Jhunjhunu 1996–2013 Succeeded bySantosh Ahlawat Political offices Preceded byMallikarjun Kharge Minister of Labour and Employment 17 June 2013 – 15 December 2013 Succeeded byNarendra Singh Tomar