Speaker 2015 Annual Meeting


Rajkumar Dhoot
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, India

Mr. Rajkumar Dhoot, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) representing the State of Maharashtra, India and Immediate Past-President of the Apex Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) is also the Promoter & Owner of the diversified Videocon Group of Companies. He is a very well known Industrialist and was born on 11th September, 1955 at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. Mr. Dhoot is a Commerce graduate (Hons.) from S.B. College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Apart from Trade and Politics, he is vigorously involved in social work which includes promoting education, especially among girls by running a Girls High School at Gangapur, Aurangabad for 1100 girls of First to Tenth Standard. He runs a leading multi-Super Specialty Charitable Hospital – ‘Nandlal Dhoot Charitable Hospital’ at Aurangabad with an investment of Rs. 100 crores, providing only second Cobalt-60 facilities for Cancer treatment, a fully developed Cardiac Center and allied treatment. He has also undertaken construction of roads in Gangapur & adjoining areas. Mr. Dhoot was first elected to Rajya Sabha in April 2002 and served the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Consultative Committees for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry & the Ministry of Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation. He has been a regular member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance & Special Invitee at the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications & IT and for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. He was a special invitee to the Consultative Committee for I&B Ministry. In May 2008, he was re-elected to Rajya Sabha & had been a Member of the Standing Committee on IT apart from being a Member of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti of the Ministry of Textiles. At present, he is a Member of the Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare. In April 2014, Mr. Dhoot was elected unopposed for a consecutive third term in the Rajya Sabha. Apart from keenly raising the issues of his home State Maharashtra through Parliamentary Questions, No-Day-Yet Named Motions, amendments on the Motion of Thanks on Presidents’ Address & other means of Parliamentary modes, he has also introduced key Private Members Bills in the Rajya Sabha. He regularly writes to Union Ministers and Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the redressal of problems of Maharashtra & he always succeeds in his endeavors. Mr. Dhoot is the Former President of Marathwada Industries Association, now Chamber of Marathwada Industries & Agriculture (CMIA) which actively promotes industries in Marathwada region and is a Member of India-France Parliamentary Friendship Group.