Dilip Walse-Patil

Dilip Datta Walse (born 30 October 1956) is an Indian politician,[1][2][3] from Ambegaon, Maharashtra, and a seven-time Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He currently serves as the Minister of Home Affairs in the Government of Maharashtra. He formerly headed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and Medical Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009.

Dilip Walse-Patil
दिलीप वळसे-पाटील
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
5 April 2021
Ministry and Departments
Governor
Chief Minister
Preceded by
In office
30 December 2019 – 5 April 2021
Ministry and Departments
Governor
Chief Minister
Preceded by
Succeeded by
16th Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
19 November 2009 – 30 September 2014
Governor
Chief Minister
Preceded byBabasaheb Kupekar
Succeeded byHaribhau Bagade
Cabinet Minister Government of Maharashtra
In office
8 December 2008 – 6 November 2009
Minister
  • Finance
  • Planning
Governor
Chief MinisterAshok Chavan
Preceded byJayant Patil
Succeeded bySunil Tatkare
In office
9 November 2004 – 1 December 2008
Minister
  • Medical Education
  • Energy
Governor
Chief MinisterVilasrao Deshmukh
Preceded byDigvijay Khanvilkar
Succeeded bySunil Tatkare
In office
27 October 1999 – 16 January 2003
Minister
  • Higher Education
  • Technical Education
Governor
Chief MinisterVilasrao Deshmukh
Succeeded bySuresh Jain
Member of Legislative Assembly
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
1990
ConstituencyAmbegaon, Maharashtra
Personal details
Born (1956-10-30) 30 October 1956 (age 65)
Ambegaon, Bombay State, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyNationalist Congress Party
ChildrenPurva
Alma materGovernment Law College, Mumbai (LL.M)
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPolitician and Social Worker

He also serves as the President of National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited (NFCSF).

He became Maharashtra's Home Minister on 5 April 2021 succeeding Anil Deshmukh who resigned[4] due to graft charges.

CareerEdit

Walse-Patil is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party, and known to be a close associate of party President Sharad Pawar. Walse-Patil earlier served in the Government of Maharashtra as a minister with different portfolios such as Finance and Planning, Energy, Higher and Technical Education, and Medical Education.

Walse-Patil comes from a political family. He started his political career as a PA to Sharad Pawar, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He defeated Kisanrao Bankhele in Ambegaon in 1990 to become a MLA for the first time. At present he is still representing the same constituency for sixth consecutive term.

Apart from the energy portfolio, Walse Patil also held the education portfolio in the Maharashtra cabinet.

Changes to make the admission procedure for medical seats more transparent were made during his tenure.[citation needed] He also encouraged the setup of new engineering colleges by easing the approval process. Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation (MKCL) is his creation, which has more than 5000 MSCIT centers all over Maharashtra. He played a key role in the establishment of Government College of Engineering as well as Polytechnic and engineering in 2009 at Avsari (K).

He took charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs replacing Anil Deshmukh in the Thackeray ministry after the latter resigned due to graft charges, on 5 April 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who is Dilip Walse Patil, Maharashtra's new home minister". The Times of India. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ "NCP leader Dilip Walse Patil is Maharashtra's new home minister". ThePrint. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Dilip Walse Patil becomes new home minister of Maharashtra". India Today. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh resigns: Top developments". The Times of India. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
Preceded by Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly
11 November 2009 – 10 November 2014
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Finance
8 December 2008 –
Succeeded by