Chancellor of the University & the Governor of Gujarat



Dr. Shrimati Kamla
Chancellor of the University & the Governor of Gujarat
Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar-382 020, Gujarat

1. Personal Details:-
     Name                                       : Dr. Shrimati KAMLA
                                                          W/o Late Shri Ramchandra Beniwal
     Father's Name                       : Shri Netram Singh (Leading freedom                   
                                                          fighter of earstwhile Jaipur State).  
     Date of Birth                           : 12th January, 1927.
     Place of Birth                          : Village-Gorir, Tehsil -Khetri,
                                                           District Jhunjhunu, State Rajasthan.
     Academic Qualifications      : M.A. (History), Maharaja College, Jaipur
                                              : B.A. (Economics, Political Science &  History)   Banasthali  V idyapeeth, Tonk,Rajasthan.
     Profession                               : Agriculture
     Religion / Caste                      : Indian (Hindu, Jat)
2. Posts held:-
          1. Deputy Minister-    1954-57
               First lady Minister in the State of Rajasthan at the age of 27 only.  Dealt with Medical  
               and Health, Education and Public Works Department.
         2. Deputy Minister-     1962-67
               As Deputy Minister she dealt with the Departments of Education,   Agriculture,  Medical  and
              Health,  Finance,  Famine  Relief,  Food, Animal Husbandry and State Enterprises.
         3. State Minister-       1972-77
                Home  (Police),  Industries,  Mines,  Social  Welfare, Medical and   Health,  General   
               Administration,  Public Relations, Personnel and   Economics and Statistics Department.
         4. Cabinet Minister-  1980-1985
         5. Cabinet Minister-  1985-1990
               Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Revenue,  Irrigation, Rajasthan  Canal
              (Indira Gandhi Canal), Colonisation,   Canal  Area  Development, Ground  Water,  Energy
              Department,   Education,    Labour   and    Employment, Rehabilitation,  Urban  Development,
             Sanskrit, Ayurved, Language, Technical Education, Election, Integrated Rural Development, Art
             and Culture, Tourism, Special Schemes, Sainik Kalyan, Sheep & Wool, Forest  Department  Etc.
         6. Member of Legislative Assembly-   1993-1998 Bairath (Jaipur) Constituency.
         7. Cabinet Minister, 1998.
         8. Deputy Chief Minister 25th January, 2003 onwards.
            Irrigation, Revenue, Colonisation and Sanskrit Education.  Besides  being a very senior
            member in the Congress Governments, she is also known as a Minister of high aliber, integrity
            and outstanding performance,who mastered all the functioning of  her Departments with in-depth
            study and hard work.  She has clear concepts of her job and had been very dynamic to mobilize
           her Officers to maintain high standards of functioning.

3. Felicitations:-
1. She has been awarded "Vachaspati, D.Lit."  by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (University), New Delhi on 28.02.2001 for her dedicated services towards Sanskrit and 'Sanskrita'.
2. She has been awarded "Woman of the Year 2001" by American Biographical Institute.