Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Age 69
Birthday August 301954
Birth Sign Virgo
City Patna
Country India
Profession Politician

Ravi Shankar Prasad is a famous Politician, born on August 30, 1954 in India. As of December 2022, Ravi Shankar Prasad’s net worth is $5 Million. He became involved in politics while in university, as a student leader in the 1970’s protests against Indira Gandhi’s government, and was jailed in 1975 for his activism.

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Siblings Anurradha Prasad
Spouse Maya Shankar
Children(s) Aditi Shanker, Aditya Shankar

Ravi Shankar Prasad Biography

Lawyer and politician who was sworn in as the Union Minister for Law and Justice & Information Technology in 2014. He began practicing at the Patna High Court in 1980, and has held the positions of Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, amongst others. He has 550,000 followers on Instagram. Ravi Shankar Prasad (born 30 August 1954) is an Indian lawyer, politician and the current Union Minister holding the Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in the Government of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prasad represents the Patna Sahib. During the NDA Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s prime ministership, Prasad was appointed Minister of Coal and Mines, Minister of Law and Justice, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting..

He married the professor Maya Shankar in 1982. They have two children, Aditya and Aditi.

Prasad began his political career as a student leader in the 1970s organising protests against Indira Gandhi’s government and was also jailed when the emergency was imposed by Gandhi’s government in 1975. He worked in the student movement in Bihar under the leadership of Jayaprakash Narayan and was an active volunteer of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He was associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and ABVP for many years and held various posts in the organisations. During his college days he was Assistant General Secretary of the Patna University Students Union and member of the Senate, Finance Committee, Arts and Law Faculties of the University. Prasad has held several national-level assignments in the youth wing and the main party organisation of the BJP. Since 1995 Prasad has been a member of BJP National Executive, the party’s top policymaking body. Recently, he oversaw the party’s efforts in the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Prasad has been practising at the Patna High Court since 1980. He was designated senior advocate at the Patna High Court in 1999 and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India in 2000.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Net Worth

Ravi Shankar Prasad is one of the richest Politician & listed on most popular Politician. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Ravi Shankar Prasad‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Politician
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House Living in own house.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Arts in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Law from Patna University.

Prasad has been practising at the Patna High Court since 1980. He was designated senior advocate at the Patna High Court in 1999 and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India in 2000.

On 3 February 1982, Prasad married Maya Shankar, who is a Historian and Professor of History at Patna University.

In April 2002, he led the Indian delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement’s ministerial meet in Durban, South Africa. Later he met Yasser Arafat in Ramallah as a member of a Non-Aligned delegation to express solidarity with him. He led the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth Law Minister Summit in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He has led the Indian delegation to film festivals in Cannes, Venice and London.

Who is Ravi Shankar Prasad dating?

According to our records, Ravi Shankar Prasad married to Maya Shankar. As of May 2022, Ravi Shankar Prasad’s is not dating anyone.

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Common Service Centers: Ravi Shankar Prasad took efforts to make Digital India an inclusive program to empower ordinary citizens of India. Common Service Centres or CSCs became a vehicle to achieve this objective. These Centers were developed as a digital service delivery kiosk in villages and one stop shop for all the digital services for people. Services like railway ticket booking, PAN application, Aadhaar enrollment, digital skilling, Ayushman Bharat Card, payment of utility bills, banking and insurance services etc. were offered through these kiosks. There were only 83,000 Common Service Centers in May, 2014. By March, 2019, 310,000 Centers were made functional across 200,000 Gram Panchayats or village clusters out of 250,000 Gram Panchayats of India. These centers created village level digital entrepreneurs, nearly 63,000 of those were women entrepreneurs. It is estimated that this also led to creation of nearly 1 million or 10 Lakh direct and indirect jobs.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in India. Ravi Shankar Prasad celebrates birthday on August 30 of every year.

Ravi Shankar Prasad is spearheading the Digital India program as Minister for Electronics and Information Technology since May 2014. Recently UK based think tank Apolitical adjudged him as one of the top twenty leaders in the list of 100 most influential people in Digital Government 2018. He is the only Indian to be featured in the top twenty. He was one of the first leaders in the world who had openly supported the cause of net-neutrality and as a Minister in charge of digital affairs in India declined Facebook the permission to operate Free Basics in India. He is also known to have taken a tough stand against misuse of social media for destabilising democracy and fomenting violence in society. Led by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology sent legal notices to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Unsatisfied with their responses, he ordered the criminal investigation in this data theft episode by India’s apex crime investigation body, the Central Bureau of Investigation. When incidents of mob violence were reported in a few parts of India by viral circulation of fake messages on Whatsapp, he took a firm stand against Whatsapp and demanded technological solutions to curb the problem of fake messages leading to violence. While responding to a debate in the Indian Parliament he openly supported the role of social media in giving a means of expression to ordinary people that they are happily using to question the politicians and media editors, he warned the social media platforms against any misuse of the platform for encouraging violence and terror. Responding to the legal notice served by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Whatsapp took several steps such as mentioning the word forwarded on every message that was forwarded by a user. Whatsapp has also restricted the number of forwarded messages to a maximum of five. Besides these stern regulatory measures that were taken under the leadership of Ravi Shankar Prasad, he is also known for promoting digital development in the rural areas of India by creating a network of 300,000 village level digital entrepreneurs who are operating digital service delivery kiosks known as the Common Service Centers across India. This has not only ensured the availability of digital services in rural areas but has also created job opportunities for 1.2 million rural youth.

What is Ravi Shankar Prasad doing now?

Ravi Shankar Prasad taking charge as the Union Minister for Law and Justice, in New Delhi on June 03, 2019.

Who is the sister of Ravi Shankar Prasad?

Anurradha Prasad

Who is minister of universal law?

Agency overview
Minister responsibleKiren Rijiju, Cabinet Minister of Law and Justice
Agency executivesAnoop Kumar Mendiratta, Secretary (Legal Affairs) G Narayana Raju, IAS, Secretary (Legislative Affairs) Alok Shrivastava, IAS, Secretary (Justice)

Who is the current communication minister of India?

Ministry overview
Ministers responsibleAshwini Vaishnaw, Cabinet Minister Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State

Who was the first law minister in independent India?

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar who was popularly known as Babasaheb. Dr. Ambedkar was independent India’s first Law Minister and his greatest and enduring contribution in founding modern India was his role as Chairman of the Constituent Assembly which drafted the Constitution of India.

Growth in Electronics Manufacturing : As Minister in charge of Electronics and IT Ministry, Ravi Shankar Prasad encouraged electronics manufacturing in India. In the year 2014, when Narendra Modi government took office, there were only two mobile phone manufacturing units in India. In 2019, there were 268 mobile and ancillary manufacturing units in India. Under his leadership, India became the second largest mobile phone producers in the world in 2019 from just two mobile factories in 2014. Samsung started the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing unit in Noida in 2018. Production of other consumer electronics in India also doubled in these five years.

Ravi Shankar Prasad was appointed as Minister for Communications and IT at the time of formation of the Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In July 2016, this Ministry of bifurcated into the Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The new Ministry of Electronics and IT remained with Ravi Shankar Prasad after this bifurcation. Key achievements of Ravi Shankar Prasad as Minister for Electronics and IT is given as under:

Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made several attempts to bring a law to ban the evil practice of instant Triple Talaq in 2018 and 2019 but both the attempts failed as the government did not have majority in the upper house i.e. Rajya Sabha of the Indian Parliament. Opposition parties led by Indian National Congress, All India Trinamool Congress etc. opposed this reform tooth and nail in the Parliament. However, a determined government decided to make a third attempt to get this law passed in the Parliament in July 2019. This time also the same set of political parties opposed this social reform to bring about gender justice, gender parity and gender dignity to Muslim women of India for their considerations of vote bank.

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