Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis

Date of Birth: 22 July, 1970
Educational Qualification:

  • LLB- Nagpur University (1992)
  • PG Degree in Business Management (University and year)
  • Diploma in Methods and Techniques of Project Management- DSE Berlin (year)

Positions in Governance:

  • Corporator, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (1992-97 and 1997-2001)
  • Mayor, City of Nagpur / Mayor in Council (1997 to 2001)
  • Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1999-2004, 2004-2009, 2009-2014, 2014-2019, 2019 till date)
  • Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra (2014-2019)
  • Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra State Assembly (2019-2022)
  • Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra (Current)

Political Positions:

  • Ward Convenor (1989)
  • Office Bearer, Nagpur (West) (1990)
  • Nagpur City President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1992)
  • State Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (1994)
  • National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (2001)
  • General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh (2010)
  • President, Maharashtra Pradesh (2013)
  • In Charge/Prabhari for Kerala (year)
  • In Charge for Bihar State Elections (2020)

Appointments on Legislative Committees:

  • Estimate Committee
  • Rules Committee
  • Public Undertaking Committee
  • Standing Committee on Urban Development and Housing
  • Joint Select Committee on Reserve Funds
  • Joint Select Committee on Self Finance Schools
  • Joint Select Committee on Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran

Social Contribution

  • Chairman, NITI Aayog’s High Power Committee of Chief Ministers on Transformation of Agriculture in India (2019)
  • Secretary, Global Parliamentarians Forum on Habitat for Asia region (years)
  • Vice President, Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nashik (Bhosla Military School) (years)
  • Member of Executive Council, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (years)
  • President, Nagpur District Basketball Association (years)
  • Senate Member, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (years)

International Participation:

  • International Environment Summit at Honolulu, USA (1999)
  • U.S. National Conference of State Legislatures at Washington and Nashville, USA (2005)
  • International Summit organized by IDRC – UNESCO – WCDR at Davos, Switzerland Presentation on Disaster Mitigation and Management in India (2006)
  • Global Environmental Change Congress organized by WMO – ESSP at Beijing,China Presented a paper on Natural Disasters Mitigation – Ecological and Social Risk Issues (2006)
  • Represented India in ASEM meeting of young political leaders from Asia & Europe at Copenhagen, Denmark (2007)
  • New Generation Seminar organized by East-West Centre of U.S. Federal Government Presented paper on Energy Security issues (2008)
  • Member of High Level Delegation of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (2008)
  • Member of delegation of INDO RUSSIA Chamber of Commerce to Moscow, Russia (2010)
  • Global Parliamentarian Forum on Habitat at Croatia, Europe (2011)
  • GPH Asia Regional Meet at Malaysia (2012)
  • Member of delegation invited by United Nations’ Habitat at UN Headquarters at Nairobi, Kenya (2012)

International Accolades:

  • Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow, by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore (YEAR)
  • Outstanding Leadership in Development Award by Georgetown University, USA (YEAR)
  • Honorary Doctorate by Osaka City University, Japan (year)


  • Best Parliamentarian Award by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (2002-03)
  • Business Reformer of the Year, Economic Times (YEAR)
  • Best Parliamentarian Award in the memory of Late Pramodji Mahajan by Muktchand, Pune (year)
  • Nag Bhushan Award by Nag Bhushan Foundation, 2016
  • RAJYOGI NETA Award by Poornawad Parivar, Nasik (year)
  • Best Speaker Award, National Inter University Debate (year)
  • Bose Prize in Hindu Law
  • Most Challenging Youth Regional Award by Rotary Club (year)


  • Arthsankalp Sopya Bhashet (a book on how to read and understand budget), 2020
  • AatmaNirbhar Maharashtra – AatmaNirbhar Bharat (English, Hindi and Marathi), 2020

International travel during the tenure as Chief Minister:

  • World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (January 2015 and January 2018)
  • Hannover Messe Conference, Germany (April 2015)
  • April 26 to 29 2015 Israel
  • 14 to 18 May 2015 China
  • June 29 to July 6, 2015 and September 19 to 22, 2016 USA
  • September 8 to September 13,2015 Japan
  • 12 to 16 November 2015 London
  • July 9 to 14 ,2016 Russia
  • 26 to 29 September 2017 South Korea -Singapore
  • 11 to 14 October 2017 Sweden -for the Sweden Expo
  • June 9 to 16,2018 Dubai, Canada, USA

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