Govind Singh Dotasra holds the position of the president of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. His extensive experience in politics includes serving as the vice president of the same committee from 2014 to 2020. In addition, Dotasra has contributed significantly to the District Congress Committee, Sikar, where he held the presidency for seven years, from July 2011 to May 2018. His notable accomplishments also include being appointed as the chairman of the media and communication committee in advance of the 2018 Rajasthan polls, on 5 October 2018.
Govind Singh Dotasra was born on Thursday, 1 October 1964 (age 59; as of 2023) in the village of Kripa Ram Ji ki Dhani, Sutod, Laxmangarh in Sikar District of Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Libra. Govind’s schooling took place in the native village and after that, he completed his B.Com. from Rajasthan University then followed up with a B.Ed. from Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak Haryana and an LL.B. degree at the University of Rajasthan. After graduation, he practised law in the Sikar Court for almost 20 years.
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On 4 March 1984, he married Sunita Devi, who is a government teacher. They have two sons. His elder son’s name is Abhilash Dotasra, and he is an engineer, while his younger son, Avinash Dotasra is posted as an officer in the Rajasthan Public Service, and his wife is an officer in the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS).
Dhani Kriparam, Laxmangarh, Rajasthan- 332311
Dotasra was elected as Pradhan of the Laxmangarh Panchayat Samiti in 2005. In 2008, he won the Laxmangarh seat in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election by a close margin of 34 votes against independent candidate Dinesh Joshi and he has been representing the Laxmangarh constituency of the Sikar district of Rajasthan since 2008. In 2013, he defeated former Union Minister of State and 3-time MP Subhash Maharia by a margin of 10,723 votes. Dotasra has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee of Rajasthan Assembly 2015–16. In the Assembly, he has raised issues related to farmers and weaker sections of society. He won the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election with the highest margin of votes in the Sikar district and was appointed Minister of State for primary and secondary education (Independent Charge), Tourism and Devasthan in the 2018 Government of Rajasthan. Later on 20 November 2021, he resigned from his ministry post respecting the Party’s one man one post policy. He is a member of the 15th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly and a former chief whip of the Indian National Congress party in that Assembly. He has been a member of the INC since 1981. Dotassra contested the 2023 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly elections from the Lachhmangarh constituency. He won the election by a margin of 18970 votes by defeating the BJP candidate Subhash Maharia.
RAS Exam Controversy
There were accusations made against Govind Singh Dotasra after his three relatives, all received the same marks in the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) exam. The RAS exam is conducted by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission and is aimed at recruiting candidates for state and subordinate services in Rajasthan. Specifically, Govind’s daughter-in-law, her brother, and her sister all scored 80 out of 100 during the interview round, while some top performers in the RAS written exam only received marginal scores. Dotasra denied all accusations and in an interview said,
Controversy on recalling male teachers aged below 50 years from all government girls’ schools
In order to prevent harassment of girls in schools, Govind Singh Dotasra decided to recall male teachers who are below the age of 50 from all government girls’ schools. This move was criticized by experts as “regressive” and “immature”. Dotasra had stated that the priority will now be given to female teachers in all-girls schools, and male teachers above the age of 50 will only be deployed if necessary. One of the critics of this decision was Rashmi Jain, the head of the Department of Sociology at Rajasthan University. In an interview she said,
Controversy surrounding sexist comments
In 2021, Dotasra sparked controversy by saying schools with more female staff see more quarrels. The incident took place at an event meant to celebrate International Girl Child Day in Jaipur. Addressing the event, he said the Rajasthan government always ensured the security and comfort of women and gave them preferred postings in jobs. He added,
Govt introduced policy for women. They’re given priority. But female staff have conflicts among themselves. Where there’s female staff, either the Principal or teachers take ‘Saridon’. If you correct these small things [mistakes], you will always find yourselves ahead of men.”
#WATCH | Govt introduced policy for women. They're given priority.But female staff have conflicts among themselves. Where there's female staff, either Principal or teachers take 'Saridon'. If they overcome this, they'll be ahead of men: Rajasthan Education Min GS Dotasara (11.10) pic.twitter.com/CqQnkk1Nvz
— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2021
Controversy over remark on Maharana Pratap
Govind Singh Dotasra landed in controversy over his remark on Mewar warrior Maharana Pratap. Addressing party workers at a district-level training camp in Nagaur he said,
In school syllabus, BJP portrayed the war between Maharana Pratap and Akbar as a religious war between Hindus and Muslims. It was a power struggle. They see everything through the Hindu-Muslim prism.” India.com
Assets and Properties
- Cash- Rs 1,00,000
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies- Rs 29,37,725
- Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies- Rs 1,50,000
- NSS, Postal Savings etc- Rs 7,18,003
- LIC or other insurance Policies- Rs 79,869
- Personal loans/advances given- Rs 7,50,000
- Motor Vehicles- Rs 13,72,319
- Other assets, such as values of claims /interests- Rs 60,000
- Agricultural Land- Rs 6,00,000
- Non-Agricultural Land- Rs 40,00,000
- Commercial Buildings- Rs 5,00,000
- Residential Buildings- Rs 25,00,000
- Dotasra represented the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly at the 24th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Seminar in Singapore from 27 May to 1 June 2013.
- Dotasra attended the 16th and 17th All India Whips Conferences in Goa and Visakhapatnam.
- Govind was honoured as best parliamentarian for 2016 by the special committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. ABP News
- Govind was awarded the World Education Leader of the Year Award during the 19th edition of the World Education Summit and Awards by ELets Technomedia and Digital Learning Magazine in 2021. This recognition was given for his successful management of various innovations in the field of education in Rajasthan during the Corona pandemic. Zee News