Hon’ble Chancellor

Smt. Anandiben Patel,
Hon’ble Chancellor, SVPUAT Meerut, U.P. 250110
Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Smt. Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel took the oath as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh on 29th July, 2019 at Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Before this she was the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 23rd January 2018 till 28th July 2019 and held the additional charge for Governor of Chhattisgarh from 15th August 2018 till 28th July 2019. Smt. Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel was felicited with 'Sardar Patel Award' by Patel Awakash Mandal, Mumbai in 1999. In the year 2005, the 'Patidar Shiromani' award was given by the Patel community and also honored by the Ambu Bhai Old School of Exercise, Rajpipla Awarded the “Charumathi Yoddha” Award. She was awarded Gujarat Government's 'Gallantry Award' for saving two girl students of Mohinaba Kanya Vidyalaya, who did not know how to swim, from being drowned in the Narmada River. In the year 1990, was honored by the President of India with the'Best Teacher' award at the national level.

Parliamentary Life

Smt. Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel was the first woman Chief Minister of the Gujarat State From 22nd May 2014 to 7th August, 2016. In 2012, was elected for the fourth consecutive time MLA from the Ghatlodia assembly constituency in the Ahmedabad city and won the most votes in the state. She was the Minister of Revenue, Drought Relief, Land Reform, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Road and Building, Capital Project, Urban Development and Urban Housing from 2012 to 2014. In the year 2007, became the legislator from Patan Vidhan Sabha constituency for the third time. From 2007 to 2012, she was the Minister of Revenue, Disaster Management, Road and Building, Capital Project, Women and Child Welfare. In 2002, became the legislator from Patan Vidhan Sabha constituency for the second time and proved the belief wrong that the Gujarat Education Minister cannot win consequetive elections.Was the Minister of Education (primary, secondary, and adult) and Minister of, Higher and Technical Education, Women and Child Welfare, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activity from the year 2002 till 2007. In 1998, was elected from Mandal assembly constituency Ahmedabad, and became MLA. From 1998 to 2002, was the Minister of Education (primary, secondary, and adult) and Minister of Women & Child Welfare. Member of Rajya Sabha, 1994-1998.

Achievements during Chief Minister's Tenure

Launched the “Maa Vatsalya” scheme to provide free treatment to the poor and middle class families. Launched the “Yuva Swavalamban” scheme to provide higher education for all poor students. Campaign for 100% ODF (open defecation free) in Gujarat. Free toll tax (for non-commercial vehicles) in Gujarat. Started free Cancer tests and treatment for all women. In order to enable Narmada water to reach the fields through canals and minor canals, successfully campaigned for unanimas land acquisition where there was unavailability of land for building of of canals. More than 100 town plans were sanctioned in the shortest time. Transparent implementation of Vidya Sahayak Yojana. Vidya Lakshmi Bond and Vidya Deep schemes were implemented. Mata Yashoda Award announced. Use of Technology for process simplification. Construction of village roads at a cost of Rs. 10,000 crores.