Mechanical Engineering, Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal
Janta Congress Chhattisgarh
Other political Affiliations
Indian National Congress (till 2016)
Dr. Renu Jogi
Amit Jogi, Anusha Jogi
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, MP in the 14th Lok Sabha for Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, representing the Marwahi constituency
About Ajit Jogi
Ajit Jogi is an Indian politician who became the first Chief Minister of Chattisgarh, a newly formed state of India. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC) party, he is a practicing Schedule Tribe Christian. At present in the state assembly, he represents the constituency of the Mawahi Scheduled Tribe. He is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal. He has always associated himself with welfare and development of the backward and weaker sections of society, such as the minorities, the backward classes, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the leprosy patients, and the handicapped. He has written several articles on public administration, poems and stories that were published in newspapers like the Indian Express, The Times of India and the Hindustan Times.
Ajit Jogi met with an unfortunate car accident on April 20, 2004 at a place called Gariabandh about 130 km away from the state capital Raipur. Since then he is on wheelchair, although he is still involved in active politics.
Personal background of Ajit Jogi
Ajit Jogi was born on April 26, 1946 in Vill. Pendra Road of Bilaspur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. His father is Shri Kashi Prasad Jogi. Ajit Jogi is a gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal. His other Qualifications are V.U.(G.M.) from Vikram University, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, and LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He married Dr. Renu Jogi on October 8, 1975 and they have a daughter and a son. By profession he is an educationist, a teacher and a social & political worker.
His favorite pastimes include reading, writing, occult sciences and hunting (which is now banned in India). He also enjoyed swimming, gliding, trekking, horse riding and yoga.
Detailed professional background before entering politics
Ajit Jogi worked briefly at the Government Engineering College, Raipur as a lecturer from 1967 to 1968. He got selected for the Indian Administrative Services and Indian Police Services.
In 1967 he was the President of the Students' Union,Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.
During 1970 to 1971 he was President of the Student Body of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.
Published books on "The role of District Collector” and "Administration of Peripheral Areas”.
Written several articles on public administration, poems and stories that were published in newspapers like the Indian Express, the Hindustan Times and The Times of India.
Associated with organizations related with environment protection; development of tribal and folk art and culture; and youth education, welfare and employment.
Urban localities, villages, roads and tanks in Shahdol, Sidhi, Indore, Bilaspur and Raipur were named after him by the by the Welfare Committee of State Government Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Madhya Pradesh to recognize Jogi’s contribution and services as a social activist.
Holds membership in:
India International Centre, New Delhi
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
President of The Residency Club in Indore
Madhya Pradesh Badminton Association from 1971 to 1973
Madhya Pradesh Boat and Gliding Club from 1981 to 1984
J. F. Cricket Club, Indore from 1987 to 1990
Indian Delegation to the United Nations for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, New York, 1996
Indian Delegation to the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996
Indian Delegation to 98th I.P.U. Conference, Cairo, 1997
Indian Police Service (Officer), Madhya Pradesh from 1968 to 1970
Indian Administrative Service (Collector and District Magistrate, Sidhi, Shahdol, Raipur and Indore districts of Madhya Pradesh from 1970 to 1986
Indo-US Sub-Commission on Education and Culture from 1992 to 1994
Panchayati Raj Implementation Committee of the AICC
Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University from 1998 to 1999
Chairman of the State Government Minor Forest Produce Committee from 1988 to 1990.
Governing Bodies Member:
Council of Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Education Consultancy of India Limited
Lawrence Schools, Sanawar and Lovedale
St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
Padyatra covering 1,500 km in the eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awareness and mobilize support for the Congress Party in 1989.
In January 1997, to stop the entry of MNCs in the Diamond Mining Sector and awareness among the tribes, Jogi organized Padyatra in the diamond belt from Manipur to Deobhag in the of Raipur District, covering 185 km.
Holding All India record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate for 12 years at the districts of Shahdol, Sidhi, Indore and Raipur of Madhya Pradesh from 1974 to 1986
In June 2007, Jogi and his son wherewere arrested in connection with the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avtar Jaggi who was shot dead in June 2003. In December 2003, after the defeat of INC in Chhattisgarh assembly elections, a sting operation alleged that Jogi tried to bribe some of the BJP MLAs to form a breakaway faction, promising them Congress' support. Subsequent to this Jogi was suspended from the party. However, after five years of the registering of a case against him, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) based on an opinion of then ASG Gopal Subramanian said that Jogi could not be prosecuted under any law. However, BJP alleged that Congress led UPA government misused CBI to protect Jogi.
On June 6, 2016, Jogi announced breaking his affiliation with Indian National Congress in the presence of his wife and son in a political gathering in Chhattisgarh.
Awards Won by Ajit Jogi
Giants International bestowed him with "Most Outstanding Man" of the State Award in 1984.