The present Governor of Jharkhand , Smt Droupadi Murmu, is the first woman to hold this office. She took the charge of Governor on May 18, 2015. She has had an impressive political and social career spanning almost two decades. Prior to that ,she had a fulfilling service career. Daughter of Late Biranchi Narayan Tudu,Smt Murmu was married to Late Shyam Charan Murmu. She has one daughter.

A two – time member of the Legislative Assembly , Murmu is a former minister from Odisha.

Smt Murmu’s political career started in 1997, When she was elected as a councilor and later became the vice chairperson of Rairangpur NAC. In the same year , she became the vice president of a national political party’s Odisha ST Morcha, and later, its president. In 2013, she became the national executive member of the party’s ST Morcha.

In between , in 2007, she was awarded “Nilakantha Award” for the best MLA of the year’s by the Legislative Assembly of Odisha.

During her expansive political career, Smt Murmu had also been a pro active pursuer of social causes and played a pivotal role in community uplift in Odisha.

Personal Detail
Father Late Biranchi Narayan Tudu
Spouse Late Shyam Charan Murmu
Children One Daughter
Date of Birth 20.06.1958
Qualification B.A
Permanent Address Baidaposi,Word No.02,
P.O.- Rairangpur,
Distt: Mayurbhanj,
Political Career
2013 National Executive Member S.T. Morcha, B.J.P. till April,10th, 2015.
2013 Again Elected as District President , Mayurbhanj ( East ), B.J.P. till April, 10th 2015.
2010 District President , Mayurbhanj ( East ), B.J.P.
2007 Awarded as "Nilakantha Award" for The Best MLA of the year 2007 by Legislative Assembly of Odisha.
2006-2009 State President S.T . Morcha , B.J.P.
2004-2009 Member of Legislative Assembly , Rairangpur ,Odisha.
2002-2009 National Executive Member S.T. Morcha , B.J.P
2000-2004 - Member of Legislative Assembly, Rairangpur ,Odisha and became   Minister of State (Independent Charge ), Govt.of Odisha.

- Department of Transport and Commerce, Govt.of (2000- 2002)

- Department of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Govt.of Odisha   (2002-2004)
1997 Vice-President State S.T .Morcha , BJP
1997 Won As Councilor And Became Vice- Chairperson Rairangpur NAC.
Service Career
Served as Jr. Asst. in Irrigation and Power Dept., Govt.of Odisha.
Served as Honorary .Asst.Teacher in Shri Aravindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur ,Odisha.