Mr. Ramakant Khalap is an Indian politician from Goa, India. The former Deputy C.M. began his career as a school teacher and later as a college lecturer, who soon became a famous and successful lawyer of Goa. Having been a teacher himself, education has been a passion for Mr. Ramakant Khalap. He has done everything in his 50 active years in politics with or without power to help the ‘bahujansamaj’, the voiceless masses of Goa.
Mr. Khalap was considered the most popular leader of the common man of Goa. As a Law Minister, he enacted the Arbitration Act of India and drafted amendments to The Code of Civil and criminal Procedures of India. He also introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament.
Mr. Khalap has served as a Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Finance Minister of Goa, Minister of Water Resources of Goa, Minister of Social Welfare Department of Goa, Minister for Information Technology and Deputy Chairman of the Goa State Planning Board.
There is a school named after him called ‘Ramakant Khalap High School’ at Mandrem, Goa. He is Chairman of a Multi-State Scheduled Co-operative Bank called ‘The Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank of Goa’ (Bank of Goa). He was President of the Goa Cricket Association and is actively involved with Konkan Marathi Sahitya Parishad, Samrat Club, Gomantak Marathi Parishad and Kala Academy Goa.