Positions Held: 1997-1999 Private Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Shri Gopinath Munde Govt. of Maharashtra.
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Lok sabha Committee on Commerce
Member, Lok Sabha Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
Member, Lok Sabha Consultative Committee on Surface Transport and Highways
Books Published: (i) Laban Banjara Ani Wanjari, (ii) Banjara Nayak, (iii) Upekshit Bhatkya Vimukta Samaj Ani Bhajpa (All in Marathi Language)
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments: Producer of a Marathi serial `Navi Disha` telecast by Doordarshan Mumbai in Maharashtra; and a serial based on lives of Denotified Mumbai and Nomadic Tribes; column writer in leading Marathi Newspaper of Maharashtra like Loksatta, Samana, Sakal, Nawakal, Lokmat and Maharashtra Times.
Social And Cultural Activities: Making efforts to enhance the standard of life and facilitate setting up of a commission for providing constitutional reservation facility to Vimukta Bhatkya Samaj pleading the case constantly with the State and the Central Government.
Special Interests: Social study of Nomadic, Semi Nomadic and Denotified Tribes.
Other Information: Member, National Commission for Denotified and Nomadic Tribes, 2003-04; Deputy Accountant, 1979-1980; Divisional Accountant, 1980-82; Accounts Officer, 1982-95.
Founder President: All India Banjara Kranti Dal since 1990.
Haribhau Rathod In News
Banjaras seek Maharashtra-type of reservation in country: Haribhau Rathod
New Delhi, Nov 4, 2006: The leaders of Banjara tribes numbering over six crore, have resolved to seek the ''Maharashtra-kind'' of reservation facilities for education and employment.
''The nomadic tribe, branded as 'criminal tribe' during the British rule, now have a status ranging from Scheduled Caste to Scheduled Tribes in various states of the country but only the Maharashtra type of four percent reservation is best for the community,'' Mr Haribhau Rathod, BJP MP from Yeotmal told newspersons. The community is now a denotified tribe and was among the most backward in terms of education, employment and economy and it would seek six per cent reservation for the community, he nooted.
Mr Rathod said it was his nomadic forefathers who built the roads whenc no infrastructure existed in old days, moving from one to place another. "We are placed in 27 per cent reservation category and we are willing to accept a lower reservation but bring us under one umbrella throughout the country,'' he added.