Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment in the Narendra Modi-led government.
Mr Gehlot is also currently serving as the BJP's National General Secretary.
Mr Gehlot is a leader of the Dalit community who has earlier served as a Lok Sabha MP from Dewas constituency between 1996 and 2009.
He had lost the 2009 Lok Sabha polls to Sajjan Singh Verma of the Congress.
Mr Gehlot became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 2013.