Vishnu Dayal Ram is a Member of Parliament from Palamu and a former Director General Police of Jharkhand state in India. He was a 1973 batch IPS officer and had served as DGP of Jharkhand Police twice from July 1, 2005 to September 27, 2006 and from August 4, 2007 to January 13, 2010. He has earlier served as SP of Bhagalpur and SSP of Patna. After retirement he joined Bharatiya Janata Party and won 2014 Lok Sabha election from Palamu (Lok Sabha constituency).