Piyush Goyal

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Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal
Goyal in 2016
Minister of Railways
Assumed office
3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Coal
Assumed office
3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Minister of Power (Independent Charge)
In office
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Jyotiraditya Scindia
Succeeded by R. K. Singh
Minister of New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
In office
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Farooq Abdullah
Succeeded by R. K. Singh
Minister of Coal (Independent Charge)
In office
26 May 2014 – 3 September 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Sriprakash Jaiswal
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
5th July 2010
Constituency Maharashtra
Minister of Mines (Independent Charge)
In office
5 July 2016 – 3 September 2017
Preceded by Narendra Singh Tomar
Succeeded by Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
14 May 2018
Preceded by Arun Jaitley
Personal details
Born (1964-06-13) 13 June 1964 (age 54)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s) Seema Goyal
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Mother Chandrakanta Goyal
Father Ved Prakash Goyal
Alma mater Government Law College, Mumbai[1]
University of Mumbai
C.A.
Website www.piyushgoyal.in

Piyush Vedprakash Goyal (born 13 June 1964) is an Indian politician. He is currently serving as the Minister of Railways and Coal in the Government of India. He has been given additional responsibility of Finance Ministry. He was elevated to Cabinet minister on 3 September 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and was earlier the National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the Indian General Elections 2014.[2]

Personal life

He is the son of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet and was also in Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for a long time.[clarification needed][3]His mother Chandrakanta Goel was a three time MLA from Maharashtra.

He has had a strong academic record - all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant[4] and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. He has participated in Leadership Programs at Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013) and is currently pursuing the Owner / President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School. He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga.[5]

He is married to Seema Goyal and they have two children, both of whom studied at Harvard University.[6]

Career

A well-known investment banker, he has advised top corporates on management strategy and growth. He also served on the board of India’s largest commercial banks, the State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda.[citation needed]

Piyush was a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence. An active member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber, he is also involved with NGOs in diverse fields such as tribal education and welfare of the physically challenged (Jaipur Foot).[7]

During his 28-year-long political career, he has served on the National Executive and held several important positions in the BJP. He was also nominated by the Government of India to the Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers. He was the Dy. Campaign In-charge for the Parliament elections in 1991 and played a key role at the central level in all elections since 2004.


He was elected as the BJP candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2016.[8][9]

Union minister

Piyush Goyal was Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India.[10]

He said that his ministry has been able to electrify 13,134 remote villages by April 2017 out of 18,452. He also claimed to have added another 60 GW capacity in his tenure of two years as compared to addition of 240 GW in last 65 years.[11] He launched the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) to revive debt ridden Power DISCOMS of the country in 2015 and has managed to sign MOU's with 27 states as of April 2017.[12]

He revised the Government's target of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022 to five times (i.e. 100 GW).[13]

On 5 July 2016, during the second cabinet reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry, Piyush Goyal took over as the Minister of Mines (Minister of State with Independent charge) from Narendra Singh Tomar.[14] He became the Minister of Railways on 3 September 2017.[15]

In May 2018, he has been given additional charge of Ministry of Finance as Arun Jaitly has to undergo through medical treatment.

References

  1. ^ http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2173
  2. ^ Biography - Piyush Goyal 
  3. ^ "Minister of State (Independent Charge): Piyush Goyal", NDTV 
  4. ^ "Account Suspended". Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "You cannot control inflation by hoping to choke demand: Piyush Goyal", The Economic Times 
  6. ^ "Cabinet rejig: Uma, Rudy skip swearing-in ceremony", The Times of India, 4 September 2017 
  7. ^ "Detailed Profile - Shri Piyush Goyal - Members of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) - Who's Who - Government: National Portal of India". 
  8. ^ "Piyush Goyal, P Chidambaram Elected To Rajya Sabha From Maharashtra", NDTV, 3 June 2016 
  9. ^ "Naidu, Naqvi, Goyal among 12 in BJP's RS list", ABP Live, 29 May 2016 
  10. ^ "Stakeholders Commitment Made RE Targets Achiveable Says Shri Piyush Goyal", Business Standard, 7 June 2016 
  11. ^ "Power for all reality by 2019: Piyush Goyal", The Times of India, 6 June 2016 
  12. ^ Mizoram becomes 27th state to join UDAY, 2 April 2017 
  13. ^ "Round two of solar parks bidding soon", The Hindu, 7 June 2016 
  14. ^ "No more a people ministry for Birender Singh, now the steel minister". Business Standard. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  15. ^ {{citation |title=Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Full list of new council of ministers |url=http://m.timesofindia.com/india/modi-cabinet-reshuffle-full-list-of-pm-modis-council-of-ministers/articleshow/60348346.cms |work=The Times of India |date=3 September 2017 }
Political offices
Preceded by
Sriprakash Jaiswal
Minister of Coal
26 May 2014 - Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
Minister of Power
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)

26 May 2014 - 3 September 2017
Succeeded by
R. K. Singh
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)
Preceded by
Farooq Abdullah
Minister of New and Renewable Energy
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)

26 May 2014 - 3 September 2017
Succeeded by
R. K. Singh
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)
Preceded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Mines
(Minister of State with
Independent charge)

5 July 2016 - 3 September 2017
Succeeded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Preceded by
Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Railways
2017 – Present
Incumbent

External links

  • Official Website
  • Biography
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