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Shri Jayant Sinha
shri Jayant Sinha

  • Department : Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Constituency : Hazaribagh
  • Party : Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Date of Birth : Sunday, April 21, 1963
  • State Name : Jharkhand
  • Permanent Address : 76-A, Hupad P.O.-Harhad, Hazaribagh-825301, Jharkhand. Mob : 09811716444
  • Education Qualifications : B. Tech with distinction in Chemical Engineering (IIT, Delhi) M.Sc. (University of Pennsylvania) M.B.A. (Harvard Business School)
  • Present Address : Flat No. 402, V. P. House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001. Mob : 09891504863
  • Email Address : jayant.sinha19@sansad.nic.in

About

Political career Sinha has participated in Indian politics and policy-making since the 1990s. When his father became Finance Minister under Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1998-2002), Sinha provided policy inputs on several new initiatives such as the mortgage interest tax deduction and the Saral form to file income tax returns with ease and improve tax compliance. More recently, he served on Advisory Committees for the Finance and Telecom Ministries and advised the Indian Government on spurring entrepreneurship and impact investing. Sinha was one of the Principal Authors of the McKinsey-Nasscom industry reports in 2000 and 2005. Sinha has been active in Hazaribagh, assisting his father's election campaigns since 1998. He has also worked on a variety of projects in Hazaribagh and Ramgarh districts such as fostering self-help groups, distributing solar lanterns, improving drinking water quality, and getting village roads built. During the 2014 election campaign, Sinha worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help frame national economic policy, including organizing and hosting an international business leaders' forum with Mr. Modi in February 2014. Sinha has been an active contributor to the BJP's efforts to develop new campaign management technologies and systems. In 2014, Sinha contested Lok Sabha elections from the Hazaribagh seat in his home state of Jharkhand.[5] He won the elections with a huge margin of 1,59,128 votes, getting a total of 4,06,931 in his favour. After joining parliament, Sinha was a member of four parliamentary committees - Public Accounts Committee, Standing Committee on Finance and Subordinate Committee on Legislation and of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Sinha was sworn-in as Minister of State in the Union Council of Ministers on 9 November 2014. Subsequently, he assumed charge at the Ministry of Finance in the Indian Government, working with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. There, he helped in driving landmark initiatives such as PM Mudra Yojana, Social Security Platform, devising the Indradhanush package for public sector banks, launching the India Aspiration Fund to promote entrepreneurship, and strengthening India’s capital markets. He piloted key legislations, namely the Insurance Bill, Bankruptcy Bill, Negotiable Instruments Act and Regional Rural Banks Bill in the Parliament. He also helped in preparing the Union Budgets of 2015-16 and 2016–17, which were widely hailed as two of the most significant and visionary budgets in recent years. Sinha is often credited for devising and driving innovative financing solutions, such as the National Infrastructure and Investment Fund, Long Term Irrigation Fund, and Higher Education Financing Agency. After spending about 20 months at the Ministry of Finance, he moved over to the Ministry of Civil Aviation on 6 July 2016. His appointment came when the government unveiled the draft regional connectivity scheme with the intent to provide air connectivity to unserved and remote routes. At the launch of the scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN), Mr Sinha said the state governments would reap the benefit of development of remote areas, enhance trade and commerce and more tourism expansion. Sinha has worked to strengthen the airport infrastructure plan through the National Civil Aviation Policy to double the number of airports. He also helped launch AirSewa for passengers to register their grievances through the mobile app or a web portal to provide a systematic approach to the redressal process. With his counterpart MoS Kiren Rijiju, in MHA, Sinha is working to implement a unified security system for India’s aviation network. Sinha has also been working to establish the technical standards for a seamless digital traveller. In October 2016 Jayant Sinha signed an MoU between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for training of people in the various trades associated with the civil aviation sector to meet the potential of 60 lakh jobs in the next ten years. As the Minister of State, Jayant Sinha rolled out policies that supported the strong growth in aviation sector of over 20% per year. On 23 February 2017 MP from Hazaribagh Jayant Sinha laid the foundation stone for three medical colleges in Dumka, Palamau and Hazaribagh along with the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Mr. Raghubar Das. On 28 February 2017 MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha inaugurated India’s first ever integrated heliport in Rohini, New Delhi along with Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju. On 27 April 2017 the Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the UDAN scheme from the Jubbarhatti airport in Shimla and the MoS for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha played an instrumental role in implementing it. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayant_Sinha