Piyush Goyal | Current Minister of Railways

 

Piyush Goyal DOB 13 June 1964 (age 54), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Wife: Seema Goyal
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Mother Chandrakanta Goyal
Father Ved Prakash Goyal,
Alma mater Government Law College, Mumbai, University of Mumbai, ICAI
Website www.piyushgoyal.in




Piyush Vedprakash Goyal (born 13 June 1964) is an Indian politician and the current minister of Railways, Coal in the Government of India. He was elevated to Cabinet Minister position on 3 September 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha from the state of Maharashtra 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. Mr. Goyal is the 2018 Carnot Prize Recipient for distinguished contributions to energy policy.



Piyush Goyal’s 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][5] 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[6] 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.



Career

He served on the board of India’s largest commercial banks, the State Bank of India 2001-2004 and Bank of Baroda 2002-2004 as Government nominee.

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).

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 Bhatiya Janta Party candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2016.

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

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