Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quote of the Day May 31

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn



A delegation of NFPE headed by Secretary General Com.Krishnan along with the General Secretaries of all wings appeared in the Office of the Pay Commission at the call of the Chairman, in Janpath Hotel, New Delhi at 10.30am on 29-05-2014 and met the 7th CPC Chairman, Honourable Justice Mr.A.K.Mathur and his Members in full quorum. The interactive session / meeting lasted for one and half hours. 

Various points regarding the revision of wqges and service conditions of Postal ;employees and functioning of the Department of Posts were discussed which are summarized as follows :

1) Role and Functioning of the Department of Posts towards the people of India.
2) Various staffing pattern of our Department and huge reduction of Staff strength due to unjustified abolition of posts.
3) GDS who run 1,29,000 Post Offices – a factual account and their sufferings. NFPE urges for bringning the GDS within the ambit of 7th CPC.
4) Duties and responsibilities of various cadres of staff of the Department of Posts including Postal Assisatants, Sorting Assistants, PA(CO), PA(SBCO), Postal Accounts Staff, Postmen, Mail Guard, MTS and Civilwing Staff.
5) Justification for upgradation of their pay scales.
6) Improvement in the promotional avenues of postal staff of different categories with a special emphasis on the Grade Pay for MTS, Gr.C employees (Rs.1800/- to 1900/- & Rs.1900/- to 2,000/- i.e., only a paltry amount of Rs.100/- in every 10 years)
7) Postman duty and their poor promotional avenues.
8) Specialties of the Assistants and Supervisors and their poor promotional avenues and many other issues.

The concept of Pay Band and Grade Pay, whether beneficial and the principle of determination of minimum pay was also discussed.

Regarding merger of DA and Interim Relief , the Chairman made it clear that unless the Govt. asks the Pay Commission specifically, to submit interim report, Pay Commission will not submit any recommendations on DA merger & IR.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Quote of the Day May 30

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. - Helen Keller



An All India workshop and Seminar on 7th Central Pay Commission Memorandum P3 related issues was organised on 26th & 27th May 2014 at Shah Auditorium, Delhi, by the AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ). It was a grand success and served its purpose. About 277 delegates mainly Branch/Divisional/Circle Secretaries from all Circles (except Punjab) and CWC members attended the camp. The draft Memorandum prepared by the AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) with the help and guidance of Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary was supplied to all delegates. About 45 delegates actively participated in the deliberation and many more gave suggestions in writing.

The all India convention and workshop was inaugurated by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and also JCM National Council, Standing Committee Member. Com. Kutty explained in detail, the stand taken by Confederation & JCM Staff Side regarding the common demands of the Central Government Employees. Com. S. K. Vyasji, Veteran Leader of Central Government employees and Advisor of Confederation, who is also an authority on Pay Commission related matters, explained the stand of the Staff side on Pension related matters.

Com. Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & General Secretary R-3, Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Federation, Com. R. Seethalakshmi, General Secretary, P4, Com. P. Suresh, General Secretary R-4, Com. Virender Tiwari, General Secretary SBCOEA, Com. P. Panduranga Rao, General Secretary, AIPEU GDS (NFPE), Com. B. G. Tamhankar, Ex-President, NFPE & P3, Com. R. N. Parashar, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE, Com. Raghupathy, Asst. Secretary General, NFPE and CHQ office Bearers of P3 and Circle Secretaries attended the workshop and gave their valuable suggestions.

Key Note address in the Seminar on the subject – “7th CPC Memorandum-P3 related issues” was delivered by Chief Guest Shri. Alok Saxena, DDG (PMU) and Secretary to Postal Services Board, having vast experience of working in DoP&T and as Director in 6th CPC and also as Director, Implementation in Ministry of Finance. In his highly appreciated speech he narrated the principles of pay fixation and also various factors relating to Pay Commission. He made it clear that the PA cadre and its promotional cadres and allied cadres deserve a higher pay scale and endorsed the demands raised by P3 CHQ in the draft Memorandum as reasonable and justified.

Com. M. Krishnan, General Secretary, AIPEU Group ‘C’ (CHQ) & Secretary General, NFPE & Confederation presented the draft memorandum by reading each chapter, followed by discussion. He replied all the points raised in the deliberations by the delegates.

Concluding Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary, in his speech enlightened the delegates on certain important points included in the draft Memorandum.

Com. R. Sivannarayana, President, CHQ presided over the Workshop and Seminar. Com. Balwinder Singh, Financial Secretary, P3 CHQ, presented the credentials and also stressed the need for prompt remittance of quota and other dues to CHQ. Com. N. Subramanian, Deputy General Secretary, P3 CHQ delivered vote of thanks.

The two days camp came to a successful conclusion at 6 PM on 27.05.2014.

Dopt Orders on revision of format for OBC Caste Certificate

Revision of format for OBC Caste Certificate

No.36036/2/2013- Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 30th May. 2014
The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/Union Territories

Subject: Revision of format for OBC Caste Certificate


The Government of India had issued instructions on 8th September, 1993 vide DoPT OM. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) providing for reservation to Other Backward Classes in the services and posts under the Government of India. The format of the Caste Certificate was prescribed vide Annexure A of the O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 15th November 1993. In the said format, the then Ministry of Welfare’s Resolution No. 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dated 10th September 1993 was mentioned, which contained the list of castes and communities treated as OBC’s till that time. Since then, a large number of castes and communities have been added to the Central List of OBCs through various resolutions of the Ministry of Social Jusiice and Empowerment. The details of the resolutions subsequent to the Resolution dated 10th September 1993 do not find mention in the existing format. The said format also prescribes that the certificate issuing authority should certify that the candidate does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the aforesaid OM. dated 8.9.1993.

2. Representations have been received in this Department wherein candidates belonging to OBC Communities have reportedly faced difficulty in getting the benefits of reservation. This is because of the fact that in the caste certificate issued by the concerned district authorities, although the name of the caste/community is mentioned in the certificate, the specific resolution by which the said caste/community has been included in the Central Listof OBCs is not indicated.

3. Keeping in view such problems faced by the candidates, this issue was examined in consultation with the National Commission for Backward Classes and it has been decided to revise the existing format of OBC Caste Certificate. A copy of the revised format is enclosed(Anuexure). All the certificate issuing authorities are requested to invariably mention the details of the Resolution (Number and Date) by which the castec/community of the candidate has been included in the Central List of OBCs and also to ensure that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the aforesaid O.M. dated 8.9.1993 as amended from time to time.

4. I am to request that the revised format of the Certificate may please be brought to the notice of authorities under the State Governments/Union Territories who are empowered to issue the Caste Certificate.

Yours faithfully,
(Sandeep Mukherjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


This is to certify that Shri/Smt./Kurnari_______________son/daughter of _______________________of village/town in District/Division __________________________in the State/Union Territory____________________belongs to the __________________community which is recognised as a backward class under the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Resolution No. _________________dated____________________*. Shri/Smt./Kumari ____ ______________ and/or his/her family ordinarily reside(s) in the ____________________________ District/Division of the__________________________ State/Union Territory. This is also to certify that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 36012/22/93 - Estt.(SCT)dated 8.9.1993.**

District Magistrate
Deputy Commissioner etc.


* - The authority issuing the certificate may have to mention the details of Resolution of
 Government of India, in which the caste of the candidate is mentioned as OBC.

** - As amended from time to time.

Note:- The term “Ordinarily” used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950. 


Courtesy :

Modi govt. may implement performance-based incentives for govt employees

New Delhi: Following its mantra of maximum governance and minimum government, Prime Minister Narendra Modimay implement performance-based incentives schemes for central government employees.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is slated to give a detailed presentation on Performance-Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS), which was recommended by Sixth Pay Commission and accepted by the UPA government, to the prime minister soon, officials said. PRIS could not be implemented by the UPA government which had given its “in-principle” approval.

DoPT is likely to outline the salient features of the scheme aimed at improving governance in its presentation to Modi. “The detailed guidelines will be put in place after prime minister gives his go-ahead to it,” a senior DoPT official said.

As per the draft guidelines framed during UPA’s tenure, performance-related incentive will be payable taking into account the performance of the organisation and employees during the period under consideration. There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

“PRIS may prove to be a big game changer for improving governance and delivering maximum output. The prime minister may incorporate some new features,” the official said.

Mukul Rohatgi to be Attorney General

Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi (above)
 will be the new Attorney General (AG)replacing G E Vahanvati.
Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi will be the new Attorney General (AG)replacing G E Vahanvati who resigned following NDA Government assuming power at the Centre.

Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi (above) will be the new Attorney General (AG)replacing G E Vahanvati. 

Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi (above) will be the new Attorney General (AG)replacing G E Vahanvati.

Rohatgi told PTI that he has been offered the office of the top Law officer in the goverenment and he has given consent to it.

“I have given my consent but it has to be officially announced,” he said.

Government has also decided to appoint senior advocate Ranjit Kumar as Solicitor General and he is also learnt to have given his consent. He takes over fromMohan Parasaran who too resigned yesterday.

Among the other law officers, senior advocate Maninder Singh has been appointed as Additional Solicitor General.

The NDA government is also contemplating to appoint a woman as ASG like the previous UPA government in which senior advocate Indira Jaising became the first woman law officer of the country.

Name of Gujarat’s Additional Advocate General Tushar Mehta, who regularly appeared in sensitive matters in apex court, is also doing the rounds for ASG.

Rohatgi, who will take over from Vahanvati as the 14th AG of the country, said, his top priority would be to “streamline litigations in the Supreme Court.”

“I will see that the superior courts are not flooded with frivolous and petty litigations,” he said, adding he would make all efforts to check that the government does not involve itself in inter-ministerial litigations.
“I will see and work out that the government departments does not involve in litigations with each other,” Rohatgi, who had also served as an Additional Solicitor General during previous NDA regime, said.
Ranjit Kumar could not be contacted as he was away from the national capital.

Kumar has also represented Gujarat government in several important cases and has also assisted apex court as amicus curiae in cases like sealing of unauthorised constructions in Delhi.

Maninder Singh, who was Central Government Standing Counsel during the previous NDA regime, confirmed that he received a call from the office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the offer and has given his consent.

When asked about his priority, Singh said he has been given a great task and will work with full responsibility.

Source : PTI

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quote of the Day May 28

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - Isaac Asimov






Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals

CGHS Hospitals – Getting treatment in emergency conditions
Under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities…
Private hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS only for such specialities for which they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of empanelment. However under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities.
“Emergency” shall mean any condition or symptom resulting from any cause, arising suddenly and if not treated at the earliest opportunity would  be detrimental to the health of the patient or shall jeopardize the life of the patient".

CGHS beneficiary attending hospital in emergency: In such a situation the Hospital shall intimate  to BCA within 2 hours of admission and BCA shall respond in 4 hours (however treatment shall not be denied to any CGHS member and this is only an initiation of the e-workflow). Post discharge hospital would upload bills and  download documents as per requirements of CGHS within 72 hours.

In emergency the hospital shall not refuse admission or demand an advance payment from the beneficiary or his family member and shall provide credit facilities to the patient whether the patient is a serving employee or a pensioner availing CGHS facilities, on production of a valid  CGHS card and the hospital shall submit the bill for reimbursement to the concerned Deptt. / Ministry / CGHS.  The refusal to provide the treatment to bonafide CGHS beneficiaries in emergency cases without valid ground, would attract disqualification for continuation of empanelment.

The following ailments may be treated as emergency which is  illustrative only and not exhaustive, depending on the condition of the patient :

Acute Coronary Syndromes (Coronary Artery Bye-pass Graft / Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra 
Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Temponade, Acute Left Ventricular Failure / Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stoke Adam attack, Acute Aortic Dissection.

Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurysm, Medical  and Surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure. Cerebro-Vascular attack-Stokes, Sudden unconsciousness, Head injury, Respiratory failure, decompensated lung disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infections, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual loss.

Acute Abdomen pain.

Road Traffic Accidents / with injuries including fall. Severe

Hemorrhage due to any cause.

Acute poisoning.

Acute Renal Failure.

Acute abdomen pain in female including acute Obstetrical and Gynecological emergencies.

Electric shock. 

Any other life threatening condition.


Unions and Associations are seriously involved in filling up the questionnaires prepared and sent by the 7th CPC

The sheer pace of the 7th CPC has impressed the central Government employees so much that their expectations have started to grow.

It has come to our knowledge that a number of unions and associations are seriously involved in filling up the questionnaires prepared and sent by the 7th CPC. It is also well known that on behalf of the National Council JCM Staff Side, the questionnaire had already been filled with the approval of all members and has been sent. (Click here to view the reply)

There is no uniform pay scale or promotion hierarchy for the Central Government employees. The departments functioning under each Ministry are evaluated separately. Promotions and pay scales are decided based on the post/category of the employees in each of those departments. Based on these segregations, the employee unions/associations of each department are preparing their Memorandums containing their demands and issues.

Various unions and associations of each of these departments are currently preparing their own memorandums to send to the 7th CPC. These memorandums also contain their long-standing demands and expectations.

It can be inferred that these memorandums, prepared by various associations of employees starting with Group ‘C’, right up to the Gazetted Officers Association, reflect their thoughts and demands.

Pensioners Associations are also participating in this in large numbers. It shows the fact that they believe that their requirements will be fulfilled by this Pay Commission.

The 7th Pay Commission is offering this rare opportunity that was not given in the previous Pay Commissions. Each issue has a number of different perspectives. This could lead to a consensus-based decision that appeases all. It is a healthy trend to watch so many people vying with each other to present their opinions and suggestions.

There is special curiosity and eagerness to read the Memorandums of some of the important Central Government and railway employee federations.

Given below are the links to some of the most prominent Central Government employee unions and associations:

Source :

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Quote of the Day May 27

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. - George Washington Carver

List of Council of ministers in Modi Cabinet

Prime Minister Narender Modi with his council of ministers at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
The following is the list of council of ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet

Cabinet Ministers
Rajnath Singh: Home Minster
He served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and became the Minister of Agriculture in the NDA government in May 2003. After BJP lost the 2004 general elections, he was appointed as the party president and was again elected for the post in January 2013. Despite opposition, he had stood by Narendra Modi to anoint him as the party's prime ministerial candidate.
Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs
She was the Leader of Opposition in the15th Lok Sabha. One of the best orators, Ms. Swaraj has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25, she became Haryana's youngest Cabinet Minister and has also served as the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi.
Arun Jaitley: Finance Corporate Affairs & Defence
He is an eminent lawyer who was Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Law and Justice in the NDA government (1998-2004). He was the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha (2009-2014). He started his political career as a student union leader. During the movement against the Emergency, he remained under preventive detention for 19 months.
M. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation & Parliamentary Affairs
He has served as the BJP president from 2002 to 2004. He was earlier the Union Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was elected twice as an MLA in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He was a three-time Rajya Sabha Member from Karnataka since 1998.
Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways Shipping
He was appointed as BJP president in December 2009 shortly after the party lost the Lok Sabha elections. However, he had to make way for Rajnath Singh following a controversy over suspected financial dealings of a business group said to be associated with him. Previously a Public Works Department Minister in the Maharashtra government (1995-99), he has also served as the president of the Maharashtra BJP.
D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Railways
He was sworn in as the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka in August 2011 after the resignation of B. S. Yeddyurappa. He was also president of the Karnataka BJP. He resigned as Chief Minister in July 2012 and was later the Leader of Opposition of the Karnataka Legislative Council.
Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
She won elections from the Khajuraho seat in 1989 and retained the seat in 1991, 1996 and 1998. She won the Bhopal seat in 1999 and became the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister in 2003. In the Vajpayee government, she held various portfolios. She emerged as a prominent leader during the Ram Janmabhoomi movement
Dr. Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs
Grand-niece of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Dr. Heptullah was vice-president of the BJP. She was a Rajya Sabha Member from July 2004 to July 2010. She was again nominated by the BJP for Rajya Sabha in 2012. She contested the 13th vice-presidential elections in August 2007, but lost to Hamid Ansari.
Gopinathrao Munde: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water and Sanitation
He was Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for five terms and was the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly during 1992-1995. He also served as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1995-1999. He was elected to 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 and served as Deputy Leader of the BJP.
Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Ram Vilas Paswan, president of the Lok Janshakti Party, is the eight-time Lok Sabha Member and also a former Rajya Sabha MP. He was first elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1969 and to the Lok Sabha in 1977. He formed the LJP in 2000 and joined the UPA government in which he held the portfolios of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Steel. He had lost the 2009 general elections.
Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Kalraj Mishra was president of the Uttar Pradesh BJP. He was a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh government in the Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh governments. Also a former Rajya Sabha member, he won the 16th general elections from Deoria parliamentary constituency.
Maneka Gandhi: Women and Child Development
A seven-time Lok Sabha Member, Ms. Gandhi is animal rights activist and an environmentalist, who remained a minister in four governments. She was first elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1989 from Pilibhit parliamentary constituency, served as Union Minister of State, Environment and Forests, and Union Minister of State, Programme Implementation.
Ananthkumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers
A six-time parliamentarian, he was first elected from Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996. He was a Minister in the Vajpayee government and held various portfolios, including tourism, sports & youth affairs, culture, urban development and poverty alleviation. He became the BJP Karnataka president in 2003 and in 2004, was appointed as the party’s national general secretary.
Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology & Law and Justice
He was the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. A senior Supreme Court advocate, Mr. Prasad held the portfolios of Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, Ministry of Law and Justice, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He was thrice elected to the Upper House.
Ashok Gajapathi Raju: Civil Aviation
During his political career spanning about 36 years, he was elected as an MLA seven times, first as Janata Party candidate in 1978 and then as a TDP candidate. He held various ministries in the Andhra Pradesh government. Mr. Raju won the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh.
Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
A Shiv Sena leader, he has been elected six times to the Parliament. He served as Union Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Banking and Expenditure (Jul 2002 - Aug 2002) and Union Cabinet Minister, Power, (Aug 2002 - May 2004) in the Vajpayee government.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries
A member of parliament for Bathinda representing Shiromani Akali Dal, Ms. Kaur is the wife of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter-in-law of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal. She started her political career in 2009 when she was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha.
Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines & Steel Labour and Employment
A BJP leader who began his political career as a member of the party’s youth forum in Madhya Pradesh and remained a member of State Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2008. He served as a Minister in the State government and was elected the BJP State unit president in 2006. He became a Rajya Sabha Member in 2009 and was subsequently elected to the 15th Lok Sabha.
Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs
He represents the Sundargarh constituency of Odisha and was also a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha. He has served as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee government. He is the BJP vice-president and has earlier served the party as its Odisha unit president.
Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture
A four-time Lok Sabha member, he was president of BJP’s State unit from 2006 to 2009. He represents Purvi Champaran parliamentary constituency in Bihar. He started his political career as a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in 1967 and rose up to become the BJP’s Bihar unit president in 2006.
Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment
Presently the BJP national general secretary, he is a Dalit community leader who was earlier a Lok Sabha Member from Dewas parliamentary constituency between 1996 and 2009. He lost the 2009 general elections and became a Rajya Sabha member in 2013.
Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development
A finalist in the Femina Miss India beauty pageant in 1998, she became popular as TV serial actor. Ms. Irani joined the BJP in 2003 and contested the 14th Lok Sabha elections from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi, but lost to Congress candidate Kapil Sibal in 2004. She was elected as a Rajya Sabha Member in August 2011 and unsuccessfully contested the 2014 elections against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare
A BJP leader, Dr. Vardhan never lost any Delhi Assembly elections since 1993. He has served in various capacities as Health Minister, Law Minister and Education Minister in the Delhi cabinet during 1993–98. He was the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2013 State Assembly elections. In the 2014 general elections, he won from the Chandni Chowk constituency against Congress candidate Kapil Sibal.
Ministers of State
General V.K. Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge) & External Affairs Overseas Indian Affairs
He is a former Chief of Army Staff who took the Central Government to court on the issue of his age. He won the 16th Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad constituency with the second highest margin of 5.67 lakh votes. Following retirement, he had joined hands with Anna Hazare, who spearheaded anti-corruption movement.
Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge) & Defence
A four-time MP, Mr. Singh quit the Congress party in February to join the BJP. He has been a four-time MLA in the Haryana State Assembly. Son of former Union Minister Rao Birender Singh, the BJP MP was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998 on a Congress ticket and was posted as Union Minister of State of External Affairs and Defence Production in 2004-09.
Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
A Member of the 16th Lok Sabha on a BJP ticket, he previously served as a former Union Minister of State. He was a Member of Parliament from Bareilly since 1989, but lost the elections in 2009. He was also the chief whip of the BJP in 14th Lok Sabha.
Shripad Yesso Naik: Culture (Independent Charge) & Tourism (Independent Charge)
A fourth-term MP from Panaji constituency in Goa, Mr. Naik was also a Minister
of State in the Atal Behari Vajpayee government in 2000-2004. He held the seat in 2004, 2009 and 2014 general elections. Considered a competitor to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in Goa BJP, Naik belongs to influential Bhandari community which constitutes 27 per cent of Goa's population.
Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
Son of former BJP MP Dr. Debendra Pradhan, he was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2012 from Bihar and became a member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the Deogarh constituency in Odisha. He was the party’s general secretary and was also given the responsibility to supervise party activities in Jharkhand in 2011.
Sarbananda Sonowal: Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
He is the Assam unit president and also a national executive member of the BJP, credited with leading the BJP to a victory on seven of the 14 seats in the State in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. He represents the Lakhimpur constituency. Mr. Sonowal was earlier the president of the All Assam Students Union between 1992 and 1999. He was a member of the Asom Gana Parishad till 2011, after which he joined the BJP.
Prakash Javadekar: Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs
BJP’s official spokesperson, Mr. Javdekar was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2008. He was instrumental in lodging complaint against alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks during the UPA regime. A former banker, Mr. Javdekar is also in-charge of the BJP Economic Forum and cells related to economy. He was previously a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council for two terms.
Piyush Goyal: Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge) & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
He is BJP’s national treasurer. He heads the party’s information communication campaign committee. Son of senior BJP leader Vedprakash Goyal, the BJP leader has been on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence as a Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra. An all-India second rank holder chartered accountant, he is also a prominent investment banker with top corporate entities.
Dr. Jitendra Singh: Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space
He is professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology and a medial practitioner. He is a member of the BJP national executive and also the chief party spokesperson in Jammu and Kashmir. He has been elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the Udhampur parliamentary constituency in Jammu.
Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance Corporate Affairs
An articulate national spokesperson for the BJP, Ms. Sitharaman did her post-graduation from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She earlier worked with the BBC and also with the PricewaterhouseCoopers as a researcher. On her return from London, she was nominated to the National Commission for Women and then joined the party.
G.M. Siddeshwara: Civil Aviation
He has been elected from the Davangere constituency of Karnataka on a BJP ticket for the third term since 2004. His father late G. Mallikarjunappa, who was earlier associated with the RSS, was also an M.P. for two terms. Mr. Siddeswara has served as the BJP Karnataka vice-president of the Karnataka BJP (2009-2010) and the BJP National Parliamentary Party Treasurer from 2004-2014
Manoj Sinha: Railways
Manoj Sinha, an M.Tech in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, represents the Ghazipur constituency of Bihar. He remained a member of the party’s national council from 1989 to 1996. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996 and then in 1999. Mr. Sinha has also elected as the president of the Banaras Hindu University in 1983.
Upendra Kushwaha: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water and Sanitation
An MP from Karakat constituency of Bihar, Mr. Kushwaha was earlier a member of the Rajya Sabha. He founded the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party in 2013 and entered into a pre-poll alliance with the BJP in February to contest election against the Congress, the RJD and the Janata Dal (United). His party candidates won all the seats -- Sitamarhi, Karakat and Jahanabad – on which it contested Lok Sabha elections.
Radhakrishnan P: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
He has earlier served as the Minister of State for Youth affairs and also for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in the Vajpayee government. Mr. Radhakrishnan, who was this time elected to the Lok Sabha from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, is the president of the BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit. He had lost the 2009 Lok Sabha and the 2011 State Assembly elections.
Kiren Rijiju: Home Affairs
A BJP leader from Arunachal Pradesh, who dethroned sitting Congress MP Takam Sanjoy by a margin of 47,424. He was earlier a member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. Mr. Rijiju is also the BJP national secretary.
Krishan Pal: Road Transport and Highways Shipping
He started his political career as a student union leader. He entered electoral politics in 1994 when he was elected as a Corporation councillor. Mr. Gurjar contested Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections in 1996 and won from the Melva Maharajpur constituency. The same year he was appointed as Transport Minister in the State government. A three-time MLA, he was also the party’s State unit president.
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Agriculture & Food Processing Industries
He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Muzaffarnagar constituency of Uttar Pradesh. A PhD in Veterinary Anatomy from the Haryana Agricultural University at Hissar, he was also an Assistant Professor in the same institution before he joined the Haryana Government as a veterinary surgeon. Mr. Baliyan resigned about two years ago to join a real estate firm as business partner.
Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava: Tribal Affairs
He was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in a 1998 bye-election from Broach constituency in Gujarat. He was re-elected to the lower house in 1999, 2004 and 2009 from the same constituency, which was renamed as Bharuch in 2008.
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
A Lok Sabha representative from Jalna constituency of Maharashtra, he also is a BJP member. He was earlier a member to the 13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. Mr. Danve was previously a two-time MLA.
Vishnu Deo Sai: Mines, Steel & Labour and Employment
As BJP’s State unit president, Mr. Sai was instrumental in the party’s phenomenal performance in Chhattisgarh where the BJP bagged 10 of the 11 Lok Sabha seats. Under his leadership in the State, the party had secured as many seats in 2009. He contested the State Assembly elections for the first time in 1990 and went on to become an MP in 1999. He continues to hold the seat.
Sudarshan Bhagat: Social Justice and Empowerment
Sudarshan Bhagat represents Lohardaga parliamentary constituency of Jharkhand. He was first elected as member of the State Legislative Assembly in 2000. He held various portfolios between 2000 and 2005. Mr. Bhagat was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha and served as a member in standing committees on Labour and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Nihalchand: Chemicals and Fertilizers
He won the Ganganagar Lok Sabha seat of Rajasthan by defeating Congress candidate Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal.

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