Jay Narayan Vyas

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Jay Narayan Vyas
Succeeded by Balvantsinh Rajput
Assembly Member
for Siddhpur
In office
Personal details
Born (1947-04-14) April 14, 1947 (age 68)
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Occupation Educationist, Politician, manager
Cabinet Government of Gujarat
Portfolio Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Co-ordination of Voluntary Organisations, Non Resident Gujarati Division (2007-2012)
Religion Hindu
Website http://jnvyas.org

Jay Narayan Vyas (born 14 April 1947) is a politician, scholar, analyst, academician, administrator, manager & a public life functionary from Gujarat, India. He is a former Cabinet Minister of Government of Gujarat in charge of Health & Family Welfare department from 2007 to 2012 during Bharatiya Janata Party rule.


He is a post graduate in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and also holds post graduate qualifications in Marketing Management and a degree in Law.


Vyas has teamed up with Bakul Dholakia, former director of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and Mukesh Patel, an eminent tax expert, scholar and columnist; for presenting a post-budget discussion on the day immediately after the union budget is presented in the parliament of India. The session conducted by this trio spans over three decades and attracts a huge participation from people in trade, industry, commerce, academics and government bureaucracy.

Bureaucratic career[edit]

He is a water management expert. He headed Sardar Sarovar Dam project as a Chairman of the Corporation responsible of implementation. It was one of the largest multi-purpose water management projects in India. He also guided the implementation of this project later date as the Minister in charge of Sardar Sarovar and major irrigation projects. His contribution in bringing this project a reality ensuring various compliances like rehabilitation, environmental planning etc. has won him the wide acclamation.

He had a long and effective contribution as a bureaucrat in the State's Industry Department followed by a political career spanning more than 20 years.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 2007 and became Cabinet Minister in Government of Gujarat in charge of Health & Family Welfare, Co-ordination of Voluntary Organisations, Non Resident Gujarati Division.

Vyas lost to Balvantsinh Rajput of Indian National Congress for the Siddhpur assembly seat in Gujarat legislative assembly election, 2012 whom he had defeated in 2007.[1]


He has written number of books and articles on the subjects ranging from Industrial Policy and Procedures, NRI Investments, Foreign Collaborations, Stocks, Finance, Import - Export Policies, Small Scale Industries etc.


  1. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jaynarayan-vyas-among-5-ministers-defeated-modhwadia-and-gohil-also-lose-1779855

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