Satyendra Kumar Jain

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Satyendar Kumar Jain
Delhi Health Minister
In office
14 February 2015 – Incumbent
Preceded by President's Rule
Delhi Health Minister
In office
28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
Preceded by Kiran Walia
Succeeded by President's Rule
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly from Shakur Basti
In office
14 February 2015 – Incumbent
Preceded by President's Rule
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly from Shakur Basti
In office
28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
Succeeded by President's Rule
Personal details
Born 3rd October 1964
Political party Aam Aadmi Party
Spouse(s) Poonam Jain
Children Shreya Jain
Education Architecture
Occupation Politician
Portfolio Health, Industries, Home, Public Work Department, Power, Urban Development.

Satyendra Kumar Jain, is a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Delhi and is a politician from Aam Aadmi Party.[1] He is one of the seven Cabinet Ministers in the Government of Delhi led by Arvind Kejriwal.[2] His portfolio includes Health, Industries, Home, Public Work Department, Power, Urban Development, Transport.[2] He is currently in his second term as Delhi Health Minister, having previously served as Health and Industries Minister from 28 December 2013 to 14 February 2014 in the previous AAP Government.[3] Jain is an architect by profession.

Political career[edit]

Satyendra Kumar Jain began his foray into politics after becoming involved with Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption.[4] Prior to his involvement with politics Jain worked at the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), later quiting the job to set up an architectural consultancy firm.[3] Jain has also been involved in work with social welfare organizations; he has been involved with Drishti, an organization working to help the visually impaired and Sparsh, an organization working to the dedicated to the empowerment and welfare of the physically & mentally challenged. Recently the Shunglu Committee report accused Mr. Jain of Nepotism and Procedural misconduct. CBI investigated his hiring of his daughter to help support AAP's healthcare initiative, AAP has called this harassment by CBI to derail development in the sector. CBI relented and closed the case as it discovered that his daughter worked for free and did not use any government resources.[4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Satyendra Jain lived with his family in Saraswati Vihar in North West Delhi and now in a government bungalow in Civil lines. Jains father a retired teacher, moved to Delhi after Jains birth from his hometown Kirthal in Baghpat tehsil, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aam Aadmi Party sends list of proposed cabinet to Lt Governor". http://www.aamaadmiparty.org. Aam Aadmi Party. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Delhi Govt Portal - Cabinet Ministers". http://delhi.gov.in. Government of NCT of Delhi, India. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Delhi Govt Portal - Shri Satyendar Jain". http://delhi.gov.in. Government of NCT of Delhi, India. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "Who'll be AAP ministers? Kejriwal keeps cards close to chest". http://www.hindustantimes.com. HT Media Limited. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Drishti - Background". http://drishtiindia.org. Drishti Foundation. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "About Sparsh". http://www.thesparsh.org. TheSparsh.org. Retrieved 4 July 2015.  External link in |website= (help)