Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Sawant, Shri Arvind Ganpat
Constituency   : Mumbai-South (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Shiv Sena(SS)
Email Address : arvind[DOT]sawant[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Ganpat Pandurang Sawant
Mother's Name Smt. Aashalata Ganpat Sawant
Date of Birth 31 Dec 1951
Place of Birth Kumbhavade, Distt. Sindhudurg (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 25 May 1982
Spouse's Name Smt. Anuya Arvind Sawant
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Passed Jr. B.Sc.
Educated at Bhavan's College; Andheri, Mumbai
Profession Social Worker
Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
3/87, Mithibai Bldg.,
Aacharya Donde Marg, Sewree,
Mumbai-400015, Maharashtra
Tel : (022) 24163600, 09869004488 (M)
Fax : (022) 24166000
Present Address
702, Narmada Apartments,
DR. B.D. Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Tel : (011) 23714488, 09969004488 (M)
Fax : (011) 23354488
Positions Held
1996 - 2010 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
14 Aug. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Estimates Committee
1 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
3 July 2015 Member, Sub Committee-II, Committee on Estimates
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
30 May 2019 - 12 Nov. 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping

Books Published
Published a book, namely "BALKADU" (Compilation of his speeches in Maharashtra Legislative Council)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Strong supporter of art and literature and had actively participated in drama during college days. Supports artists and their causes so that traditional art forms do not get lost. Has undertaken several projects through Marathi Literary Board.
Social And Cultural Activities
* Conducted “Blood Donation” Camps
* Provided aid to all the ‘Fayan’ (cyclone) affected fishermen.
* Provided nutritious food to 450 tribal children till they became healthy.
* As part of the environmental protection measure, provided 110 Gas Cylinders in ‘Balwadis’ and `Shegadis` of Mokhada Tal. (Tribal Tal.) Dist. Thane, Maharashtra
* Consistently distributed cloth, food supply to tribal people. Provided aid to flood affected people.
* As an active social worker, he has led many humanitarian teams during the crisis situations and natural disasters in Mumbai, Maharashtra and also at the National level.
Special Interests
Reading, listening to music (particularly old hindi and marathi film songs) and watching Cricket match.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Travelling, visiting sea shores and hill stations
Sports and Clubs
Cricket is his favourite game; also loves, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Carrom and Swimming (diving & synchronised swimming).
Countries Visited
China, Europe (England, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands) Malaysia and Thailand
Other Information
* President, (i) Mahanagar Telephone Kamgar Sangh for the last more than 25 years (ii) Maharashtra State Transport Kamgar Sena (iii) MTNL Sthaniya Lokdhikar Samittee; (i) Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Trade Union (ii) Employees of State Transport; Trustee, Shivai Trust
* As a champion of the working class, he succeded in making two outstanding wage agreements for MTNL employees without resorting to strikes or agitation and achieved a major demand of Govt. Pension to MTNL employees.
* He was conferred the “Best Orator” Award by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for his speeches in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

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