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 Harkul Khurd, 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
B.Sc. (Subsidiary)
Educated at Bhavan's College; Andheri, Mumbai
Profession Social Worker
Trade Unionist
Permanent Address
3/87, Mithibai Bldg.,
Aacharya Donde Marg, Sewrie,
Mumbai-400015, Maharashtra
Tel : (022) 24184488, 09869004488 (M)
Present Address
15, Pandit Pant 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
13 Sept. 2020 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Shipping
13 Sept. 2022 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

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 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.) Distt. Thane, Maharashtra; Consistently distributed cloth, food supply to tribal people; provided aid to flood affected people, led many humanitarian teams during the crisis situations and natural disasters in Mumbai, Maharashtra and also at the National level; worked for the welfare and betterment of the lives of workers/employees for the last 35 years; worked life long to safeguard the interests of employees and company working in State Transport/Telephone Nigam; worked for the well-being of Malnourished Tribal children by adopting them and in order to ensure their sound health providing all types of health-care facilities; distributed medicines, books stationary, cloths in order to improve their standard of living; these services are in operation for the last 25 years
Special Interests
Sports and listening to music (particularly old Hindi and Marathi songs)
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Travelling, visiting sea shores and hill stations; watching TV and reading
Sports and Clubs
Cricket, Kabaddi, Kho Kho, Carrom, Lawn Tennis and Swimming (diving & synchronised swimming)
Countries Visited
China, Europe (England, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands) Malaysia, Thailand and U.S.A.
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; succeded in making two outstanding wage agreements for MTNL employees without resorting to strikes or agitation and achieved a major demand of Government Pension to MTNL employees; conferred the “Best Orator” Award by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for his speeches in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

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