Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Shekhawat, Shri Gajendra Singh
Constituency   : Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : g[DOT]shekhawat[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Website : http://www[DOT]gajendrasinghshekhawat[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Shankar Singh Shekhawat
Mother's Name Smt. Mohan Kanwar
Date of Birth 03 Oct 1967
Place of Birth Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 24 Nov 1993
Spouse's Name Smt. Naunand Kanwar
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
M.A. (Philosophy) and M.Phil (Philosophy)
Educated at JNV University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Profession Businessperson
Permanent Address
34-A, Ajit Colony,
Jodhpur-342006, Rajasthan
Tel : (0291) 2512772, 09672000555 (M)
Present Address
12, Akbar Road,
New Delhi-110 011
Tels: (011) 23017125 (R), 23017121, 23017126 (O), 09911218278 (M)
Fax: (011) 23710804 (O)
Positions Held
Member, BJP Pradesh Karyakarni (Rajasthan)
2012 onwards Member, National Team of BJP MSI Cell
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sept. 2014 - 4 Sept. 2017 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Member, Governing Council , All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jodhpur
1 May 2016 - 4 Sept. 2017 Member, Committee on Estimates
11 May 2016 - 25 May 2019 Member, Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provision (Amendment) Bill, 2016
27 Jul. 2016 - 25 May 2019 Member, All India Council of Sports (AICS), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India
12 Aug. 2016 - 25 May 2019 Chairperson, Fellowship Committee, Lok Sabha Secretariat
12 June 2017 - 25 May 2019 Member, House Committee
3 Sept. 2017 - 25 May 2019 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
30 May 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti

Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with a large number of organizations in Education Art and Literature, Sports, Trade Associations for promotion of handicraft and other Industries;
Associated with Rotary Club and carried out various volunteer services;
Member of Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), Rajasthan Chapter; organized various programs of FINS in Rajasthan largely in Jodhpur. Participated in National Convention of FINS in Haridwar
Special Interests
Cooperatives, Social Work, Education, Sustainable water resource development, Industry, Rural Development, Trade Unions and Associations
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, Traveling, Sports and Music
Sports and Clubs
Basket Ball and Tennis
Member : Sardar Club and Umaid Club, Rotary Club and Constitution Club of India,
President : Basket Ball Association,
Participated at National and All India Inter University level in Basket Ball
Countries Visited
Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Dubai, England, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Hongkong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Hungary, Israel, Japan, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and USA
Other Information
Elected as ‘President of University Student Union at Jai Narayan Vyas University in 1992 with achieving the victory with highest ever percentage record of votes under the flag of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad carrying the pride to take oath as president from Late Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat then Chief Minister of Rajasthan. During the tenure organized All India Student Leader’s Convention, various cultural and sports events; Elected with highest votes as a member of governing council of Chopasni Shiksha Samiti in following tenures : 2001-2006 than after unopposed in 2006-2011, 2011 to present
Events & Forums :
As a co-convener organized Swadeshi Mela in Jodhpur under the edges of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, from 2000-2006, the event has recorded highest ever footfall of visitors approx of 10 lakh every event that has resulted in the mega sales for all participated Swadeshi Udhyog;
The Swadeshi Mela has achieved enormous recognitions as witness by senior political & social leaders namely Shri Mohan Rao Ji Bhagwat, Shri L.K. Advaniji, Shri Rajnath Singhji, Smt. Vasundhara Rajeji, Dr. Raman Singhji and many more, which strengthen the confidence in the participants and the Swadeshi cause;
Worked as General Secretary of Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti. A NGO promoted by RSS for national security and by up lifting the life of citizen residing near international border and creating a civil line of secondary defence along the international border, covering 4 major districts of Rajasthan and about 17 Tehsils;
Continuing the efforts with Seema Jan Kalyan Samiti, established 40 schools and 4 hostels, supported the mission and arranged Youth Motivation Session in the border region to create awareness about the education, Primary Coaching Camps to motivate youth as to get in the career with defense and other allied career oriented services.

Sports & Youth Affairs :

Stand-in with Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad during the Presidential Tenure in Jai Narayan Vyas University year 1992 and get in to jail and was on hunger strike for the movement against tuition culture hampering the true values of teaching as a nobel work by faculty members of university and the unfair moderation system. The movement was a great success and finally syndicate of the university was bound to pass a special resolution against the tuition culture by the university’s faculty members;
Elected as only student representative member in the syndicate, the governing council of the Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur in the history of the university;
Worked as a member of senate, academic council and various committees.

Areas of Experience :
(a) Sustainable Development
Rural Development and maintaining coordination for the same with practical experience of working on the ground with people with full participation of Government, civil societies and target people;
Water Resource Development planning and policy execution;
Environmental Issues;
Policy execution and suggestions for Industrial Development;
Worked for various NGOs;
(b) Industry
Worked with Handicraft and Agriculture Industry;
Management Consultancy;
Strategic advice on complex issues;
(c) Political Roles
State and city level negotiations for the larger benefit of people and administration;
Co-operation at grass root, district, state & national level in various organizations from different sectors

Member: Builders Association of India; and Handicraft Industry, Jodhpur

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