Parliamentarian of the Year

Mr Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha

Jayant Sinha conferred
SKOCH Challenger Award for Parliamentarian of the Year – Lok Sabha

New Delhi, 26th March 2022: Jayant Sinha has participated in Indian politics and policy-making as Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Minister of State for Finance and as a Member of Parliament. He has piloted key legislations and introduced several private member’s bills in Parliament. He now chairs an important Parliamentary Committee on Finance which is the foremost parliamentary authority addressing several areas of great importance and growth impetus for India such as the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, NPAs of Financial Institutions, Policy on New Licenses in the Banking Sector, Transformation towards a Digital Economy, and Financing the Start-up Ecosystem. It was him, who during Atal Bihari Vajpayee government (1998-2002) took initiatives such as the mortgage interest rate deduction and introduction of Saral form to file income tax returns with ease. It dramatically improved tax compliance. He has been active in Hazaribagh since 1998 and worked on a variety of projects in Hazaribagh and Ramgarh districts such as fostering self-help groups, tribal development, distributing solar lanterns, improving drinking water quality and getting village roads built.

About SKOCH Award

SKOCH Award, independently instituted in 2003, is India’s honest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as a third party assessment. It is the only award in the country that is based on felt-needs assessment and outcome evaluation based on evidence. It therefore, recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. 

SKOCH Challenger Award is non-competitive and conferred for having made a definitive impact on governance improvement and growth of India. These are based on primary research and recommendations by the Collegium of past SKOCH Challenger Awardees and the Distinguished Fellows of SKOCH Development Foundation. 

SKOCH Challenger Award comes with a backing of reputation of more than two decades. It is distinctive for its approach of selection of awardees. The SKOCH Challenger Award not only acknowledges exceptional achievers – organisations and individuals – but also spurs institutional guidance and best practices. 

About SKOCH Group

SKOCH Group is India’s leading think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997. The Group companies include a consulting wing, a media wing and a charitable foundation. SKOCH Group is able to bring an Indian felt-needs context to strategies and engages with Fortune-500 companies, State Owned Enterprises, Government to SMEs and Community-Based Organisations with equal ease. The repertoire of services includes field interventions, consultancy, research reports, impact assessments, policy briefs, books, journals, workshops and conferences. SKOCH Group has instituted India’s highest independent civilian honours in the field of governance, finance, technology, economics and social sector.

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