Jayant Sinha | SKOCH Challenger Award - Honest Independent Civilian Honour

Jayant Sinha: Parliamentarian of the Year

Jayant Sinha

Jayant Sinha: Parliamentarian of the Year

Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha

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.

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