Mansukh Mandaviya is the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemical & Fertilizers in Government of India. Shri Mandaviya was born in a small village named Hanol in Palitana district of Gujarat state in a middle-class farmer’s family. He holds a Postgraduate degree in Political Science from Bhavnagar University.
Mandaviya was very active in politics and serving people since his youth. He became a member of ABVP and soon he grabbed his position as a state executive committee member of ABVP, Gujarat unit. Seeing his intellect, skills and the zeal to work hard he was appointed as a leader of Yuva Morcha and then the president of Palitana BJP unit. He also holds a record of being the youngest MLA in Gujarat.
Working hard to serve the people and uplifting them was his only goal and thus he organized two Padyatras of 123 Km and 127 Km for the cause of Girl Education, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Vayasan Hatao. At a young age of 38, he was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha. He was also a part of various standing committees in various fields.
With his hard work and intelligence, he was appointed as Secretary for state unit BJP in 2013 and General Secretary in 2014. Later in 2014, he was appointed as Gujarat State Incharge of BJP’s High-tech & Mega Membership Drive Campaign which led to 1 crore people joining BJP in Gujarat.
Mandaviya is well known for his intellectual analysis and thought leadership, which he also exhibited in his speech on “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” at the United Nations.
On 5th July 2016, he sworn in as a Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers in Government of India. Serving as a minister, he has implemented a lot of plans and thoughts to get the work done quickly and efficiently.
He was re-elected for the Second Term for Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha during March, 2018.
With his decisive and bold leadership, he has helped increasing the per day road construction speed, decreasing the cost of Urea and other fertilizers, establishing more than 4000 Jan Aushadhi stores to provide more than 800 medicines at affordable rates and reducing the cost of heart stent and knee implants. Above this, he has not left any stone unturned to help the common man, farmers and businesses.
Mandaviya has been a part of various delegations, twice with the President and once with vice president to sign MOUs and develop bilateral relations with other Nations. In the Asian Continent he has visited China, Israel, Oman, Nepal, Dubai and Uzbekistan. He also visited European countries like England & Germany, South American countries like Brazil & Argentina. He has visited lot many countries of Africa like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Algeria, Hungary, Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. In an Oceania Region Shri Mandaviya visited New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and Australia.
He has played a vital role in the growth and development of New India with his hard work, organizational skills and intellect.
Shri Mandaviya has been a part of various delegations, twice with the President and once with vice president to sign MOUs and develop bilateral relations with other Nations. In the Asian Continent, he has visited China, Israel, Oman, Nepal, Dubai and Uzbekistan. He also visited European countries like England, Germany & Hungary, South American countries like Brazil & Argentina. He has visited lot many countries in Africa like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. In an Oceania Region, Shri Mandaviya visited New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and Australia.
|1st June,1972||Born in a village Hanol in Palitana Taluka, District Bhavnagar of Gujarat. Belongs to a farmer’s family. Shri Mandaviya holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Bhavnagar University and also pursuing PhD.|
|1992||At the age of 20 years, he became the member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad. Through his organization skills, he soon became State Executive Member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad.|
|1996||First Step in Politics 1996 was the year when Shri Mansukh Mandaviya joined politics by becoming a member of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). He played key role in various activities in the State of Gujarat.|
|https://mansukhmandaviya.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/mansukh-mandaviya-media-kit-1.png1998||He became President of Palitana Taluka BJP organization.|
|2002 –2007||Major turn of events in his political career. He got elected to the Gujarat Assembly. One of the youngest MLAs in Gujarat Legislative Assembly.|
|2004||As a Member of Legislative Assembly, he undertook a 123 KM long Padyatra, titled "Kanya Kelavani Jyot Padyatra" for the Social Cause 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' for 45 educational backward villages of his constituency. Due to this initiative school enrollment ratio of Palitana for girls reached 1007 and drop-out ratio could be lower than State average for girls.|
|2006||In 2006, he again organized 127 KM Padyatra connecting 52 villages of his constituency with the title "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Vyasan Hatao"|
|2010||Shri Mansukh Mandaviya became Chairman, Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. As a Chairman he took innovative measures like E-Radiation treatment plant at Bavla, which is First Government Facility; Poha (Flattened Rice) plant at Navsari; Modern banana Pack house at Achaliya (Bharuch) and Bio-Fertilizers Plant at Gondal.|
|2012 To 2018||Entry into National Politics Shri Mandaviya got elected to Rajya Sabha as a member. He was quite active in the debates of the Parliament. He has been a part of various important Standing and Consultative Committees, namely 'Petroleum and Natural Gas', Chemical & Fertilizers and Industries', 'Environment, Forest & Climate Change', 'Textiles', 'Select Committee for Real Estate Bill-2015' Shri Mandaviya has been part of various delegations, twice with the President and once with the Vice-President to sign MOUs and develop bilateral relations with other nations.|
|2013||State Secretary, Gujarat BJP Got nominated as State Secretary in BJP Organization|
|2014||In charge, BJP Membership Drive, Gujarat State Lead BJP's High-tech Membership Drive in Gujarat State and achieved highest members in all states of India. On completion of the membership drive, BJP became world's largest political party.|
|2015||State General Secretary, Gujarat BJP Considering his organizational skills, he was appointed as General Secretary in BJP. He is youngest State General Secretary of BJP Organization.
Represented India at United Nations - 19th October, 2015 For his intellectual analysis and thoughtful leadership Shri Mandaviya was selected to represent India at United Nations in 2015 where he delivered his speech on '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'.
|5th July, 2016||Took oath as Minister of State in the Council of Ministers, Government of India During his term as Minister of State he was allocated Ministries of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministries as Minister of State. As a Minister with his decisive and bold leadership, he has helped increasing the per day road construction speed, decreasing the cost of Urea and other fertilizers. He introduced a scheme called “Jan Aushadhi” through which anyone can avail generic medicines at cheap prices establishing more than 7800 Jan Aushadhi stores to provide more than 1402 medicines and more than 200 Surgical items and medical devices at affordable rates and reducing the cost of ‘heart stent’ and ‘knee implants’. Above this, he has not left any stone unturned to help the common man, farmers and businesses.|
|2018||Re-elected as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha On Completion of First successful term as a Member of Rajya Sabha, he was re-elected for Upper House for the period 2018-2024|
|January, 2019||Shri Mandaviya undertook Padyatra for the third time in his political career. This 150 km long Padyatra was organized in Bhavnagar District, Gujarat coinciding with the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Pujya Bapuji . Through the virtual|
|platform Hon’ble Prime Minister joined the culmination ceremony. Hon’ble Prime appreciated this initiative and urged Members of Parliament to organize such padyatras.|
|28th May, 2019||Shri Mandaviya was awarded “Men for Menstruation” by UNICEF on Menstrual Hygiene Day for his initiative of “Suvidha Sanitary Napkin” under PMBJP Scheme.|
|30th May, 2019||Took oath as Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Council of Ministers, Government of India He was Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. In addition, he holds the portfolio of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ministry as Minister of State.|
|Jan,2020||He represented India in World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland|
|7th July 2021||Took Oath as Cabinet Minister for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India|
|Father's Name||Shri Kisanrao|
|Mother's Name||Smt. Shantabai|
|Date of Birth||13 Sep 1978|
|Place of Birth||Narul-Kalwan, Nashik, Maharashtra|
|Date of Marriage||26 Apr 2002|
|Spouse's Name||Shri Pravin Arjun Pawar|
|No. of Sons||1|
|Educational||M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)|
|Qualifications||Educated at N.D.M.V.P's Medical College, Nashik, Pune University|
|Profession||Doctor Medical Practitioner,Farmer|
|Permanent Address||S. No. 704, Beside Gas Godown, Anand Nagar, Gangapur Road, Nashik-422013, Maharashtra Tel : (0253) 2344276, 09421507836 (M)|
|Present Address||309, Western Court Hostel, New Delhi-110001|
|Positions Held||2012 - 2019 Member, Zilla Parishad May, 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha 13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare 09 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Petitions Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship|
|Social And Cultural Activities||Working since last 7 years through Zilla Parishad to eradicate malnutrition and providing clean drinking water in Nashik district.|
|Special Interests||Reading and Singing|
|Countries Visited||Widely traveled|
|Other Information||Helping people/patients who need medical attention|
National Health Authority (NHA) is the apex body responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance/assurance scheme called “Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” & has been entrusted with the role of designing strategy, building technological infrastructure and implementation of “National Digital Health Mission” to create a National Digital Health Eco-system.
National Health Authority is the successor of the National Health Agency, which was functioning as a registered society since 23rd May, 2018. Pursuant to Cabinet decision for full functional autonomy, National Health Agency was reconstituted as the National Health Authority on 2nd January 2019, under Gazette Notification Registered No. DL –(N) 04/0007/2003-18.
NHA has been set-up to implement PM-JAY, as it is popularly known, at the national level. An attached office of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with full functional autonomy, NHA is governed by a Governing Board chaired by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare. It is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), an officer of the rank of Secretary to the Government of India, who manages its affairs. The CEO is the Ex-Office Member Secretary of the Governing Board.
To implement the scheme at the State level, State Health Agencies (SHAs) in the form of a society/trust have been set up by respective States. SHAs have full operational autonomy over the implementation of the scheme in the State including extending the coverage to non SECC beneficiaries.
NHA is leading the implementation for national Digital Health Mission NDHM in coordination with different ministries/departments of the Government of India, State Governments, and private sector/civil society organizations.
The NHA is governed by a Governing Board chaired by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; and is headed by a full-time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supported by Addl. CEO, Dy. CEO and Executive Directors. The CEO of the NHA functions as the Member Secretary of the Governing Board.
The Governing Board comprises of a Chairperson and 11 members.List of Members of the Governing Board:
A full time Chief Executive Officer (CEO), in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India, is appointed by Central Government at NHA. The CEO is the Ex-Officio Member Secretary to the Governing Board and has complete operational control over the NHA for implementation of PM-JAY. However, for all policy matters, the CEO reports to the Governing Board and works under their guidance. He exercises all administrative powers within the Authority and over its staff, delegated to him by the Governing Board. The CEO also exercises the financial power of a Secretary to the Government of India as envisaged under GFR and Financial Rules & regulations of Government of India.Chief Executive Officer's Profile
He is an IAS officer of 1978 batch, with a distinguished career in the Government of India and State Governments, leading reforms and leveraging IT to simplify administrative processes. In the process, he has contributed to shaping India's Policies in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). He combines planning and execution skills to ensure that policies work at the ground.
Has been involved in policies related to financing of big infrastructure projects in Railways, Ports, Airports and Highways.
Dr. Sharma is presently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority responsible for managing the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the National Digital Health Mission. Also, he serves as the Chairperson of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19.
Previously, Dr Sharma headed the TRAI from August 2015 to September 2020, in which period he brought consumer focus to reaching the telecom and broadcasting services to all pockets of the country. And where the regulatory action may have been insufficient, he advocated policy changes to the government.
He provided thought leadership through initiatives, for example, in adopting net neutrality principles in India, use of crowdsourced data to measure service quality, and leveraging blockchain to achieve regulatory outcomes.
He pushed for development of indigenous technologies, keeping the country's needs in mind, e.g. to establish a grid of Wi-Fi hotspots or to make interoperable set-top boxes for television broadcast.
He represented India at various international fora and contributed to the policy space in communication technologies and broadcasting. Before joining the TRAI, Dr Sharma worked as Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, where he spearheaded the Digital India program to develop India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy.
He brought in policies related to open source, open standards, and open APIs in all government projects and shaped eGovernance space by converting silo applications in various sectors to modern, multi-tenanted enterprise systems.
Dr. Sharma supported the development and adoption of several digital products in governance and citizen services, such as eKYC, Digital Locker, eSign, Online Reservation System (ORS) in the hospitals, Digital Attendance, Jeevan Pramaan (a system for issuing Digital Life Certificate for the pensioners) and the Digital Consent Artefact. Importantly, he crafted policies for digital payments that led to the creation of the phenomenally successful UPI payment system in India.
Before joining the Government of India as Secretary, Dr Sharma worked for one year in 2013-14 as Chief Secretary in the Government of Bihar and Jharkhand, where he provided leadership to the entire administrative system of the State. He dealt with law and order, administration of the criminal justice system, revenue system and all other aspects of the work, for which a State Government is responsible under the Constitution. While there, he modernized governance and public service delivery systems using technology in several areas, such as land and property registration systems, municipal governance, Public Distribution System (PDS) and taxation systems.
Dr. Sharma is best known for the role he played as Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India in the years 2009 – 2013.
Working closely with Mr Nandan Nilekani in overall design and implementation of Aadhaar, he brought to fruition Government of India’s ambitious project to provide a unique identity to all its residents. Today it is the world’s largest identity system, capable of biometrically authenticating every individual resident in the country.
He conceptualized (and later implemented) several services that leveraged the authentication infrastructure for better governance and for bringing in cost-effectiveness in both government and private enterprise.
In his other assignments, he has worked as District Magistrate in several districts in Bihar, Director of Treasuries, Secretary in different departments in the State and as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
In September 2020 Rupa Publications brought out his book The Making of Aadhaar: World's Largest Identity Platform (ISBN-13: 978-9390356126), which has been very well received.
Dr Sharma holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi; Master’s in Computer Sciences from the University of California, USA; and Master’s in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.Powers and functions of the CEO :
|S. No||Name of the CEO||From||To|
|1||Dr .Indu Bhushan||1st May 2018||31st Jan 2021|
|2||Dr. R. S. Sharma||1st Feb 2021||--|
Dr. Indu Bhushan, former-CEO of the National Health Authority (NHA), Government of India, mandated with the implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
Dr. Bhushan is an ex-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Indian Civil Services, 1983 Rajasthan cadre. He holds a Doctorate in Health Economics and a Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT Delhi where he completed his B. Tech and Post-Graduate Diploma, respectively. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dr. Bhushan is a bureaucrat-turned-economist with a career spanning 35 years across a multitude of sectors. He served for nine years in the IAS prior to leaving government service. Thereafter, he worked as Senior Economist with the World Bank Group prior to moving to ADB. Until his appointment as CEO, AB - PMJAY, he served as Director General, East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has held multiple positions within ADB including Director General, Strategy and Policy Department and led ADB’s engagement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan including management of $12.6 billion portfolio comprising of 113 projects. Dr. Bhushan administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial sector and regional cooperation, urban and social development. He also supervised ADB’s resident missions in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.
Dr. Bhushan lives in an empty nest in New Delhi, with his wife, Anjana, an ex-IAS officer, who works with the World Health Organisation (WHO). He has two daughters, Devika and Ambika, who are both medical doctors and live in the USA. He likes to play bridge and catch the latest movies and theatrical shows on the weekend.
Dr. Praveen Gedam is the Additional Chief Executive Officer (Addl. CEO) of the National Health Authority (NHA), mandated with the implementation of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) and recently, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)
As second-in-command at the NHA, he supervises the work of various verticals and coordinates with ministries, organizations, State Governments, and other stakeholders. He has been in charge of policy formulation, design, and implementation of flagship health care schemes of the Government of India. Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which is the world’s largest government-sponsored health assurance scheme, and the National Digital Health Mission of India, which aims to revolutionize digital healthcare access for all.
A career bureaucrat, Dr. Gedam was also a qualified doctor before he joined the government service (IAS: 2002 Maharashtra). He has held several important positions in his career and was the Private Secretary to Union Cabinet Minister of Railways in the Government of India. He had earlier served the Government of Maharashtra in various capacities. He was Transport Commissioner of Maharashtra, where he spearheaded a massive computerization exercise. Dr. Gedam has also served as Municipal Commissioner and District Collector of numerous cities and districts.
At the cutting-edge field level, Dr. Gedam was responsible for critical government interventions concerning socio-economic development, including those in public health. He is known for the turnaround in Maternal and Child Health indicators in Latur, one of the most backward districts of the state, due to targeted interventions, systematic medical check-ups, and massive community mobilization exercises. In 2015, he was entrusted with organizing and managing the mega-event of Kumbhmela in Nashik which is one of the largest human congregations on earth.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Dy CEO) of the National Health Authority (NHA). He is the third highest officer in the organisational hierarchy and has been appointed by the Government of India to assist the CEO, NHA in managing the affairs of the organisation.Dy. CEO’s Profile
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal is a serving Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 2001 batch, Gujarat cadre. He is a medical doctor turned cop who is known to be a pragmatic and proactive officer with more than 19 years of work experience behind him. A meritorious student all his life, Dr. Aggarwal was the All India Topper in the Secondary School Examination (Class X). He graduated from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College with a gold medal in forensic medicine. At the Sardar Vallabh Bhai National Police Academy (SVPNPA) he was the batch topper and the recipient of the coveted Home Minister’s Revolver and PM’s Baton for “Best All Round Officer Trainee.”
A committed knowledge seeker, Dr. Aggarwal has several diplomas and degrees under his belt. To name a few, he has a Master’s Degree in Police Management from Osmania University, a Master’s Degree in English Literature, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IGNOU
As a visionary officer and change driver, Dr. Aggarwal is accustomed to overcoming numerous and seemingly impossible challenges. A dedicated officer with well-earned promotions at prominent government departments, he has contributed immensely to ensure effective policing throughout Gujarat, support community involvement in crime prevention and provide correctional services to the society. He was the Superintendent of Police of Porbandar, Banaskantha and Dahod districts. In his last assignment, he served as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Admin) of Ahmedabad city, a position with immense administrative responsibilities, human resource and finance management. Apart from this, he has also served in Gujarat state health department as MD, NRHM and MD, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited.
SHA is a nodal agency responsible for implementation of PM-JAY in the state headed by The CEO. SHA can hire additional staff or engaged Implementation Support (ISA) to perform required tasks for implementation of the scheme. CEO, SHA is appointed by the State government and is ex-officio member secretary of the Governing Council of the SHA. Along with day to day operations of implementation of PM-JAY in the state, SHA is also responsible for data sharing, verification and validation of family members, IEC, monitoring of the scheme etc.Roles and responsibilities of SHA
In addition to the State level entity, a District Implementation Unit (DIU) is also established to support the implementation in every district included under the scheme. This team will be in addition to the team deployed by the insurance company/ ISA. The DIU will be chaired by the Deputy Commissioner/ District Magistrate/ Collector of the district. This Unit is to coordinate with the implementing agency (ISA/insurer) and the network hospitals to ensure effective implementation and also send review reports periodically. The DIU has to work closely and coordinate with the District Chief Medical officer and his/her team.