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Name :
Vijay Goel
 
Date of Birth :
4th January 1954
 
Educational Qualifications :
[Hon-D.Lit.], M. Com., LL.B.
 
Profession :
Lawyer, Trader, Industrialist
 
Vocation :
Politician, Reformer, Activist, Social Worker,
Educationist, Environmentalist, Historian,
Writer, Photographer, Musician, Singer, Sportsman
 
Father :
Shri Charti Lal Goel, Taxation Lawyer
Former Deputy Mayor
Former Speaker, Delhi Legislative Assembly
 
Spouse :
Prof. Preeti Goel
University of Delhi
 
Children :
Vidyun Goel, Daughter
Siddhant Goel, Son
 
Elected to LokSabha :
11th, 12th & 13th
 
Positions Held in Government :
Former Union Minister of State, Government of India
Prime Minister’s Office
Planning Commission
Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
 
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS HELD
  • Member Standing Committed, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Member, Consultative Committee on Urban Affairs
  • Member, Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  • Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee
  • Member, Governing Body, AIIMS
  • Member, Advisory Committee – DDA
 
EDUCATIONAL POSITIONS HELD
  • Chairman, Satyawati Co-Ed. College, Delhi University
  • Member, University Court
  • Member Anjuman (Court) Of Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Member, Univ. Court, Finance Commtt., Delhi University
  • Member, Governing Body, SRCC
  • Member, Governing Body, Moti Lal Nehru College
  • Member, Governing Body, Laxmibai College
 
SOCIAL & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
  • President, Lok Abhiyan
  • Convener, Lottery Virodhi Aandolan
  • Trustee, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Pitampura, Delhi
  • Vice President, Vaish Aggarwal Educational Society
  • Convener, Bijli-Paani Andolan
  • Founder, Senior Citizen Federation
  • Founder, Heritage India Foundation
  • Convener, Citizen Forum for Commonwealth Games
 
SPORTS & CLUBS
  • Member Roshanara Club
  • Member India International Centre
  • Member India Habitat Centre
  • Represented University & State in Kho-Kho [1971-73]
 
POLITICAL JOURNEY
 
Childhood :
Joined RSS
 
1972 :
Joined NSS
 
1972 :
Joined NCC
 
1972 :
Joined ABVP
 
1972-73 :
Joint Secretary, Students Union, Shriram College of Commerce -DU
 
1974-75:
Supreme Councilor, Delhi University Students Union [DUSU]
 
1974-75:
Treasurer, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Prarishad [ABVP]
 
1977-78:
President, Delhi University Student’s Union [DUSU]
 
1977:
Joined BJYM / BJP
 
1980-82:
General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha [BJYM], Delhi
 
1982-84:
President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha [BJYM], Delhi
 
1982-84:
Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party [BJP], Delhi
 
1986-88:
All India Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha [BJYM]
 
1991-93:
General Secretary, BJP District, Delhi Sadar
 
1996:
Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
 
1998:
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha
 
1999:
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha
 
2001:
Minister of State [MOS] – PMO & Planning Commission
 
2001-02:
Minister of State [MOS] – Prime Minister’s Office [PMO]
 
2002-03:
MOS-PMO & MOS-Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
 
Jan-2003:
MOS – Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs & MOS – Ministry of Labour
 
May-2003:
MOS – Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
 
2004:
General Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party
 
2007:
All India General Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party
 
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014 :
President, Delhi Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party
 
April 2014 - Present :
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
 
Aug 2014 - July 2016 :
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
 
Sept 2014 – Dec 2014 :
Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
 
Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2014 :
Chairman, Committee on Papers laid on the Table
 
Dec. 2014 - July 2016 :
Member, Committee on Home Affairs
 
July 2016 - Sept. 2017 :
MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; MoS, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
 
Sept. 2017 – Present :
MoS, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; MoS, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
 
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Detained during emergency days under the leadership of Shri J P Narain
  • Installed a statue of Swami Vivekanand in Delhi University’s main campus, as a President of Swami Vivekanand Smarak Samiti.
  • Exposed fake certificates racket which was then operating In Delhi University
  • Countrywide campaign for a ban against lottery
  • Formed Lok Abhiyan, in 1990, to create awareness about issues of public and national importance.
  • Remembered till date as the dynamic Sports Minister of the Vajpayee Govt. who brought the Common Wealth Games (CWG) to India
  • Revival of Chandni Chowk through heritage conservation, museums, and cultural celebrations to promote local cuisines, art forms and traditions
  • Campaigns for regularization of unauthorized colonies, rights of senior citizens, Bijli-Paani Andolan and lack of facilities in Delhi villages
  • Restoration of Haveli Dharampura in old Delhi, which received Asia Pacific UNESCO award for cultural heritage conservation
  • National Sports Talent Search Portal to tap the budding talent in sports which otherwise goes unnoticed
  • 60,000+ participation in 12 Slum Yuva Daud to encourage youths of slums to pick sports as a profession
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Special Interests :
Cinema, Organizing Cultural Functions;
Study Of Forts;
Established a Toy Bank for Poor Children;
Photography: Held two photo-exhibitions; one on Village-life and second on nature, which were inaugurated by Vice President of India and LG of Delhi respectively.
 
Recreation :
Music & Playing Tabla
 
Countries Visited :
France, Nepal, Pakistan, China, U.K. Switzerland, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Netherlands, USA, Taiwan, Spain & South Africa
 

My vision for Delhi stems from these inspiring words of Swami Vivekanada. I sincerely believe that Delhi has enough number of brave, bold men and women who can make it not only one of the best cities.

Delhi Villages Delhi has 369 villages which, though called as Urban Villages but, continue to suffer from developmental inequalities. The basic infrastructure is in such a sorrow state that some villages

Education empowers our children, making them strong enough to look after themselves in any given situation. A large role in delivering the education is played by our educational institutions

Power is the basis of human lives and is used in almost everything we have. Hence it's vital in the interest of social development and welfare that power reaches to common citizens

Water, though being one of the most precious resources on the earth, is availabile in limited amount. Hence it's necessary that due management of the water resources is taken for the existence of life.

Healthcare The Delhi government being the major health service provider is responsible for the healthcare services in Delhi but due to lack of planning and vision of Delhi government

Pollution 

Toy Bank

Recycling toys-recycling smiles. 

Senior Citizens

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People Says

One must appreciate how Vijay Goel is working so hard and looking out for all sports. One can feel the change. Best wishes!                           

Saurabh Thapliyal

People Says

Simply will appreciate Vijay Goel's working style, witnessed his personal attention to west Delhi - Paschim Vihar ppl even at late hours.

Neerja

People Says

No cricket with Pak until terrorism stops, says sports minister Vijay Goel Finally! Kudos for a much needed call! 

Amrita Bhinder

People Says

Vijay Goel is a national leader with wider vision and worked on the ground in Delhi.

Shantanu Gupta

Delhi Villages It's ironic that our national capital Delhi, which is often termed as a world-class metro, still has over 360 under-developed villages in it. These villages are detached from the city and seem unaware of the tremendous progress all around them.

Youth Development Youth is the backbone of our country's progress and we all need to work towards their overall development. Apart from providing training & employment in traditional careers I have always encouraged active youth participation in politics.

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. Hence it's imperative in the interest of societal development that its children and youth are well educated. It's a shame that Delhi despite being the capital of India is not fully literate whereas a small state like Kerala has attained 100% literacy.

Water is vital for the existence of life but we need to realize that like all the other resources it is not unlimited and, going by the experts' opinion, the next war could be fought because of it.

Housing To own a home, irrespective of the size, is a dream cherished by many. I understand this sentiment and that is why I championed the cause to help protect the applicants who were promised homes and felt cheated by the Delhi government.

Power is one of the basic amenities of life happens to be a matter of great concern for the citizens of Delhi. Faulty meters, power shortage and inflated power bills are the most common grievances faced by every other citizen.

Achievements

I believe the youth is the backbone of our country's progress and I have always worked towards their overall development.

Achievements

Chandni Chowk I have a keen interest in exploring and learning about culture, traditions and Heritage. Chandni Chowk, my former parliamentary constituency, is a perfect example of the multicultural and multi-religious India.

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