Piyush Goyal Age
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was born on 13 June 1964. He is 54 years old.
Piyush Goyal Education
He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga. Goyal has had a strong academic record – all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University.
He has participated in Leadership Programs at Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013) and is currently pursuing the Owner / President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School.
Piyush Goyal Wife
He is married to Seema Goyal and they have two children, both of whom studied at Harvard University.
Piyush Goyal Biography
He is the son of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet.
He was the Deputy Campaign In-charge for the Parliament elections in 1991. Later he played a key role at the central level in all elections since 2004.
During his 28-year-long political career, he has served on the National Executive and held several important positions in the BJP. He was also nominated by the Government of India to the Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers.
Later he served on the board of India’s largest commercial banks, the State Bank of India 2001-2004 and Bank of Baroda 2002-2004 as Government nominee.
Piyush was a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence.
An active member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber. Also he worked with NGOs in diverse fields such as tribal education and welfare of the physically challenged (Jaipur Foot)
Piyush Goyal Railway Minister
Later Piyush Goyal became Minister of Railways & Minister of Coal in the Government of India. He is a Member of the Upper House of the Parliament of India (Rajya Sabha), and was earlier the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy (2014-2017) and Mines (2016-17).
Soon his tenure saw transformational changes in India’s power sector. He fast-track electrification of the nearly 18,000 unelectrified villages in some of the remotest and inaccessible parts of the country.
The rollout of the most comprehensive power sector reform ever (UDAY). Later he organised the success of the world’s largest LED bulb distribution program (UJALA) for energy efficiency, and massive proliferation of renewable energy.
Piyush Goyal Finance Minister
He became the Minister of Railways on 3 September 2017.
From May through August 2018, Prime Minster gave him additional charge of Ministry of Finance during Arun Jaitley’s absence for medical treatment.
Piyush Goyal Caste
He belongs to Hindu Bania community.