Bhupender Yadav

Summary

Bhupender Yadav (born 30 June 1969) is an Indian politician who serves as the Union Cabinet Minister of Labour and Employment, Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Government of India.[2] He is the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3] He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, representing the state of Rajasthan, a position he has held since 2012.[1] He was reelected in April 2018.[4]

Bhupender Yadav
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Bhupender Yadav in 2021
Minister of Labour and Employment
Assumed office
7 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded bySantosh Gangwar
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPrakash Javadekar
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
4 April 2012
ConstituencyRajasthan
Personal details
Born30 June 1969 (1969-06-30) (age 52)
Jamalpur, Haryana, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Babita Yadav[1]
Residence(s)Pandara Park, New Delhi
EducationB.A. , LL. B.

Early life and careerEdit

Yadav was born in Jamalpur, Pataudi, Gurgaon, Haryana on 30 June 1969. He received his Bachelor's degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from Government College, Ajmer.[1]

In 2000, he was appointed the general secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Adhivakta Parishad and held this position until 2009. He was the government counsel for the Liberhan Commission which investigated the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid and the Justice Wadhwa Commission which investigated the murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines.

PoliticsEdit

Yadav was appointed as National Secretary of Bhartiya Janata Party in 2010 by Nitin Gadkari, the then national party President.[5] On 4 April 2012 he was elected as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.[5] Yadav was the war room strategist behind securing convincing victories for his party in the assembly elections of Rajasthan (2013), Gujarat (2017), Jharkhand (2014) and Uttar Pradesh (2017).[6] Yadav is the BJP's in-charge for the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly elections. In July 2021, Yadav was inducted in the Modi Cabinet as a cabinet minister for environment. Yadav once said to have enormous popularity in Rajasthan, started losing it when he challenged the candidature of Former Minister and senior BJP leader Late Digamber Singh in the 2014 surajgarh by-poll; despite yadav's opposition Singh got the ticket. Yadav's opposition to Digamber Singh who enjoys tremendous popularity in Rajasthan is said to be the reason for the annihilation of his ground public support; denting Yadav's career.[7]

Parliamentary CommitteesEdit

Yadav's reputation as an expert on parliamentary select committees has earned him the title of "Committee Man".[8] He was the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015.[8] At present, he is the chairman of Rajya Sabha Select Committee on Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.[9]

Joint Committee on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015Edit

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ("IBC"), which came into effect on May 28, 2016, is considered as an important legislation for early detection of financial sickness of any corporate debtor and to deal with such sickness in a time bound manner by allowing the implementation of the effective resolution plan, if the same is viable.[10] IBC sought to address the lacuna in the existing banking regime and provide a consolidated framework for the insolvency of companies, limited and unlimited liability partnerships, and individuals.[11]

In January 2019, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 in its entirety, tossing out a batch of petitions that had challenged the constitutional validity of several provisions, including the one that has barred the promoters of defaulting companies and “connected persons” from bidding for stressed assets.[12] The Code is being hailed for providing a mechanism for time-bound recovery of dues from insolvent debtors in India and for contributing to the ease of doing business in India.[11] In the World Bank's latest Doing Business Report (DBR, 2019), India has recorded a jump of 23 positions against its rank of 100 in 2017 to be placed now at 77th rank among 190 countries assessed.[13] In 2014, India had dropped to a dismal 142nd rank in DBR.[14]

The IBC Parliamentary Panel also pitched for faster and enhanced payment of workmen dues and employee wages in the corporate insolvency process.[15]

Other CommitteesEdit

Yadav has chaired 12 Parliamentary Committees, and been a member in multiple Parliamentary Committees:

Parliamentary Committee[16][17][1] Capacity[17][1] Duration/ Time[17]
Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, 2018 Chairman September 2018 – Present
General Purposes Committee, 2018 Member October 2018 – Present
Business Advisory Committee, 2018 Member June 2018 – Present
Joint Committee on the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 Chairman Aug 2017
Content Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha Television Member May 2017
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 Chairman April
Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex Member Aug 2016
Committee on Public Accounts Member Aug 2016
Committee on Commerce Member, General Purposes Committee Chairman July 2016
Committee of Transport, Tourism and Culture Member July – Aug 2016
Joint Committee on the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions

(Amendment) Bill, 2016

Chairman May – July 2016
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 Chairman March – May 2016
Joint Committee on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015 Chairman Jan – April 2016
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Chairman Dec 2015 – Aug 2016
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the

Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2014

Chairman May 2015 – July 2015
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 Chairman March 2015
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014 Chairman Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
Rajya Sabha Select Committee on GST Bill Chairman 2014 – May 2015
Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence Member Sept 2014
Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member Sept 2014 – July

2016

Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member Sept 2014 – July

2016

Committee on Industry Member Sept 2014 – July

2016

Business Advisory Committee Member June 2014
Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 Member June 2012 – Nov 2012
Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member May 2012 – May 2014
Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member May 2012 – May 2014
Ministry of Labour and Employment Minister 7 July 2021
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister 7 July 2021


PublicationEdit

He is the coauthor, along with Ritwick Dutta, of Supreme Court on Forest Conservation (the second edition of which was published in 2007), a study of forest conservation in India.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bhupender Yadav, Shri". India.gov.in. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Bhupender Yadav, BJP's Organisation Man, in Union Cabinet Now".
  3. ^ "National office bearers". Bharatiya Janata Party. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Bhupender Yadav". PRS. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Biography | Bhupender Yadav". Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ "The rise & rise of Bhupendra Yadav". dna. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  7. ^ "NDA constituents in Bihar to repeat Lok Sabha poll performance: BJP leader Bhupender Yadav". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Delhi Confidential: Committee Man". The Indian Express. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Surrogate mother need not be a close relative, Rajya Sabha committee recommends". The Hindu. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  10. ^ "IBC: Committee Of Creditors Should Include Operational Creditors - Insolvency/Bankruptcy - India". www.mondaq.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Cross-Border Insolvency: Breaking Down The Indian Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Insolvency/Bankruptcy - India". www.mondaq.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Insolvency code passes Supreme Court muster". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  13. ^ "India Improves Rank by 23 Positions in Ease of Doing Business". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  14. ^ "India drops to dismal 142nd in 'ease of doing business' rankings - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  15. ^ Srivats, K. R. "Corporate Insolvency: Parliamentary Panel seeks better deal for workmen". @businessline. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Committee : Loksabha". 164.100.47.194. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice". PRS. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  18. ^ Ahmad, Furqan (2009). "Review of Supreme Court and Forest Conservation (2nd ed.) by Ritwick Dutta and Bhupender Yadav". Journal of the Indian Law Institute. 51 (1): 114–117. JSTOR 43953431.

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