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Who is Ashwini Vaishnaw?

Ashwini Vaishnaw

About Ashwini Vaishnaw

Who is Ashwini Vaishnaw?

Ashwini Vaishnaw is India's incumbent Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology (IT)

Early life and education

Ashwini Vaishnaw is an Indian politician and former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who was born on July 18, 1970, in Rajasthan.
Ashwini Vaishnaw is a Member of the Rajya Sabha from Odisha since June 2019 and has served as a collector in Cuttack and Balasore districts of the state.


Ashwini Vaishnaw graduated from MBM Engineering College (JNVU) Jodhpur in 1991 and received a gold medal in an electronic and communications engineering course. He cracked IAS in 1994 with an all-India rank of 27. He went to the US in 2008 for an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Bureaucrat-turned politician Ashwini Vaishnaw holds a bachelor's degree and gold medal in electronics and communications engineering from Jai Narain Vyas University and a master's degree in industrial management and engineering from IIT Kanpur.
The 1994-batch IAS officer is known for his involvement in the Public-Private Policy (PPP) framework in infrastructure development.
Vaishnaw joined GE Transportation as Managing Director after coming back to India. Later, he was appointed as the Vice President - Locomotives & Head Urban Infrastructure Strategy at Siemens.
Vaishnaw left the corporate sector in 2012 and established automotive components manufacturing units -- Vee Gee Auto Components Pvt Ltd and Three Tee Auto Logistics Pvt Ltd in Gujarat.
Ashwini Vaishnaw ventured into politics when he worked in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's administration after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) lost the election in 2004.
Two years later, he became the deputy chairman of Mormugao Port Trust. He took charge of the Railway Ministry on July 8, 2021.

Latest Updates on Ashwini Vaishnaw

Connectivity boost: Mizoram's Bhairabi-Sairang rly project nears completion

Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway, said that this project, once completed, will be a game-changer in terms of communication and commerce.

Updated On : 23 Jul 2024 | 10:30 AM IST

Greenfield port in Maharashtra to be integral part of IMEC: Vaishnaw

Calling the decision a milestone, Vaishnaw stressed that Vadhavan port will have a major multiplier impact on India's economic growth in the future

Updated On : 20 Jun 2024 | 7:13 AM IST

Qualcomm agreed to create roadmap for developing 6G Labs: Ashwini Vaishnaw

"The Qualcomm Design Centre will be having about 1,600 highly talented semiconductor design teams working out of this facility.

Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 2:35 PM IST

First chip from Dholera plant will be out in December 2026, says Vaishnaw

These chips driven by advanced technology will cater to multiple sectors -- power management chips for electric vehicles (EV), telecom, defence, automotive, consumer electronics

Updated On : 13 Mar 2024 | 2:44 PM IST

U'khand CM Dhami inaugurates, lays foundation stone of development schemes

The chief minister has laid the foundation stone for schemes worth about Rs 7227.36 crore and inaugurated schemes worth Rs 1048.15 crore

Updated On : 10 Mar 2024 | 12:17 PM IST

India to be on high-stake global stage of chip makers in 5 years: Vaishnaw

India will build on its design capabilities, where the country already has inherent and proven mettle and, notably, nearly one-third of the global talent

Updated On : 03 Mar 2024 | 3:18 PM IST

Employment process for 150,000 employees complete, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw highlighted the annual employment procedure and the objective behind it

Updated On : 28 Jan 2024 | 10:35 AM IST

India most-trusted; world should consider trust-shoring for doing biz: Min

He said the four pillars of the Indian economy under the watch of PM Modi -- investment in infrastructure, focus on manufacturing, inclusive growth, and simplification -- have generated a good impact

Updated On : 18 Jan 2024 | 1:07 PM IST

India's semiconductor mission focused on designing entire chip: Vaishnaw

He said India is looking to develop the complete ecosystem of semiconductors, including design capabilities and manufacturing software and hardware part of it

Updated On : 18 Jan 2024 | 7:28 AM IST

LS proceedings adjourned till 2 PM, Telecommunications Bill introduced

This is the second adjournment of the day as opposition members continued with their sloganeering and showing placards

Updated On : 18 Dec 2023 | 12:59 PM IST

Bullet train to be functional within 3 yrs, Ayodhya airport by Dec end: Min

Earlier, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday also had shared a spectacular video of India's first bullet train terminal built at Sabarmati Multimodal transport hub in Ahmedabad

Updated On : 08 Dec 2023 | 1:44 PM IST

Centre giving Rs 6,080 cr for railways sector in Tamil Nadu: Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw further said that the long pending demand of the Hosur Jolarpet inter-rail service project was being assessed and work would start soon after evaluating the cost efficiency

Updated On : 28 Nov 2023 | 9:35 AM IST

India to have draft regulation on deepfakes in 10 days: Ashwini Vaisnaw

Mulls penalties on creators, platforms; draft regulations likely in 10 days, says Vaishnaw

Updated On : 23 Nov 2023 | 10:27 PM IST

Siddaramaiah requests Vaishnaw to extend Vande Bharat Express till Belagavi

He noted that Belagavi was a significant vantage point for industrialists, students and tourists

Updated On : 31 Oct 2023 | 1:26 PM IST

Andhra train accident: Vaishnaw speaks with CM, updates him on situation

The CMO Office further said that the government will provide Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for those seriously injured in the accident

Updated On : 30 Oct 2023 | 6:26 AM IST

Govt wants telecom service to remain most affordable in entire world: Min

According to the telecom sector industry body Cellular Operators Association of India, telecom operators have not been able to monetise 5G service since its launch last year

Updated On : 29 Oct 2023 | 12:19 PM IST

Four killed and 30 injured in train crash in Bihar, says Railways

Second major rail accident in 4 months, Commissioner of Railway Safety to conduct probe

Updated On : 12 Oct 2023 | 11:15 PM IST

Matter of happiness that PM Vishwakarma scheme being launched on his b'day

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw elaborated on how party workers will be serving the needy on PM's birthday

Updated On : 17 Sep 2023 | 8:21 AM IST

Airbus signs MoU with Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya to develop workforce

The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw

Updated On : 08 Sep 2023 | 7:21 AM IST

Dell, HP among 32 firms that applied to make laptops locally: Vaishnaw

India is wooing global IT and electronics players with policy sweeteners and incentive schemes, making a push to position itself as a global powerhouse for hi-tech manufacturing

Updated On : 30 Aug 2023 | 10:51 PM IST