Santosh Kumar Gangwar-1
Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Minister of Labour and Employment 3 September 2017 – Present
Minister of State for Finance 05 July 2016 – 03 September 2017
Minister of Textiles 26 May 2014 – 7 July 2016

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 1st November 1948
Place Breilly
Political Party Bhartiya Janta Party
Academics B.Sc. at Agra University
LL.B. at Rohilkhand University


Santosh Kumar Gangwar is an Indian politician and the current Minister of State with independent charge in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the Government of India.[1] He is a Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha), former minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date (except 2009-2014).

He was also the chief whip of the party in 14th Lok Sabha. He faced defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha Elections, 2009 by a very narrow margin. He has been elected as Member of Parliament in 16th Lok Sabha. He won by a margin of over 2.4 lakh votes over his rival candidate in 2014 general election.

At present Shri Gangwar is Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge).  Shri Gangwar is known for his simplicity, honesty and exceptional accessibility, despite being the union minister.

Shri Gangwar joined the Ministry of Finance as Minister of State from 5th July 2016 and served till 3rd September 2017, during his tenure he was member of GST Council and was instrumental in successful rolling out of GST in India.

The Labour ministry is holding discussions with state governments for effective compliance to the creche facility norm under the amended Maternity Benefit Act that mandates offices with 50 and more employees to provide a child care facility for working mothers.

Textile exports are likely to cross $40 billion in 2015-16 year, union minister of state for textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar said. This would however be lower than the target of $47.5 billion set by the government for textiles and clothing for the year.