Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Seventeenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile

Naik, Shri Shripad Yesso

Constituency : North Goa (Goa)

Party Name : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Email Address : shripad[dot]naik[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in

Father’s Name:  Late Shri Yesso Bhikari Naik

Mother’s Name:  Late Smt. Jayshri Yesso Naik

Date of Birth:  04 Oct 1952

Place of Birth:  Adpai, Distt. North Goa (Goa)

Marital Status:  Married

Date of Marriage:  03 May 1984

Spouse’s Name:  Smt. Vijaya Shripad Naik

No. of Sons:  3

Educational Qualifications:   B.A.
Educated at Bombay University, Mumbai and Goa University, Pune, Maharashtra

Profession:  Businessperson

Permanent Address:

Vijayshree, 111, St. Pedro-Old Goa,
P.O. Velhagoa – 403 402, Goa
Tel : (0832) 2444510, 09822122440 (M)
Fax : (0832) 2444088

Present Address:

1, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi – 110 003
Tel : (011) 24635396, 9868180630 (M)

Positions Held

1984-93:  Sarpanch, Village Panchayat, Durbhat (two terms)

1988-90:  General Secretary, B.J.P. Goa Pradesh

1988-2000 and 2004 onwards:  Member, National Executive, B.J.P.

1990-95:  President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Goa


Member, Goa Legislative Assembly (four and a half years)
Member, Public Accounts Committee, Goa Legislative Assembly


Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party
Member, Committee on Delegated Legislation, Goa Legislative Assembly

1999:  Elected to 13th Lok Sabha

1999 – Sep.2000:

Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development

30 Sep. 2000 – 2 Nov. 2001:  Union Minister of State, Agriculture

2 Nov. 2001 – 14 May 2002:  Union Minister of State, Shipping

2002-2003:  Union Minister of State, Civil Aviation

24 May 2003 – 8 Sept. 2003:  Union Minister of State, Road Transport & Highways

8 Sep. 2003 – 22 May 2004:  Union Minister of State, Finance (Revenue)


Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term)
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
Member, Committee on Urban Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism

7 Aug. 2007:  Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

2009:  Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

31 Aug. 2009:  Member, Committee on Energy

7 Oct. 2009:

Member, Committee on MPLADS
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Urban Poverty Alleviation

2012-13:  Member, Public Accounts Committee

May, 2014:  Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)

27 May 2014 – 9 Nov. 2014:  Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Culture; and Ministry of Tourism.

9 Nov. 2014 – 4 July 2016:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

31st May 2019 onwards:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Defence

5 July 2016 onwards:

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). The First tenure has been completed on 30.05.2019. He again tookover the Independent Charge as Union Minister of State in this Ministry on 31.05.2019

Social And Cultural Activities:

President, Vidyarthi Nidhi, Goa; Chairman, (i) Shikshan Prassarak Sangh, Dhurbat; (ii) Sharda English High School, Durbhat, Ponda, Goa; and (iii) Sumangal Urban Credit Cooperative Society, Durbhat, Ponda, Goa; (iv) Ratnagiri Education Society-Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Special Interests:  Travelling

Sports and Clubs:

State Player, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Swimming Champion, Southern State Championship, Gold Medalist in 400 mtrs race, Silver medal in shooting, Chairman, Goa Rifle Association-Goa and Mandon Athletic Club – Goa

Countries Visited:  Brazil, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A.

Other Information:

Founder General Secretary, (i) Sai Prathan Mandir Trust Ribandar, Goa; (ii) Akhil Bhartiya Vidharthi Parishad; Member, (i) Managing Committee of Educational Insitutions; such as (i) Mandovi Education Society, Betim; (ii) Old Goa Education Society, Old Goa; (iii) Prabodhan Education Society, Porvorm Goa; and (iv) Adpai Yuvak Sangh; Member (i) Central Advisory Board of Archaeology; and (ii) National Shipping Board, 2004 onwardsCurrent Minister: Yes