Member, Task Force – Ministry of Road, Govt of India
Vinit is an active politician with expertise in the field of IT, Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture. He is currently a member of the IT Task force in the Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways and Shipping where he works closely with Hon. Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari on the several nationwide IT initiatives under the Ministry. Vinit is also a prolific public speaker and regularly speaks at various national as well as international events. His opinions on matters pertaining to IT & Transportation are highly sought after. In the past, Vinit has served the BJP as its National Co-convener of the BJP central IT Cell where he spearheaded the Digital Strategy of the party in the run up to the general elections of 2014. His contribution in the land slide victory of the BJP has been widely recognized by various sections of the party, media and the society. Vinit has over the last decade, worked extensively with the BJP at the Center and the State on an array of on-ground as well as digital initiatives. He brings with him a wealth of experience on diverse areas of the political spectrum. Apart from mainstream politics, Vinit has also been a long time RSS member, an ex- ABVP member and currently serves as the Secretary of Uttan Krishi Sanshodhan Sanstha, an RSS affiliated Agricultural Institution which focuses on Agricultural Research and Education for Tribal students from Thane and other nearby districts of Maharashtra. He also heads a policy think-tank, Centre for Knowledge Sovereignty that works on public policies and their impact on people. He runs Nirman Foundation, an NGO that creates awareness programs in colleges for eye donation. Before joining active politics, Vinit was working as a part of the India leadership team of the global IT giant IBM. His decision to take the plunge in active politics was inspired by his linkages to the RSS.