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Nawab Malik is an Indian politician, who is the current Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Minister of Maharashtra. He also serves as the Guardian Minister of Gondia and Parbhani district. He is the National spokesperson and Mumbai President of the Nationalist Congress Party and was a former housing minister of Maharashtra.

Early Life

Born on 20th June 1959, Nawab Malik did his schooling at Noor Baug Municipal School and later completed his high schooling at Anjuman Islam High School, CST. He pursued his higher education at Burhani College, Mumbai. Since then he was involved in scores of social reforming activities and also worked with the student movement and Yuva Congress.

He has always been the strongest proponent of politics of purpose. He has believed that every action must attain some positive result and change and has always remained focused on propagating truth and equality. He has imbibed these virtues through his decades of association with Politics.

Political journey

Nawab Malik’s political journey started in the year 1979 where he protested in the city-wide student protest against the fees hike of Mumbai University. This became the turning point in his life as it drove him to commence his career in activism and Politics. In July 2004, he became the State minister for Special Aid and Technical Education and introduced a new concept where students with basic certificate courses could apply for Diploma and Higher Degree courses. Nawab Malik was always proactive and took lead in initiating a subcommittee for designing new schemes like Scholarships.

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In 2014, Nawab Malik contested the Vidhan Sabha election from Anushakti Nagar and fathomed his victory successfully in the constituency. He became the Chairman of the Vidhan Sabha Assurance Committee and established several committees to address issues ignored in the Legislative Assembly. He was then appointed as the President of the Assurance Committee, considering his vast experience and drawing results. During this tenure, he was credited for resolving more than 5,000 issues including those pending since 1991.
In his current role as the Minister of Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship, Nawab Malik aims in creating a diaspora of self-efficient Maharashtra.


In his current role as the Minister of Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship, Nawab Malik aims in creating a diaspora of self-efficient Maharashtra. He believes, “Skill building is a stepping stone for innovation and entrepreneurship”. Recognizing the strategic importance of equipping the youth with skills for employment, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship equally is the prime focus of the Skills Development Department.

Under his chairmanship

  • Maha Govt to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 10 lakh for promising startups for patent filing costs. The state government will provide financial assistance to innovative startups who wish to file for patents. In the first phase, around 125-150 startups will be supported with financial assistance from up to Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs.
  • ‘Mahaswayam’, a job portal was launched to connect the employers with the employees and generate multiple employment options in the state.
  • The state had planned to start an apprenticeship scheme, under which educated unemployed youths in the age group of 21 and 28 will get a chance to work as an apprentice in a private or government firm for a stipend of up to ₹9,000 a month.
  • Over three lakh youngsters will be trained in banking, finance, trade taxation, and insurance-related services over the next three years.
  • Financial assistance will be given to set up start-ups by women entrepreneurship and a special cell will be formed to encourage women entrepreneurs in Maharashtra
  • MaharashtraStartupWeek was organized to give a platform to the new and innovative startups that will contribute to the growth of the state thus making it the state’s biggest Skill Competition. It also aims at preparing youth to compete for the WorldSkills championship to be held in Shanghai 2022.

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Under his chairmanship as the Minister of minorities

  • Loans of up to 2 lakh will be provided to women self-help groups from minority communities in the state.
  • Maharashtra govt has announced an allocation of 1.80 crores for providing salaries to teachers in 121 madrasas across the state.
  • Minority youths in the state will be given pre-recruitment training in view of their maximum appointment in the police department.
  • Maharashtra to provide a 5% quota to Muslims in education.
  • The state government had proposed the construction of 5 Urdu Ghar in Maharashtra.
  • Dept. of Minority Development has started govt hostels at various places in the state. A monthly allowance of Rs 3,500 will be given to minority students living in A, B & C class of municipal &divisional city hostels & Rs 3,000 will be given to students living in district & taluka level hostels.
  • Construction of Hajj house in Kondhwa, which will also be given to conducting coaching classes for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) aspirants from the Muslim community and other minorities.
  • Sanctioning of grant for modernization of 121 madrassas, As part of the scheme, registered madrassas with residential facilities for students can avail government grants if they teach subjects such as science, mathematics, social sciences, Hindi, Marathi, English, and Urdu, along with religious studies.