Leader of Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra
Finance Minister, Government of Maharashtra
Shri Ajit Pawar's important contributions are, energy subsidy for power generation in the textile sector, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, expansion of 'Employment Guarantee Scheme' in 'C' category Municipal Councils etc. Emphasis has been laid on the promotion and marketing of fishing in the fisheries sector for port development, fishing boat system and boosting the marine economy of Maharashtra. During his tenure as Finance Minister, Shri Ajit Pawar arranged for subsidized loans to farmers and made fund provisions for additional stocks of fertilizers. He directed the state resources for major agricultural development initiatives related to water sector improvement, sustainable irrigation, and fodder sector development. Baramati Hi-Tech Textile Park Limited (BHTPL) is a great example of how regional prosperity can also vastly help in realizing the goals of women empowerment. Shri Ajit Pawar is a staunch supporter of public health. He called for a ban on gutkha, paan masala and other tobacco-related products in Maharashtra in 2012. During his tenure as Finance Minister, important decisions were taken, like special provision for heart transplants, low interest rate Braille watches for the disabled as well as abolition of VAT on vehicles, Tax exemption for rice bran, hand pump and water meter etc. He introduced tax relief on essential commodities, dried fruits and tea. He has always made special efforts to support the lower socio-economic class of the Society.