Haider Aziz Safwi

Haider Aziz Safwi
Minister for Cooperation and inland water transport
In office
20 May 2011  14 March 2013
Preceded by Rabindranath Ghosh
Succeeded by Shankar Chakrabarthy
Minister for correctional administration
In office
14 March 2013  26 May 2016
Preceded by Shankar Chakrabarthy
Assumed office
13 May 2011
Constituency Uluberia Purba
Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
23 June 2016
Preceded by Sonali Guha (Bose)
Personal details
Born 26 February 1945
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) F Safwi
Children 2 sons(Ahmad Aziz, Safwi(deceased), Hamed aziz safwi),1 daughter
Residence Kolkata
Alma mater Aligarh Muslim University(A.M.U)
Religion Islam

Haider Aziz Safwi is an Indian politician and the present Deputy Speaker of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly. He was also a minister in the TMC government's first term in office and held posts like minister for cooperation and inland water transport and minister for correctional administration. he served as director general of police(fire and emergency services),government of West Bengal.he retired in 2005 [1] He is also an MLA, elected from the Uluberia Purba constituency in the West Bengal state assembly election, 2011. As an I.P.S officer, Safwi was respected for his honesty,integrity and fairness. He held important positions like d.g.fire and emergency services,d.g enforcement branch,sp 24parganas(undivided),deputy commissioner detective department(kolkata police) among others. He is a recipient of the presidents police medal for distinguished service and the police medal for meritorious service. Safwi was inspired by Mamata Banerjee's honesty and the service she had rendered to the people,specially the farmers in singur. This was what prompted him to join the party in 2009 post his retirement from the I.P.S. He contested the 2011 assembly elections on a tmc ticket from uluberia purba and won that seat by a margin of over 19000 votes following which he was inducted as a cabinet minister in the Mamata Banerjee government on 20 May 2011.


  1. "Ministers in Mamata's Cabinet". Government of West Bengal. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.

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