Prakash Javadekar Is the New HRD Minister in India

President Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Prakash Javadekar, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Prakash Javadekar, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016

In today’s increasingly specialized and cut-throat world, a person needs in-depth knowledge and extensive domain expertise to handle a particular department even in a small company.

But it is highly unfortunate that people with no qualification or expertise in the field are being appointed as ministers in India to manage highly complex domains of governance. That’s why India continues to be a poor, underdeveloped country. ~ Rakesh Raman

The Narendra Modi government in India has undergone a major reshuffle, as new ministers were appointed Tuesday and the departments of others were changed.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) including Education ministry – which is perhaps the most important portfolio because of the low literacy level in the country – has gone to Prakash Javadekar.

The outgoing HRD / Education minister Smriti Irani was surrounded by myriad controversies including the issue of her academic degree as she is not quite educated, although she was made the education minister because of her unique closeness to Modi.

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On her Twitter account, Smriti Irani thanked Modi for giving her the opportunity to serve the country.

According to a government statement, the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed the allocation of portfolios among the members of the Union Council of Ministers.

Modi holds Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space. Besides Modi, 27 Cabinet Ministers and 50 Ministers of State have been appointed.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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