Ministry of Human Resource Development Undergoes Leadership Overhaul
M.M. Pallam Raju has replaced Kapil Sibal as the head of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), and two new Ministers of State, Shashi Tharoor and Jitin Prasad, have also been instated. Mr. Raju has stated his commitment to continuing the reforms introduced by his predecessor, including working to build a political consensus to enable the pending education bills to move forward. Universal education and industry-oriented skill development among India’s youth to increase employability are two of the minister’s greatest priorities.