Shri Dharmendra Pradhan as the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Shri Anant Kumar Hegde also as Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, took charge of their respective portfolios. Following the joining of respective offices, both the Ministers took an elaborate review meeting with the officials at the Ministry.
Committing himself to the Prime Minister’s vision, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Anant Kumar Hegde, said, “I consider the opportunity of being appointed as the Minister of State as greater responsibility towards serving the nation. I am certain that with the guidance of the Shri Pradhanji, we will work as per the defined agenda and draw a proper roadmap for the work to be taken up which will bring about efficiency”
Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, said, “I am extremely humbled that the Prime Minister has given me this responsibility to steer India’s Skill Mission and we will ensure that we deliver on his expectations. He has a vision that we create a new environment of creating dignified job opportunity for the youth. This is a policy driven ministry and in the last three years we have been able to lay down the foundation for skill development in the country. We will now work towards bringing scale and speed to this programme by bringing in convergence and coordination with our States, Departments, Private Institutions and other existing skill programs.”
“It is a great responsibility more than a challenge and we will work for filling the need gaps and work towards ensuring the youth of a brighter future. We will explore all possible grid system, information systems, technology advent that the country is witnessing, conventional jobs and new age skills to enable a more efficient outcome of our programs and schemes in skills.”
Shri Pradhan also added that job growth is an aspiration for any government. “This ministry has been doing good job and we will be giving it a major push to fulfil the objectives. Every month, there are more than 10 lakh youth joining the job market. Our primary objective will be to have the requirements met”
(This article is based on a press release from Government of India)