Ministers take charge

Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Anantkumar Hegde took charge of their respective portfolios yesterday at the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

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 standup to his expectations. His vision is to create a new environment of creating dignified job opportunities 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 program by convergence and coordination with our states, departments, private institutions and other existing skill programs.”

Committing himself to the Prime Minister’s vision, Anantkumar Hegde, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “I consider this opportunity as a greater responsibility towards serving the nation. I am certain that with the guidance of 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 in the skill ecosystem.

“This ministry has been doing good job and we will be giving it a major push to fulfill the objectives. Every month, there are more than 10 lakh youth joining the job market. Our primary objective will be to create grid across sectors, States to ensure all the requirements are well addressed.”

Following the joining of third respective offices, both the ministers took an elaborate review meeting with the officials at the Ministry.

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