New Delhi: Jyotiraditya Scindia took charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday. Scindia, a prominent leader of Madhya Pradesh, was recently sworn in as a cabinet minister. He joined BJP in March 2020 and is currently a Rajya Sabha member. Simultaneously, General VK Singh took charge as the Minister of State for Civil Aviation. He is also the Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
Soon after taking charge, Scindia chaired a meeting to review the ongoing work in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and discussed the future course of action. Singh, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola and other officials of the ministry were present in the meeting. Scindia served as the Minister of State for Communications, Commerce and Industry and Power during the Congress-led UPA government.
discharge of duties honestly
He said, ‘I am fortunate to have Hardeep Singh Puri to take over the reins of the ministry. I resolve to discharge my duties honestly and continue the good work done by him. Scindia’s father Madhavrao Scindia also served as the Minister of Civil Aviation in the government of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in the early 90s.
The Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted on Friday that Scindia chaired a meeting to review the ongoing work in the ministry and discussed the way forward. Scindia has taken charge of the ministry at a time when the civil aviation sector is facing a difficult situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. The demand in this sector has been hit hard and due to this the airlines are facing financial crisis.
The government is also going ahead with the process of disinvestment of national airline Air India and is working on ways to boost the pandemic-hit sector. Let us inform that Scindia left Congress and joined BJP in March 2020. After he left the party, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh fell and the BJP came back to power. Scindia, a descendant of the former royal family of Gwalior, joined the UPA government in 2007 and remained a part of the Union Cabinet till 2014.
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