NEW DELHI: Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia assumed charge as Minister of Civil Aviation here today. In a tweet, Scindia said, “Delighted to take the baton of the Ministry of Civil Aviation from Hardeep S Puri. I resolve to discharge my duties with earnestness & continue the good work undertaken by him.”
Puri, former Minister of Civil Aviation and incumbent Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and General V.K. Singh, Minister of State for Civil Aviation were also present on the occasion.
In the past, Scindia has held responsibility of the Communications and Information Technology Ministry as MoS from 2007-2009, the Commerce and Industry ministry as MoS from 2009 to 2012 and later the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power from 2012 to 2014.
He was four times elected to Lok Sabha from Madhya Pradesh and now, it is his first term as Member of Rajya Sabha. Shri Scindia has also been Member of Standing Committees on Finance, External Affairs and Defence; Member of Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports; Member of Committees on Estimates, Petitions and Privileges and Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs.
With regards to educational background,Scindia is an Economics graduate from Harvard University and also did Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford University.