New Delhi: Raj Kumar Singh assumed charge as Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Thursday. Previously, he has been serving as Minister of State (I/c) for the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship since May 30, 2019.
Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister for giving the responsibility, Singh said that the Prime Minister has shown great confidence and we will live up to that.
In his brief interaction with media after assuming charge, Singh further added that we have achieved targets of electrification set by the Prime Minister well before the schedule and will strive to ensure that the benefits of the power and energy sector reach the common man. He was greeted at the office by senior officers on this occasion.
On the same day, Krishan Pal Gurjar took over as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Power in the presence of RK Singh. He was also greeted at the office at Shram Shakti Bhawan by Alok Kumar other senior officers on this occasion as well as CMDs of the Power Grid, PFC, NTPC, REC, POSOCO and other PSUs under the Ministry of Power.
SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma felicitated Singh on his elevation as a Cabinet Minister in Union Government. He apprised the Minister about the progress of various projects of SJVN in India, Nepal and Bhutan. Sharma also met and congratulated Krishan Pal Gurjar for assuming the charge of the Minister of State for Power & Heavy Industries. Sharma informed Minister about SJVN and its ongoing projects in India and abroad.
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