Sarbananda Sonowal
In view of the importance of the skill development in economic growth and job generation, the new government has created a skill development ministry to take up the agenda of skilling the manpower and entrepreneurship, said official sources, adding that Sarbananda Sonowal has been assigned with the portfolio of minister of state (MoS) to spearhead the newly created ministry. Shortly after taking over the charge, the minister said that it is an important agenda but the ministry is still getting clarity he said adding that job creation, skill development and opportunities for entrepreneurship were part of the key promises in the BJP manifesto. It may be recalled that efforts on the part of the outgoing government remained a low key affair as skill development, up till remained the job of multiple players in multiple ministries including labor, human resource development, commerce and finance ministries.