New Delhi: Former environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday took charge of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry.
After serving as the HRD minister for two years, Smriti Irani took charge of the Ministry of Textiles yesterday.
Javadekar, who earlier held independent charge as the Minister of State was the only minister promoted to the cabinet rank in the major cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Talking to reporters, he said raising the quality of education is his "top priority" as the HRD Minister.
"All the challenges will be converted into opportunities. and we will cooperate with all the states," Javadekar said here.
Speaking of the controversy that marred the HRD during Irani's tenure, Javadekar said, "Keep on reporting out good work and there would be no controversy".
Asked about new education policies, he said that he will only comment after meeting the ministry officials and understanding the work.
Irani did not turn up for the event. Asked about her absence, he said certain family issues have held her back.