Sibal takes charge of Telecom Ministry

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday assumed additional charge of the Telecom Ministry after the portfolio was taken away from DMK member A Raja.

Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 21:09 PM IST

New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday assumed additional charge of the Telecom Ministry after the
portfolio was taken away from DMK member A Raja.

This is in addition to his responsibilities in the
Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministries of
Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, an official
statement said.

Sibal visited Sanchar Bhawan and met the Secretaries of
Department of Telecommunications, Department of Information
Technology and Department of Posts, it added.

He also met other senior officers of the Ministry and
held discussions with them on various issues relating to the
Ministry.

Raja announced his resignation on Sunday after protests
from the opposition stalled the Parliament proceedings. They
were demanding his resignation and a Joint Parliamentary
Committee probe into the multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation
scam.

The lawyer-turned-politician was last week given the
additional charge of Ministries of Science and Technology and
Earth Sciences, which fell vacant after incumbent Prithviraj
Chavan was made Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

PTI