|Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad|
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad assumed the charge of the Ministry of Communications and IT here today. On his arrival at Sanchar Bhawanhe was received by Telecom Secretary Shri MF Farooqui.After assuming charge, he interacted with the officials of the Ministry.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad (born 30 August 1954) is a lawyerby profession and represents Bihar in the Rajya Sabha. He is a distinguished senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India. Shri Prasad holds BA Hons, MA (Political Science) and LLB degrees from Patna University. He held the position of Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting during the National Democratic Alliance government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Shri Prasad has held several national-level assignments in the youth wing and the main party organisation of the BJP. A member of the BJP national executive since 1995, he became a national spokesperson of the BJP in 2006.In 2012, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar for a consecutive third term.
Source : PIB (Release ID :105202)