R K Singh becomes Power Minister in New Modi Government

Bureaucrat-turned politician and second time Lok Sabha member from Arrah in Bihar, Raj Kumar Singh is India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy.

Bureaucrat-turned politician and second time Lok Sabha member from Arrah in Bihar, Raj Kumar Singh is India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy.

Singh was instrumental in the launch of household electrification scheme Saubhagya. According to the Power Ministry data, around 2.63 crore families were provided electricity connections under the scheme.

The minister of state with independent charge, Singh has been continued in the critical infrastructure ministry where earlier he was responsible for implementing the NDA Government’s politically important Rs 16,320 crore Saubhagya scheme to provide all Indian households with electricity. He also oversaw rapid progress in India’s green economy with the country running the world’s largest renewable energy programme.

The former home secretary and a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer is a tough task master and is not shy of taking on challenges.

A second time Lok Sabha MP from Arrah, Singh is well regarded within the bureaucracy and has been seized of the problems in the power sector.