Former Indian Police Service officer Satya Pal Singh on Monday took office as the new Minister of State for Human Resource Development, replacing Mahendra Singh Pandey.
Singh was among the nine persons inducted in the Union council of ministers on Sunday at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
A 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer, Singh has been the Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur and Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order and Establishment, Maharashtra.
After taking voluntary retirement from service, Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014.
He is a Lok Sabha member from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh.