One of the most visible faces of BJP on television, Prakash Javadekar is considered close to former party president Nitin Gadkari, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's core group.
A former banker, Javadekar, 63, had his grooming in politics in Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of RSS.
He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council for two terms from 1990 to 2002 before being elected to Rajya Sabha in 2008.
Hailing from Pune, Javadekar, a commerce graduate, is a BJP spokesperson and party's incharge of Andhra Pradesh.
He was instrumental in striking a deal with Chandrababu Naidu's TDP.
Javadekar also played a role in unearthing cash for vote scam.
Prakash Javedekar sends 40 people on casual leave for coming late.
THat is fine. But why is there no punching card system in govt offices? Log the entry and exit times, calculate the hours and pay accordingly.