Dr Janil Puthucheary was elected Member of Parliament in 2011. He is currently Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information. His portfolio includes education for children with disabilities and special needs. He is concurrently the Minister-in-charge of the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and is a member of the Ministerial Committee overseeing the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG).
Dr Puthucheary chairs OnePeople.sg, which works to promote racial harmony in Singapore; and the Young PAP, the youth wing of the People's Action Party.
Prior to entering politics he worked as a Senior Consultant at the Children's Intensive Care Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor at the DukeNUS Graduate Medical School. Dr Puthucheary is married with three young sons.