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.
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