Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam

Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam is currently serving as the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Culture, and Tourism, in office since 3 September 2017 under the B.J.P. Government of Narendra Modi. He is the second BJP Central Minister from Kerala after O. Rajagopal. He was in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders. He pioneered the literacy movement in India by making Kottayam the first 100% literate town of
India in 1989. He served as Commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority (D.D.A).