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MM Pallam Raju

MM Pallam Raju is the Union Minister for Human Resource Development. He earlier served as the Minister of State for Defence.


Pallam Raju's father is MS Sanjeeva Rao. Pallam Raju is married to Mamatha Mallipudi. Pallam Raju is the brother of Anand Mallipudi.

Professional Career


Pallam Raju's family members including his father, wife and brother have stakes in Elico Ltd, Long Bird Energy Pvt. Ltd, Rivershine Solutions Pvt Ltd and Deccan Shoppe Pvt. Ltd. Pallam Raju's wife Mamatha along with wife of former Microsoft India chief Srinivas Koppolu has stakes in M&P Desserts Pvt. Ltd.

As Minister of State for Defence

In July 2010, he called upon the Armed Forces to maintain the edge in conventional warfare.

He assured that the Army would remain on Srinagar streets helping the state administration in maintaining law and order till it was necessary.

2014 Elections

Pallam Raju is seeking a re-election from Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency on Congress ticket.

APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy and Union Minister K Chiranjeevi praised the family of MM Pallam Raju for their services rendered to Kakinada constituency for the last three decades. Raghuveera and Chiranjeevi are campaigning for the party candidates in Kakinada. Apr 24, 2014

M M Pallam Raju Timeline

On February 8, 2011 Pallam Raju took part in the International Aerospace Awards for 2011 function. Speaking to reporters on the sideline, he said the Government will take responsible action against S-Band spectrum allocation.

On November 21, 2012, Pallam Raju said that the ministry would stick to the new format for admission into IITs and other Centrally-funded institutions in the country.

MM Pallam Raju in News

MeraCareerGuide.Com Gives Students Confidence to Solve Any Career and Education Queries Instantly
Business Wire IndiaMeraCareerGuide. Com, an Edtech startup based in Delhi  has recently, launched "career counselors" marketplace that enables students to get expert advice on their education and career  through their smartphones and internet using voice

Resignations rock Congress following passage of State Division Bill
As many as two Union Ministers, six State Cabinet Ministers and eight MLAs have tendered their resignations to their positions and to the party primary memberships.

Andhra Pradesh News on May 9, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on May 9, 2014

YSR Congress seeks action against TDP contestants
YSR Congress Party alleges Sujana Chowdhury attempted to bribe voters

Congress announces 11 nominees for Lok Sabha elections in Seemandhra
Congress announces first list of its nominees in Seemandhra

General elections in Seemandhra will witness new Congress faces
Congress list of candidates to include majority of new faces.

AICC appoints two PCC presidents – Raghuveera for Seemandhra and Ponnala to Telangana State
All India Congress Committee named backward class leaders N Raghuveera Reddy as Seemandhra Congress President and Ponnala Lakshmaiah to head Telangana State as Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents

Andhra Pradesh News on February 24, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on February 23, 2014

Career Counseling is Essential says MHRD Minister and Awards MeraCareerGuide.Com for its Great Contribution
In an event organized by ASSOCHAM National Excellence Awards, MeraCareerGuide.Com was adjudged- country’s Best Career Counseling Platform. The award was presented by Dr M. M. Pallam Raju –Minister of Human Resource and Development. It was the first time when MHRD honored various educational institutions for their contribution

ASSOCHAM India Confers IIT Delhi's Course Conducted on WizIQ With the Education Excellence Award 2013
The Certificate Course in Business Management (CCBM) offered by IIT Delhi was conferred with the National Education Excellence Award 2013 in the category of Best Use of Technology for Vocational Education and Skills Training.

Chief Minister inaugurates Infotech's Kakinada development centre
Foundation stone of Incubation centre at IT-SEZ laid

Chief Minister inaugurates three-day Kakinada Beach Festival
Beach Park to be constructed in Kakinada

Pallam Raju says Centre not inclined towards Telangana state
Pallam Raju says he would abide by the decision of high command

Six MPs from state become Union Ministers
Chiranjeevi made Minister of State for Tourism

Four new faces from the State in the Cabinet likely
Four new state leaders likely to feature in the new cabinet

Andhra Pradesh News on August 28, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on August 28, 2012

Andhra Pradesh News on July 16, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on July 16, 2012 - Raasta Roko across Telangana protesting power cuts

Noone can take India for granted: MoS for Defence
Chennai: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence M.M.Pallam Raju on Saturday said that no country can take India for granted, owing to its strong deterrence posture, while dismissing China as a threat to the nation.

India welcomes Pakistan's call to demilitarize Siachen glacier
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's call for both nations to demilitarize the world's highest battlefield at the Siachen glacier on their international border.

Launch of Agni-V big step towards defence preparedness: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the successful launch of Agni-V, saying this is a big step towards preparedness of the armed forces and a major deterrent.

Pallam Raju says Armed Forces produce best thinkers
Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the Indian Armed Forces for grooming some of the finest professionals.

'No difference between establishment and armed forces', says Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Thursday said there is no difference between the establishment and the armed forces, and added that the government is working in harmony with the three services.

Pallam Raju inaugurates BRO'S longest bridge in Arunachal
Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the Border Roads Organisation's 720-meters-long bridge at a function in Arunachal Pradesh's Lohit District on Monday.

Bridging gaps in armed forces capabilities: Pallam Raju
Reacting to Army Chief General V.K. Singh's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the possibility of a security risk due to shortage of arms and ammunition, Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju on Wednesday admitted candidly that there are gaps in the capabilities of armed forces and efforts are on to bridge these quickly.

India expresses concern over safety of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal
India has expressed concern over the safety of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Army Chief rubbishes telephone-tapping reports
Chief of Army Staff, General V. K. Singh, on Monday rubbished reports that he had deployed interceptors for secretly listening to important phone conversations as 'fiction' and took a dig at the media over the report.

Army Chief's age row: 'I feel sorry and sad about whole controversy', says Antony
Stating that the government is keeping maximum restraint and patience on the ongoing issue surrounding the date of birth of Army Chief General V.K. Singh, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said he is 'sorry and sad' about the whole controversy.

Pallam Raju terms Army Chief's decision to move court as 'unfortunate'
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, on Wednesday termed Army Chief General V.K. Singh's decision to move the Supreme Court over the issue concerning his date of birth as 'unfortunate' and an appalling precedent for the army.

Government making big investments in defence undertakings: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju has said that the Central Government is making big investments in modernising different sectors of the Indian Army.

President Patil presides over 10th President's Fleet Review in Mumbai
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil presided over 10th President's Fleet Review (PFR) in Mumbai on Tuesday amidst tight security.

BJP demands probe into Noida land allotment to Bhushans
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded an enquiry into the controversial allotment of land to veteran social activist Ana Hazare's aide Shanti Bhushan and his son Jayant in Uttar Pradesh's Noida city.

Pallam Raju calls for speeding up construction of border roads
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, has called for speeding up the construction of strategic border roads.

Pallam Raju calls for cooperation from Pakistan to fight militancy
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Wednesday said that it is baseless for India and Pakistan to point fingers at each other on the boiling issue of militancy and maintained that a conclusive approach for dialogue should be encouraged to deal with the menace of militancy gripping the neighbouring countries.

Pallam Raju predicts tremendous potential for India-Italy defence industry
Minister of State for Defence Dr. MM Pallam Raju today said that there is tremendous potential for defence industry cooperation with Italy.

Govt. will take balanced view on AFSPA withdrawal in Kashmir: Pallam Raju
Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Tuesday said the Central Government will take a balanced view on the need for withdrawing or not withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from specific areas of the Kashmir Valley.

Pallam Raju assures defence procurement to private industry
Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju on Tuesday assured the creation of a private industry of a level playing field in defence procurement.

Govt. trying to resolve the Telangana issue in most amicable way, says Pallam Raju
Amid the ongoing stir over the creation of a separate state of Telangana, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Saturday said the government is trying to resolve the issue in the most amicable way.

Pallam Raju launches composite herbal formulation "Perfomax"
Minister of State for Defence Dr M M Pallam Raju has launched a composite herbal formulation named 'Perfomax' which helps in improving physical and mental performance at Higher Altitudes and Hypoxic Conditions.

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