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Cabinet reshuffle: Here is the full list of new council of ministers

Nirmala Sitharaman gets defence, Piyush Goyal railway

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Cabinet Ministers Narendra Modi: Prime Minister and also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister. Rajnath Singh Minister of Home Affairs; (no change) Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs; (no change) Arun Jaitley Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs; (loses Ministry of Defence) Nitin Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping; Ministry Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation; (addition Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) Suresh Prabhu Commerce and Industry; (was Minister of Railways) D V Sadananda Gowda Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation; (no change) Uma Bharati Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation; (was Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation) Ram Vilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; (no change) Maneka Gandhi Minister of Women and Child Development; (no change) Ananth Kumar Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers; Parliamentary Affairs; (no change) Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; and Electronics and Information Technology; (no change) Jagat Prakash Nadda Minister of Health and Family Welfare; (no change) Ashok Gajapathi Raju Minister of Civil Aviation; (no change) Anant Geete Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; (no change) Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries; (no change) Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines; (addition: Minister of Mines; Loses portfolios of Drinking Water and Sanitation; Housing and Urban Affairs) Chaudhary Birender Singh Minister of Steel; (no change) Jual Oram Minister of Tribal Affairs; (no change) Radha Mohan Singh Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; (no change) Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment; (no change) Smriti Irani Minister of Textiles; Information and Broadcasting; (no change) Harsh Vardhan Minister of Science and Technology; Earth Sciences; Environment, Forest and Climate Change; (no change) Prakash Javadekar Minister of Human Resource Development; (no change) Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Promoted to Cabinet rank from Minister of State with Independent charge; (gains Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) Piyush Goyal Minister of Railways; and Coal Promoted to Cabinet rank from MoS with Independent charge. Gains Ministry of Railways; (loses Ministry of Power, New and Renewable Energy; and Mines) Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Defence.

Promoted to Cabinet rank; (earlier Minister of State with independent charge of Commerce and Industry) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs Promoted to Cabinet rank; (taken away: MoS for Parliamentary Affairs) *Kalraj Mishra dropped from the Cabinet. Pradhan, Goyal, Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi added to the Cabinet MoS with Independent Charge Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Planning; Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers; (was MoS in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) Santosh Kumar Gangwar Ministry of Labour and Employment. Promoted; (was MoS in the finance ministry) Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of AYUSH; (no change) Jitendra Singh Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; MoS in the PMO; Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space; (no change) Mahesh Sharma Ministry of Culture, the Addition Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; (loses Ministry of Tourism) Giriraj Singh Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, promoted; (was MoS in the same ministry) Manoj Sinha Ministry of Communications; Ministry of Railways; (no change) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, promoted; (was MoS Information and Broadcasting) Raj Kumar Singh Ministry of Power; New and Renewable Energy New entrant; Lok Sabha member from Ara; (was union home secretary from June 2011 to June 2013) Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; (new entrant; not an MP; former diplomat) Alphons Kannanthanam Ministry of Tourism and MoS in the Ministry of Electronics and IT; (new entrant; not an MP; former bureaucrat) Bandaru Dattatreya and Rajiv Pratap Rudy dropped from the council of ministers Ministers of State Vijay Goel Parliamentary Affairs; MoS Statistics and Programme Implementation Demoted; (loses Sports and Youth Affairs and MoS Water Resources, River Development and Ganja Rejuvenation) Radhakrishnan P MoS Finance; Retains MoS Shipping; (shifted as MoS Road Transport and Highways) S S Ahluwalia Drinking Water and Sanitation; (earlier Parliamentary Affairs; Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi MoS Drinking Water and Sanitation; (no change) Ramdas Athawale Social Justice and Empowerment; (no change) Vishnu Deo Sai Ministry of Steel; (no change) Ram Kripal Yadav Rural Development; (no change) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir MoS Home; (no change) Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Ministry of Mines and MoS Ministry of Coal; (earlier MoS Ministry of MSME) Rajen Gohain Railways; (no change) V K Singh MoS External Affairs; (no change) Parshottam Rupala Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Panchayati Raj; (no change) Krishan Pal Social Justice and Empowerment; (no change) Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor MoS Tribal Affairs; (no change) Shiv Pratap Shukla MoS Finance; (new entrant) Ashwani Kumar Choubey MoS Health and Family Welfare; (new entrant) Sudarshan Bhagat MoS Tribal Affairs; (earlier MoS Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) Upendra Kushwaha MoS HRD; (no change) Kiren Rijiju MoS Home; (no change) Virendra Kumar MoS Women and Child Development; Minority Affairs; (new entrant) Ananthkumar Hegde MoS Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; (new entrant) M J Akbar MoS External Affairs; (no change) Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti MoS Food Processing Industries; (no change) Y S Chowdary MoS Science and Technology and Earth Sciences; (no change) Jayant Sinha MoS Civil Aviation; (no change) Babul Supriyo MoS Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; (no change) Vijay Sampla MoS Social Justice and Empowerment; (no change) Arjun Ram Meghwal Parliamentary Affairs; Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation; (earlier MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs) Ajay Tamta Textiles; (no change) Krishna Raj Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; (earlier MoS Women and Child Development) Mansukh L Mandaviya Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; Chemicals and Fertilisers; (no change) Anupriya Patel Health and Family Welfare; (no change) C R Chaudhary Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Commerce and Industry; (addition MoS Commerce and Industry) P P Chaudhary Law and Justice; Corporate Affairs; (retains MoS Law and Justice; Was MoS Electronics and IT) Subhash Ramrao Bhamre MoS Defence; (no change) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat MoS Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; (new entrant, Lok Sabha member) Satya Pal Singh MoS HRD; Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation; (new entrant; Lok Sabha member from Baghpat, UP, former IPS officer)

First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 09:11 IST
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