A cabinet reshuffle was announced by PM Manmohan Singh, targetting improved governance
PM Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced marginal changes to his cabinet, retaining key ministers in core policy areas as the embattled government struggles with policy paralysis and major corruption scandals.
Avoiding a major cabinet reshuffle of the Congress party-led coalition government is likely to disappoint investors who had hoped for new blood to tackle poor governance and high inflation, and want economic reforms to catalyse growth.
Although Jairam Ramesh lost his controversial Ministry of Environment and Forests portfolio, he was appointed Rural Development Minister. Among others to lose their ministries were MS Gill, BK Handique, Kantilal Bhuria, Murli Deora and Dayanidhi Maran.