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An incomplete restructuring

It is time all non-strategic PSUs were transferred to the department of public enterprises

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A K Bhattacharya
Almost two years ago, on July 7, 2021, to be precise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi effected what ranks as his biggest ministerial reshuffle to date. Raising the strength of the Union council of ministers from 54 to 78, axing around a dozen ministers, promoting about half a dozen ministers of state to Cabinet rank, and naming fresh incumbents for the ministries of health, labour, education, communications, railways, civil aviation and petroleum, were some of the highlights of that massive overhaul of the government. 

Remember that two other significant changes were announced that day. The department of cooperation, which belonged to the
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First Published: Jun 27 2023 | 10:43 PM IST

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