New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his cabinet on Wednesday. A total of 43 ministers were administered the oath of office.
Apart from Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, 15 MPs from Madhya Pradesh including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Virendra Kumar took oath as cabinet ministers. There are 28 ministers of state in the new cabinet.
There are 32 such faces in the first cabinet expansion of Prime Minister Modi’s second term, who have been given the responsibility of a Union minister for the first time. Know who got what responsibility…
PM Modi himself will monitor these ministries
According to news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will oversee the Ministries of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Policy Issues …
Big responsibility to Amit Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a new ministry Ministry of Cooperation in the new cabinet. Through this ministry, the government will implement its vision of ‘Sahakar Se Prosperity’.
If sources are to be believed, this ministry will provide a separate administrative structure to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country. Prime Minister Modi has entrusted the responsibility of this new ministry to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Mansukh Mandaviya in command of Health Ministry
Mansukh Mandaviya will now take over the responsibility of the Ministry of Health amid the crisis of coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier Dr. Harsh Vardhan was handling the responsibility of this ministry. Mandaviya has been given additional charge of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers along with Health.
Know who got what
Rajnath Singh: Defense Ministry
Amit Shah: Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Cooperation
Nitin Gadkari: Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways
Nirmala Sitharaman: Ministry of Finance, Corporate Affairs
Mansukh Mandaviya – Health Minister
Dharmendra Pradhan – Ministry of Education and Skill Development
Ashwini Vaishnav will head the IT and Communications Ministry along with the Railway Ministry.
Piyush Goyal – Ministry of Textiles and Commerce in addition to the Ministry of Consumer Welfare
Hardeep Singh Puri – Ministry of Petroleum
Scindia- Civil Aviation
Smriti Irani: Ministry of Women and Child Development will also look after the Swachh Bharat Mission
Jyotiraditya Scindia: Ministry of Civil Aviation
Dharmendra Pradhan got the responsibility of Ministry of Education and Skill Development
Pashupati Paras: Ministry of Food Processing
Kiren Rijiju: Ministry of Culture
Sarbananda Sonowal: Ministry of AYUSH, also matters of North-East
Purushottam Rupala: Ministry of Dairy and Fisheries
Anurag Thakur: Ministry of Sports and Youth Welfare
Giriraj Singh: Ministry of Rural Development
Bhupendra Yadav: Ministry of Labor
Many ministries to Hardeep Puri
The Ministry of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers will be added. Urban development, housing ministry will be linked with petroleum, Hardeep Singh Puri got this ministry.
First cabinet expansion of second NDA term
Narendra Modi began his second term as Prime Minister in May 2019 with 57 ministers. After this PM Modi has expanded for the first time in the Union Council of Ministers.
According to the rules, the Union Council of Ministers can have a maximum of 81 members. Uttar Pradesh has got a big share in the cabinet expansion. The Central Government has given preference to educated and young members in this extension.