Amit Shah Home, Rajnath Singh gets Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain DoPT, Atomic Energy as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated.

Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance and Corporate Affairs minister while Nitin Gadkari will continue to be the Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

Piyush Goyal has been given the charge of the ministries of Railways and Commerce while Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to helm the Ministry of Law, Telecom as well as the IT Ministries.

A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be its minister.

Amit Shah will be the new Home minister, Rajnath Singh the new Defence minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the new Finance minister, the Rashtrapati Bhavan announced on Friday.

Former foreign secretary turned minister S Jaishankar has got the External Affairs ministry while Smriti Irani will be the new Women and Child Development Minister along with retaining the Textile Ministry, according to a communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.]

D V Sadananda Gowda: Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ramvilas Paswan: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Narendra Singh Tomar: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing Industries.

Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’: Minister of Human Resource Development.

Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affairs.

Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.

Prakash Javadekar: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Piyush Goyal: Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs.

Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.

Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

2. Rao Inderjit Singh: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.

3. Shripad Yesso Naik: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

4. Dr Jitendra Singh: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office;

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;

Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and

Minister of State in the Department of Space.

5. Kiren Rijiju: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

6. Prahalad Singh Patel: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

7. Raj Kumar Singh: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power;

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

8. Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs;

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

9. Mansukh L Mandaviya: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ministers of State

Faggansingh Kulaste: Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Arjun Ram Meghwal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

General (Retd) V K Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Krishan Pal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

G Kishan Reddy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Parshottam Rupala: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Ramdas Athawale: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Niranjan Jyoti: Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

Babul Supriyo: Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development;

Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa: Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

Nityanand Rai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Rattan Lal Kataria: Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

V Muraleedharan: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Renuka Singh Saruta: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Som Parkash: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Rameswar Teli: Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

Pratap Chandra Sarangi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

Kailash Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

Debasree Chaudhuri: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Santosh Gangwar took the charge of Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Talking to media in New Delhi, Mr Gangwar said, he will work for the betterment of unorganised sector and ensure social security for those working in the this sector. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has taken the charge of Jal Shakti Ministry. He said, water scarcity is the biggest challenge in the world now and keeping this challenge in mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has integrated all water related issues with Jal Shakti Ministry.

He said, only four per cent of total potable water of world is in India and government will ensure preservation of water for the country. Piyush Goyal has taken the charge of Commerce and Industry Ministry. Talking to media, Mr Goyal said, he is thankful to Prime Minister for reposing faith in him.

Newly sworn-in minister Shripad Naik today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for selecting him as a member in the Union Council of Ministers for the second consecutive term. Mr Naik was retained as the minister of state (independent charge) for Ayush, a position he held in the previous NDA government, while being also allocated the responsibility of minister of state for defence on Friday.

Speaking to AIR, Mr Naik said that retaining the Ayush ministry would help him focus on related projects that were initiated in his previous term. Mr Naik was elected to the parliament from the North Goa Lok Sabha seat for the fifth straight term in the recent general elections.

Published by Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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