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Modi Cabinet expansion: Portfolios of new ministers announced. Who gets what, full list here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind in a group photo with the new Union Cabinet Ministers after the swearing-in Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi  (Hindustan Times)Premium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind in a group photo with the new Union Cabinet Ministers after the swearing-in Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi (Hindustan Times)

  • Prime Minister Modi today inducted 36 new faces in his first cabinet expansion
  • The first meeting of newly-appointed ministers to take place tomorrow at 5 pm

New Delhi: Forty-three MPs took oath as ministers in first mega cabinet expansion (in the second term) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Of these, 36 including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbanand Sonowal are new faces while seven are sitting ministers.

Here is the full list of ministers and their portfolios:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to monitor Ministry of Science & Technology, Amit Shah to monitor Ministry of Cooperation, in addition to Home Ministry

Mansukh Mandaviya: Union minister for Health and Chemical and Fertilisers

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Civil Aviation ministry

Ashwini Vaishnav: Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Narayan Tatu Rane: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Sarbanand Sonowal to be Shipping, Ports and Waterways minister. He also got the Ayush Ministry.

Piyush Goyal: Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles

Bhupendra Yadav: Labour ministry.

Anurag Thakur: Sports & Youth affairs and I&B ministry too.

Meenakshi Lekhi: MoS External Affairs.

Hardeep Singh Puri: Urban Housing and Petroleum ministry.

Smriti Irani: Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD)

Dr. Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Home Minister Amit Shah to head Ministry of Cooperation too

Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel

Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries

Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Law and Justice

Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment

Pankaj Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Anupriya Singh Patel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Prof. S P Singh Baghel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice

Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Shobha Karandlaje: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Darshana Vikram Jardosh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Meenakashi Lekhi: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

Annpurna Devi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

A Narayanaswamy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Kaushal Kishore: Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Ajay Bhatt: Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism

B L Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation

Ajay Kumar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Chauhan Devusinh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications

Bhagwanth Khuba: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Kapil Moreshwar Patil: Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Pratima Bhoumik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr. Subhas Sarkar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Bishweswar Tudu: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

Shantanu Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH

John Barla: Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Dr. L. Murugan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Nisith Pramanik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Apart from this, key Union Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, S Jaishankar, Narendra Singh Tomar retain their portfolios of Defence Ministry, Finance Ministry, External Affairs Ministry and Agriculture Ministry, respectively.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; all important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Today, 43 leaders sworn-in as Union ministers in the first Cabinet reshuffle and expansion after Prime Minister Modi returned to power for a second term in May, 2019. Ahead of Union Cabinet reshuffle and expansion, 12 Union Ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Ramesh Pokhriyal and DV Sadananda Gowda resigned from their posts of Council of Ministers.

Of 43, 15 Ministers were inducted into the Union Cabinet and 28 Ministers inducted as Ministers of State. Among the ministers inducted into the Cabinet are Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Anurag Thakur, Kiren Rijiju, are Hardeep Puri. Meenakshi Lekhi, Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje were inducted as Ministers of State.

Speaking after taking oath, Kiren Rijiju said: "With the blessings of all the senior leaders, I have been given the responsibility to serve the people. I will make an all-out effort to accomplish whatever job I get.": Kiren Rijiju after being sworn-in as Union Cabinet Minister.

Earlier today, dropped 12 senior Cabinet ministers resigned before the mega reshuffle.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, whose response to the epidemic came under close examination, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Law and Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar were among those who resigned hours ahead of the reshuffle.

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