- Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad were removed from the Union Cabinet.
- Union Home Minister Amit Shah will have added responsibilities for the Ministry of Cooperation.
- Ashwini Vaishnaw has been appointed as the new Minister of Railways.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fully revamped the Union Council of Ministers on Wednesday, inducting 36 new members, including eight lawyers, four doctors, two former IAS officers, and four MBA degree holders, as well as a number of engineers.
Full list of new ministers with portfolios:
Portfolios of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in charge of the Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Department of Space, all major policy issues, and any other portfolios which have not been assigned to any minister.
Ashwini Vaishnaw: The new Railway Minister
Former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw, a 1994 batch IAS officer, was sworn in as the new Railway Minister. Communication, Electronics, and Information Technology have also been assigned to him. Vaishnaw holds an MBA from Pennysylvania University’s Wharton School and an MTech from IIT Kanpur. The 50-year-old is an Odisha Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament.
He has been recognised for his contributions to the infrastructure PPP framework, and he has also held key positions in big global corporations such as General Electric and Siemens. His educational and professional background should be extremely beneficial, particularly at a time when the government is focusing on overhauling the railway infrastructure.
Jyotiraditya M Scindia – The new Civil Aviation minister
Jyotiraditya M Scindia, an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard University, will now lead the prestigious ministry, which has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Notably, his late father, Madhavrao Scindia, previously held the portfolio during Cpngress regime.
Piyush Goyal: The portfolios assigned to him
Piyush Goyal, who already has the Commerce and Industry portfolio, has been handed the Textile Ministry and the Ministry of Consumer Welfare as well.
Anurag Thakur: The new Sports and I&B minister
Kiren Rijiju has been replaced as the country’s sports minister by Anurag Thakur, the former Minister of State for Finance. The restructuring occurs just two weeks before the Tokyo Olympics 2022. Between May 2016 through February 2017, Thakur was the president of the BCCI and also served as the board’s secretary. The Lok Sabha Member of Parliament for Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur constituency has also led the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA).
Rajeev Chandrasekhar: MoS for Skill Development and IT
Rajeev Chandrasekhar has been assigned to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship as well as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as a Minister of State. The Rajya Sabha MP holds an MTech in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as a Harvard University Advanced Management Program.
Ramchandra Prasad Singh – The new Steel Minister
Ramchandra Prasad Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar, is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the 1984 batch. He has a lot of bureaucratic experience. He has done his MA in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Bhagwanth Khuba: Minister of State in Renewable Energy and Chemicals and Fertilizers
Bhagwanth Khuba has been appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers after being elected to the council of ministers. The Lok Sabha Member of Parliament for Bidar, Karnataka, has a BTech in Mechanical Engineering.
Subhas Sarkar: MoS Education
Subhas Sarkar, a first-time Lok Sabha member from West Bengal’s Bankura, was sworn in as Minister of State for Education. He is a member of the AIIMS Kalyani board of directors and a gynaecologist. He also holds a Calcutta University MBBS degree.
Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad: MoS Finance
Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, a doctor with experience in many fields of medicine, is a first-time MP from Maharashtra. He holds the following degrees: MBBS, MCh (Pediatric Surgery), MS (General Surgery) and FCPS (General Surgery).
Karad runs the Aurangabad-based Dr Karad Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Center.
Munjapara Mahendrabhai: MoS WCD and AYUSH
Munjapara Mahendrabhai, the first-time Member of Parliament for Surendranagar, possesses a doctorate in general medicine and therapeutics. He has been appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and in the Ministry of AYUSH.
Bharati Pravin Pawar: MoS MoHFW
Bharati Pravin Pawar is a medical practitioner with an MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College in Nashik. Her expertise is expected to be of great use to the critical ministry dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Sh e has been appointed to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as a Minister of State.
Meenakshi Lekhi: MoS in MEA and Culture Ministry
Meenakshi Lekhi, a member of the Lok Sabha from Delhi, is a Supreme Court lawyer with extensive experience in managing legal cases. She has been appointed to the positions of Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Culture.
Sarbananda Sonowal: Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways AYUSH
Sarbananda Sonowal, the former Assam chief minister who opened the way for Himanta Biswa Sarma’s elevation in the northeastern state, has been appointed as Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, as well as Minister of AYUSH. Sonowal not only has an LLB from Guwahati University, but he also has extensive political experience, having served as the Chief Minister of Assam for five years.
Dr. L Murugan has extensive knowledge of the legal system. He worked at the Madras High Court for 15 years and holds a Madras University LLM and Ph.D. in law. He has been named Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, as well as Minister of State in the Ministry of the Interior.
Dr L Murugan: MoS Fisheries, Information and Broadcasting
Dr. L Murugan has extensive knowledge of the legal system. He worked at the Madras High Court for 15 years and holds a Madras University LLM and Ph.D. in law. He has been appointed to the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying as well as the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as a Minister of State.
Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment and Labour & Employment
Bhupender Yadav, an LLB graduate of Government College in Ajmer, Rajasthan, has worked as a government lawyer for a number of significant commissions. He was appointed Minister of the Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, as well as Minister of Labor and Employment.
Ajay Bhat: MoS Defence and Tourism
Ajay Bhatt, a first-time MP from Nainital, has been appointed as Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism in the revised Modi Cabinet. Uttarakhand, in particular, will hold elections in a few months.
Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel: MoS Law and Justice
The legal degree of Satya Pal Singh Baghel will help him accomplish his duties as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice.
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma: MoS MSMEs
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, who holds an LLB degree, has served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Anupriya Singh Patel: MoS Commerce and Industry
Anupriya Singh Patel of the Apna Dal appears to have been nominated as Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with an eye on the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.