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Home Minister Amit Shah gets Cooperation; Mansukh Mandviya is new Health Minister

Big 4 ministries unchanged; Anurag Thakur gets I&B, Scindia Civil Aviation; portfolio allocation comes hours after cabinet expansion

Home Minister Amit Shah gets Cooperation; Mansukh Mandviya is new Health Minister

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkiaih Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah along with newly inducted ministers at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo credit: Rashtrapati Bhavan



Aditi Tandon
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 7

President Ram Nath Kovid on late on Wednesday allocated new roles to the ministers in the union council with the top four portfolios—defence, home, finance and external affairs—remaining with Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, and S Jaishankar with the newly created Ministry of Cooperation going to Shah.

Among the 15 cabinet ministers inducted on Wednesday, Narayan Rane has got MSME ministry, Sarbanand Sonowal Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Ayush; Virendra Kumar Social Justice and Empowerment.

Jyotiraditya Scindia has been named Civil Aviation Minister, RCP Singh Steel Minister, while  Ashwini Vaishnaw has landed Railways, Communications, Electronics and IT.

Pashupati Paras, the chief of the Lok Janshakti Party's breakaway faction, is the new food processing minister, Kiren Rijiju Law and Justice, RK Singh Power, New and Renewable Energy minister.

Hardeep Singh Puri is the minister for petroleum and natural gas and housing and urban affairs.

Health and Chemicals Ministry has been allocated to Mansukh Mandaviya while Bhupendra Yadav is the new minister for Environment, Forest and Climate change, in addition to Labour and Employment.

Purushottam Rupala is the minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairies. G Kishan Reddy, elevated as cabinet minister on Wednesday, has got Culture, Tourism and Development of NE region. Reddy was earlier MoS Home.

Anurag Thakur has been made Information and Broadcasting minister and allocated an additional portfolio of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Among the existing cabinet ministers, Nitin Gadkari retains Road Transport and Highways, losing Shipping, which has gone to Sonowal.

Narendra Singh Tomar has been retained as Agriculture Minister and Smriti Irani as Women and Child Development Minister, losing textiles to Piyush Goyal, who will retain Commerce and Industry.

Goyal will also retain Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Dharmendra Pradhan is the new education minister and will also handle the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry.

Here’s a list of the new allocations:

Cabinet Ministers

Rajnath Singh: Minister of Defence

Amit Shah:  Minister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation

Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar:  Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar:  Minister of External Affairs

Arjun Munda:  Minister of Tribal Affairs

Smriti Zubin Irani: Minister of Women and Child Development

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

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

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

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

Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of AYUSH

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs

Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Giriraj Singh: Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia: Minister of Civil Aviation

Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel

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

Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti

Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Law and Justice

Raj Kumar Singh: Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

Mansukh Mandaviya: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

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

Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Heavy Industries

Parshottam Rupala: Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

G. Kishan Reddy: Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Rao Inderjit Singh: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Jitendra Singh: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; 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

Given below is the list of MoS


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