Newly inducted Union Ministers have assumed charge of their new portfolios after yesterday's major reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Government. Forty three ministers were sworn in to the union council of ministers yesterday. They included 15 cabinet ministers and 28 ministers of state. It was the biggest ressuffle since Modi assumed charge for the second term since May 2019. Modi government inducted three new Union Ministers from the North East region of the Country. Now there are 5 Union Ministers from the North East for the first time in the Indian Government.
Inner Manipur Lok Sabha MP, Dr. R.K. Ranjan is Minister of State in the Ministry of External affairs and the Ministry of Education. Ex-Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal holds portfolios for Ports, Shipping, Waterways & Ayush. Woman MP of Tripura, Pratima Bhoumik is Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Arunachal Pradesh's Kiren Rijiju is the new Union Minister for Law & Justice. While Assam Lok Sabha MP Rameshwar Teli will continue holding Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah now holds additional Portfolio of the recently created Ministry of Co-operation. Jyotiraditya Scindia is the new Union Civil Aviation Minister while Hardeep Singh Puri is the new Union Minister for Petroleum and will continue holding the portfolio for Housing & Urban Development as well.
Anurag Singh Thakur is the new Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting along with Sports & Youth Affairs. Odisha Rajya Sabha MP Ashwini Vaishnaw takes over as Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology. G. Kishan Reddy is the new Minister of Culture, Tourism and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
Mansukh Mandaviya takes over as Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Dharmendra Pradhan as Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. JDU leader Ramchandra Prasad takes charge as new steel minister and Raj Kumar Singh is the Minister of Power and Minister of New & Renewable Energy.
Parshottam Rupala is the new Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras takes over as Minister of Food Processing Industries and Dr Virendra Kumar is the new Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. Bhupender Yadav is Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Labour and Employment. Narayan Tatu Rane is the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey takes over as Minister of Heavy Industries.