Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights: Complete List of Changes

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Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights: Complete List of Changes
New Delhi:  Here are the major changes in the Union Cabinet after the reshuffle:

  • Murli Deora has been shifted from the Oil Ministry to Corporate Affairs

  • Jaipal Reddy will replace him as Oil Minister

  • Kamal Nath has lost the Surface Transport portfolio and gets Urban Development

  • Kapil Sibal retains Telecom and HRD

  • Ajay Maken and KV Thomas elevated as Ministers of State with Independent Charge

  • Beni Prasad Verma will be new induction as MoS Independent Charge

  • Ashwani Kumar and KC Venugopal will be new Ministers of State. Kumar gets Planning and Parliamentary Affairs and Science and Technology and Earth Sciences while Venugopal gets Power

  • MS Gill moved from Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry to Statistics and Programme Implementation

  • Ajay Maken gets MoS Independent of the Sports and Youth Affairs

  • Sharad Pawar sheds Consumer Affairs and Food and Civil Supplies, retains Agriculture and gets Food Processing Industries

  • Virbhadra Singh shifted from Steel to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises while Vilasrao Deshmukh shifted from Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises to Rural Development with additional charge of Panchayati Raj

  • Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi gets additional charge of Civil Aviation in place of Praful Patel who gets Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

  • BK Handique divested of Mines portfolio, retains Development of North Eastern Region

  • CP Joshi shifted from Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to Road Transport and Highways

  • Kumari Selja loses Tourism but gets additional charge of Culture, retains Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

  • Subodh Kant Sahay shifted from Food Processing Industries to Tourism

  • Pawan Kumar Bansal retains Parliamentary Affairs, loses Water Resources which has been given to Salman Khursheed

  • Jaiswal elevated in the same ministry of Coal as Cabinet Minister

  • Beni Prasad Verma will be MoS Independent Charge in Steel Ministry while KV Thomas retains Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the elevated position of MoS Independent Charge

  • Dinsha Patel, MoS Railways, shifted to Mines and promoted as MoS Independent Charge

  • Changes have also been made in the portfolios of various Ministers of State. E Ahamed shifted from Railways to External Affairs while Harish Rawat from Labour to Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

  • V Narayansami made MoS in the PMO, Department of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension. He retains Parliamentary Affairs while losing Statistics and Programme Implementation

  • Gurudas Kamat shifted from Department of Telecom to Home Affairs in the capacity of MoS. A Sai Pratap gets Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

  • Bharatsinh Solanki gets Railways as MoS while Jitin Prasada gets Road Transport and Highways. Madhav S Khandela moved to Tribal Affairs

  • R P N Singh will be MoS in Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs while Tusharbhai Chaudhary will be MoS Road Transport and Highways

Cabinet Ministers

Shri Sharad Pawar: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

Virbhadra Singh : Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Vilasrao Deshmukh : Rural Development with additional charge of Panchayati Raj

S Jaipal Reddy : Petroleum and Natural Gas

Kamal Nath : Urban Development

Vayalar Ravi : Overseas Indian Affairs with additional charge of Civil Aviation

Murli Deora : Corporate Affairs

Kapil Sibal : Human Resource Development with additional charge of Communications and Information Technology

B K Handique : Development of North-Eastern Region

C P Joshi : Road Transport and Highways

Kumari Selja : Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation with additional charge of Culture

Subodh Kant Sahay : Tourism

M S Gill : Statistics and Programme Implementation

Pawan Kumar Bansal: Parliamentary Affairs with additional charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences

Ministers of State (Independent Charge) Dinsha Patel : Mines

Arun Yadav: MoS, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

Pratik Prakashbabu Patil: MoS, Coal

Vincent Pala: MoS, Water Resources and Minority Affairs

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