Live: In Cabinet Revamp, Big Gains For Javadekar, Piyush Goyal

Live: In Cabinet Revamp, Big Gains For Javadekar, Piyush Goyal
New Delhi: In a big cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Ms Irani has been moved out of the Human Resource Development or HRD ministry and Prakash Javadekar, promoted to cabinet rank this morning, will hold the portfolio now. In other important changes made by PM Modi, Venkaiah Naidu will now be Minister for Information and Broadcasting, a portfolio held by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as an additional charge. Sadananda Gowda loses the Law Ministry to Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is also the Information Technology Minister.
Jul 06, 2016 02:36 (IST)
In Cabinet Revamp, Here Are The Big Winners


Jul 05, 2016 23:26 (IST)
Parshottam Rupala is Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Panchayati Raj.


Jul 05, 2016 23:26 (IST)
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan appointed Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
Jul 05, 2016 23:24 (IST)
Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor appointed Minister of State for Tribal Affairs.


Jul 05, 2016 23:19 (IST)
Krishan Pal will be Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Jul 05, 2016 23:18 (IST)
TDP's YS Chowdary will be Minister of State for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences.

Jul 05, 2016 23:18 (IST)
Vishnu Deo Sai will be Minister of State for Steel. Sudarshan Bhagat will be Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Jul 05, 2016 23:16 (IST)
GM Siddeshwara is Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Rajen Gohain will handle Railways as Minister of State.
Jul 05, 2016 23:14 (IST)
While Upendra Kushwaha is Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Pon Radhakrishnan will be incharge of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping.
Jul 05, 2016 23:11 (IST)
VK Singh is Minister of State for External Affairs.

Jul 05, 2016 23:05 (IST)
Babul Supriyo appointed Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Jul 05, 2016 23:05 (IST)
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti will be incharge of Food Processing Industries.
Jul 05, 2016 23:04 (IST)
Vijay Sampla appointed Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Jul 05, 2016 23:03 (IST)
Mahendra Nath Pandey will be the new Minister of State for Human Resource Development.


Jul 05, 2016 23:02 (IST)
Krishna Raj will be the new minister for Women and Child Development.


Jul 05, 2016 23:01 (IST)
Mansukh L Mandaviya appointed Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Chemicals and Fertilizers.


Jul 05, 2016 22:59 (IST)
Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre will be Minister of State for Defence.


Jul 05, 2016 22:58 (IST)
PP Chaudhary appointed Minister of State for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology.


Jul 05, 2016 22:57 (IST)
CR Chaudhary will be Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.


Jul 05, 2016 22:55 (IST)
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary gets Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Jul 05, 2016 22:53 (IST)
Sadananda Gowda given Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Jul 05, 2016 22:52 (IST)
Uma Bharati given Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
Jul 05, 2016 22:49 (IST)
Dr Harsh Vardhan will be incharge of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences.
Jul 05, 2016 22:46 (IST)
Giriraj Singh gets charge of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Jul 05, 2016 22:45 (IST)
Ram Kripal Yadav will be incharge of Rural Development Ministry.

Jul 05, 2016 22:44 (IST)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appointed Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs.

Jul 05, 2016 22:42 (IST)
Jitendra Singh gets independent charge of Development of North Eastern Region. He will be Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space.
Jul 05, 2016 22:37 (IST)
Manoj Sinha appointed Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and  Railways.

Jul 05, 2016 22:36 (IST)
Nirmala Sitharaman appointed Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge).
Jul 05, 2016 22:35 (IST)
Piyush Goyal given independent charge of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines.
Jul 05, 2016 22:34 (IST)
 Dharmendra Pradhan given independent charge of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Jul 05, 2016 22:33 (IST)
Shripad Yesso Naik has been given independent charge of AAYUSH.

Jul 05, 2016 22:32 (IST)
Rajiv Pratap Rudy appointed Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge).
Jul 05, 2016 22:32 (IST)
Bandaru Dattatreya appointed Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge).
Jul 05, 2016 22:31 (IST)
Rao Inderjit Singh appointed Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge), Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Jul 05, 2016 22:15 (IST)
Ramdas Athawale appointed Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Department.

 
Jul 05, 2016 22:13 (IST)
Arjun Ram Meghwal appointed Minister of State Finance for Corporate Affairs.


Jul 05, 2016 22:11 (IST)
Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi given Drinking Water and Sanitation Department.

Jul 05, 2016 22:09 (IST)
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir is the new Minister of State Home Affairs

Jul 05, 2016 22:08 (IST)
Santosh Kumar Gangwar has been given Finance department

Jul 05, 2016 22:03 (IST)
Chaudhary Birender Singh removed from rural development, now gets steel.

Jul 05, 2016 21:57 (IST)
Dr Mahesh Sharma gets independent charge of Culture and Tourism Ministries.

Jul 05, 2016 21:57 (IST)
Ajay Tamta has been allotted textiles department.


Jul 05, 2016 21:56 (IST)
Anupriya Patel appointed Minister of State Health and Family Welfare.


Jul 05, 2016 21:54 (IST)
Narendra Singh Tomar is the new Rural Development Minister.

Jul 05, 2016 21:52 (IST)
Ananthkumar is selected as new Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

Jul 05, 2016 21:47 (IST)
MJ Akbar is the new Minister of State, External Affairs

Jul 05, 2016 21:46 (IST)
Jayant Sinha moved out of finance to civil aviation.

Jul 05, 2016 21:41 (IST)
Ravi Shankar Prasad gets additional charge of law and justice.

Jul 05, 2016 21:40 (IST)
M Venkaiah Naidu to be the new Information and Broadcast Minister: Sources

Jul 05, 2016 21:36 (IST)
SS Ahluwalia appointed Minister of State Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs: Sources



Jul 05, 2016 21:34 (IST)
Faggan Singh Kulaste will be incharge of health and family welfare: Sources


Jul 05, 2016 21:33 (IST)
Anil Madhav Dave appointed Minister of State Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent In Charge): Sources

Jul 05, 2016 21:32 (IST)
Vijay Goel appointed Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sports (independent charge) and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation: Sources



Jul 05, 2016 21:30 (IST)
Smriti Irani loses has been moved to Textiles Ministry: sources

Jul 05, 2016 21:28 (IST)
Prakash Javadekar to be in charge of the Education Ministry: sources


Jul 05, 2016 21:27 (IST)
New portfolios for ministers have been announced: sources

Jul 05, 2016 18:31 (IST)
READ: No Idea Why I Was Dropped From Union Ministry, Says Mansukhbhai Vasava
Prominent tribal leader from Gujarat Mansukhbhai Vasava, who was dropped from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministerial council, today said he had no idea on the reason of his ouster, but admitted that he was working in a hostile environment."
Jul 05, 2016 18:31 (IST)
READ: Mayawati Says Cabinet Expansion By PM Modi A Drama Before UP Polls
Terming as a drama today's expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, BSP chief Mayawati said giving representation to a couple of leaders from the deprived sections will not ameliorate the lot of those communities."
Jul 05, 2016 18:28 (IST)
READ: Prior Engagement Keeps Sushma Swaraj Away From Oath Ceremony
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj could not attend today's swearing-in ceremony of 19 ministers due to a diplomatic engagement and, anticipating a negative headline in the media, she explained the reason for her absence well ahead of the event."
Jul 05, 2016 18:24 (IST)
READ: Ramdas Athawale's Induction Into Ministry Part Of PM Modi's Dalit Outreach
Ramdas Athawale, known for his comic sense, is a prominent Dalit leader from Maharashtra whose induction into the Modi government is part of BJP's endeavour to reach out to the politically crucial segment ahead of elections to five states including Uttar Pradesh."
Jul 05, 2016 18:23 (IST)
READ: PM Narendra Modi Now Has Largest Council Of Ministers In Years - 10 Facts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 19 new ministers on Tuesday to bolster his two-year administration. Five ministers have been removed from his government."
Jul 05, 2016 15:52 (IST)
PM Modi poted a photo with members of his newly sworn-in colleagues on Instagram.


Jul 05, 2016 13:07 (IST)
"Thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reposing his faith in me, will fulfil responsibility with complete sincerity," says Anupriya Patel.



Jul 05, 2016 13:01 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invites newly inducted ministers for tea at 2:30 p.m., reports news agency ANI.
Jul 05, 2016 12:57 (IST)
READ: Cabinet Reshuffle - How PM Narendra Modi's New Ministers Were Selected
The 19 leaders who took oath today as new ministers at the Centre, were picked after an exhaustive vetting and selection process to find the best talent, sources said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the expansion of his council of ministers will reflect "budget focus and priorities".
Jul 05, 2016 12:49 (IST)
READ: 5 Ministers Dropped From PM Modi's Ministerial Council
Five ministers were on Tuesday dropped from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers ahead of the swearing-in of 19 new faces and elevation of Prakash Javadekar to a cabinet rank."
Jul 05, 2016 12:29 (IST)
READ: 19 New Ministers In PM Modi's Government: Here's The Complete List
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers got 19 new faces on Tuesday morning. The ministers were sworn in at the majestic Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11 am.
Jul 05, 2016 12:23 (IST)

Five ministers dropped in PM Modi's cabinet reshuffle: news agency ANI.

Ministers dropped: Nihalchand, RS Katheria, Sanwar Lal Jat, Manuskhbhai D Vasva, MK Kundariya.

Jul 05, 2016 12:22 (IST)
READ: 'Say Your Name,' President Pranab Mukherjee nudged this minister during oath
Senior Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday forgot to mention his name while taking oath as Minister of State - but was quickly corrected by President Pranab Mukherjee."
Jul 05, 2016 12:05 (IST)
Jul 05, 2016 12:03 (IST)
In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reshuffled cabinet, 19 new ministers take oath and environment minister Prakash Javadekar gets an elevation.


Jul 05, 2016 11:39 (IST)
Subhash Bhamre, a cancer surgeon and BJP MP from Maharashtra, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:37 (IST)
PP Chaudhary, BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan, sworn in.


Jul 05, 2016 11:35 (IST)
CR Chaudhary, BJP's Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan, takes oath as minister.


Jul 05, 2016 11:33 (IST)
Anupriya Patel, leader of BJP's Uttar Pradesh ally Apna Dal, takes oath as minister.


Jul 05, 2016 11:32 (IST)
Mansukh Mandaviya, Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, sworn in. He cycled to Rashtrapati Bhavan.


Jul 05, 2016 11:30 (IST)
Krishna Raj, Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, sworn in.

Jul 05, 2016 11:28 (IST)
Ajay Tamta, Lok Sabha MP from Uttarakhand, takes oath as minister.

Jul 05, 2016 11:27 (IST)
Mahendra Nath Pandey takes oath. He is a Lok Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, where elections are due next year.


Jul 05, 2016 11:25 (IST)
Jaswantsinh Bhabhor, MP from Gujarat, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:23 (IST)
Arjun Ram Meghwal, MP from Rajasthan, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:21 (IST)
MJ Akbar, MP from Madhya Pradesh, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:20 (IST)
Parshottam Rupala, BJP MP from Gujarat, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:17 (IST)
Anil Madhav Dave, BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:16 (IST)
Rajen Gohain, BJP MP from Assam, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:14 (IST)
Ramdas Athawale, Republic Party MP from Maharashtra, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:12 (IST)
Vijay Goel, former Delhi BJP chief and MP from Rajasthan, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:10 (IST)
Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, MP from Karnataka, takes oath.


Jul 05, 2016 11:08 (IST)
SS Ahluwalia, MP from Darjeeling, five-time lawmaker, takes oath.



Jul 05, 2016 11:06 (IST)
Faggan Singh Kulaste takes oath.




Jul 05, 2016 11:04 (IST)
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar takes oath, elevated to cabinet rank.
Jul 05, 2016 10:49 (IST)
Ramdas Athawale is member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. He belongs to BJP's ally Republican Party of India (RPI). He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 from Mumbai North Central in alliance with the Congress. He was also elected to Lok Sabha from Maharashtra's Pandharpur constituency in 1999 and 2004 in alliance with Congress-NCP but lost the elections in 2009 from Shirdi.

Jul 05, 2016 10:46 (IST)
Parshottam Rupala is currently one of the vice presidents of the BJP and also a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. Mr Rupala is a strong Patel leader from Gujarat. He was also a Cabinet minister in Gujarat under Keshubhai Patel and Narendra Modi.

Jul 05, 2016 10:43 (IST)
Shiv Sena MP and Union Minister Anant Geete to attend the oath-taking ceremony of newly inducted Ministers in Cabinet.
Jul 05, 2016 10:42 (IST)

Jul 05, 2016 10:41 (IST)
Rajen Gohain is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Assam's Nowgong constituency. He has been representing the Nowgong constituency since 1999. He is likely to be inducted in the Cabinet as Sarbananda Sonowal created the vacancy after becoming Chief Minister of Assam.

Jul 05, 2016 10:27 (IST)
Mansukhbhai Mandavia is BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. He has earned a reputation as an eco-friendly person who chose to cycle to parliament instead of using private cars.

Jul 05, 2016 10:25 (IST)
PP Chaudhary is currently BJP's Lok Sabha member from Pali in Rajasthan. He is heading the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit. He had won the Pali constituency in 2014 Lok Sabha polls with nearly a 4 lakh margin.

Jul 05, 2016 10:21 (IST)
Faggan Singh Kulaste is currently a Lok Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh's Mandala. Previously, he was a member of the Lok Sabha from 1996 to 2009 from Mandala. He had lost the elections in 2009 and was later elected to the Rajya Sabha. He had served as the Minister of State under Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.



Jul 05, 2016 10:17 (IST)
Ramesh Jigajinagi is a member of the BJP and currently represents the party in the Lok Sabha from Karnataka's Bijapur. He is a member of the Lok Sabha since 1998. He was a member of the Janata Dal, Lok Shakti and Janata Dal (United) before joining the BJP.

Jul 05, 2016 10:11 (IST)
Krishna Raj is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur seat. She had defeated the Samajwadi Party candidate in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by over 2 lakh votes. She had also been elected to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in 1996 and 2007.

Jul 05, 2016 10:07 (IST)
CR Choudhary is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan's Nagaur constituency. He had defeated Congress candidate Jyoti Mirdha in 2014 general elections by over 75,000 votes. He is likely to be included in the cabinet expansion today.

Jul 05, 2016 10:04 (IST)
Arjun Ram Meghwal is a member of Lok Sabha from Rajasthan's Bikaner constituency and also BJP's Chief Whip in the House. He had defeated his rival Congress candidate in 2014 Lok Sabha polls with over 3 lakh votes. He was the trail-blazer - the first MP to use a cycle to get to work when Delhi implemented the odd-even traffic scheme to combat pollution. He is likely to be included in the cabinet.

Jul 05, 2016 09:56 (IST)
Mahendra Nath Pandey is BJP's Lok Sabha member from Chandauli constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Rural Development. Ahead of the cabinet expansion, Mr Panday said:

Jul 05, 2016 09:45 (IST)

Jul 05, 2016 09:43 (IST)

Jul 05, 2016 09:41 (IST)
Three are from Uttar Pradesh, where elections will be held in early 2017 -- Anupriya Singh Patel, MN Pandey and Krishna Raj - and three from Gujarat, where elections are due later next year.
Jul 05, 2016 09:41 (IST)
The ministers come from 10 states - Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bengal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Assam.
Jul 05, 2016 09:40 (IST)
There are two minority leaders - MJ Akbar and SS Ahluwalia - and two women -- Anupriya Singh Patel and Krishna Raj.
Jul 05, 2016 09:40 (IST)
The list also reveals a careful balance of caste, social and regional considerations. Two leaders - Jaswantsinh Bhabhor and Faggan Singh Kulaste - belong to Scheduled Tribes and five to Scheduled Castes -- Ajay Tamta, Ramdas Athalwale, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Ramesh Jigajinagi and Krishna Raj.
Jul 05, 2016 09:39 (IST)
The list of new ministers has an advocate, PP Chaudhary, a surgeon, Subhash Ram Rao, an editor, MJ Akbar, a former bureaucrat Arjun Ram Meghwal and a writer and conservationist Anil Madhav Dave.
Jul 05, 2016 09:38 (IST)
A government source said PM Modi laid down the framework for the selection of new ministers - those who can "deliver on his vision of development and priorities - 'gaon, garib, aur kisan' (village, the poor, and the farmer)."
Jul 05, 2016 09:36 (IST)
A few ministers in PM Modi's council will have to resign to make way for the new entrants since constitutionally, the council can have only 82. It currently has 66 ministers including the Prime Minister and, sources said, six ministers could be dropped.


Jul 05, 2016 09:34 (IST)
PM Modi also has to appoint a new sports minister with Sarbanada Sonowal moving to Assam as Chief Minister.
Jul 05, 2016 09:34 (IST)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley may, however, give up the critical Information and Broadcasting ministry, as PM Modi wants to reduce his workload, sources indicated. Mr Jaitley heads three major ministries.
Jul 05, 2016 09:33 (IST)
Sources said all those inducted today will be junior ministers or ministers of state and not of cabinet rank, though some may be given independent charge of their ministries.
Jul 05, 2016 09:32 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reshuffle and expand his council of ministers today and 19 new ministers are expected to be sworn in at the majestic Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11 am. The new ministers will take oath in the majestic Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. PM Modi, however, is keeping the contours of his cabinet close to his chest. Sources say the 19 will be Ministers of State and not of cabinet rank. Top sources also said there won't be any change in the top four ministers on Raisina Hill - Defence, Home, Finance and External Affairs.
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