In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony

Four minsters promoted to Cabinet rank and nine new ministers inducted in the Council of Ministers during the swearing in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his cabinet.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
President Ram Nath Kovind arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new team at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhavan shortly before the swearing-in ceremony.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
The two ministers who got promoted, Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi greet each other before the swearing-in ceremony.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Rashtrapati Bhavan for swearing-in of new ministers.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
The cabinet reshuffle saw four ministers being promoted for acing their current assessments. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State Petroleum & Natural Gas; Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State, Commerce & Industry; Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs took oath for there new positions in the PM Modi's cabinet.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Hardeep Singh Puri, a 1974-batch of Indian Foreign Service, who served as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, took oath as a new minister in the cabinet.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Ananthkumar Hedge, 49, was sworn-in as new minister as part of the cabinet reshuffle. He has been a member of the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th Lok Sabha from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Virendra Kumar, 63, a Lok Sabha MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, takes oath.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Raj Kumar Singh, 64, sworn-in as Minister of State. He is a member of the current Lok Sabha representing Arrah in Bihar.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, 49, a Lok Sabha member from Jodhpur, Rajasthan and national general secretary of the farmers' wing of the BJP takes oath.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
Satya Pal Singh, 61, a Lok Sabha MP from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, is one of the nine new faces inducted in Prime Narendra Modi's cabinet. He took oath as a minister of state. Mr Singh is a 1980 batch Maharashtra cadre IPS officer and retired as the Mumbai Police chief.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
KJ Alphons, a former IAS officer, sworn-in as new minister in cabinet reshuffle. He is a member of the committee set up to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy, 2017.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
64-year-old Ashwini Kumar Choubey joins the cabinet as a Minister of State. At present, Mr Choubey represents the Buxar Lok Sabha seat.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
65-year-old Shiv Pratap Shukla, a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, takes oath.
In Pics: Union Cabinet Reshuffle Swearing-In Ceremony
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly inducted Ministers after a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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