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PM Modi’s cabinet unchanged at top

Amit Shah, Rajnath, Sitharaman, Gadkari, S Jaishankar retain portfolios BJP President Nadda returns to Govt, gets Health and Family Welfare
01:18 AM Jun 11, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
pm modi’s cabinet unchanged at top
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New Delhi, June 10: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari retained their key portfolios in the third term of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the list of portfolios released on Monday.

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The list was released after the first meeting of the 30-member cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, a day after the swearing-in ceremony.

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The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, directed the allocation of portfolios among the members of the Union Council of Ministers with Narendra Modi holding the charge of Prime Minister and also incharge of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; all important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister.

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The cabinet ministers include Rajnath Singh as Minister of Defence; Amit Shah as Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation; Nitin Jairam Gadkari as Minister of Road Transport and Highways;

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Jagat Prakash Nadda as Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers; Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Minister of Rural Development; Nirmala Sitharaman as Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs; Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as Minister of External Affairs; Manohar Lal as Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Minister of Power; H D Kumaraswamy as Minister of Heavy Industries and Minister of Steel;

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Piyush Goyal as Minister of Commerce and Industry; Dharmendra Pradhan as Minister of Education; Jitan Ram Manjhi as Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh as Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying;

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Sarbananda Sonowal as Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; Virendra Kumar as Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment; Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu as Minister of Civil Aviation; Pralhad Joshi as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of New and Renewable Energy;

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Jual Oram as Minister of Tribal Affairs; Giriraj Singh as Minister of Textiles; Ashwini Vaishnaw as Minister of Railways; Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology; Jyotiraditya M Scindia as Minister of Communications and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region; Bhupender Yadav as Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism; Annpurna Devi as Minister of Women and Child Development; Kiren Rijiju as Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Minority Affairs; Hardeep Singh Puri as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Mansukh Mandaviya as

Minister of Labour and Employment and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports; G Kishan Reddy as Minister of Coal and Minister of Mines; Chirag Paswan as Minister of Food Processing Industries; C R Patil as Minister of Jal Shakti.

The Ministers of State (Independent Charge) include Rao Inderjit Singh as 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 Culture; Jitendra Singh as 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 PMO, 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; Arjun Ram Meghwal as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Law and Justice and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayush; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Jayant Chaudhary as Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education.

The Ministers of State include Jitin Prasada as Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; Shripad Yesso Naik as Minister of State in the Ministry of Power and Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; Pankaj Chaudhary as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; Krishan Pal as Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation; Ramdas Athawale as Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment; Ram Nath Thakur as Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Nityanand Rai as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; Anupriya Patel as Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers; V Somanna as Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani as Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; S P Singh Baghel as Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj; Sushri Sobha Karandlaje as Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment; Kirtivardhan Singh as Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; B L Verma as Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment; Shantanu Thakur as Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; Suresh Gopi as Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism; L Murugan as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Ajay Tamta as Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Bandi Sanjay Kumar as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; Kamlesh Paswan as Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development; Bhagirath Choudhary as Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Satish Chandra Dubey as Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; Sanjay Seth as Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; Ravneet Singh as Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Durgadas Uikey as Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; Raksha Nikhil Khadse as Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Sukanta Majumdar as Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Savitri Thakur as Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; Tokhan Sahu as Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Raj Bhushan Choudhary as Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti;

Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma as Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel; Harsh Malhotra as Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya as Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Murlidhar Mohol as Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation;

George Kurian as Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; Pabitra Margherita as Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.

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