Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Scindia gets Civil Aviation, Vaishnaw given IT

8 July 2021, 11:52 am
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Soon after the mega overhaul of PM Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers, the newly-allocated portfolios were announced on Wednesday, 7 July, with Ashwini Vaishnaw being allocated Ministry of Railways, and Jyotiraditya Scindia getting charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

In the 77-member strong Council of Ministers, there are 30 Cabinet ministers, two ministers of state with independent charge, and 45 ministers of state.

Vaishnaw will also be Minister of Communications as well as Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, while Dharmendra Pradhan has been given Ministry of Education as well as the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Newly-inducted Cabinet minister Mansukh Mandaviya has been given the health portfolio along with Ministry of Chemical Fertilizers, while Hardeep Puri will be the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Housing and Urban Affairs.
Meanwhile, Kiren Rijiju has been given charge of the crucial Ministry of Law and Justice.
Anurag Thakur has been appointed Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and will also handle the Youth Affairs and Sports portfolio alongside.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has gone to Pashupati Paras, while the Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Labour and Employment ministries have been allocated to Bhupender Yadav.