Modi Government To Induct New Ministers Today

Former Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh and ex-diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri are the new ministers who will take oath to enter the Narendra Modi-led government on Sunday

She will be the second female face in the Cabinet Committee on Security apart from Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

A senior bureaucrat in Modi's office said the selection of new ministers was based on "passion, proficiency, professional and political acumen" to deliver on his vision of "a new India". Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joins the Cabinet, retaining the Minority Affairs Ministry.

Piyush Goyal will be the new Railway Minister and Suresh Prabhu who held the Railways portfolio earlier will be the new Commerce Minister.

He has often dealt directly with officials especially on his big initiatives such as developing 100 smart cities, bank accounts for millions of citizens and cleaning up the country, bypassing the ministers. Sitharaman, who held the Commerce and Industry portfolio before being named the Defence Minister in today's Cabinet reshuffle, said: "We will have to talk with the USA on trade policy-related matters".

The ministers' performance have been looked into consideration and their performance has been classified as being "positive" or "negative".

Modi Government To Induct New Ministers Today
Modi Government To Induct New Ministers Today

As Minister of State for Power, Goyal had initiated a number of reform initiatives to improve health of power distribution companies in states.

Out of the five states in the mix, it is noteworthy that Rajasthan, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh will head to the polls over the course of the course of the next two years. Finance minister Arun Jaitley was holding additional charge of the portfolio since Manohar Parrikar resigned from the cabinet to take charge as the Chief Minister of Goa.

Sunday's exercise did not involve BJP allies Shiv Sena and Janata Dal-United or new friend AIADMK. P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State in Shipping, lost Road Transport and Highways and got Finance.

Dr Satyapal Singh: Minister of State For Human Resource Development and for Water Resources.


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