1. Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: PM Narendra Modi expands Cabinet, many new ministers inducted; Pradhan, Naqvi, Goyal promoted

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: PM Narendra Modi expands Cabinet, many new ministers inducted; Pradhan, Naqvi, Goyal promoted

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: The new ministers come from varied walks of life, bringing in their unique professional perspective and proficiency to the Council.

By: | Updated: September 3, 2017 11:15 AM
PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah at the ceremony (ANI photo)

PM Narendra Modi led government on Sunday reshuffled and expanded its Cabinet in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of of President Ram Nath Kovind. The swearing in ceremony began at 10:30 AM. It is important to note that this might be the last Cabinet reshuffle before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In continuance of his track record of identifying his fellow team members on the merit of their past Performance and future Potential, the new ministers have been selected by the Prime Minister with a clear mandate to deliver on his vision of a New India. A vision which is built on the foundations of Development and Good Governance, and with a focus on the ‘Garib, Shoshit, Peedit and Vanchit’ segments of our society. The new Ministers are going to be strategically placed in key ministries, especially focusing on last mile delivery directly to the people. Here is the full list of the ministers who took oath on Sunday:-

1st – Dharmendra Pradhan

2nd – Piyush Goyal

3rd Nirmala Sitharaman

4th Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

5th Shiv Pratap Shukla

6th Ashwini Kumar Choubey

7th Dr Virendra Kumar

8th Ananth Kumar Hegde

9th RK Singh

10th Hardeep Singh Puri

11th Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

12th Dr Satyapal Singh

13th KJ Alphons

FULL VIDEO OF SWEARING IN CEREMONY:-


Earlier, as a part of the restructuring, six incumbent Ministers had resigned to take up other responsibilities. Having made meaningful contributions during their tenures, all of them have been important members of the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister has recognised and appreciated their service to the nation.

The new ministers come from varied walks of life, bringing in their unique professional perspective and proficiency to the Council. Many of them also bring rich administrative and governance experience. All the Ministers are highly qualified, with a number of them having professional as well as PhD degrees.

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