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Amit Shah gets Home Ministry’ in Modi’s new Cabinet

Day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 57-member council of ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday, Modi government today allocated portfolio to his new ministers. Nirmala Sitharama has got the key Finance Ministry and Amit Shah has got Home Ministry while Rajnath Singh has been given the responsibility of Defence Ministry.

The first meeting of the new Union Cabinet will take place later in the evening today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his other Cabinet colleagues were sworn in by the President at a grand function yesterday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Union Cabinet for the 17th Lok Sabha includes 24 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state with independent charge and 24 Ministers of State (MoS).

Here is the list of portfolios allocated to the new ministers:

PM Narendra Modi: (Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy;)

(Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.)

Amit Shah: (Minister of Home Affairs)

Rajnath Singh: Minister of Defence

Nitin Gadkari: (Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises)

Nirmala Sitharaman: (Minister of Finance)

Piyush Goyal: (Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry)

S Jaishankar: (Minister of External Affairs )

Ravi Shankar Prasad: (Minister of Law; Communication and IT)

Ramesh Pokhriyal: (Minister of Human Resource Development)

Narendra Singh Tomar: (Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj)

Smriti Irani: (Ministry of Women and Child Development; Minister of Textiles)

Ram Vilas Paswwan: (Minister of Consumer Affairs; Food and Public Distribution)

Dharmendra Prasad: (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel)

D.V. Sadananda Gowda: (Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers)

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: (Minister of Food Processing Industries)

Thaawar Chand Gehlot: (Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment)

Arjun Munda: (Minister of Tribal Affairs

Harsh Vardhan: (Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences)

Prakash Javadekar: (Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Information and Broadcasting)

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: (Minister of Minority Affairs)

Prahlad Joshi: (Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; and Minister of Mines)

Mahendra Nath Pandey: (Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship)

Arvind Ganpat Sawant: (Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise)

Giriraj Singh: (Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries)

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: (Minister of Jal Shakti)

Santosh Kumar Gangwar: (Ministry of Labour and Employment)

Rao Inderjit Singh: (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Ministry of Planning)

Shripad Yesso Naik: (Ministry of AYUSH; and MoS Ministry of Defence)

Jitendra Singh: (Ministry of DoNER; PMO; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space)

Kiren Rijiju: (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minority Affairs)

Prahalad Singh Patel: (Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism)

Raj Kumar Singh: (Ministry of Power; New and Renewable Energy; and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship)

Hardeep Singh Puri: (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Civil Aviation; and Commerce and Industry)

Mansukh L. Mandaviya: (Ministry of Shipping; and Chemicals and Fertilizers)

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