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Key portfolio to new faces, major reassignments 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi allocated the portfolios to his team on Friday. The disbursal of duties clearly focuses on allocating the ministers portfolios which best suits the need of the nation as well as dwells on ensuring maximum output. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space. 
Further he will oversee All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Among the cabinet ministers, Rajnath singh, who was Home Minister in previous govt has been allocated the all important portfolio of Defence. 

BJP president Amit Shah will the country’s new Home Minister. NItin Gadkari will continue to work as Minister of Road Transport and Highways, he will also have Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. 

Senior Leader from Karnataka D V Sadananda Gowda has been entrusted with the responsibility of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. 

Nirmala Sitharaman has been elevated to the Minister of Finance; she will also be the Minister of Corporate Affairs. LJP leader Ramvilas Paswan is the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, while Narendra Singh Tomar will the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He will also be the Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj. 

After winning the Patna Sahib Seat, Ravi Shankar Prasad will be  the Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Representative fo Key ally SAD Harsimrat Kaur Badal will remain the Minister of Food Processing Industries. 

Thaawar Chand Gehlot will remain the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

Perhaps the biggest surprise name who was elevated to the post of cabinet minister, former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be the nations new Minister of External Affairs.

Former Chief Mnister of Uttarakhand Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will be the new Minister of Human Resource Development. 

Jharkhand leader Arjun Munda will be the Minister of Tribal Affairs. 

Smriti Zubin Irani will be the new Minister of Women and Child Development. She will retain the portfolio of Ministry of Textiles.

Delhi MP Dr. Harsh Vardhan will once again take charge as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He will also be the Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences. 

Prakash Javadekar will retain his position as the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He will also be the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Piyush Goyal will retain his portfolios as the Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry. 

Same is the case with Dharmendra Pradhan who will continue to be Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He will also handle the responsinilities as the new Minister of Steel.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will remain the Minister of Minority Affairs.

Pralhad Joshi wil the new Union Minister of  Parliamentary Affairs. besides that he will also be the Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

Promoted to the cabinet rank in this term, Mahendra Nath Pandey has been given the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Ganpat Sawant will be the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise. UP leader Giriraj Singh will be the  Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

While Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will handle the functioning of newly crafted Ministry of Jal Shakti.

There are 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in team Modi. 

Bareilly MP Santosh Kumar Gangwar will be Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Haryana MP Rao Inderjit Singh will handle dual responsibility of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Ministry of Planning.

Shripad Yesso Naik will continue to be in charge of the Ministry of    Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). He will aslo ne a Min of State in the Ministry of  Defence.

Dr. Jitendra Singh will be in charge of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; 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. 

Kiren Rijiju will be the Minister of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

While Prahalad Singh Patel will be the minister of culture and also the Ministercof  Tourism. 

Raj Kumar Singh will continue to be in charge of the Ministry of Power; He will also head the ministry Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and will be MOS in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. 

Hardeep Singh Puri will handle the key portfolios of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and he will be MoS in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 

Mansukh L. Mandaviya will be in charge of Ministry of Shipping; and will be Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
 

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