On Monday, Dr Harsh Vardhan took charge of the Health ministry. The day also happened to be World Cycle Day. Highlighting the significance of the day..Dr Harsh Vardhan arrived at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on a bicycle to take charge as the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare.
The health minister said his priority will be to strengthen the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna. He said he will ensure that no person in the country is bereft of the benefits of the scheme.
Monday also saw Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad take charge of two ministries. first he assumed the charge of law ministry and then the telecom ministry. The minister held detailed discussion with senior officials and heads of telecom PSUs.
After taking charge as the Law minister..he said..the government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament. On uniform civil code, the minister said the government would hold political consultations on the issue..and also go through the Law Commission report on the issue.
The telecom minister also mentioned a deadline of 100 days to begin 5G trials in India has been set..He also said that the next spectrum auctions.. which will include 5G airwaves..would be held within this calendar year…
The minister added that revival of BSNL and MTNL would be a key task on his priority list..
Smriti Irani on Monday took charge as the Union women and child development minister. She was welcomed by senior officials of the ministry and minister of state in the WCD ministry Debashree Chaudhuri.
Soon after assuming charge, Irani held a meeting with all senior officials of the ministry..
The minister tweeted…Grateful to PM @narendramodi ji for reposing his faith and giving me an opportunity to contribute to the well-being of children & foster Women-led Development. We will continue to fulfil our commitment towards empowering women and creating a better tomorrow for our children.
Arjun Munda..a former chief minister of Jharkhand..took charge as the Union minister for tribal affairs on Monday. Senior officials in the ministry welcomed him as he assumed office…Later, the minister held a meeting with officials.
Renuka Singh Saruta, BJP MP from Chhattisgarh’s Surguja..also took charge as the minister of state in the ministry. Former Army Chief..General (Retd) VK Singh..took charge as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
The minister said he will ensure whatever infrastructure is required by the nation is completed as fast as possible. Also..Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti..took charge as the Minister of State in Ministry of Rural Development on Monday.
Many other ministers also took charge of their ministeries..Rao Inderjit Singh took charge as the Minister of State for Planning and MoS Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation…Ramdas Athawale took charge as Union Minister of State for Social Justice..
Most Ministers in Modi govt 2.0 have not only taken office but have also hit the ground running taking the Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwaas mantra forward.