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Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal is Railways Minister

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Published Sep 3, 2017, 1:41 pm IST
Updated Sep 3, 2017, 2:51 pm IST
Sitharaman became the second woman Defence Minister of the country; first was Indira Gandhi.
Piyush Goyal is the new Railways Ministry and Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Defence Minister. (Photo: PIB)
 Piyush Goyal is the new Railways Ministry and Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Defence Minister. (Photo: PIB)

New Delhi: After a major reshuffle of the Union Cabinet on Sunday, Piyush Goyal was handed over the charge of Railways Ministry and Nirmala Sitharaman was given the portfolio of Defence Minister.

Sitharaman became the second woman Defence Minister of the country; first was Indira Gandhi.

 

The Defence portfolio was until now with Arun Jaitley, who continues to be the Minster of Finance and also the Minister of Corporate Affairs.

Sitharaman, who was holding the Commerce portfolio as a Minister of State, was elevated along with Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to the cabinet rank.

As the Defence Minister, Sitharaman will be a member of the crucial Cabinet Committee on Security. The Prime Minister, Home Minister, External Affairs Minister and the Finance Minister are also part of the committee.

Who gets what:

 

Ministers

Portfolios

Uma Bharti

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Nitin Gadkari

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development Ganga Rejuvenation (additional charge)

Dharmendra Pradhan

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (additional charge)

Narendra Singh Tomar

Ministry of Mines (additional charge)

Suresh Prabhu

Minister of Commerce and Industry

 

Rajyavardhan Rathore

Minister (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Hardeep Puri

Minister of State (MoS) Urban Development Ministry

Alphons Kannanthanam

MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Tourism

MoS Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

MoS Health and Family Welfare

Vijay Goel

MoS Parliamentary Affairs, MoS Statistics and Program Implementation

 

Anant Kumar Hegde

MoS Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

RK Singh

MoS (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power

MoS (Independent Charge) of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Giriraj Singh

MoS (Independent Charge) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

                                                                                       

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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