A day after Prime Minister along with his council of his ministers took oath of office and secrecy, newly appointed ministers were allocated portfolios and some of them even joined the offices today.
Former Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took the charge of Finance Ministry. Dr S. Jaishankar has taken over as the External Affairs Minister. Prakash Javadekar took the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Earlier, Santosh Gangwar took the charge of Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has taken the charge of Jal Shakti Ministry. He said, water scarcity is the biggest challenge in the world now and keeping this challenge in mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has integrated all water related issues with Jal Shakti Ministry.
Ram Vilas Pawan has taken over as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi assumes the office of Ministry of Minority Affairs. Dr. Jitendra Singh took charge as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Piyush Goyal has taken the charge of Commerce and Industry Ministry. Talking to media, Mr Goyal said, he is thankful to Prime Minister for reposing faith in him.
Ayush Minister Shripad Naik today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inducting him into Union Council of Ministers. Mr Naik was retained as the minister of state for Ayush, a position he held in the previous NDA government. He has also been allocated the responsibility of minister of state for defence.