Union Cabinet reshuffle: Jaipal Reddy gets Petroleum

Union Cabinet reshuffle: Jaipal Reddy gets Petroleum

There was no expansion of the Union cabinet but only reshuffle of the Council of Ministers.

S Jaipal Reddy was made the petroleum and natural gas minister in the reshuffle. Praful Patel, Shriprakash Jaiswal and Salman Khursheed were promoted as Cabinet ministers while Congress leaders Beni Prasad Verma (Uttar Pradesh), Ashwani Kumar (Punjab) and K C Venugopal (Kerala) were the new inductions into the Council of Ministers in the rank of minister of state.

List of ‘reshuffled’ Council of Ministers
Cabinet ministers:

1. Praful Patel: Heavy industries and public enterprises

2. Sriprakash Jaiswal: Coal

3. Salman Khursheed: Water resources and additional charge of minority affairs

Minister of state (independent charge):

1. Ajay Maken: Youth affairs and sports

2. Beni Prasad Verma: steel

3. KV Thomas: Consumer affairs, food and public distribution

Ministers of state:

1. Ashwani Kumar: Planning and parliamentary affairs, science and technology, and earth sciences

2. KC Venugopal: Power
The portfolios of the following ministers have also been changed:

Cabinet ministers:

1. Sharad Pawar: Agriculture and food processing industries

2. Virbhadra Singh: Micro, small and medium enterprises

3. Vilasrao Deshmukh: Rural development and additional charge of Panchayati Raj

4. S Jaipal Reddy : Petroleum and natural gas

5. Kamal Nath: Urban development

6. Vayalar Ravi: Overseas Indian affairs and additional charge of civil aviation

7. Murli Deora: Corporate affairs

8. Kapil Sibal: Human resource development and additional charge of communications and information technology

9. BK Handique: Development of north-eastern region

10. CP Joshi: Road transport and highways

11. Kumari Selja: Housing and urban poverty alleviation and additional charge of culture

12. Subodh Kant Sahay: Tourism

13. M.S. Gill: Statistics and programme implementation

14. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Parliamentary affairs and additional charge of science and technology and earth sciences
Minister of state (independent charge):

1. Dinsha Patel: Mines
Ministers of state:

1. E Ahamed: External affairs

2. Harish Rawat: Agriculture and food processing industries

3. V Narayanasamy: Parliamentary affairs and personnel, public grievances and pensions and Prime Minister’s Office

4. Gurudas Kamat: Home affairs

5. A. Sai Prathap: Heavy industries and public enterprises

6. Bharatsinh Solanki: Railways

7. Jitin Prasada: Road transport and highways

8. Mahadev S Khandela : Tribal affairs

9. RPN Singh: Petroleum and natural gas and corporate affairs

10. Tusharbhai Chaudhary: Road transport and highways

11. Arun Yadav: Agriculture and food processing industries

12. Pratik Prakashbapu Patil: coal

13. Vincent Pala: Water resources and minority affairs


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