Four junior ministers — Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal — were elevated to the Cabinet rank and nine fresh faces inducted as Ministers of State in a major rejig of his team by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The new ministers of state were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.
Nirmala Sitharaman becomes the first woman Defence Minister with full charge of defence ministry as Indira Gandhi was having additional charge of defence ministry as PM #NewIndiaCabinet.
Suresh Prabhu appointed as the Commerce Minister.
Piyush Goyal becomes the new Railways Minister #NewIndiaCabinet. Now, he is both Minister of Railways and Minister of Coal.
Nitin Gadkari gets the additional charge.
Dharmendra Pradhan gets additional charge of skill development.
Hardeep Singh Puri is now Minister of State for Urban Development.
Uma Bharti gets Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
R.K. Singh gets MoS (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power & Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is the Minister of Minority Affairs.
Ministers of State
Ministers of State (Independent Charge)