Union Cabinet Expansion

Don’t be complacent, work hard and learn from your predecessors: PM Narendra Modi tells new ministers

The PM asked his ministers to reach office on time and channelise all their energy into their ministerial work, saying their focus should be on helping the most deprived people.

Jul 09, 2021, 08:06 AM IST

Meenakshi Lekhi, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh take charge as MoS in MEA; EAM Jaishankar now has 3 deputies

V Muraleedharan, an MP from Kerala, has already been serving as a deputy to Jaishankar. Both Lekhi and Singh were welcomed at the headquarters of the MEA by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

Jul 08, 2021, 17:03 PM IST

Will the induction of 7 ministers from UP into Modi Cabinet help BJP seize OBC, Brahmin votes in 2022 assembly polls?

After hours of careful deliberations with the party’s senior leaders, PM Modi inducted seven ministers from the state inducted into the cabinet – six of them are from the OBC and other backward castes. Their induction into the Union Cabinet clearly indicates the saffron party’s priorities and the significance it attaches to the upcoming UP elections.

Jul 08, 2021, 15:26 PM IST

Ashwini Vaishnaw, India's new IT minister, is a former IAS, ex-IITian, Wharton School graduate and PM Modi's most prized ministerial pick

Vaishnaw worked in Odisha till 2003, before being appointed as deputy secretary in the office of former prime minister A B Vajpayee. He was later appointed as Vajpayee's private secretary after the NDA lost the election in 2004. He quit government service in 2008 and went to Wharton University in the USA to pursue an MBA. 

Jul 08, 2021, 12:12 PM IST

Ashwini Vaishnaw, ex-IITian and MBA graduate from Wharton, takes charge as IT, Railway Minister

A former IAS officer of the 1994-batch, Vaishnaw has handled important responsibilities for over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the public-private partnership (PPP) framework in infrastructure, something that will help him in the rail sector.

Jul 08, 2021, 10:50 AM IST

Cabinet expansion: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar joins Narendra Modi Cabinet

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is a Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka, serving his third term as MP. Before he joined BJP in 2018, he was an Independent MP representing Karnataka in the Upper House from 2006 to 2018. He has served on various Parliamentary Standing Committees and enjoyed a long career as a successful Entrepreneur across multiple industries.

Jul 07, 2021, 20:07 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: RK Singh, bureaucrat-turned politician, elevated to Cabinet Minister rank

RK Singh, who has been elected twice to Lok Sabha in 2014 and 2019 from Arrah in Bihar, had become Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power as well and New and Renewable Energy in September 2017. He held the two ministries till May 2019.

Jul 07, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: Satya Pal Baghel takes oath as Cabinet minister

Born in 1960, Satya Pal has been elected to the Lok Sabha for the Samajwadi Party thrice, and once to the Rajya Sabha. In 2019, Baghel was elected to Lok Sabha from Agra as a member of BJP.

Jul 07, 2021, 19:24 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: Ex-IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw takes oath as Cabinet Minister

Ashwini Vaishnaw, a Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha, was among those who were administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind. Before entering the world of politics, Ashwini Vaishnaw was an IAS officer with huge administrative experience.

Jul 07, 2021, 19:13 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: Kiren Rijiju, BJP’s most recognisable face in Northeast, sworn in as Union minister

The Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal West was earlier the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and Ayush and Minister of State, Minority Affairs.

Jul 07, 2021, 19:02 PM IST

Cabinet expansion: Anupriya Singh Patel takes oath as minister

This is the first reshuffle in the Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019. 

Jul 07, 2021, 18:59 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: JD-U's Ramchandra Prasad Singh sworn in as Cabinet minister

Ramchandra Prasad Singh is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch, having served over 25 years across various capacities and domains.

Jul 07, 2021, 18:50 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: LJP leader Pashu Pati Kumar Paras takes oath as minister

A younger brother of late LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, Paras has been a 7-time MLA and 1-time MLC in Bihar, making him one of India’s senior-most State legislators. 

Jul 07, 2021, 18:39 PM IST

Cabinet expansion: Pankaj Choudhary takes oath as Union Minister

Maharajganj MP Pankaj Chaudhary on Wednesday (July 7) was sworn in as a Union Cabinet Minister.

Jul 07, 2021, 18:28 PM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar quit before PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle

PM Modi is expanding his Union Cabinet with a new set of Council of Ministers, as many as  43 new ministers were named who will be inducted on Wednesday evening at 6 pm. 


Jul 07, 2021, 17:48 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet expansion: Here's complete list of new Council of Ministers

PM Modi is expanding his Union Cabinet with a new set of Council of Ministers, as many as  43 new ministers were named who will be inducted on Wednesday evening at 6 pm. 

Jul 07, 2021, 16:47 PM IST

Ramesh Pokhriyal, Harsh Vardhan, 10 other ministers quit ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Santosh Gangwar, Debasree Chauduri, Sanjay Dhotre, Rao Saheb Dhanve Patil, Harsh Vardhan, Sadanand Gowda, Ashwini Chaube, Ratan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Babul Supriyo, DV Sadananda are among the 12 ministers who have resigned from their post. 

Jul 07, 2021, 15:51 PM IST

Union Cabinet expansion: Nari Shakti, youth power, representation of all castes - PM Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers will be all inclusive

This will be the first reshuffle in his Council of Ministers by PM Modi since he assumed charge for a second term in May 2019. The Prime Minister is reportedly bringing in young faces and giving representation to various other social groups, sections and communities and regions in this Cabinet reshuffle.

Jul 07, 2021, 15:41 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi likely to induct Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal in Union Cabinet reshuffle

The Cabinet expansion will be the first in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 


Jul 07, 2021, 09:29 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi holds meeting with Amit Shah, BL Santhosh amid buzz of Cabinet expansion

If the prime minister goes ahead with the exercise, he will be expanding his Council of Ministers for the first time since assuming the charge in May 2019 for his second innings. 

Jul 05, 2021, 23:41 PM IST