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Rajnath Singh's name added in key Cabinet Committees, to head panel on Parl Affairs

Earlier, Rajnath Singh Was Part Of Just Two Committees - The Cabinet Committee On Economic Affairs (CCEA) And The Cabinet Committee On Security (CCS).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 07 Jun 2019, 08:36:39 AM
Rajnath Singh is now heading parliamentary affairs. (File Photo: PTI)

New Delhi :

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's name has been added in four key Cabinet Committees after being left out of them earlier in the day. The Defence Minister, who was part of just two of the revamped committees, is now part of six of them.

Singh, who was home minister in the preceding government and member of six committees, is now part of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Investment & Growth and Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development. 

Earlier, Singh was part of just two committees -  the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) and the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). 

Interestingly, Home Minister Amit Shah figured in all the Cabinet Committees constituted by the government, a development that highlights his importance in the second Modi dispensation. He is heading two Committees - Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. 

Similarly Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's name figured in all but one of them.

The government has reconstituted six committees to reflect the changes in the new dispensation and formed two new Cabinet panels to deal with issues like investment, growth, employment and skill development, amid concerns over economic slowdown.

Composition of the Cabinet Committees

1. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

2. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation:

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry

Special Invitees:

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing &Urban Affairs; Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

3. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and Justice.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.

S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce &Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.

4. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs:

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence.

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs

Ramvilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development, and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and Justice

Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.

Special Invitees:

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs

5. Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs

Ramvilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology; and Minister of Law and Justice

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences,

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry

Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.

6. Cabinet Committee on Security:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.

S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs.

7. Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Minister of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

8. Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank', Minister of Human Resource Development

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas: and Minister of Steel

Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Enterpreneurship

Santosh Kumar Gangwar, MOS(I/C)Labour and Employment

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Minister of State(I/C) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Special Invitees:

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.

Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development and Textiles

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) Culture, MOS (I/C) Tourism.

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First Published : 06 Jun 2019, 10:45:38 PM

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