India

Manmohan Singh makes major changes to government ministers


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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made widespread changes to his government. In addition to bringing in a number of comparatively new and young faces into the Cabinet, he has enlivened the Minister of State level with a number of fresh faces. He has said that he expects this to be the last reshuffle before an anticipated general election in 2014.

There are still some discrepancies between news sources, including the government of India sources, as to all the ministerial changes but after cross checking, the following is the list of new Cabinet members and Ministers of State with Independent Charge:

New Cabinet Ministers
K. Rahman Khan Minister of Minority Affairs
Dinsha J. Patel Minister of Mines
Ajay Maken Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
M.M. Pallam Raju Minister of Human Resource Development
Ashwani Kumar Minister of Law and Justice
Harish Rawat Minister of Water Resources
Chandresh Kumari Katoch Minister of Culture
Changes in portfolios of Cabinet Ministers
M. Veerappa Moily Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
S. Jaipal Reddy Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
Kamal Nath Minister of Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs
Vayalar Ravi Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
Kapil Sibal Minister of Communications and Information Technology
CP Joshi Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Kumari Selja Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Pawan Kumar Bansal Minister of Railways
Salman Khurshid Minister of External Affairs
Jairam Ramesh Minister of Rural Development
New Ministers of State with Independent Charge
Manish Tewari Minister of State with independent charge for Information and Broadcasting
K. Chiranjeevi Minister of State with independent charge for Tourism
Changes in the portfolios of Ministers of State with independent charge
Jyotiraditya Scindia Minister of State with independent charge for Power
K.H. Muniappa Minister of State with independent charge For Micro, Small and
Medium Enterprises
Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki Minister of State with independent charge for Drinking Water and Sanitation
Sachin Pilot Minister of State with independent charge for Corporate Affairs
Jitendra Singh Minister of State with independent charge for Youth Affairs and Sports
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