Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived shortly before 9 am for his first day in the office.
( May 27, 2014, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived shortly before 9 am for his first day in the office.
The swearing-in is done, jobs have been allocated. And on Day 1 in the office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to meet SAARC leaders. Here are the highlights of the day:
9.39 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
9.36 am: Former Karnataka chief minister Sadanand Gowda gets Railways.
9.35 am: Harsh Vardhan gets Health and Family Welfare.
9.34 am: Jual Oram gets Tribal Affairs; Radha Mohan Singh gets Agriculture; Thaawar Chand Gehlot gets Social Justice and Empowerment.
9.31 am: Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati of TDP gets Civil Aviation; Anant Geete of Shiv Sena gets Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
9.29 am: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan gets Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Kalraj Mishra gets Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
9.25 am: Former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu gets Urban Development Ministry.
9.12 am: Smriti Irani gets HRD; Nitin Gadkari gets Transport; General (Retd) V K Singh is MoS (Ind Charge) North East and MoS External Affairs.
9.06 am: Rajnath Singh gets Home; Arun Jaitley gets Finance, with additional charge of Defence; Sushma Swaraj gets External Affair.
9.00 am: The portfolios for the ministers of Narendra Modi Cabinet have been announced.
8.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at his office for Day 1 of his new job.
8.42 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits Jama Masjid in old Delhi.
Complete list of the Portfolios of Ministers are follows;
As many as 23 Cabinet Ministers and 22 Ministers of State took oath as part of the Narendra Modi government on Monday evening. However, there portfolios were formally allocated on Tuesday morning itself. Here’s a list of all the members of Team Modi and their portfolios:
Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space, All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
Rajnath Singh – Home Affairs
Sushma Swaraj – External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
Arun Jaitley – Finance, Corporate Affairs, Defence
M Venkaiah Naidu – Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs
Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
D V Sadananda Gowda – Railways
Uma Bharti – Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Najma Heptullah – Minority Affairs
Gopinath Munde – Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
Ramvilas Paswan – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Kalraj Mishra – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Maneka Gandhi – Women and Child Development
Ananth Kumar – Chemicals and Fertilizers
Ravi Shankar Prasad – Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice
Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati – Civil Aviation
Anant Geete – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Food Processing Industries
Narendra Singh Tomar – Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment
Jual Oram – Tribal Affairs
Radha Mohan Singh – Agriculture
Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Social Justice and Empowerment
Smriti Zubin Irani – Human Resource Development
Dr Harsh Vardhan – Health and Family Welfare
Ministers of State
General (Retd) V K Singh – Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
Inderjit Singh Rao – Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), Defence
Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Shripad Yesso Naik – Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge)
Dharmendra Pradhan – Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
Sarbananda Sonowal – Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
Prakash Javadekar – Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs
Piyush Goyal – Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
Jitendra Singh – Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space
Nirmala Sitharaman – Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance, Corporate Affairs
G M Siddeshwara – Civil Aviation
Manoj Sinha – Railways
Nihalchand – Chemicals and Fertilizers
Upendra Kushwaha – Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
Radhakrishnan P – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Kiren Rijiju – Home Affairs
Krishan Pal – Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Agriculture, Food Processing Industries
Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava – Tribal Affairs
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Vishnu Deo Sai – Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment
Sudarshan Bhagat – Social Justice and Empowerment