Cabinet reshuffle: Who gets what

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expanded his Council of Ministers on Wednesday. The swearing-in of the new incumbents took place in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Three Ministers of State have been elevated to the ranks of Cabinet Ministers, two Ministers of State have been given independent charge of their Ministries. Dr. Singh has also effected a major reshuffle of portfolios.


Praful Patel, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Salman Khurshid, currently Ministers of State, have been elevated to Cabinet rank.

The following is the reshuffled council of ministers of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which has three ministers elevated to cabinet rank:

Cabinet Ministers:

1. Praful Patel: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

2. Sriprakash Jaiswal: Coal

3. Salman Khursheed: Water Resources and additional charge of Minority Affairs

Minister of State (Independent Charge):

1. Ajay Maken: Youth Affairs and Sports

2. Beni Prasad Verma: Steel

3. K.V. Thomas: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Ministers of State:

1. Ashwani Kumar: Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences

2. K.C. Venugopal: Power

The portfolios of the following ministers may also be changed as indicated below:

Cabinet Ministers:

1. Sharad Pawar: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

2. Virbhadra Singh: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

3. Vilasrao Deshmukh: Rural Development and additional charge of Panchayati Raj

4. S. Jaipal Reddy: Petroleum and Natural Gas

5. Kamal Nath: Urban Development

6. Vayalar Ravi: Overseas Indian Affairs and additional charge of Civil Aviation

7. Murli Deora: Corporate Affairs

8. Kapil Sibal: Human Resource Development and additional charge of Communications and Information Technology

9. B.K. Handique: Development of North-Eastern Region

10. C.P. Joshi: Road Transport and Highways

11. Kumari Selja: Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and additional charge of Culture

12. Subodh Kant Sahay: Tourism

13. M.S. Gill: Statistics and Programme Implementation

14. Pawan Kumar Bansal: Parliamentary Affairs and additional charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences

Minister of State (Independent Charge):

1. Dinsha Patel: Mines

Ministers of State:

1. E. Ahamed: External Affairs

2. Harish Rawat: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

3. V. Narayanasamy: Parliamentary Affairs and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister's Office

4. Gurudas Kamat: Home Affairs

5. A. Sai Prathap: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

6. Bharatsinh Solanki: Railways

7. Jitin Prasada: Road Transport and Highways

8. Mahadev S. Khandela: Tribal Affairs

9. R.P.N. Singh: Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs

10. Tusharbhai Chaudhary: Road Transport and Highways

11. Arun Yadav: Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

12. Pratik Prakashbapu Patil: Coal

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