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A communiqué from the Rashtrapati Bhavan describes the portfolios of the ministers who took the oaths of office and secrecy on Thursday

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New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan announced on Friday the portfolios of different ministers who took the oath of office and of secrecy on 30 May. Amit Shah is India’s new home minister, Rajnath Singh the new defence minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the new finance minister.

Former foreign secretary-turned-minister Subramaniam Jaishankar has got the external affairs ministry while Smriti Irani is the new women and child development minister while she retains the textile ministry, according to a communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance and Corporate Affairs minister while Nitin Gadkari will continue to be the Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

Piyush Goyal has been given the charge of the ministries of Railways and Commerce while Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to helm the Ministry of Law, Telecom as well as the IT Ministries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain DoPT, Atomic Energy as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated.

Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.

A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be its minister.

Ministers of State

Following is the list of portfolios allocated to Ministers of State.

Faggan Singh Kulaste: Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel

Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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

General (Retd) VK Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Krishan Pal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

G Kishan Reddy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Purshottam Rupala: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Ramdas Athawale: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Babul Supriyo: Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao: Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; MoS in the Ministry of Communications; and MoS in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and MoS in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa: Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Nityanand Rai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Rattan Lal Kataria: Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and MoS in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

V Muraleedharan: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Renuka Singh Saruta: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Som Parkash: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Rameswar Teli: Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Pratap Chandra Sarangi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Kailash Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Debasree Chaudhuri: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

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