PM Modi-led Central government reconstitutes eight cabinet committees

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has reconstituted eight Cabinet Committees. These include – Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Security, Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth and Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development. 

From the newly constituted cabinet committees, PM Modi is a part of six committees, barring Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and on Parliamentary Affairs, while Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all.

The Cabinet Committee on Security which takes all key decisions related to national security- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister & Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and External Affairs Minister Subrahamanayam Jaishankar were included.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet includes PM Modi and Amit Shah, while Cabinet Committee on Accommodation has Amit Shah, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Another important committee- Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs – headed by PM Modi and includes Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of External Affairs Dr. Subrahamanayam Jaishankar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V.Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Petroleum, Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

The members in other cabinet committees as follows-  

Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

Composition

  • 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 &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 & Empowerment
  • Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Minister of Information & Broadcasting
  • Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.

Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.

Composition

  • Prime Minister.Modi
  • 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 & Family Welfare; Minister of Science & Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences,
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce &Industry
  • Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprise
  • Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.

Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Modi
  • Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs.
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Minister of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Commerce & Industry.

Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Modi
  • Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture &Farmer Welfare, Minister of Rural Development: and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Commerce & Industry
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Minister of Human Resource Development
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum &Natural Gas: and Minister of Steel
  • Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill development & Enterpreneurship
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar, MOS(I/C)Labour & Employment
  • Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State(I/C) 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.