Rajnath Singh added to four more cabinet committees

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been added to four more committees of the Union cabinet late on Thursday, a day after the list of committees was released.

Earlier Singh was part of only two Cabinet Committees- security and economic affairs. But yesterday he was added to – the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth and the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development.

Under the Transaction of Business Rules, the Government has reconstituted 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 Narendra 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 eight committees.

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.

Composition

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

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
  • Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
  • V.Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs
  • 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 Subrahamanayam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce &Industry
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.

Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

Composition 

  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence.
  • 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 and Broadcasting
  • Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal and Mines.

Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence.
  • 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 Minister of Electronics 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
  • Prahlad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
  • Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

Cabinet Committee on Security.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
  • Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
  • Dr Subrahamanayam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs.

Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.

Composition

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
  • 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 Narendra Modi
  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence
  • 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.