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Jaipal gets oil, 3 elevated in Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rejigged the Union Cabinet. Praful Patel, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Salman Khursheed were elevated as Cabinet ministers. Jaipal Reddy has been shifted to Petroleum while Kapil Sibal retained telecom and HRD.

ITGD Bureau | January 19, 2011 | Updated 23:40 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rejigged the Union cabinet, without disturbing the 'big four' incumbents in Finance, Home, Defence and External Affairs. This was the first cabinet reshuffle in the UPA-II after it retained power in May 2009.

Praful Patel, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Salman Khursheed were elevated as Cabinet ministers. Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy has been shifted to Petroleum and Natural Gas, while Kapil Sibal retains Telecom and HRD.

Cabinet ministers:

Praful Patel : Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shriprakash Jaiswal : Coal
Salman Khursheed : Water Resources and additional charge of Minority Affairs

Minister of State (Independent charge):
 
Ajay Maken : Youth Affairs and Sports
Beni Prasad Verma : Steel
Professor K. V. Thomas : Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Ministers of State:

Ashwani Kumar : Planning and Parliamentary Affairs and Science and Technology and Earth Sciences
K.C. Venugopal : Power

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

Cabinet ministers:

Sharad Pawar : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
Virbhadra Singh : Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Vilasrao Deshmukh : Rural Development and additional charge of Panchayati Raj
S. Jaipal Reddy : Petroleum and Natural Gas
Kamal Nath : Urban Development
Vayalar Ravi : Overseas Indian Affairs and additional charge of Civil Aviation
Murli Deora : Corporate Affairs
Kapil Sibal : Human Resource Development and additional charge of Communications and Information Technology
B.K. Handique : Development of North-Eastern Region
C.P. Joshi : Road Transport and Highways
Kumari Selja : Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and additional charge of Culture
Subodh Kant Sahay : Tourism
Dr. M.S. Gill : Statistics and Programme Implementation
Pawan Kumar Bansal : Parliamentary Affairs and additional charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences

Minister of State (Independent charge):

Shri Dinsha Patel : Mines

    Ministers of State:

    E. Ahamed : External Affairs
    Harish Rawat : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
    V. Narayanasamy : Parliamentary Affairs and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister's Office
    Gurudas Kamat : Home Affairs
    A. Sai Prathap : Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    Bharatsinh Solanki : Railways
    Jitin Prasada : Road Transport and Highways
    Mahadev S Khandela : Tribal Affairs
    R.P.N. Singh : Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs
    Tusharbhai Chaudhary : Road Transport and Highways
    Arun Yadav : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
    Pratik Prakashbapu Patil : Coal


    MINISTERS THEN AND NOW

     Cabinet Ministers
     New Ministry
     Old Ministry
    Sharad Pawar  Agriculture and Food Processing IndustriesAgriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
    Virbhadra Singh Micro, Small and Medium EnterprisesSteel
    Vilasrao Deshmukh Rural Development and additional charge of Panchayati Raj  Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    S. Jaipal Reddy Petroleum and Natural GasUrban Development
    Kamal Nath Urban Development Road Transport and Highways
    Vayalar Ravi Overseas Indian Affairs and additional charge of Civil AviationOverseas Indian Affairs
    Murli Deora  Corporate Affairs
    Petroleum and Natural Gas
    Kapil Sibal HRD and additional charge of Communications and Information TechnologyHuman Resource Development; Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences; and Communications and Information Technology
    B.K. Handique Development of North-Eastern RegionMines and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
    C.P. Joshi Road Transport and HighwaysRural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj
    Kumari Selja  Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and additional charge of CultureHousing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Minister of Tourism
    Subodh Kant Sahay  Tourism Food Processing Industries
    M.S. Gill Statistics and Programme Implementation / Youth Affairs and Sports
    Pawan Kumar Bansal Parliamentary Affairs and additional charge of Science and Technology and Earth SciencesParliamentary Affairs and Minister of Water Resources
    Salman Khursheed Water resources and additional charge of minority affairs
      Corporate Affairs, Minority Affairs
    Praful Patel
     Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
     Civil Aviation
    Shriprakash Jaiswal Coal  Coal



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