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Manmohan Singh reshuffles Cabinet: Beni Prasad gets Steel, Dinesh Trivedi Railways

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to President Pratibha Patil, recommending changes in the Union Council of Ministers and requesting that the oath of office and secrecy be administered at 5 pm on Tuesday.

ITGd Bureau | July 12, 2011 | Updated 17:48 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to President Pratibha Patil, recommending changes in the Union Council of Ministers and requesting that the oath of office and secrecy be administered at 5 pm on Tuesday.

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Here is the list of portfolio changes recommended by Singh:

CABINET MINISTERS

Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo : Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

Shri Beni Prasad Verma : Steel

Shri Dinesh Trivedi : Railways

Shri Jairam Ramesh : Rural Development

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

Shri Srikant Jena : Statistics and Programme Implementation and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan : Environment and Forests

Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar : Development of North Eastern Region

Shri Gurudas Kamat : Drinking Water and Sanitation

MINISTERS OF STATE

Shri Sudip Bandopadhyaya : Health and Family Welfare

Shri Charan Das Mahant : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries

Shri Jitendra Singh : Home Affairs

Shri Milind Deora : Communications and Information Technology

Shri Rajiv Shukla : Parliamentary Affairs

The prime minister recommended that the portfolios of the following ministers may be changed as indicated below:

CABINET MINISTERS

Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh : Science and Technology and Earth Sciences

Shri M. Veerappa Moily : Corporate Affairs


Shri Anand Sharma : Commerce and Industry; and additional charge of Textiles

Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal : Parliamentary Affairs and additional charge of Water Resources

Shri Salman Khursheed : Law and Justice and additional charge of Minority Affairs

MINISTERS OF STATE

Shri E. Ahamed : External Affairs and Human Resource Development

Shri V.Narayanasamy : Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; and Prime Minister's Office

Shri Harish Rawat : Agriculture and Food Processing Industries; and Parliamentary Affairs

Shri Mukul Roy : Shipping

Shri Ashwani Kumar : Planning; Science and Technology and Earth Sciences

The prime minister fowarded the resignation letters of the following ministers with the recommendation that they may be accepted.

1. Shri Dayanidhi Maran

2. Shri Murli Deora

3. Shri B.K. Handique

4. Dr. M.S. Gill

5. Shri Kanti Lal Bhuria

6. Shri A. Sai Prathap

7. Shri Arun S. Yadav

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