Javadekar gets HRD, Prasad Law

Javadekar gets HRD, Prasad Law

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inducted 19 new faces into his Council of Ministers besides effecting significant changes in the portfolios of a few of his top ministers, consisting of SmritiIrani, ArunJaitley, DV Sadananda Gowda, M Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ananth Kumar and Chaudhary Birender Singh. You can find more information on here.

Perceived as a preferred, Smriti, who had a questionable run as the Human Resources Development Minister, was divested of the charge and moved to a less-significant Textiles Ministry. Prakash Javadekar, who was today elevated to the Cabinet rank by the PM, the only minister to be promoted for his great as the Environment Minister, was given the charge of the vital ministry. He is one minister, who along with Ananth Kumar emerged as amongst the top gainers these days’ exercise.

On the other hand, the Independent charge of the green ministry has been given to Anil Madhav Dave who was previously in the day sworn in as the Minister of State by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Another major change was in the portfolio of senior minister Venkaiah Naidu, who has actually been divested of the crucial Parliamentary Affairs Ministry and given the charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that was previously held by Finance Minister ArunJaitley. Given that his MoS Jayant Sinha has likewise been shifted to Civil Aviation Ministry, the move is also reading as a message to Jaitley.

The charge of the crucial Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has been turned over to Chemical and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar. Sources say the PM was not too pleased with the method Naidu was managing the affairs of Parliament, which stayed stalled for the majority of the 2 years that NDA has actually been in power.

IT Minister Ravi Shakar Prasad, typically taunted as call drop minister by the Opposition, has been divested of Communications and offered the Law Ministry previously headed by Gowda.


The Communications department will now be cared for by Manoj Sinha as an independent charge, while Gowda is the Statistics and Programmed Implementation minister.

Ajay Tamta, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Krishna Raj, RamdasAthawale and Ramesh C Jigaginagi were the five Dalit MPs sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee. Observers say this is an obvious attempt to produce a dent in the BSP vote bank as the Dalits comprise about 20 percent of the overall UP electorate. Those picked from Uttar Pradesh are Anupriya Patel, Krishna Raj and MahendraNath Pandey. Patel is leader of BJP ally Apna Dal while Raj and Pandey are popular Dalit and Brahmin leaders.

Soon after the conference of the Union Cabinet, Modi interacted with the freshly sworn-in ministers where he asked to strive with honesty and devotion.

At the same time, the President has accepted the resignation of Sanawar Lal Jat (Water Resources), MK Kundariya (Agriculture), Nihal Chand (Panchayati Raj), MD Vasava (Tribal Affairs) and Ram Shankar Katheria (HRD).

Cabinet choices

More affordable loans for farmers

New Delhi: Farmers will get short-term crop loans of as much as Rs 3 lakh at a subsidized interest rate of 4 per cent this financial, supplied they repay in time, otherwise a greater rate of 7 per cent will be charged.


The interest subvention scheme is for public and economic sector banks, in addition to cooperative banks, regional rural banks and NABARD for supplying short-term loans.

The plan was earlier implemented by the Finance Ministry. It was transferred to the Agriculture Ministry this year.

Names of HCs to be changed

As soon as passed, it will pave the way for changing the name of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay as High Court of Judicature at Mumbai and High Court of Judicature at Madras as High Court of Judicature at Chennai. With the names of the cities changed, there has actually been a need for altering the names of the High Courts too.

50 lakh set to get skill training

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has actually approved the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme having an expense of Rs 10,000 crore with the target to train 50 lakh apprentices by 2019-20.

The scheme will be executed by the Director General of Training under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It is for the very first time that such a plan has actually been designed to provide monetary rewards to employers to engage apprentices.

Fifty percent of the expense on offering standard training would be supported by the government; 25 per cent of the stipend payable to an apprentice would be shown companies straight.

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