Narendra Damodardas Modi was on Thursday sworn in as the prime minister for a second term helming a 58-member ministry with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah making his debut at the Centre and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar emerging as a surprise pick.
The allocation of various portfolios amongst the sworn in ministers has been accomplished.
According to a press release by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, incumbent BJP chief Amit Shah has been allocated the Ministry of Home Affairs and Nirmala Sithraman has been announced as the new finance minister of India.
PM Modi has kept as many as four portfolios with himself:
He is in-charge of:
- Ministry of Personnel
- Public Grievances and Pensions
- Department of Atomic Energy
- Department of Space
PM Modi will also be in charge of all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his other Cabinet colleagues were sworn in by the President at a grand function yesterday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Union Cabinet for the 17th Lok Sabha includes 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state with Independent Charge and 24 Ministers of State (MoS).