Union Council Of Ministers Expanded With 19 New Ministers Of State
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Union Council of Ministers was expanded with the induction of 19 new Ministers of State on July 5. Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State with Independent Charge of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has been elevated as Cabinet Minister. President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee administered Oath of Office and Secrecy to 20 Ministers.
Vice-President Mr. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Mr. Rajnath Singh, Mr. Arun Jaitely, Mr. Ramvilas Paswan, Mr. Anant Geete, Mr. Sadananda Gowda, Mrs. Smriti Irani besides other ministers and dignitaries attended the swearing in ceremony in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Of the 19 new Ministers inducted today from 10 States, 15 have past legislative experience in the Parliament and in State Legislatures with 10 of them having served in central and state governments as Ministers and officials..
Of the new ministers, 9 are Post-Graduates and 7 Graduates including 7 with Degrees in Law, 2 Business Graduates and a Doctor.