Prakash Javadekar Elevated To Cabinet Rank

The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Mr. Prakash Javadekar, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.
The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath as Cabinet Minister to Mr. Prakash Javadekar, at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.

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.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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