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    Union Cabinet 2024: Ashwini Vaishnaw gets I&B Ministry as well as MeitY

    Ashwini Vaishnaw has been appointed the Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B Ministry) as well as Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in the newly formed Cabinet, as per the Indian government’s press release on June 10, 2024. In July 2021, Vaishnaw was given the responsibilities of MeitY and the Communications ministries (as well as Railways) in the 22nd cabinet reshuffle. In 2024, Vaishnaw retains the MeitY and Railways ministries but swaps the Communications Ministry for the I&B Ministry, earlier held by Anurag Thakur.

    Vaishnaw is a native of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, a former alumnus of IIT Kanpur and Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and, in his first few days as a minister, Vaishnaw had spoken about his plans regarding the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 and its various requirements. A detailed profile of Vaishnaw’s work can be read here.

    Jyotiraditya M. Scindia gets the Communications Ministry

    Jyotiraditya M. Scindia has been appointed as the Minister of Communications. In the previous Cabinet, Scindia was the Minister of Steel. In 2007, Scindia was appointed as the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology.

    Nirmala Sitharaman retains the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs

    Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed as the Finance Minister and Corporate Affairs Minister for the second time in a row. Sitharaman has presented six budgets since 2019, including the interim budget of 2024. Sitharaman has also served as the Defence Minister between 2017 and 2019, the second woman Defence Minister of India.

    Jagat Nadda gets Health Ministry

    Jagat Prakash Nadda has been appointed as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He held the same office between 2014 and 2019.

    Dharmendra Pradhan gets Education Ministry

    Like Sitharaman, Pradhan retains his position as the Minister of Education. In the previous Cabinet, Pradhan was also responsible for other ministries such as Petroleum and Natural Gas, Steel and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. In 2024, he only holds the Education Ministry.

    Pralhad Joshi heads the Department of Consumer Affairs

    Pralhad Joshi has been appointed as the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Earlier, this position was held by Piyush Goyal. However, Goyal has now been moved to Commerce and Industry,

    Ministers of State

    Dr. L. Murugan has been appointed as the Minister of State for the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting as well as the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry. Earlier, he was the Minister of State for the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

    Jitin Prasada has been appointed as the Ministers of State for MeitY as well as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

    Dr. Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani has been appointed as the Minister of State for the Communications Ministry and the Rural Development Ministry.

    Pankaj Chaudhary has been appointed as the Minister of State for the Finance Ministry.

    Harsh Malhotra has been appointed as the Minister of State for the Corporate Affairs Ministry and the Road Transport and Highways Ministry.

    Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao has been appointed as the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare as well as Independent Charge Minister of State for the Ministry of AYUSH.

    Anupriya Patel has also been appointed as the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare as well as Chemical and Fertilisers. Earlier, she was the Minister of State for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

    Jayant Chaudhary has been appointed as the Minister of State for Education and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

    Sukanta Majumdar has been appointed as the Minister of State for Education and the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region.

    B L Verma has been appointed as the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier, he was Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and Co-operation.

    Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya has been appointed as the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

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