In a major cabinet reshuffle at Centre, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal given additional charge of finance till Minister Arun Jaitley recovers.
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore assigned independent charge as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in place of Smriti Irani who retains textiles Ministry.
The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed reallocation of portfolios among certain members of the Union Council of Ministers.
During the period of indisposition of Arun Jaitley, Minister; the portfolios of Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs held by him, have been temporarily assigned to Piyush Goyal, in addition to his existing portfolios.
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has been assigned independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in place of Smriti Zubin Irani.
S.S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State has been relieved of the charge of Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and assigned the portfolio of Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
Alphons KJ, Minister of State has been relieved of the charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.