MoS Sports Jitendra Singh will also be MoS Defence

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UPA Cabinet
New Delhi, Oct 29: Jitendra Singh, who became the Minister of State(MoS) with Independent Charge of Youth Affairs and Sports ministry in the Cabinet reshuffle, will also hold a charge as MoS in the Defence ministry, it was officially stated here on Oct 28.

In a new communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, it was stated that Singh, who was allocated the portfolio of Minister of State (MoS) with Independent Charge of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, shall also be allocated the portfolio of MoS in the Ministry of Defence.

The communique said Jitin Prasad, who was earlier shown as MoS in the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Human Resources Development shall be changed to be read as Minister of State in HRD only. It said the changes were effected on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


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