Team 'Modi-fication' released by PMO; Modi's first day as PM gets a steady start

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New Delhi, May 27: It's the first day in office and Narendra Modi is already in his seat,  releasing the official council of ministers' portfolio, which includes both the Cabinet and the Independent group of ministers.

Interestingly, there was no change in the daily routine of Narendra Modi, which starts with Yoga and meditation. Following this, he reached office at 8:00 am sharp for a packed day ahead.

The first thing that he did was pay tribute to a picture of Mahatma Gandhi for a fruitful start of the day.  The file for the cabinet portfolio was presented, he signed and released the official letter. However, the best part was that everything was spot on time.

Earlier the photo ops had been cancelled since the final portfolio names had not been announced, but they are in place now.

According to reports, there are several bilateral meetings ahead in the day, which may include Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpakse and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at around 12:10 pm.

The above key bilateral meetings intend to strengthen the relations between the three countries. The discussions with Sharif and Karzai would address the peace ties. With Rajapakse, the PM may strike a conversation regarding the captivated Indian fishermen.

The final list of portfolio according to a press release by the PM's office is as follows:


1Shri Narendra Modi Prime MinisterPersonnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space All important policy issues
and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
1.Shri Raj Nath SinghHome Affairs
2.Smt. Sushma SwarajExternal Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
3.Shri Arun JaitleyFinance
Corporate Affairs
4.Shri M. Venkaiah NaiduUrban Development
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Parliamentary Affairs
5.Shri Nitin Jairam GadkariRoad Transport and Highways
6.Shri D.V. Sadananda GowdaRailways
7.Sushri Uma BharatiWater Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
8.Dr. Najma A. HeptullaMinority Affairs
9.Shri Gopinathrao MundeRural Development
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
10.Shri Ramvilas PaswanConsumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
11.Shri Kalraj MishraMicro, Small and Medium Enterprises
12.Smt. Maneka Sanjay GandhiWomen and Child Development
13.Shri AnanthkumarChemicals and Fertilizers
14.Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadCommunications and Information Technology
Law and Justice
15.Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju PusapatiCivil Aviation
16.Shri Anant GeeteHeavy Industries and Public Enterprises
17.Smt. Harsimrat Kaur BadalFood Processing Industries
18.Shri Narendra Singh TomarMines
Labour and Employment
19.Shri Jual OramTribal Affairs
20.Shri Radha Mohan SinghAgriculture
21.Shri Thaawar Chand GehlotSocial Justice and Empowerment
22.Smt. Smriti Zubin IraniHuman Resource Development
23.Dr. Harsh VardhanHealth and Family Welfare
1.General V.K. SinghDevelopment of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge)
External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
2.Shri Inderjit Singh RaoPlanning (Independent Charge)
Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge)
3.Shri Santosh Kumar GangwarTextiles (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
4.Shri Shripad Yesso NaikCulture (Independent Charge)
Tourism (Independent Charge)
5.Shri Dharmendra PradhanPetroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
6.Shri Sarbananda SonowalSkill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
7.Shri Prakash JavadekarInformation and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)
Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
8.Shri Piyush GoyalPower (Independent Charge)
Coal (Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
9.Dr. Jitendra SinghScience and Technology (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences (Independent Charge)
Prime Minister Office
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
10.Smt. Nirmala SitharamanCommerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Corporate Affairs
11.Shri G.M. SiddeshwaraCivil Aviation
12.Shri Manoj SinhaRailways
13.Shri NihalchandChemicals and Fertilizers
14.Shri Upendra KushwahaRural Development Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
15.Shri Radhakrishnan PHeavy Industries and Public Enterprises
16.Shri Kiren RijijuHome Affairs
17.Shri Krishan PalRoad Transport and Highways
18.Dr. Sanjeev Kumar BalyanAgriculture
Food Processing Industries
19.Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai VasavaTribal Affairs
20.Shri Raosaheb Dadarao DanveConsumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
21.Shri Vishnu Deo SaiMines
Labour and Employment
22.Shri Sudarshan BhagatSocial Justice and Empowerment

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