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:

Cabinet

1 Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space All important policy issues
and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
CABINET MINISTERS
1. Shri Raj Nath Singh Home Affairs
2. Smt. Sushma Swaraj External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
3. Shri Arun Jaitley Finance
Corporate Affairs
Defence
4. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Urban Development
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Parliamentary Affairs
5. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways
Shipping
6. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda Railways
7. Sushri Uma Bharati Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
8. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla Minority Affairs
9. Shri Gopinathrao Munde Rural Development
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
10. Shri Ramvilas Paswan Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
11. Shri Kalraj Mishra Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
12. Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Women and Child Development
13. Shri Ananthkumar Chemicals and Fertilizers
14. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Communications and Information Technology
Law and Justice
15. Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati Civil Aviation
16. Shri Anant Geete Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
17. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Industries
18. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Mines
Steel
Labour and Employment
19. Shri Jual Oram Tribal Affairs
20. Shri Radha Mohan Singh Agriculture
21. Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Social Justice and Empowerment
22. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Human Resource Development
23. Dr. Harsh Vardhan Health and Family Welfare
MINISTERS OF STATE
1. General V.K. Singh Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge)
External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
2. Shri Inderjit Singh Rao Planning (Independent Charge)
Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge)
Defence
3. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Textiles (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
4. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Culture (Independent Charge)
Tourism (Independent Charge)
5. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
6. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
7. Shri Prakash Javadekar Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)
Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
8. Shri Piyush Goyal Power (Independent Charge)
Coal (Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
9. Dr. Jitendra Singh Science 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 Sitharaman Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Finance
Corporate Affairs
11. Shri G.M. Siddeshwara Civil Aviation
12. Shri Manoj Sinha Railways
13. Shri Nihalchand Chemicals and Fertilizers
14. Shri Upendra Kushwaha Rural Development Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
15. Shri Radhakrishnan P Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
16. Shri Kiren Rijiju Home Affairs
17. Shri Krishan Pal Road Transport and Highways
Shipping
18. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Agriculture
Food Processing Industries
19. Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava Tribal Affairs
20. Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Danve Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
21. Shri Vishnu Deo Sai Mines
Steel
Labour and Employment
22. Shri Sudarshan Bhagat Social Justice and Empowerment

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