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Modi Cabinet 2.0 Highlights: Portfolios allocated, first meeting held

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, May 31: After a grand swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, portfolios were allocated to ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet on Friday. Expectations are high from Modi government after the BJP stormed to power for the second time in a row by winning 303 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

First cabinet meeting

Several ministers of the Modi government Friday took charge of their ministries within hours of their portfolios being allocated, with some outlining their plans and speaking about challenges. Later, they got together at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in South Block for the first meeting of the Narendra Modi Cabinet, that took some key decisions like announcing pension to farmers, traders and shopkeepers. The cabinet also decided to convene the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha from June 17 to July 26, with the regular budget to be presented on July 5.

Prime Minister Modi also took charge of his office in the morning. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her deputy Anurag Thakur, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar, Railway minister Piyush Goyal, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar, Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan were among the ministers who took charge Friday. Minister of the newly-formed 'Jal Shakti' Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Personnel Jitendra Singh, Power and New and Renewable Energy minister R K Singh also assumed charge of their ministries.

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11:13 PM, 31 May
Rajnath Singh to visit the National War Memorial in Delhi on Saturday before formally taking charge as the Defence Minister.
9:56 PM, 31 May
The Modi 2.0 government in its first Cabinet meeting Friday approved a new scheme, which assures minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to all shopkeepers, retail traders and self employed persons after attaining the age of 60 years, fulfilling its poll promise. The decision taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here will benefit 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers. Five crore traders are expected to join the scheme in the next three years, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing reporters at a press conference. "All shopkeepers and self employed persons as well as retail traders with GST turnover below Rs 1.5 crore and aged between 18-40 years can enrol for the scheme," an official statement said.
9:33 PM, 31 May
Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Javadekar said the first two days of the session will be devoted to swearing-in of the newly elected MPs while the Lok Sabha speaker will be elected on June 19. The President's address to the joint sitting of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will take place on June 20, he said. The economic survey will be tabled on July 4 followed by the presentation of the budget on the next day. The session will have a total of 30 sittings. It will be the first budget of the Modi government in its second term and will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The interim budget for the year 2019-20 was presented by then Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1.
8:56 PM, 31 May
"Cabinet has cleared a special scheme for Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis. The diseases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis are very common among the livestock – cow-bulls, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs," says Javadekar.
8:13 PM, 31 May
Union Cabinet has cleared pension scheme for traders. Three crore retail traders and shopkeepers will benefit from this decision, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
8:12 PM, 31 May
"Cabinet has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri-Kisan yojana to all farmers. Nearly 14.5 crore farmers will benefit from the scheme," says Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
7:20 PM, 31 May
Cabinet meeting ends.
7:12 PM, 31 May
Parliament session for the budget to be held from 17th June to 26th July. Election for Speaker will be on 19th June, reports ANI quoting sources.
7:11 PM, 31 May
Cabinet ends:
6:45 PM, 31 May
The Prime Minister has approved the following changes:- *The rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls. *The ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are/were martyred during terror/naxal attacks. The quota of new scholarships for wards of state police officials will be 500 in a year. The Ministry of Home Affairs will be the nodal Ministry in this regard.
6:43 PM, 31 May
The National Defence Fund (NDF) was set up in 1962 to take charge of the voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defence effort, and to decide on their utilisation. Currently the fund is being used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces, Para Military forces and Railway Protection Force, and their dependents. The fund is administered by an Executive Committee with the Prime Minister as the Chairperson and the Defence, Finance and Home Ministers as Members.
6:32 PM, 31 May
The ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are/were martyred during terror/naxal attacks. The quota of new scholarships for wards of state police officials will be 500 in a year. The Ministry of Home Affairs will be the nodal Ministry in this regard.
6:32 PM, 31 May
The rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.
6:29 PM, 31 May
PM’s scholarship scheme goes through major changes. Wards of police personnel who were martyred in terror or Maoist attacks will receive enhanced scholarships.
6:10 PM, 31 May
Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
6:04 PM, 31 May
In the fist cabinet decision, PM Modi has approved Hiking Scholarship Amount Under National Defence Fund. This will help kins of defence personnel martyred in action.
5:54 PM, 31 May
Prime Minister has approved the following changes: Ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are/were martyred during terror/naxal attacks. The quota of new scholarships for wards of state police officials will be 500 in a year.
5:51 PM, 31 May
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following changes: Rates of scholarship have been increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month for boys and from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.
5:46 PM, 31 May
First decision of PM Narendra Modi on assuming his office is approval to a major change in the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence Fund, say reports.
5:45 PM, 31 May
Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Arvind Sawant have arrived for the Union Cabinet meeting. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh have already arrived for the Union Cabinet meeting.
5:40 PM, 31 May
First Cabinet Meeting of Narendra Modi's second tenure as PM about to begin at South Block. PM Modi has arrived, other ministers are arriving one by one.
5:23 PM, 31 May
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived for the first cabinet meeting. The meeting is expected to begin shortly.
5:07 PM, 31 May
Former chief minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti congratulated Nirmala Sitharaman as she took charge as the Finance minister.
5:07 PM, 31 May
Australian foreign minister Marise Payne congratulated India's new minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar who took oath in Modi's new cabinet on Thursday.
4:55 PM, 31 May
Ram Vilas Paswan takes charge as the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
4:42 PM, 31 May
Prakash Javadekar takes charge as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
4:10 PM, 31 May
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes charge as the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, in New Delhi.
4:09 PM, 31 May
Piyush Goyal takes charge as Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
4:09 PM, 31 May
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes charge as Minister of External Affairs.
4:08 PM, 31 May
As the portfolios for the new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet were announced on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir politician Omar Abdullah urged them to update their Twitter handles.
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