In Pics: Union Ministers Take Charge

Following their first meeting held on Monday, the new Union Cabinet Ministers assumed charges for their respective ministries today under the leadership of PM Modi.

union minister Edited by Updated: Jun 11, 2024, 6:07 pm
In Pics: Union Ministers Take Charge

In Pics: Union Ministers Take Charge

 The NDA 3.0 has taken over charge forming the new government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his third consecutive term. Following their first meeting held on Monday, the new cabinet ministers have begun assuming charges for their respective ministries today.

Out of the five union ministers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah retained his ministry for a second term. Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter), Shah shared, “I reassumed charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs today. The MHA will remain committed to the security of the nation and its people, as it always has been. Modi 3.0 will take its efforts for India’s security to the next level and build Bharat as a bulwark against terrorism, insurgency, and naxalism.”

JP Nadda, the new Health and Family Welfare minister, took charge today. Espousing the importance of the department and his role, he said, “The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare plays a crucial role in the nation’s progress and the well-being of its people. As the backbone of the country, the health sector not only promotes public health but also stands as a strong force in addressing and overcoming health challenges.”

Praising India’s healthcare system which is “recognized globally for its excellence” for its “affordable and advanced infrastructure,” Nadda stated, “This transformation has positioned India as a prominent destination for medical tourism worldwide.”

Also returning is Dr. S Jaishankar as the Minister of External Affairs. Taking charge today, he expressed his gratitude to PM Modi for assigning him the responsibility on his official X handle.

Thanking PM Modi, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shivraj Singh Chouhan highlighted that the “top priority” for the PM is farmer welfare. On an X post, he committed to work hard and shared, “My fellow ministers and officers will work together as a team. We will put in all our hard work and efforts. Today, I handed over the Sankalp Patra to my officers, which contains the promises and guarantees of Modiji regarding the steps to be taken for the welfare of farmers. Work will also begin today to fulfil every resolution for the welfare of farmers. Let us all join hands and dedicate ourselves to the work of farming and the welfare of farmers from now itself.”

Actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi took charge as the Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism. While interacting with the senior officers of tourism ministry, Gopi shared his vision for development of tourism sector in the country.

Shobha Karandlaje took charge as the Minister of State for Labour and Employment. Apart from that, she is also the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya took charge as the Union Minister of Labour & Employment. He holds the portfolio of the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Former bureaucrat Ashwini Vaishnaw assumed charge as the Minister of I&B and Railways Minister. Expressing his gratitude, he thanked PM Modi and said, “Humbled by the responsibility and determined to meet PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s expectations for the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’.”