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New Portfolio: Full List of Union Council of Ministers after Reshuffle

Here are the revised portfolios of the ministers:

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New Delhi, Sep 03, 2017: Following is the complete list of Union Council of Ministers after Sunday’s reshuffle and expansion:

Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, in charge of 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 Rajnath Singh – Home Affairs

2 Sushma Swaraj – External Affairs

3 Arun Jaitley – Finance and Corporate Affairs

  1. Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

5 Suresh Prabhu – Commerce and Industry

6 D.V. Sadananda Gowda – Statistics and Programme Implementation

7 Uma Bharati – Drinking Water and Sanitation

8 Ramvilas Paswan – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

9 Maneka Sanjay Gandhi – Women and Child Development

10 Ananthkumar – Chemicals and Fertilisers; Parliamentary Affairs

11 Ravi Shankar Prasad – Law and Justice; and Electronics and Information Technology

12 Jagat Prakash Nadda – Health and Family Welfare

13 Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati – Civil Aviation

14 Anant Geete – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

15 Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Food Processing Industries

16 Narendra Singh Tomar – Rural Development; Panchayati Raj; and Mines

17 Chaudhary Birender Singh – Steel

18 Jual Oram – Tribal Affairs

19 Radha Mohan Singh – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

20 Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Social Justice and Empowerment

21 Smriti Zubin Irani – Textiles; and Information and Broadcasting

22 Harsh Vardhan – Science and Technology; Earth Sciences; and Environment, Forest and Climate Change

23 Prakash Javadekar – Human Resource Development

24 Dharmendra Pradhan – Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

25 Piyush Goyal – Railways; and Coal

26 Nirmala Sitharaman – Defence

27 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minority Affairs

 

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

 

1 Rao Inderjit Singh – Planning (independent charge); and Chemicals and Fertilisers

2 Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Labour and Employment

3 Shripad Naik – Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

4 Jitendra Singh – Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge); Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space

5 Mahesh Sharma – Culture (independent charge); and Environment, Forest and Climate Change

6 Giriraj Singh – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

7 Manoj Sinha – Communications (independent charge); and Railways.

8 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge); and Information and Broadcasting.

9 R.K. Singh – Power; and New and Renewable Energy

10 Hardeep Singh Puri – Housing and Urban Affairs

11 Alphons Kannanthanam – Ministry of Tourism; and Electronics and Information Technology

 

Ministers of State

 

1 Vijay Goel – Parliamentary Affairs; and Statistics and Programme Implementation

2 Radhakrishnan P. – Ministry of Finance; and Shipping

3 S.S. Ahluwalia – Drinking Water and Sanitation

4 Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi – Drinking Water and Sanitation

5 Ramdas Athawale – Social Justice and Empowerment

6 Vishnu Deo Sai – Steel

7 Ram Kripal Yadav – Rural Development

8 Hansraj Gangaram Ahir – Home Affairs

9 Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary – Mines; and Coal

10 Rajen Gohain – Railways

11 V.K. Singh – External Affairs

12 Parshottam Rupala – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Panchayati Raj

13 Krishan Pal – Social Justice and Empowerment

14 Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor – Tribal Affairs

15 Shiv Pratap Shukla – Finance

16 Ashwini Kumar Choubey – Health and Family Welfare

17 Sudarshan Bhagat – Tribal Affairs

18 Upendra Kushwaha – Human Resource Development

19 Kiren Rijiju – Ministry of Home Affairs

20 Virendra Kumar – Women and Child Development; and Minority Affairs

21 Anantkumar Hegde – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

22 M.J. Akbar – External Affairs

23 Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Food Processing Industries

24 Y.S. Chowdary – Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences

25 Jayant Sinha – Civil Aviation

26 Babul Supriyo – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

27 Vijay Sampla – Social Justice and Empowerment

28 Arjun Ram Meghwal – Parliamentary Affairs; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

29 Ajay Tamta – Textiles

30 Krishna Raj – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

31 Mansukh L. Mandaviya – Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; and Chemicals and Fertilisers

32 Anupriya Patel – Health and Family Welfare.

33 C.R. Chaudhary – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Commerce and Industry

34 P.P. Chaudhary – Law and Justice; and Corporate Affairs

35 Subhash Ramrao Bhamre – Defence

36 Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

37 Satya Pal Singh – Human Resource Development; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

(IANS)

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Everything You Need To Know About The Skill India Program

Skill India aims to develop those sectors which require skills and skill development.

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Skill India Campaign is aimed at developing skills of Indian Youth. Twitter

By Ruchika Verma

  • Skill India by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi aims to develope skills in Indian youth
  • This campaign will help youth in developing their careers
  • Skill India campaign has many features which makes it distinct and successful

Narendra Modi’s government in its term has launched many programs which aim at improving the economical condition of India. The programs which are aimed at improving employment in India have been moderately successful.

'Skill India' is PM Narendra Modi's another dream project. Wikimedia Commmons
‘Skill India’ is PM Narendra Modi’s another dream project. Wikimedia Commmons

After successful initiatives like ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India‘, the BJP Government launched another program, called ‘Skill India.’ It is another dream project of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, which was launched on 16 July 2015. The project aims to train 40 crore Indians in different skills by 2022.

Here is the list of all the things you need to know about the Skill India Program :

Objective

Main aim of Skill India is to tap the vast potential of India’s indigenous manpower. The goal is to create opportunities and scope for the development of Indian youth.

Skill India aims to develop those sectors which require skills and skill development. The campaign also aims to identify new sectors for skill development. The main focus is to not only develop skills but also to inculcate entrepreneurship in the youth.

Also Read : Skill India Mission: How PM Modi can take forward UPAs work to make skilled India a reality

The aim of developing skills in 40 crores youngsters by 2022 is to be completed by running the campaign in each and every year of India.

There are also many other missions which Narendra Modi launched to fulfill this purpose. These missions are :

Prime minister Kaushal Vikas Yojna is one of the initiative launched under Skill India. Facebook
Prime minister Kaushal Vikas Yojna is one of the initiative launched under Skill India. Facebook
  • National Skill Development Mission
  • National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (Prime Minister Skill Development Scheme)
  • Rural India Skill
  • Skill Loan Scheme

Other features of the Skill India campaign are :

  • Skill India provides training and support for all traditional occupations like carpenters, masons, nurses, blacksmiths, tailors, etc.
  • Not only traditional occupation, it also lays emphasis new, modern areas of occupation like  like designing of jewelry and apparel,  banking and investment, finance, real estate, construction, textile, tourism, or any other field where skill development is needed.
  • For this program India has collaborated with countries like U.K. and Japan. This is done so that the training programs would be standerdised as per the international level. It will enable our  youth to meet domestic as well as international needs, if needed.
Skill India campaign has several advantages for youth as well as economy of India.
Skill India campaign has several advantages for youth as well as economy of India.
  • Courses offered under Skill India consider various factors such as age, location, language and financial status, to ensure that the candidate learns all the required skills like communication, management, etc.
  • The course methodology of Skill India is very interesting, interactive and  innovative. It includes games, group discussions, practical experiences, case studies etc.
  • Another important feature of Skill India campaign is the project called, Rural India Skill. It will standardize and certify the training process, as per the International standards.

Advantages of Skill India campaign and what makes it different.

The Sill India campaign has many advantages. It will raise the confidence and productivity of the youth through proper skill development. It will help them get well-reputed blue collar jobs. Soft training given during this course will not only help professionally, but also in personal development. It will also improve entrepreneurship in our country.

Apart from creating job opportunities, this campaign will also help in the growth of Indian industries by providing them with skilled man-power. While improving the lives of the youth,  this campaign will also help in improving India’s economy.

Also Read : Indian Consulate General in Chicago hosts “Make in India” seminar

Skill India aims to empower youth. Twitter
Skill India aims to empower youth. Twitter

What makes this campaign different from the other similar onesin the past is, the new approach. Skill India is not just a campaign, but a movement, as per the P.M. Narendra Modi. This program is also not for a certain strata of society, this program is non-discriminatory and is for every Indian who aspire to improve their skills and career.

Skill India campaign also doesn’t focus on just one type of professional skill, it is for all kinds of professions – be it traditional or modern. The certifying committee is also under a new ministry which will ensure that there no discrepancies.

Skill India campaign till now is running smoothly, benefiting many Indians and their careers. Hopefully, it will continue to run properly and will increase in its effectiveness.