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Oct 28, 2012 at 03:23pm IST

Cabinet reshuffle live: Pawan Bansal gets Railways, Moily Petroleum

New Delhi: 2.52 pm: New External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to immediately take charge, will meet officers at 3 pm. All joint secretaries, additional secretaries, the foreign secretary trooping into work.

New Cabinet Ministers:

K Rahman Khan: Minority Affairs

Dinsha J Patel: Mines

Ajay Maken: Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

MM Pallam Raju: Human Resource Development

Ashwani Kumar: Law & Justice

Harish Rawat: Water Resources

Chandresh Kumari Katoch: Culture

Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

Manish Tewari: Information & Broadcasting

K Chiranjeevi: Tourism

Ministers of State:

Shashi Tharoor: Human Resource Development

Kodikunnil Suresh: Labour & Employment

Tariq Anwar: Agriculture & Food Processing Industries

KJ Surya Prakash Reddy: Railways

Ranee Narah: Tribal Affairs

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: Railways

AH Khan Choudhury: Health & Family Welfare

Sarvey Sathyanarayana: Road Transport & Highways

Ninong Ering: Minority Affairs

Deepa Dasmunsi: Urban Development

Porika Balram Naik: Social Justice & Empowerment

Dr(Smt) Kruparani Killi: Communications & Information Technology

Lalchand Kataria: Defence

Cabinet Ministers whose portfolios have been changed

M Veerappa Moily: Petroleum & Natural Gas. He was Minister of Power and Corporate Affairs.

S Jaipal Reddy: Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. He was Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Kamal Nath: Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs. He was earlier only the Minister of Urban Development.

Vayalar Ravi: Overseas Indian Affairs. He used to handle the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Science, Technology and Earth Sciences and Overseas Indian Affairs portfolios.

Kapil Sibal: Communications & Information Technology. He used to look after Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology ministries.

CP Joshi: Road Transport & Highways. He was Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Railways.

Kumari Selja: Social Justice & Empowerment. She was Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Minister of Culture.

Pawan Kumar Bansal: Railways. He used to look after Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources portfolios.

Salman Khurshid: External Affairs. He was Minister of Law and Justice, and

Minister of Minority Affairs.

Jairam Ramesh: Rural Development. He was Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge) whose portfolios have been changed

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia: Power. He used to handle Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

KH Muniyappa: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. He was MoS (independent charge) in the Ministry of Railways.

Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki: Drinking Water & Sanitation. He was MoS (independent charge) in the Ministry of Railways.

Sachin Pilot: Corporate Affairs. He as with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Jitendra Singh: Youth Affairs & Sports. He was with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Ministers of state whose portfolios have been changed

E Ahamed: External Affairs. He used to look after the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Human Resource Development.

D Purandeswari: Commerce & Industry. She was with the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Jitin Prasada: Defence & Human Resource Development. He was with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Dr S Jagathrakshakan: New & Renewable Energy. He was with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh: Home. He was with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

KC Venugopal: Civil Aviation. He was with the Ministry of Power.

Rajeev Shukla: Parliamentary Affairs & Planning. He used to look only after Parliamentary Affairs.

1:20 pm: K Chiranjeevi is Minister of State for Tourism with independent charge while Tariq Anwar is Minister of State for Agriculture.

1:18 pm: Sachin Pilot made Minister of State in Corporate Affairs with independent charge.

1:16 pm: Veerappa Moily moved to Petroleum Ministry from Corporate Affairs, Jyotiraditya Scindia made Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power.

1:10 pm: Harish Rawat made Water Resources Minister while Chandresh Kumari Katoch is the new Culture Minister.

1:09 pm: Dinsha Patel promoted as Cabinet Minister in Mines Ministry, Pallam Raju upgraded and made HRD Minister.

1:06 pm:Ashwani Kumar gets Law Ministry, Rahman Khan made Minority Affairs Minister, Ajay Maken is Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

1:04 pm: Salman Khurshid is the new External Affairs Minister.

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government (UPA) got 17 new faces with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh going in for a major reshuffle of his ministry on Sunday which now has 79 members. The focus of the reshuffle was on inducting new and young faces with the states of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal cornering the major share of the 22 ministers who were sworn in.

While Andhra Pradesh has six new faces, West Bengal will have three more representatives. The move to give prominence to Andhra and Bengal is seen as a strategy to counter the Telangana statehood issue and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who has pulled out of the UPA following differences over economic reforms.

The ministers sworn in on Sunday:

12:10 pm: Minister of State: Lalchand Kataria from Rajasthan.

12:08 pm: Minister of State: Dr Smt Kruparani Killi from Andhra Pradesh.

12:04 am: Minister of State: Porika Balram Naik from Andhra Pradesh.

12:03 am: Minister of State: Deepa Dasmunsi from West Bengal.

12:01 pm: Minister of State: Ninong Ering from Arunachal Pradesh.

11:59 am: Minister of State: Sarve Satyanarayana from Andhra Pradesh.

11:57 am: Minister of State: Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury from West Bengal.

11: 56 am: Minister of State: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from West Bengal.

11: 55 am: Minister of State: Ranee Narah of Assam.

11: 54 am: Minister of State: K Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy from Andhra Pradesh.

11: 52 am: Minister of State: Tariq Anwar elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.

11:48 am Kodikunnil Suresh from Kerala gets Minister of State rank.

11:48 am Shashi Tharoor from Kerala becomes Minister of State.

11:46 am: MOS Independent Charge for Manish Tewari (Punjab) and Telugu film superstar K Chiranjeevi (Andhra Pradesh).

11:44 am: Chandresh Kumari Katoch from Rajasthan sworn in as Cabinet minister

11:42 am: Harish Rawat from Uttarakhand elevated to Cabinet rank

11:40 am: Ashwani Kumar from Punjab is the new Law Minister.

11:38 am: Pallam Raju from Andhra Pradesh elevated to Cabinet rank.

11:36 am: Dinsha Patel from Gujarat and Ajay Maken from Delhi elevated to Cabinet rank.

11:34 am: K Rahman Khan from Karnataka gets Ministry of Minority Affairs, a Cabinet rank.