New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's imprint on the Sunday reshuffle in the Council of Ministers is evident with several leaders who are in favour of more economic reforms now a part of his new core team. In the biggest reshuffle of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Cabinet, Manmohan Singh inducted 17 new faces and a total of 22 ministers giving several new and young faces a chance to prove their mettle as his government tries to remove the taint of scams and non-performance from its progress report.
The Congress has also shown that it is the big brother in the UPA by having 69 of the 79 ministers, including the Railways.
The new ministers are expected to take charge of their respective posts on Tuesday. Below is a list of a few ministers and their scheduled joining time on Tuesday.
Veerappa Moily: Petroleum Minister, to take charge at 9.30 am
Manish Tewari: MoS with independent charge, Information and Broadcasting, takes charge at 11.00 am.
Ashwani Kumar: Law and Justice Miniser, to take charge at 11.00 am.
Sachin Pilot: MoS (Independent), Corporate Affairs; to take charge at 11:15 am
KH Muniyappa: MoS (Independent), Ministry of Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises; to take charge at noon
Pawan Bansal: Railway Minister, to take charge at 12.15 pm.