The federal government has reconstituted the highly effective cupboard committees below which Union ministers Smriti Irani, Bhupender Yadav and Sarbananda Sonowal have been made a part of the all-important Cupboard Committee on Political Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Union ministers Virendra Kumar, Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Singh Thakur have been included within the rejigged Cupboard Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in line with a notification issued by the Cupboard Secretariate final evening.
Nevertheless, there was no change within the composition of the nation’s highest choice making physique on safety affairs — the Cupboard Committee on Safety — and the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard, which takes name on all necessary appointments within the authorities within the rank of Joint Secretary and above.
The members of the Cupboard Committee on Safety are the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, Residence Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Exterior Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
The 2-member Appointments Committee of the Cupboard contains the Prime Minister and the Residence Minister.
The brand new members of the Cupboard Committee on Funding and Progress headed by the PM are Union Minister Narayan Rane, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ashwini Vaishnaw.
The Cupboard Committee on Employment and Talent Growth, headed by the PM, has new members in Union ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw, Bhupender Yadav, Ramchandra Prasad Singh and G. Kishan Reddy.