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(17-June, 2013 19:19 IST )

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The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has been pleased to appoint the following as members of the Council of Ministers:-

CABINET MINISTERS

1. Shri Sis Ram Ola
2. Shri Oscar Fernandes
3. Dr. Girija Vyas
4. Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao

MINISTERS OF STATE

1. Shri Manikrao H. Gavit
2. Smt. Santosh Chowdhary
3. Dr. E.M.S. Natchiappan
4. Shri Jesudasu Seelam

The President administered the Oaths of Office and Secrecy to the above members of the Council of Ministers at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, today (June 17, 2013).

The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that the newly appointed Ministers shall be allocated portfolios as below :-

CABINET MINISTERS

1. Shri Sis Ram Ola: Labour and Employment
2. Shri Oscar Fernandes: Road Transport and Highways
3. Dr. Girija Vyas: Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
4. Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao: Textiles

MINISTERS OF STATE

1. Shri Manikrao H. Gavit: Social Justice & Empowerment
2. Smt. Santosh Chowdhary: Health & Family Welfare
3. Dr. E.M.S. Natchiappan: Commerce and Industry
4. Shri Jesudasu Seelam: Finance

The President also directed that consequent upon the allocation of the portfolios as above to the newly appointed Ministers, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, presently Minister for Labour and Employment, shall be allocated the portfolio of the Minister for Railways.

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