Major changes in Union Cabinet; Piyush Goyal gets finance

Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal and Rajyavardhan Rathore

As part of a cabinet reshuffle, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, now minister of state for information and broadcasting (I&B), was also given independent charge of the politically crucial I&B ministry, replacing Smriti Irani, who will retain her textiles portfolio.

The communique said Railways Minister Goyal will "temporarily" handle the Finance and Corporate Affairs ministries till Arun Jaitley recovers from his kidney transplant.

Did Smriti Irani pay the price for guidelines of Information and Broadcasting Ministry on fake news? The charge has now been given to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who was earlier given the MoS (Minister of State) independent charge of the Ministry of Sports. Interestingly, Rajyavardhan Rathore previously served as junior minister in I&B and now on, he will now hold full-scale charge of the ministry. Thus Piyush Goyal who has considerable experience in the concerned domain and with a contemporary outlook is a facelift for the NDA government as well. With him expected to be out of action for as much eight weeks, Rail Minister Piyush Goyal will be given additional charge of the finance ministry. Alphons holds independent charge of tourism ministry. Also before that, the PIB directive of cracking down on fake news lead to massive outrage which was withdrawn post direct intervention from the PMO.

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This will likely be Prime Minister Modi's final reshuffle before the 2019 general election. Among other suggestions to cut the flab, Irani's ministry recommended the sacking, with immediate effect, of all contractual staff, a move that was resisted and rejected by Prasar Bharati chairman Surya Prakash.

From now on, she will only be handling the textile ministry.

The pros and cons of stopping Free Dish will be sent to the ministry for it to take a call on it, PTI reported. The run up to the movie's release also saw violent protests and an unofficial ban on the film in several BJP-ruled states, despite being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification, which is under the information and broadcasting ministry.

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