Sibal will hold additional charge of law along with the communications and information technology ministry.

Kapil Sibal
Kapil Sibal. File pic

"I am thankful to prime minister (Manmohan Singh) and Congress chief (Sonia Gandhi) for assigning me this job. With a year to go for next Lok Sabha elections, I will do my best to fulfill the responsibilities," Sibal told reporters here.

Ashwani Kumar resigned Friday.