Modi government reconstitutes six cabinet committees

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday reconstituted six cabinet committees, including the one on appointments and on security.

“The government has reconstituted six committees of the Cabinet i.e. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Security,” said an official statement.

The Appointments Committee would comprise the prime minister and the home minister, according to an official statement.

The Cabinet Committee on Security would comprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs would comprise of the prime minister, home minister, external affairs minister, finance minister, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Railways Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

The Cabinet Committee on Accommodation, on political affairs and parliamentary affairs were also reconstituted.

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