Four ministers – Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – were elevated to the cabinet level.
Arun Jaitley will keep both the Finance, and Corporate Affairs while Piyush Goyal has been assigned Railways.
Nirmala Sitharaman has been given Arun Jaitley’s existing portfolio of Defence Department.
PM Modi had met the group of ministers ahead of the ceremony and reportedly told them to perform and “do a good job”.
Shri Suresh Prabhu now holds the portfolio of minister of Commerce & Industry.