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TNPSC Current Affairs: List of Union Council of Ministers - Expanded in July 5, 2016

  • The Union Council of Ministers was expanded on 05.07.2016 with the induction of 19 new Ministers of State. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State with Independent Charge of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has been elevated as Cabinet Minister. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee administered Oath of Office and Secrecy to 20 Ministers.
  • Of the 19 new Ministers inducted today from 10 States, 15 have past legislative experience in the Parliament and in State Legislatures with 10 of them having served in central and state governments as Ministers and officials..
  • Of the new ministers, 9 are Post-Graduates and 7 Graduates including 7 with Degrees in Law, 2 Business Graduates and a Doctor.
Profiles of the new Ministers are as below:

New Cabinet Minister:

  • Name: Prakash Javadekar
  • Place of birth: Pune, Maharashtra
  • Date of birth: January 30, 1951
  • Educational qualification: B.Com
  • Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh
  • Past legislative experience: 
  • Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council during 1990-2002. 
  • Member of Rajya Sabha since 2008.
  • Past administrative experience: 
  • Minister of State with Independent Charge for Environment, Forests and Climate Change since November 2014.
  • Minister of State ( Independent Charge) for Information and Broadcasting and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs during May-November 2014.
  • Executive President of Maharashtra State Planning Board during 1995-99.
Ministers of State:

1. Name: Shri Fagan Singh Kulaste
  • Place of birth : Barbati, Mandla(dt), MP
  • Date of birth: May 18,1959
  • Educational qualification: MA, B.Ed, LLB
  • Constituency : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Mandla (ST)
  • Past legislative experience : Elected to Lok Sabha four times earlier 1996-2004.
  • Member of Rajya Sabha during 2012-14. 
2. Name: Shri S. S. Ahluwalia
  • Place of birth: Jaykay Nagar, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal)
  • Date of birth: 04 July 1951
  • Educational qualification: B.Sc, LL.B
  • Constituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Darjeeling (West Bengal)
  • Past Legislative experience: Four times elected to Rajya Sabha in 1986, 1992 and 2000 and 2006.
  • Past administrative experience : Minister of State for Urban Affairs & Employment and Parliamentary Affairs during September,1995 – May,1996.
3. Name :Shri Rajen Gohain
  • Place of birth: Nagaon, Assam
  • Date of birth: November 26,1950
  • Educational qualification : B.A, LLB
  • Constituency : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Nawgong, Assam
  • Past legislative experience : Fourth time Member of Lok Sabha since 1999.
4. Name : Shri C.R.Chaudhary
  • Place of birth: Dhandhlas, Nagaur, Rajasthan
  • Date of birth: March 1, 1948
  • Educational qualification : MA
  • Constituency : Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Nagaur
  • Past administrative experience : Officer of Rajasthan Administrative Service
5. Name : Mansukh Lakshmanbhai Mandaviya
  • Place of birth : Hanol, Bhavnagar (dt), Gujarat
  • Date of birth : June 1,1972
  • Educational qualification: Higher Secondary
  • Constituency : Member of Rajya Sabha since 2012.
  • Past legislative experience : Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly during 2002-07.
6. Name: Shri Vijay Goel
  • Place of birth: Delhi
  • Date of birth: 4 January 1954
  • Educational qualification: M.Com, LL.B
  • Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.
  • Past Legislative experience: He has been the Member of Parliament for the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha representing the Sadar and Chandni Chowk constituencies of Delhi.
  • Past administrative experience: Union Minister of State for Labour, Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation and Youth Affairs & Sports in the Government of India
7. Name: Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
  • Place of Birth: Village-Kishmideshar, Distt. Bikaner (Rajasthan)
  • Date of birth: 20 December 1953
  • Educational qualification: M.A, LL.B, MBA.
  • Constituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Bikaner (SC), Rajasthan
  • Past legislative experience: Elected to 15th Lok Sabha.
  • Past administrative experience: Retired IAS officer
8. Shri Ramdas Athawale
  • Place of birth : Agalgaon, Sangli dt, Maharashtra
  • Date of birth : December 25, 1959
  • Academic qualification : Under graduate
  • Constituency : Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra since 2014
  • Past legislative experience : Twice member of Lok Sabha
9. Name: Smt Anupriya Singh Patel
  • Place of birth: Kanpur, UP
  • Date of birth: April 21, 1981
  • Educational qualification: B.A, MBA
  • Constituency: Elected to 16th LOK Sabha for the first time from Mirzapur, UP.
  • Past Legislative experience-Member of UP Legislative Assembly from 2012 -14
10. Name: Anil Madhav Dave
  • Place of birth: Barnagar, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  • Date of birth: July, 6, 1956
  • Educational Qualification: M.Com
  • Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh
  • Past Legislative experience: Twice elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009 and 2010
11. Name : Shri P.P. Chaudhary
  • Place of birth: Bhavi, Distt. Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  • Date of birth: July 12, 1953
  • Educational qualification: B.Sc., L.L.B
  • Constituency: Pali
12. Name : Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
  • Place of birth : Malpur, Distt. Dhule (Maharashtra)
  • Date of birth: 11 September, 1953
  • Educational qualification: M.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery and Super Specialization-Onco-Surgeon)
  • Educated at Grant Medical College (Mumbai) J.J. Hospital Mumbai, Tata Cancer Hospital Mumbai
  • Constituency: Dhule
13. Name: M J Akbar
  • Place of Birth: Calcutta now Kolkata
  • Date of Birth: 11.01.1951
  • Educational qualification: B.A. (Hons) English from Presidency College, Calcutta
  • Constituency: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand
  • Past Legislative experience: He was Lok Sabha MP from Kishanganj from 1989 to 1991
14. Name: Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
  • Place of Birth: Atharga, Bijapur, Karnataka
  • Date of birth: 28th June 1952
  • Educational qualification: B.A
  • Constituency: Bijapur, Karnataka
  • Past legislative experience: Five time member of Lok Sabha since 1998. Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly for three terms from 1983 to 1998.
  • Past Administrative experience: Minister of State for Home and Excise, Cabinet Minister for Social Welfare and Revenue in the Government of Karnataka. 
15. Name: Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
  • Place of Birth: Dasa, Distt. Dahod (Gujarat)
  • Date of birth: 22nd August 1966
  • Educational qualification: B.A
  • Constituency: Dahod, Gujarat
  • Past legislative experience: Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly for five terms from 1995 to 2014.
  • Past Administrative experience: Deputy Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Forest and Environment, Tribal Development, Rural Development, Labour and Empolyment and Panchayat and Rural Housing in the Government of Gujrat. 
16. Name: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
  • Place of Birth: Vill. Pakhapur, Distt. Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Date of birth: 15th October 1957
  • Educational qualification: M.A in Journalism and PhD from Banaras Hindu University
  • Constituency: Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
  • Past legislative experience: Member of UP Legislative Assembly from 1991 to 1992 and 1996 to 2002.
  • Past Administrative experience: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Planning and Panchayati Raj in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
17. Name: Shri Parsottam Rupala
  • Place of Birth: Isvaria, Distt. Amreli (Gujarat)
  • Date of birth: 1st October 1954
  • Educational qualification: B.Sc. and B.Ed.
  • Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Gujrat since June 2016.
  • Past legislative experience: Member of Rajya Sabha during 2008-09. Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms since 1991.
  • Past Administrative experience: Cabinet Minister for Narmada, Irrigation and Water Supply and Agriculture in the Government of Gujarat.
18. Name : Shri Ajay Tamta
  • Place of birth : Almora, Uttarakhand
  • Date of birth: July 16,1972
  • Educational qualification : Intermediate (Science)
  • Constituency : Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Almora (SC), Uttarakhand
  • Past Legislative experience : Twice Member of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly during 2007-12 and 2012-14.
  • Past administrative experience : Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttarakhand during 2008-09 and Minister of State during 2007-08.
19. Name : Smt. Krishna Raj
  • Place of birth : Faizabad, UP
  • Date of birth : February 22, 1967
  • Educational qualification : M.A from Awadh University
  • Constituency : Elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Shahjahanpur (SC), UP
  • Past legislative experience : Twice member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1996-2002 and 2007-2012.


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