Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0 has most likely been decided, and according to unconfirmed reports the list of names of Lok Sabha MPs and the ministries they would be handling is being shared widely on the Internet. While prominent names like Amit Shah have been included in the ministry for the first time, existing Ministers have either retained their ministry or have been upgraded to new roles.
As far as the IT Industry is concerned, the ministries that pertain to them are Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Science and Technology, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and so on. Here is a list of Modi Cabinet 2.0 ministers who would be the most likely individuals taking important decisions pertaining to the IT Industry in India for the next 5 years:
Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance
Ravi Shankar Prasad: Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
PM Narendra Modi led NDA government made an unquestionable comeback with over 350 Lok Sabha seats, out of which BJP alone got over 300 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet ministers took an oath to serve the country yet again for 5 years on 30 May 2019. All speculations reading the Modi Cabinet 2.0 is expected to be settled in a short while now.
Other ministers who have been given prominent roles in the Modi Cabinet 2.0 are Amit Shah as Minister of Home Affairs, Raj Nath Singh as Minister of Defence, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as Minister of External Affairs, Ramesh Pokhriyal as Minister of Human Resource Development, Piyush Goyal as Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry, and so on.
That said, if this is in fact the final list then what are your views on the Modi Cabinet 2.0? Do the portfolios assigned to the individuals match your expectations? Do let us know in the comment section below.