Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth was on Friday given a six-month extension in service, third time after he was appointed to the top bureaucratic post.
The 21 new ministers who joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's team on Sunday represent different regions, states, communities — and professions, including two IITians, a Bollywood singer and a pilot.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he was aware of increased workload of journalists employed under the contract system.
Currently, FDI is allowed only up to 26 percent in news and current affairs media, while 100 percent FDI is allowed in non-news media
He is expected to highlight his thrust areas and seek suggestions from his 44 ministerial colleagues at the meeting, sources said.
Dealing in detail with each of the point in the agenda, he wondered as to what purpose the document would serve.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday outlined a 10-point vision which includes increasing investment, completing infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner and using the natural resources to the country's benefit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given guidelines to his ministers to improve governance.
Anyone familiar with Modi's pre-poll speeches would know, the ten point agenda has probably been talked about several times while even canvassing for votes.
Rajnath Singh, under whose stewardship BJP has stormed to power with its highest-ever tally, today took charge as the Union Home Minister.
Sources said the meeting between the two leaders at the Prime Minister's Office lasted for about 45 minutes.
Spelling out his agenda while taking charge of the ministry, he said science and technology will be utilised for the development and empowerment of youth who form a sizable percentage of the population.
Narendra Modi included Vishnu Dev Sai as the solitary representative from Chhattisgarh in his government and gave chief minister Dr Raman Singh more than one reason to smile.
Madhu Kishwar sharply criticised Prime Minister Modi's decision to make Smriti Irani the HRD minister.
When Narendra Modi met his ministers hours before they took the oath of office in the forecourts of majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan, his message was simple: Power should no longer be taken as a perk of office.
In a restructuring of his Cabinet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today combined 17 related ministries into seven different groups, including some infrastructure departments, in an apparent bid to ensure synergy and better results.
At first glance, the long list of unknown names in Modi's ministry makes no connect. But there is a clear message of performance written even here?