PM Modi to chair Union Cabinet, Council of Ministers meetings today

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair meetings of Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers on Thursday, a day after the mega reshuffle of the Cabinet.

The Cabinet meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, was cancelled in view of the rejig.

While the Union Cabinet is likely to meet at 1700 hrs, the Council of Ministers meeting will be held at 1900 hrs, an official said.

PM Modi held the meeting of the Council of Ministers last month to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country wherein he asked the ministers to create an environment where people follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and speed up vaccination drive.

The Cabinet meeting will see new Ministers like Mansukh Mandaviya as health minister, Kiren Rijiju as law minister, Dharmendra Pradhan as education minister, and Jyotiratidya Scindia as civil aviation minister and Hardeep Singh Puri as new Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister besides several others.