Smriti Irani cannot attend Cabinet committees


Smriti Irani, who was moved from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to the Ministry of Textiles in the July 6 reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, has been dropped as a Special Invitee to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA).

On Thursday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-constituted the Cabinet Committees.

Barring the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), changes are made to all the other six committees.

Javadekar in

Prakash Javadekar, who was promoted to the rank of a Cabinet Minister and stepped into the shoes of Ms. Irani, finds a place as a member in the Parliamentary Affairs Committee, which deals with issues related to government strategy in Parliament.

Ananth Kumar, who is the new Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad who has been moved from Information and Technology to Law and Justice and the Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal are the new entrants into the Political Affairs Committee which deals with all policy matters pertaining to domestic and foreign affairs.

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