Cabinet Reshuffle: Lawyers, doctor, PhD holder in Modi’s Council of Ministers

Four ministers have post-graduate degree, five are graduate and two are undergraduates.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2016 4:29 pm
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Six lawyers, a specialist in cancer surgery and a PhD degree holder are among ministers who were today inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ministry.

Apart from these, four ministers have post-graduate degree, five are graduate and two are undergraduates. Out of six lawyer ministers, P P Chaudhary practised law in the Supreme Court while the others are Vijay Goel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Arjun Ram Meghwal, S S Ahluwalia and Rajan Gohain.

Subhash Ram Rao Bhamre is the only minister with a medical background in the newly expanded Council of Ministers. He is a doctor with super specialisation in cancer surgery. Ministers Krishna Raj, Anupriya Singh Patel, C R Chaudhary and Anil Madhav Dave have post-graduate degree, while M J Akbar, Ramesh Jigajinagi, Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor, Parshottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandaviya are gradutes.

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Mahendra Nath Pandey is the only newly inducted minister who holds a doctorate degree. He is PhD in Hindi.

The other two ministers, Ajay Tamta and Ramdas Athalwale, are undergraduate, as per the information available on the websites of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    What is the use of qualification and experience of ministers when Modi and his bureaucrats control the ministeries and ministers are dummies for putting their signature on dotted lines. Even they cannot choose or change their secretaries.