Arjun Ram Meghwal has been appointed as the new law minister of India. Meghwal will also get existing portfolios of Rijiju apart from the Law and Justice Ministry as a part of this rejig. President Droupadi Murmu, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has reallocated portfolios among ministers in the Union Council of Ministers, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
The portfolio of (the) Ministry of Earth Sciences be assigned to Kiren Rijiju,” it said. Union Minister Jitendra Singh was holding charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Meghwal is currently the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the Minister of State for Culture.
Rijiju took over as the Law and Justice Minister on July 8, 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports from May 2019 to July 2021. Kiren Rijiju will now handle the portfolio of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.