Smriti Zubin Irani, the current Minister for Textiles today assumed additional charge as Minister of Information & Broadcasting (MIB). The ministerial post was earlier held by Venkaiah Naidu; he resigned from the position this week after he was named as the NDA (ruling party) nominee for the post of Vice President of India. In addition to her new post as Minister for MIB, Smriti Irani also holds the Minister for Textiles post and had assumed office in July last year. She also held the Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) position from May 2014 to July 2016. It is not clear whether she will hold the MIB post permanently, but since it’s an additional charge, she will continue to administer Ministry of Textiles. Recent moves in the other ministries - Aruna Sundararajan got permanent posting for the secretary of Telecom (DoT) position last month. She was appointed as temporary secretary for Telecom in May. Sundararajan’s earlier job as the Secretary for The Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) was handed over to Ajay Prakash Sawhney. - Sundararajan also replaced PK Pujari who had temporarily the Telecom Secretary post since March. Pujari's appointment as temporary Secretary came after the earlier permanent Secretary J.D Deepak was removed from the post in March.
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