While Vaishnaw has been a part of several parliamentary committees, Thakur was previously the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance. Former IAS officer-turned entrepreneur, Odisha Rajya Sabha MP Ashwini Vaishnaw has been appointed as the new Union Minister for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The new appointments, which come as part of a major Cabinet reshuffle, also saw the elevation of former Minister of State (MoS) Anurag Thakur as the head of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar as an MoS in MeitY. The 43 new appointments were directed by the President of India, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While many key ministries such as Defence, Finance, Home, External Affairs, Commerce and Industry did not see a change in their leadership, the appointments of Vaishnaw and Thakur in ministries which have been responsible for the much-deliberated upon Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, has piqued the interest of many. On Wednesday evening, former Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad and former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar resigned from the Council of Ministers ahead of the cabinet expansion. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister, MeitY Vaishnaw, a native of Jodhpur, and a former alumnus of IIT Kanpur and Wharton Business School, has earlier been an IAS Officer and served in the capacity of Collector in various districts of Odisha. He has also worked in the Prime Minister's Office when the late Atal…
Former bureaucrat Ashwini Vaishnaw now chief of MeitY, Anurag Thakur elevated to minister in MIB
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