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Ashwini Vaishnaw and Dharmendra Pradhan inducted in Cabinet Committee

New Delhi:13/7/21: Railways, IT & Electronics Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, is part of the Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development. He has also made an entry to Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.

However, he is not the lone MP from Odisha to have found a place in the reconstituted cabinet committees.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has also been accommodated in Cabinet Committees on Economic Affairs and Employment & Skill Development. The committee on Economic Affairs to be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also include Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari among others.

Union ministers Smriti Irani, Bhupender Yadav and Sarbananda Sonowal are part of the all-important Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs headed by PM Modi.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also saw new faces in Union Ministers Virendra Kumar, Kiren Rijiju and Anurag Singh Thakur, a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariate last night said.

Meanwhile, no changes have been made to the country’s highest decision-making body on security affairs — the Cabinet Committee on Security — and the Appointments Committee. The Appointments Committee takes decisions on all important appointments in the government in the rank of Joint Secretary and above.

The Prime Minister, the Defence Minister, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar are the members of the Cabinet Committee on Security.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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