Manohar Parrikar out from three key Cabinet Committees
New Delhi, March 20 (PTI): Three key Cabinet Committees headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were restructured today after Union minister Manohar Parrikar resigned and took over as chief minister of Goa.
The Cabinet Secretariat today issued updated composition of all committees of Cabinet. Parrikar was member of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) and Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
All these committees are headed by Modi. His name has been replaced from all the three panels, as per the new composition, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has also been given additional charge of the Defence Ministry. Jaitley will be part of these committees in both the capacities.
There has been no change in other Cabinet Committees. There are six Cabinet Committees–Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
Both the ACC and CCA are headed by the Prime Minister whereas the panel on Parliamentary Affairs is chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.