Shri Goyal appointed Commerce & Industry Minister
Shri Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the Minister of Commerce and Industry in the newly elected Modi government. He will also assume the charge of the Railways Ministry. Shri Goyal has donned many hats in the past – he has served as the Union Finance Minister on a couple of occasions, standing in for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he was unwell. He was also the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs from January to February, 2019).
Shri Goyal has also held independent charge of the coal ministry as a Minister of State, as well as the power, new and renewable energy mines portfolios between July, 2016 and September, 2017. He is associated with quite a few significant schemes like Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) and expediting electrification of nearly 18,000 unelectrified villages under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya).