On October 10, 2020 Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has assigned Union Minister Piyush Goyal with additional charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution following the death of Ram Vilas Paswan.
Piyush Goyal is currently serving as the Cabinet Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry and as deputy leader of BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) in Rajya Sabha.
About Piyush Goyal:
i.Piyush Goyal started his career as an investment banker and has served in State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda as Government nominee.
ii.He has also served as the Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy.
iii.He was awarded the 2018 Carnot Prize for his work on energy policy and village electrification by the Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Recent Related News:
On 18th September 2020, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries with immediate effect. Cabinet Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was assigned to the additional charges of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI).
About Ministry for Consumer Affairs,Food & Public Distribution:
Union Minister(additional charge) – Piyush Goyal(Constituency- Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra)
Minister of State (MoS) – Raosaheb Patil Danve