In a Cabinet reshuffle late last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assigned the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Col Rajyavardhan Rathore in place of Smriti Irani.
He has been given the independent charge of the Ministry.
Earlier, Mr Rathore was Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. Mrs Irani will now only hold the portfolio of Minister of Textiles.
A communique from the office of President Ram Nath Kovind said, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been given an additional charge of Ministry of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs till Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney surgery yesterday, recovers from treatment.
It said, Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State be relieved of the charge of Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
While S S Ahluwalia, Minister of State be relieved of the charge of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and assigned the portfolio of Ministry of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.