The Union Cabinet and the Council of Ministers will meet later today, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out a major expansion and reshuffle of his Ministers.
The two meetings will be held back-to-back. The Cabinet meeting is likely to take place at 5 p.m. The Council of Ministers will meet at 7 p.m.
It is usual for the Prime Minister to convene meetings of the Union Cabinet as well as the Council of Ministers after a reshuffle or expansion exercise.
Yesterday’s exercise saw the induction of 15 Cabinet Ministers and several Ministers of State. Seven Ministers of State were elevated to Cabinet rank.