Narendra Modi will head the Cabinet Committees on Security, Economic Affairs, Appointments and Political Affairs.

Rajnath Singh will head the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and Parliamentary Affairs.

Ministers from NDA allies Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Shiv Sena -- Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Ram Vilas Paswan and Anant Geete respectively -- have been made part of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will have 11 members -- the Prime Minister, Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will be headed by Rajnath Singh and will have a total of eight members.

Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will be the members of the Cabinet Committee on Security.

While the Appointments Committee of Cabinet will be headed by Modi with Singh as its member, the Committee on Accommodation will have four members.

Earlier this month, Modi had scrapped the Cabinet Committee on Prices, World Trade Matters and UIDAI and their functions will now be handled by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The other committee disbanded was the Cabinet Committee on Management of Natural.

With regard to the Cabinet Committee on UIDAI-related issues, major decisions have already been taken and the remaining issues will be brought to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

The functions of the Cabinet Committee on Management of Natural Calamities will be handled by the Committee under the Cabinet Secretary whenever natural calamities occur.

The functions of the Cabinet Committee on World Trade Organisation Matters will also be handled by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs and, whenever necessary, by the full Cabinet.

(Agencies)

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