Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has been included in the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by PM Modi, according to a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has nine members: PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, S Jaishankar and Piyush Goyal.
While the previous CCEA had 11 members, the new panel has only nine members. Earlier, former Ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Ravi Shankar Prasad were also part of this committee.
The CCEA coordinates all activities requiring policy decisions at the highest level; deal with fixation of prices of agricultural produce and prices of essential commodities.
Pradhan has also been included in the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development, headed by PM Modi.
The members of the Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development are: PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hardeep Singh Puri and Bhupender Yadav.
The special invitees in this committee are: Nitin Gadkari, RCP Singh and G Kishan Reddy.