In a recent government reshuffle, Arjun Ram Meghwal has been appointed as the new Law Minister of India. The former Law Minister, Kiren Rijiju, has now been assigned the portfolio of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. This decision marks a significant change in the responsibilities of these two esteemed ministers.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, who currently serves as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and the Minister of State for Culture, has now been entrusted with the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice. This expanded role will enable him to oversee and contribute to the important legal affairs of the nation.
Expressing gratitude, Kiren Rijiju thanked the Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, and other Supreme Court judges for their cooperation during his tenure as Law Minister. In a tweet, Rijiju emphasized his commitment to fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Modi in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, promising to bring the same zeal and vigor to his new responsibilities.
The reshuffle comes against the backdrop of recent discussions and debates surrounding the Supreme Court collegium system. Former Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had expressed concerns about the opacity and lack of transparency in the process of appointing judges through the collegium system. This issue has sparked ongoing conversations about the need for reforms and improvements in the appointment of judges.
With these new appointments, the Indian government aims to strengthen and streamline the functioning of both the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The Law Minister plays a crucial role in shaping the legal landscape of the nation, while the Ministry of Earth Sciences focuses on areas such as climate change, weather forecasting, and geoscience research.
As Arjun Ram Meghwal takes charge of the Law Ministry, and Kiren Rijiju assumes his new responsibilities in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the government is hopeful that these dynamic leaders will contribute significantly to the respective sectors. Their experience, dedication, and commitment to public service will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in achieving the goals and aspirations of the nation under the guidance of Prime Minister Modi’s visionary leadership.