Arjun Ram Meghwal Appointed As The New Law Minister
In a cabinet reshuffle announced today morning, Arjun Ram Meghwal has been appointed the Law and Justice Minister. He was previously the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture. He has now been given the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice in addition to his existing portfolio.
Kiren Rijiju has been assigned the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
The following is his profile as per his website:-
"I was born in a middle class family of Kismidesar Village (Bikaner) to Mr. Lakhu Ram Meghwal and Mrs. Heeradevi on 7 December 1954. I got my primary education from the Government school of our village and secondary education from the Jawahar Jain Secondary School at Bheenasar. I got married to Panadevi on 12 May 1968 in the village Nal Badi, when I was studying in the 8th standard. After marriage, I continued my studies further and got the graduation degree in Arts (B.A.) & Law (L.L.B.) from the Sri Dungar College, Bikaner (Rajasthan). After that, I did post graduation from the same college and got the Masters Degree in Arts (M.A). Later, I did Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Philippines University."
He entered the administrative services as an IAS officer and gave it up, serving as District Magistrate (Collector) in the Government of Rajasthan, as per his website.
He has previously been the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
He was first elected to the Lok Sabha from Bikaner in Rajasthan in 2009 and was a Member of the National Core Committee, Scheduled Castes Morcha of the BJP. He has also been the Vice-President of the BJP in Rajasthan.