The primary charge of the HRD ministry remains with Kapil Sibal, who also holds the communications and IT portfolio.
In a father-son swap, Congress leader Murli Deora went out of the cabinet. His son Milind is in, as the minister of state for communications and IT.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was shifted to the science and technology and earth sciences ministry.
Assam's Ghatowar will be minister of state with independent charge (Development of North Eastern Region). Other ministers of state are Mahant (agriculture and food processing); the high profile Shukla (parliamentary affairs) and Jitendra Singh (home), a close aide of Rahul Gandhi.
Image: A graphic on the cabinet rejig.