A reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers will take place at 1 PM on Sunday, official sources said.
This will be the first expansion and reshuffle of his ministry Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be undertaking since he assumed power in May after the general elections.
The strength of the ministry now stands at 25–23 of the level of Cabinet, including the prime minister, and 22 of the Minister of State rank. 10 of the MoS hold independent charge of their ministries.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, a IIT-Mumbai graduate and a man with a clean image, had said that BJP President Amit Shah had asked him to take up an assignment at the Centre.