No Proposal To Amend Constitution To Increase Number Of Ministers In Union Council: Govt

by PTI - Feb 12, 2022 09:35 AM +05:30 IST
No Proposal To Amend Constitution To Increase Number Of Ministers In Union Council: GovtUnion Law Minister Kiren Rijiju (Photo by Sonu Mehta /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) There is no proposal at present to bring a Constitution amendment bill to increase the total number of ministers in the Union Council of Ministers, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju was asked whether the government is planning to bring a Constitution amendment bill to increase the number of ministers to facilitate good governance in the country.

'Presently, there is no proposal to bring Constitution amendment bill to increase the total number of ministers in the Council of Ministers,' the minister said in a written reply.

At present, there are 78 ministers in the Union Council of Ministers, including the prime minister.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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