Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Wednesday was inducted in PM Modi-led Union Cabinet as a part of a major Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday evening. The leader who took oath as the minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan has been given the charge of Ministry of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Central government.
Bharati Pawar is one of the four leaders from Maharashtra who has been included in the Central cabinet besides, Narayan Rane, Kapil Patil and Dr Bhagwat Karad.
She is a Lok Sabha MP for Dindori in Maharashtra, serving her 1st term as MP. She served as Member of Nashik Zila Parishad and worked for eradicating malnutrition and providing clean drinking water. Before joining public life, she was a Medical Practitioner.
She holds a MBBS degree in Surgery from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik.
In May 2019, she was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha and has become the Union minister in her first term.
She is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare and the Committee on Petitions. Pawar is also a member of the Consultative Committee, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Notably, among the 36 new faces in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers, eight are lawyers, four are doctors, two former IAS officers and four MBA degree holders, besides several engineers, making it an eclectic mix of professionals.