In new government, Prithviraj Chavan was handed over the most number of portfolios. Besides being MoS in the PMO, Chavan is MoS (independent charge) for personnel, public grievances and pensions, a portfolio which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had kept with himself in the previous government. He is also MoS (independent charge) for parliamentary affairs, science and technology and earth sciences.
Prithviraj Chavan has a B.E. (Hons.) from BITS, Pilani (Rajasthan) and also a M.S. from University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.).