At present, there are 43 members in the Adityanath government, which leaves a vacancy of 17 members.
The expansion was necessitated due to charges of corruption against housing minister Prakash Mehta who was indicted by the Lokayukta.
Cabinet expansion for the Congress-JD(S) coalition government has been continuously postponed since September.
Meanwhile, JD (U)'s ally BJP is focusing on upper caste or Hinduvadi image leaders who can attract votes from the higher castes in the upcoming elections.
Shah is learnt to have discussed the scope and manner of the Cabinet reshuffle in UP. The BJP chief also took stock of the progress made by the UP government on key tasks.
The BJP chief said so in a tweet following a discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party's core group team from Goa.
Emmanuel Macron was already seeking a replacement for environment minister Nicolas Hulot, whose shock resignation last week caught France's political establishment off guard.
Difficult neighbours Pakistan, China pose huge challenge for new defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Sitharaman, 58 will take charge from incumbent defence minister Arun Jaitley on September 6 when he will return from a visit to Japan to attend a bilateral security summit.
Former Uttar Pradesh minister Shiv Pratap Shukla brings with him a rich organisational as well as ministerial experience to the Union Cabinet.
Associated with the RSS from childhood, Virendra Kumar is a six-time Lok Sabha member from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
The reshuffle was an all BJP affair as no allies like the JD-U, Shiv Sena or even the AIADMK found a berth in the Modi cabinet, much against the speculation.
Retired diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri has a distinguished four-decade career in diplomacy spanning the multilateral arena behind him.
Elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly for five consecutive terms, Ashwini Kumar Choubey is the BJP's prominent Brahmin face from the state.
A Mumbai Police commissioner who quit the post to join politics, Satyapal seems to have found his true calling after taking the electoral plunge to become an MP.
Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman is defence minister; Piyush Goyal gets railways, Suresh Prabhu commerce
Nine new ministers have been inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers on Sunday morning and four MoS have been promoted to the Union cabinet.