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Modi's New Cabinet: Full list of council of ministers with portfolio

Modi's new Cabinet: Full list of new council of ministers 2019 with portfolio. In the new term of Modi government 2019 Rajnath Singh gets Defence Ministry, Amit Shah gets Home Ministry, S. Jaishankar gets MEA and Smriti Irani gets Women and Child Development Ministry.

May 31, 2019 13:40 IST
Union Council of Ministers 2019

Modi Cabinet 2.0: Complete list of new Council of Ministers 2019: Ministires have been alloted among all 54 Cabinet and State Ministers. As per the new allocation, Narendra Modi is Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Amit Shah has got Ministry of Home Affairs, Rajnat Singh Ministry of Defence while Nirmala Sitharaman got Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Along with PM Narendra Modi BJP president Amit Shah and other leaders like Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani sworn-in as Cabinet ministers. Total 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 ministers of State took oath of office and secrecy.

The new Council retains several previous Cabinet Ministers like Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharam, Smriti Irani and also boasts of first-time Ministers like Amit Shah, S Jaishankar. Here is the list of new Council of Ministers and Cabinet Ministers:

Modi Cabinet 2.0 17th Lok Sabha: List of new Council of Ministers 2019

Cabinet Ministers

1

Narendra Modi - Prime Minister

2

Amit Shah - Minister of Home Affairs.

3

Rajnath Singh - Minister of Defence

4

Nitin Gadkari -Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

5

Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs

6

Smriti Irani - Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles

7

S Jaishankar - Minister of External Affairs

8

Ravi Shankar Prasad - Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

9

D.V. Sadananda Gowda - Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

10

Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Minister of Food Processing Industries

11

Mahendra Nath Pandey - Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

12

Arvind Sawant - Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

13

Prahlad Joshi - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.

14

Piyush Goyal - Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.

15

Prakash Javadekar - Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting

16

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minister of Minority Affairs

17

Ram Vilas Paswan - Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

18

Thawar Chand Gehlot - Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

19

Giriraj Singh - Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

20

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Minister of Jal Shakti

21

Narendra Singh Tomar - Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.

22

Arjun Munda - Minister of Tribal Affairs

23

Dr Harshavardhan - Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.

24

Dharmendra Pradhan - Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.

25

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank - Minister of Human Resource Development

Ministers of State

1

Shripad Naik - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

2

Kiran Rijiju - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

3

Jitendra Singh - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space.

4

Hardeep Singh Puri - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

5

Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

6

Mansukh L Mandaviya - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

7

Rao Inderjit Singh - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.

8

Raj Kumar Singh - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

9

Prahlad Singh Patel - Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

10

Arjun Ram Meghwal - Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

11

Ashwini Kumar Chaubey - Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

12

Faggan Kulaste - Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

13

Raosaheb Danve - Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

14

Krishan Pal Gurjar - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

15

General (Retd) VK Singh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

16

Gangapuram Kishan Reddy - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

17

Purushottam Rupala - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

18

Ramdas Athawale - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

19

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti - Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

20

Babul Supriyo - Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

21

Sanjeev Balyan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

22

Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre - Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

23

Anurag Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

24

Suresh Angadi - Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

25

Nityanand Rai - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

26

Rattan Lal Kataria - Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

27

V Muraleedharan - Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

28

Renuka Singh - Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

29

Som Parkash - Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

30

Rameswar Teli - Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

31

Pratap Chandra Sarangi - Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

32

Kailash Choudhary - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

33

Debasree Chaudhuri - Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

About New Cabinet Ministers:

1. Amit Shah: Amit Shah took oath of office and secrecy in newly formed cabinet. Amit Anilchandra Shah has been President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014. Under his leadership during 2014-16, BJP achieved success in Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam, but lost the elections in Delhi and Bihar. BJP won 303 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections under his leadership.

2. Rajnath Singh: Rajnath Singh sworn-in as Cabinet Minister consecutively second time. Rajnath Singh was serving as the Home Minister of India during first tenure of NDA from 2014 to 2019.

3. Nitin Gadkari: Before taking oath as Cabinet Minister, in second term of NDA government, he was holding Ministry for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.

4. Nirmala Sitharaman: Nirmala Sitharaman has included in Modi Cabinet 2.0. She was serving as the Minister of Defence of India since 2017 and has served as Member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2016.

5. Smriti Irani: Smriti Zubin Irani took oath of office to become part of the Modi Cabinet 2.0 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In her last term, she joined cabinet as HRD Minister but later she was moved to Ministry of Textiles.

6. S Jaishankar: Former foreign Secretary S Jaishankar took oath of office as a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Jaishankar has been ambassador to key countries like the US and China. An Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1977 batch.

7. Ravi Shankar Prasad: Ravi Shankar Prasad took oath as Cabinet minister in Modi government's second term. He defeated Shatrughan Sinha from the Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar.

8. D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Former Karnataka chief minister, DV Sadananda Gowda, has secured his position in the second term of the Narendra Modi-led NDA cabinet. He won the Lok Sabha elections from the high-profile Bangalore-North seat.

9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Harsimrat Kaur Badal of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) took oath as a Union cabinet minister at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. She is three-time parliamentarian from Bathinda in Punjab.

10. Mahendra Nath Pandey: Mahendra Nath, who served as a Union minister of state (MoS) in the Ministry of HRD between 2016 and 2017, took oath as a cabinet minister.

11. Arvind Sawant: Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena took oath of office and secrecy as a Union minister.

12. Pralhad Joshi: Pralhad Joshi, who was also BJP Karnataka president, took oath as Cabinet Minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Pralhad Joshi won the Dharwad Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 2,05,072 votes, defeating Congress's Vinay Kulkarni.

13. Piyush Goyal: Former union railway and coal minister, was sworn into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers. Piyush Goyal presented budget on 1 February 2019 as the finance minister.

14. Prakash Javadekar: He is a prominent BJP leader, who served as the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) in last NDA term, also took oath as Cabinet Minister. Javadekar also served as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting for a short period.

15. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: He sworn in as a Union Minister in PM Narendra Modi’s second cabinet. For last two term he was member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Naqvi was the Union minister for Minority Affairs, of which he took independent charge in 2016.

16. Ram Vilas Paswan: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan sworn-in in a star-studded ceremony as part of the Narendra Modi government.

17.  Thawar Chand Gehlot: He is a prominent face of BJP among Dalits, took oath as a Cabinet minister. Gehlot was the minister of social justice and empowerment in the last Narendra Modi government.

18. Giriraj Singh: Former minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises, sworn in as a Union minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet.

19. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Former Minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has been sworn-in as one of the Cabinet Ministers. Shekhawat won the seat with a high margin of 2,74,440 votes.

20. Narendra Singh Tomar: He took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He took oath as a minister in Narendra Modi led NDA government for the second time.

21. Arjun Munda: BJP MP from Khunti and former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda took oath as a Union Minister in Modi Cabinet 2.0. He won the Khunti seat after narrowly beating his nearest Congress rival Kalicharan Munda by 1,445 votes.

22. Dr Harsh Vardhan: Former Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took oath as a Cabinet minister in the second tenure of Narendra Modi government. Dr Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology (India), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

23. Dharmendra Pradhan: He sworn-in in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers. He is also known as "Ujjwala Man'.

24. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal sworn in as a Union minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet. He won the Haridwar seat with a margin of 2,58,729 defeating Congress candidate Ambrish Kumar.

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What is the Union Council of Ministers; how Council is different from Union Cabinet?

Led by the Prime Minister, the Union Council of Ministers consists of Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers. The Council exercises real executive authority in India. All the executive actions are taken by the Union Council of Ministers, in the name of the President.

The Council is like a body of advisers to the Head of the state. The Ministers are appointed by the President on advice of the Prime Minister, under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India. However, the ministers hold office during the pleasure of the President and are collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha.

A member of the Council of Ministers can be a member of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha.

How Union Council is different from Union Cabinet?


The Council is different from the Union Cabinet, which includes only the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. The Union Cabinet is the top decision-making body within the Union Council of Ministers. The rank of the Cabinet Minister is the senior-most in the Council of Ministers. A Cabinet Minister is an overall in-charge of a Ministry.

Union Council of Ministers of 16th Lok Sabha

Minister

Portfolio

Narendra Modi

Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space, All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Rajnath Singh

Minister of Home Affairs

Sushma Swaraj

Ministers of External Affairs

Arun Jaitley  

Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs

Nitin Gadkari  

Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Piyush Goyal

Minister of Railways; and Minister of Coal

Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Defence

Suresh Prabhu

Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Civil Aviation

Prakash Javadekar 

Minister of Human Resource Development

Dharmendra Pradhan  

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Harsh Vardhan  

Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Earth Sciences; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Smriti Zubin Irani  

Minister of Textiles

Rajyavardhan Rathore

Minister of Information and Broadcasting

D.V. Sadananda Gowda  

Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Uma Bharati

Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ram Vilas Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Minister of Women and Child Development

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  

Minister of Minority Affairs

Ravi Shankar Prasad  

Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Jagat Prakash Nadda  

Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati

Minister of Civil Aviation

Anant Geete  

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Harsimrat Kaur Badal  

Minister of Food Processing Industries

Narendra Singh Tomar  

Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Mines, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Chaudhary Birender Singh

Minister of Steel

Jual Oram

Minister of Tribal Affairs

Radha Mohan Singh

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Thaawar Chand Gehlot 

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Minister

Ministry

Rao Inderjit Singh

Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Shripad Yasso Naik

Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space

Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Giriraj Singh

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Manoj Sinha

Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

R. K. Singh

Ministry of Power; Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Hardeep Singh Puri

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Alphons Kannanthanam

Ministry of Tourism

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Debasree Chaudhuri