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Complete list of Union Ministers 2019: Types of Ministers and their Portfolios

As per the article 74 of the Indian constitution there shall be a cabinet of ministers to aid and advice the President of India. The Council of Ministers consists of four categories of ministers; 1. Cabinet Minister 2. Minister of state 3. Minister of state (independent charge) and 4. Deputy Minister.
May 31, 2019 14:46 IST
MODI Cabinet 2019

The cabinet of the Narendra Modi’s second tenure has been decided. There are total 57 ministers have taken oath of office and secrecy along with PM Narendra Modi on the 30th May 2019. Out of total 57 ministers there are 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Minister of State, (independent charge), 24 Minister of State. In total there are 6 ministers are women in this cabinet.

Article 74 of the Indian constitution deals with the status of the council of ministers to aid and advice the President who shall exercise his functions as per the advices tendered to him. While article 75 deals with the appointment, tenure, qualification, responsibilities, oath salaries and allowances of the ministers.

In this article we have explained that what are the works of different ministers and the types of different Union Ministers.

The Council of Ministers consists of four categories of ministers;

1. Cabinet Minister

2.  Minister of State (Independent Charge)

3. Minister of State

4. Deputy Minister

The difference in ministers lies in their respective ranks, emoluments and political importance.

The Prime Minister of the country is on the top of all of these ministers and he advises the President of India that which persons shall be included in the cabinet.

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1. Cabinet Minister: The Cabinet Ministers heads the important ministries of the Central Government  like Home Ministry, Finance Ministry, Defence Ministry, External Affairs Ministry and Ministry of Human Resource and Development etc. Generally the Cabinet Ministers consist of 18 to 25 ministers. This time there are 24 Cabinet Ministers.

Cabinet Ministers attend the crucial meetings and play a crucial role in the policy formation of the country.

2. Minister of State (Independent Charge): In this case the minister of state performs the same functions and exercises the same powers in relation to their ministries/departments as Cabinet Ministers do. However they are not members of the cabinet so not entitled to attend the cabinet meetings until they are not invited. Minister of state (independent charge) are invited in the cabinet meetings when something important related to their departments/ministries is considered by the cabinet.

3. Minister of State: These ministers are given the charge of the departments of the ministries headed by the Cabinet Ministers or allotted specific items of work related to the ministries headed by the Cabinet Ministers. So by and large these ministers work under the supervision and guidance of the Cabinet Ministers.

4. Deputy Ministers; These ministers are lowest in the rank. They are not given independent charge of the ministries/departments. They are attached to the Cabinet Ministers or Ministers of State to help them in their administrative, political and parliamentary duties. Deputy Ministers are not part of the cabinet so they do not attend the meetings of the cabinet.

Kitchen Cabinet: In addition to the above mentioned ministers there is another small body consist of the Prime Minister as its head and some key 15 to 20 most important ministers, called the Kitchen Cabinet. In realty this cabinet is not mentioned in the Indian constitution but it is the pivot of powers of the Central Government. This type of cabinet was first introduced by the Late PM Indira Gandhi.

List of Modi Cabinet is as follows;

The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers:-

 

 

    Shri Narendra Modi

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.

Cabinet Ministers

1.

Shri Raj Nath Singh

Minister of Defence.

2.

Shri Amit Shah

Minister of Home Affairs.

3.

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

4.

Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

5.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Finance; and

Minister of Corporate Affairs.

6.

Shri Ramvilas Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

7.

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;

Minister of Rural Development; and

Minister of Panchayati Raj.

 

8.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister of Law and Justice;

Minister of Communications; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

9.

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Minister of Food Processing Industries.

10.

Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

11.

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs.

12.

Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Minister of Human Resource Development.

13.

Shri Arjun Munda

Minister of Tribal Affairs.

14.

Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.

 

15.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Minister of Health and Family Welfare;

Minister of Science and Technology; and

Minister of Earth Sciences.

16.

Shri Prakash Javadekar

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and

Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

17.

Shri Piyush Goyal

Minister of Railways; and

Minister of Commerce and Industry.

18.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Steel.

19.

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of Minority Affairs.

20.

Shri Pralhad Joshi

Minister of

Parliamentary Affairs;

Minister of Coal; and

Minister of Mines.

21.

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey

Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

22.

Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.

23.

Shri Giriraj Singh

Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

24.

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of Jal Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1.

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

2.

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.

3.

Shri Shripad Yesso 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.

4.

Dr. 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.

5.

Shri Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

6.

Shri Prahalad Singh Patel

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

7.

Shri 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.

8.

Shri 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.

9.

Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ministers of State

1.

Shri Faggansingh Kulaste

Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

2.

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

3.

Shri 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.

4.

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh

Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

5.

Shri Krishan Pal

Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

6.

Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

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

7.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

8.

Shri Parshottam Rupala

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

9.

Shri Ramdas Athawale

Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

10.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

11.

Shri Babul Supriyo

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

12.

Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

13.

Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

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.

14.

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

15.

Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

16.

Shri Nityanand Rai

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

17.

Shri Rattan Lal Kataria

Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

18.

Shri V. Muraleedharan

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

19.

Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta

Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

20.

Shri Som Parkash

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

21.

Shri Rameswar Teli

Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

22.

Shri 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.

23.

Shri Kailash Choudhary

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

24.

Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri

Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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