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Country gets new Home, Defence and Finance ministers, portfolios of ministers of new Modi government allocated

Amit Shah is home minister, Rajnath Singh is Defence minister, and Nirmala Sitharaman is new Finance minister

The portfolios of the ministers of the new Modi government has been allocated. Yesterday, 24 cabinet ministers, 9 Ministers of state with independent charge and 24 Ministers of State had taken the oath of office and secrecy along with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Some highlights of the ministry allocation are:

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharam moves to Finance ministry after Arun Jaitley opted out of the government due to health reasons, she also gets the Corporate affairs portfolio. Home minister Rajnath Singh is the new Raksha Mantri of the country, and new entrant to the cabinet and BJP president Amit Shah has been appointed as Home Minister.

Former diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the new Minister of External Affairs, as Sushma Swaraj was not included in the cabinet. is the new Nitin Gadkari retains the highway and road ministry, but lost the waterway ministry. But he has also given the charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Smriti Irani has been given the charge of Women and Child Development along with her Textile ministry.

A new ministry has been created in the new Midi government, called the Jal Shakti ministry. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the cabinet minister of the ministry.

The full list of ministers and their portfolios are given below.

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; andMinister 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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