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Cabinet Reshuffle: List of new ministers

The current reshuffle has boosted the number of cabinet ministers from 21 to 30 and the number of junior ministers from 23 to 45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet has got 36 new ministers on Wednesday after a mega reshuffle. A number of key portfolios – including health, law, information and technology, and railways – have gone to new ministers and junior ministers who have elevated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers. The total strength of the Council of Ministers is now 78, including the Prime Minister.

The current reshuffle has boosted the number of cabinet ministers from 21 to 30 and the number of junior ministers from 23 to 45.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is the Home Minister and has got the charge of the newly-created Ministry of Cooperation.  

Jyotiraditya Scindia, who recently left Congress and joined BJP has been given charge of the Civil aviation ministry at a time the sector is struggling under the Covid onslaught.

Anurag Singh Thakur has been given charge of the crucial Information and Broadcasting ministry and he will also handle Youth Affairs and Sports. He was a junior minister of finance and corporate affairs.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha, has been given charge of the Railways and IT ministry.

Sarbananda Sonowal has been given charge of the Ports, Shipping and Waterways portfolio. 

Kiren Rijiju, who earlier handled the Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ayush ministry and was also the Minister of State for Minority Affairs is now been given the crucial Law and Justice Ministry.

Dharmendra Pradhan is now the Education Minister.

Piyush Goyal has been given the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and ministry of Textiles

The reshuffle follows a protracted review exercise by PM Modi and the BJP top brass in a series of meetings with Ministers. These were held in the wake of the devastating Covid second wave that has set off widespread criticism of the Government for the mismanagement of the crisis.

RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN PRESS COMMUNIQUE

The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the council of Ministers 

Narendra Modi Prime Minister and also in-charge of Ministry 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

LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS

1.Raj Nath SinghMinister of Defence
2.Amit ShahMinister of Home Affairs; and minister of Cooperation
3.Nitin Jairam GadkariMinister of Road Transport and Highways
4.Nirmala SitharamanMinister of Finance; and minister of Corporate Affairs
5.Narendra Singh TomarMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
6.Dr Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinister of External Affairs
7.Arjun MundaMinister of Tribal Affairs
8.Smriti Zubin IraniMinister of Women and Child Development
9Piyush GoyalMinister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and minister of Textiles
10.Dharmendra PradhanMinister of Education; and minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
11.Pralhad JoshiMinister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and minister of Mines
12.Narayan Tatu RaneMinister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
13.Sarbananda SonowalMinister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and minister of AYUSH
14.Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinister of Minority Affairs
15.Dr Virendra KumarMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment
16.Giriraj SinghMinister of Rural Development; administer of Panchayati Raj
17.Jyotiraditya M. ScindiaMinister of Civil Aviation
18.Ramchandra Prasad SinghMinister of Steel
19.Ashwini VaishnawMinister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and minister of Electronics and Information Technology
20.Pashu Pati Kumar ParasMinister of Food Processing Industries
21.Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Jal Shakti
22.Kiren RijijuMinister of Law and Justice
23.Raj Kumar SinghMinister of Power; and minister of New and Renewable Energy
24.Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
25.Mansukh MandaviyaMinister of Health and Family Welfare; and minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
26.Bhupender YadavMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and minister of Labour and Employment
27.Dr Mahendra Nath PandeyMinister of Heavy Industries
28.Parshottam RupalaMinister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
29.G Kishan ReddyMinister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and minister of Development of North Eastern Region
30.Anurag Singh ThakurMinister of Information and Broadcasting; and minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

1.Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
2.Dr Jitendra SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; 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

MINISTERS OF STATE

1.Shripad Yesso NaikMinister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
2.Faggansingh KulasteMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel; and minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
3.Prahalad Singh PatelMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
4.Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
5.Arjun Ram MeghwalMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
6.General (Retd) V K SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; and minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
7.Krishan PalMinister of State in the Ministry of Power; and minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
8.Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal; and minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
9.Ramdas AthawaleMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
10.Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
11.Dr Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
12.Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
13.Pankaj ChowdharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance
14.Anupriya Singh PatelMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
15.S P Singh BaghelMinister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
16.Rajeev ChandrasekharMinister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
17.Shobha KarandlajeMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
18.Bhanu Pratap Singh VermaMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
19.Darshana Vikram JardoshMinister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
20.V MuraleedharanMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
21.Meenakshi LekhiMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
22.Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
23Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
24.Rameswar TeliMinister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
25.Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
26.Annapurna DeviMinister of State in the Ministry of Education
27.A NarayanaswamyMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
28.Kaushal KishoreMinister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
29.Ajay BhattMinister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
30.B L VermaMinister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
31.Ajay KumarMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
32.Devusinh ChauhanMinister of State in the Ministry of Communications
33.Bhagwanth KhubaMinister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
34.Kapil Moreshwar PatilMinister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
35.Pratima BhoumikMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
36.Dr Subhas SarkarMinister of State in the Ministry of Education
37.Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao KaradMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance
38.Dr Rajkumar Ranjan SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Education
39.Dr Bharati Pravin PawarMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
40.Bishweswar TuduMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
41.Shantanu ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
42.Dr Munjapara MahendrabhaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
43.John BarlaMinister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
44.Dr L MuruganMinister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
45.Nisith PramanikMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

What the cabinet looked like till July 6 

NameMinistry
Narendra ModiMinistry 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 SinghMinistry of Defence
Amit ShahMinistry of Home Affairs
Nitin GadkariMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Nirmala SitharamanMinistry of Finance
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Narendra Singh TomarMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Ministry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinistry of External Affairs
Ministry of Education
Arjun MundaMinistry of Tribal Affairs
Smriti Zubin IraniMinistry of Women and Child Development
Ministry of Textiles
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Piyush GoyalMinistry of Railways
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Dharmendra PradhanMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ministry of Steel
Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinistry of Minority Affairs
Pralhad JoshiMinistry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Coal
Ministry of Mines
Mahendra Nath PandeyMinistry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Giriraj SinghMinistry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinistry of Jal Shakti

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

NameMinistry
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Rao Inderjit SinghMinistry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Ministry of Planning
Shripad Yesso NaikMinistry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
Jitendra SinghMinistry of Development of North Eastern Region
Kiren RijijuMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Prahalad Singh PatelMinistry of Culture
Ministry of Tourism
Raj Kumar SinghMinistry of Power
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Hardeep Singh PuriMinistry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Civil Aviation
Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinistry of Shipping

Ministers of State

NameMinistry
Shripad Yesso NaikMinistry of Defence
Dr. Jitendra SinghPrime Minister’s Office
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
Kiren RijijuMinistry of Minority Affairs
Raj Kumar SinghMinistry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Hardeep Singh PuriMinistry of Commerce and Industry
Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Faggansingh KulasteMinistry of Steel
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Arjun Ram MeghwalMinistry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
General (Retd.) V.K. SinghMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Krishan PalMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
G. Kishan ReddyMinistry of Home Affairs
Parshottam RupalaMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Ramdas AthawaleMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinistry of Rural Development
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinistry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Anurag Singh ThakurMinistry of Finance
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Nityanand RaiMinistry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
V. MuraleedharanMinistry of External Affairs
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Renuka Singh SarutaMinistry of Tribal Affairs
Som ParkashMinistry of Commerce and Industry
Rameswar TeliMinistry of Food Processing Industries
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Kailash ChoudharyMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Women and Child Development

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