Modi Cabinet: List of Ministers with Portfolios

As expected former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar became the new Defence Minister of India. Suresh Prabhu, who quit Shiv Sena to join the BJP, has been given the Railways. The most surprising change came in Health Ministry. Harshvardhan was shifted to Science, Technology & Earth Sciences. JP Nadda became the new Health Minister. It is believed that Harshvardhan may return to Delhi politics ahead of the assembly polls.
Former Congress leader Chaudhury Birendra Singh got the Rural Development and Panchayatiraj portfolio. Arun Jaitley got the additional charge of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) along with Finance, Corporate Affairs. D.V. Sadananda Gowda has been given the Law & Justice portfolio in the Modi Cabinet, while Ravi Shankar Prasad retained the Communication & IT.

Here’s the Complete List of Ministers with Portfolios in Modi Cabinet:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: 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.

Cabinet Ministers:

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  • Rajnath Singh: Home Affairs
  • Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
  • Arun Jaitley: Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information & Broadcasting
  • M. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways, Shipping
  • Manohar Parrikar: Defence
  • Suresh Prabhu: Railways
  • D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Law & Justice
  • Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs
  • Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi: Women and Child Development
  • Ananthkumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda: Health & Family Welfare
  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati: Civil Aviation
  • Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries
  • Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines, Steel
  • Chaudhary Birender Singh: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs
  • Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture
  • Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development
  • Harsh Vardhan: Science and Technology, Earth Sciences

Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

  • General V.K. Singh: Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
  • Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), MoS Defence
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles
  • Bandaru Dattatreya: Labour and Employment
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy: Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), MoS Parliamentary Affairs
  • Shripad Yesso Naik: AAYUSH (Independent Charge), MoS Health & Family Welfare
  • Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Sarbananda Sonowal: Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Prakash Javadekar: Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Piyush Goyal: Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy
  • Jitendra Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), MoS Prime Minister`s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space
  • Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry
  • Dr. Mahesh Sharma: Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), MoS Civil Aviation

Ministers of State:

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minority Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ram Kripal Yadav: Drinking Water & Sanitation
  • Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary: Home Affairs
  • Sanwar Lal Jat: Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya: Agriculture
  • Giriraj Singh: Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Hansraj Gangaram Ahir: Chemicals & Fertilizers
  • G.M. Siddeshwara: Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
  • Manoj Sinha: Railways
  • Nihalchand: Panchayati Raj
  • Upendra Kushwaha: Human Resource Development
  • Radhakrishnan P.: Road Transport & Highways, Shipping
  • Kiren Rijiju: Home Affairs
  • Krishan Pal: Social Justice & Empowerment
  • Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Agriculture
  • Manuskhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava: Tribal Affairs
  • Raosaheb Dadarao Danve: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • Vishnu Deo Sai: Mines, Steel
  • Sudarshan Bhagat: Rural Development
  • Ram Shankar Katheria: Human Resource Development
  • Y.S. Chowdary: Science and Technology, Earth Science
  • Jayant Sinha: Finance
  • Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Information & Broadcasting
  • Babul Supria (Babul Supriyo) Baral: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Food Processing Industries
  • Vijay Sampla: Social Justice & Empowerment.

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