PM Modi has 57 members in his Cabinet

PM Narendra Modi gets his dream cabinet 2.0 to serve India for the consecutive term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second consecutive term on May 30, 2019 at a swearing-in ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

The ceremony, followed closely in India and overseas, was attended by around eight thousand guests, including several leaders from BIMSTEC countries. The international leaders attending the swearing-in-ceremony included the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering, and the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth,

Among Indian leaders in attendance were UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and former presidents of India Pranab Mukherjee, and Pratibha Patil, among many others.

Modi 2.0 – Team 58

57 ministers took the oath along with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to serve the country as part of the Government. The list included 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 Union Ministers of State including those with Independent Charge, and 24 Ministers of State.

The list includes 6 women.

23 are fresh faces included in 2.0; 28 earlier ministers dropped. 53 ministers are from BJP, 4 from alliance parties.

Most prominent new face in the government is Amit Shah. In 2014, he chose to build the party for future elections as the party president. He is expected to serve as the second most important cabinet minister after the PM.

The other new entry was former Ambassador to the U.S and China S Jaishankar. His entry is expected to bring continuity and thrust to India’s emerging geopolitical presence.

State-wise Background of Ministers

  • Uttar Pradesh: 9
  • Maharashtra: 8
  • Bihar: 5
  • Madhya Pradesh: 5
  • Karnataka: 4
  • Gujarat: 3
  • Haryana: 3
  • West Bengal: 2
  • Jharkhand: 2
  • Assam: 1
  • Arunachal Pradesh: 1
  • Chhattisgarh: 1
  • Delhi: 1
  • Goa: 1
  • J&K: 1

14 States and Union Territories not represented in Modi 2.0 include:

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Manipur
  • Nagaland
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Chandigarh
  • Puducherry
  • Andaman & Nicobar
  • Daman & Diu
  • Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Lakshadweep

Here is a list of the portfolios of Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and Ministers of State.

Name Portfolio
Prime Minister 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.
Rajnath Singh Minister of Defence.
Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs.
Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
D.V. Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
Ram Vilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries.
Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Dr. S. Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs.
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development.
Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs.
Smriti Irani Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.
Prakash Javadekar Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
Piyush Goyal Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs.
Pralhad Joshi Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Arvind Sawant Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.
Giriraj Singh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Name Portfolio
Santosh Kumar Gangwar Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prahalad Singh Patel Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.
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.
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.
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

Name Portfolio
Faggansingh Kulaste Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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.
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Raosaheb Danve Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
G. Kishan Reddy Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Purushottam Rupala Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
Babul Supriyo Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
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.
Anurag Thakur Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Suresh Angadi Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Ratanlal Kataria Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
V. Muraleedharan Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Som Parkash Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Rameswar Teli Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
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.
Kailash Choudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Debasree Chaudhuri Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

List of New Ministers in Modi 2.0

  • Amit Shah
  • S Jaishankar
  • Arjun Munda
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  • Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey
  • Pralhad Joshi
  • Arvind Sawant
  • Raosaheb Danve
  • Pratap Sarangi
  • G Kishan Reddy
  • Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
  • Anurag Thakur
  • Deboshree Chaudhuri
  • Suresh Angadi
  • Nityanand Rai
  • Rattan Lal Kataria
  • V Muraleedharan
  • Renuka Singh
  • Som Prakash
  • Rameshwar Teli
  • Kailash Chaudhary
  • Prahlad Singh Patel

List of Earlier Ministers Dropped

  • Arun Jaitley (opted out on health grounds)
  • Sushma Swaraj (opted out on health grounds)
  • Suresh Prabhu
  • JP Nadda
  • Jayant Sinha
  • Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Maneka Gandhi
  • Radha Mohan Singh
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma
  • Manoj Sinha
  • Anant Geete
  • Anupriya Patel
  • Uma Bharati (opted out)
  • Anantkumar Hegde
  • Ram Kirpal Yadav
  • Vijay Sampla
  • Vijay Goel
  • Satyapal Singh
  • Hansraj Ahir
  • KJ Alphons
  • PP Chaudhary
  • Birendra Singh
  • Pon Radhakrishnan (lost elections)
  • SS Ahluwalia
  • Ramesh Jigajinagi
  • Jual Oram

Allies Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP) and Harsimrat Kaur Badal (SAD) have again been accommodated in the cabinet. A surprise inclusion is 64 years old Pratap Chandra Sarangi from Odisha, a social worker who leads a frugal life and often uses a bicycle as a means of local transport.

Earlier, there was no word from Modi as to who will get the important portfolios of Home, Finance, Defence and Foreign Affairs. However, the names of Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and S Jaishankar were doing the rounds as possible choices. The mystery cleared today with the allocation of portfolios.

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