Meet these new ministers who joined PM Modi govt

New Delhi, Sep 3: Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named India's Defence Minister in a reshuffle-cum-expansion of his ministry carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also saw Piyush Goyal take charge of Indian Railways. Of the other two new Cabinet ministers, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan got additional charge of Skill Development Entrepreneurship while Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi retained the Minority Affairs Ministry. The three new Ministers of State with independent charge are R.K. Singh (Power, New and Renewable Energy), Hardeep Puri (Housing and Urban Affairs) and K.J. Alphons (Tourism, Electronics and IT). The six new Ministers of State are Shiv Pratap Shukla (Finance), Ashwini Choubey (Health and Family Welfare), Virendra Kumar (Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs), Anantkumar Hegde (Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) and Satya Pal Singh (Human Resource Development, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation). Suresh Prabhu, who lost his Railway portfolio, has been shifted within the Cabinet to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, earlier held by Sitharaman. Nitin Gadkari, who was holding Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will also head the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry. Cabinet minister Uma Bharti, who lost the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, is now left with Drinking Water and Sanitation.

LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

 

 

Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Ministerand 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 Home Affairs.

2.

Smt. Sushma Swaraj

Minister of External Affairs.

3.

Shri Arun Jaitley

Minister of Finance; and

Minister of Corporate Affairs.

4.

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Minister of Road Transport and Highways;

Minister of Shipping; and

Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

5.

Shri Suresh Prabhu

Minister of Commerce and Industry.

6.

Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda

Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

7.

Sushri Uma Bharati

Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

8.

Shri Ramvilas Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

9.

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Minister ofWomen and Child Development.

10.

Shri Ananthkumar

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers; and

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

11.

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister of Law and Justice; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

12.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda

Minister ofHealth and Family Welfare.

13.

Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati

Minister of Civil Aviation.

14.

Shri Anant Geete

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

15.

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Minister of Food Processing Industries.

16.

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Rural Development;

Minister of Panchayati Raj; and

Minister of Mines.

17.

Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh

Minister of Steel.

18.

Shri Jual Oram

Minister of Tribal Affairs.

19.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

20.

Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

21.

Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister ofTextiles; and

Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

22.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Minister of Science and Technology;

Minister of Earth Sciences; and

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

23.

Shri Prakash Javadekar

Minister ofHuman Resource Development.

24.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister ofPetroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

25.

Shri Piyush Goyal

Minister ofRailways; and

Minister of Coal.

26.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister ofDefence.

27.

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister ofMinority Affairs.

 

 

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

 

1.

Rao Inderjit Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry ofPlanning; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

2.

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry ofLabour and Employment.

3.

Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry ofAyurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

4.

Dr. Jitendra Singh

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

Dr. Mahesh Sharma

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

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

6.

Shri Giriraj Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

7.

Shri Manoj Sinha

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

8.

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

 

 

 

9.

Shri Raj Kumar Singh

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

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

10.

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

11.

ShriAlphons Kannanthanam

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

MINISTERS OF STATE

 

1.

Shri Vijay Goel

Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

2.

Shri Radhakrishnan P.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.

3.

Shri S.S. Ahluwalia

Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

4.

Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi

Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

5.

Shri Ramdas Athawale

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

6.

Shri Vishnu Deo Sai

Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

7.

Shri Ram Kripal Yadav

Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

8.

Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9.

Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary

Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.

10.

Shri Rajen Gohain

Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

11.

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh

Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

12.

ShriParshottam Rupala

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

13.

Shri Krishan Pal

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

14.

Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor

Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

15.

Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.

16.

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

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

17.

Shri Sudarshan Bhagat

Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

18.

Shri Upendra Kushwaha

Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

19.

Shri Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

20.

Dr. Virendra Kumar

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

21.

ShriAnantkumar Hegde

Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

22.

Shri M.J. Akbar

Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

23.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

24.

Shri Y. S. Chowdary

Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

25.

Shri Jayant Sinha

Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

26.

ShriBabul Supriyo

Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

27.

Shri Vijay Sampla

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

28.

Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal

Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

29.

Shri Ajay Tamta

Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.

30.

Smt. Krishna Raj

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

31.

Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

32.

Smt. Anupriya Patel

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

33.

Shri C.R. Chaudhary

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

34.

Shri P.P. Chaudhary

Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

35.

Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

36.

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

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

37.

Dr. Satya Pal Singh

Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.