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Modi’s New Cabinet, Amit Shah gets Home, Nirmala Finance, Rajnath Defence,Jaishankar External Affairs

New Delhi, May 31. Amit Shah will be the new Home minister, Rajnath Singh the new Defence minister and Nirmala Sitharaman the new Finance minister, the Rashtrapati Bhavan announced on Friday.

Former foreign secretary turned minister S Jaishankar has got the External Affairs ministry while Smriti Irani will be the new Women and Child Development Minister along with retaining the Textile Ministry, according to a communiqu issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance and Corporate Affairs minister while Nitin Gadkari will continue to be the Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

Piyush Goyal has been given the charge of the ministries of Railways and Commerce while Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to helm the Ministry of Law, Telecom as well as the IT Ministries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain DoPT, Atomic Energy as well as all important policy issues and portfolios not allocated. 

Modi was sworn in on Thursday as prime minister for a second term, helming a 58-member team of ministers, including him and BJP president Amit Shah who makes his debut in the Central government.

A new Ministry of Jal Shakti has been created and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be its minister.

Full List of new 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; and Minister 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.
Minister of State (Independent In-Charge)

 

1 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 Shripad 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 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 Kiran 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 Prahlad Singh Patel Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism  
7 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 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 Mansukh 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

Faggansingh Kulaste

Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

 

2

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

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

 

3

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) VK Singh

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

 

5

Shri Krishan Pa

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

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

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 Technolog

 

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 theMinistry 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  

Full list of first-time ministers in Modi’s new Cabinet:

 

First-Time Ministers in Modi 2.0

Cabinet Ministers

1

Amit Shah

2

S Jaishankar

3

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

4

Arjun Munda

5

Pralhad Joshi

6

Arvind Sawant

Minister of State (Independent Charge)

1

Prahalad Singh Patel

Ministers of State

1

Prahalad Singh Patel

2

G Kishan Reddy

3

Anurag Thakur

4

Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

5

Debasree Chaudhuri

6

Kailash Choudhary

7

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

8

Rameswar Teli

9

Nityanand Rai

10

Rattan Lal Kataria

11

V Muraleedharan

12

Renuka Singh Saruta

13

Som Parkash

14

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

 

Modi Cabinet 2.0 has repeated three women leaders – Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Harsimrat Kaur Badal. To know the complete list of women ministers in new Modi government read this article thoroughly.

17th Lok Sabha cabinet oath-taking ceremony have witnessed Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Harsimrat Kaur Badal in cabinet. They may join ministers in-charge of portfolios such as Foreign affairs, women and child development, and Ganga Sanitation ministry.

Previous NDA cabinet had Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, Smriti Irani as I&B (also textile minister), Sushma Swaraj as foreign minister, Uma Bharati as drinking water and sanitation minister, Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur as food processing industries minister and Maneka Gandhi as women and child development minister. Najma Heptulla, served as minister of minority affairs but later she was dropped in after a reshuffle.

Women Cabinet Ministers in Modi Cabinet 2.0

S. No.

Name

Ministry Allocated

1.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Ministry of Finance; and Ministry of Corporate Affairs

2.

Smriti Irani

Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Ministry of Textile

3.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Minister of Food Processing Industries

Women State Ministers in Modi Cabinet 2.0

S. No.

Name

Ministry Allocated

1.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Ministry of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

2.

Renuka Singh

Ministry of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

3.

Debasree Chaudhuri

Ministry of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Women Ministers in Modi Cabinet 2.0

1. Nirmala Sitharaman

2. Harsimrat Kaur Badal

3. Smriti Irani

Women Ministers of State in Modi Cabinet 2.0

1. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

2. Renuka Singh Saruta

3. Debasree Chaudhuri

Women ministers in 16th Lok Sabha Cabinet

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman served as the Minister of Defence of India in 16th Lok Sabha. She has served as Member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2016. On September 3, 2017, she was elevated to Defence Minister, being only the second woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the Defence Minister post.

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj was appointed as the Minister of External Affairs of India on 26 May 2014. She was the second woman who was holding the office, after Indira Gandhi. She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of north Indian state of Haryana.

Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani is a prominent leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she is a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, representing Amethi. On May 26, 2014, she was appointed as the Minister of Human Resource Development (MoHRD). In July 2016 she was given the Ministry of Textiles after cabinet reshuffle. In July 2017, she was handed the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India) when Former Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu resigned from the Ministry to take part in Vice Presidential Elections.

Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti served as the Cabinet Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Union Government of India during 16th Lok Sabha. After Narendra Modi became the Indian Prime Minister in 2014, she was appointed the Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and held this office until September 2017. She became the Minister of drinking water and sanitation on September 3, 2017.

Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi was the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development in the 16th Lok Sabha government. At present she is Member of Lok Sabha from Sultanpur (Lok Sabha constituency), elected on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Harsimrat Kaur Badal was holding post of Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the 16th Lok Sabha cabinet. Harsimrat was elected as an MP from Bathinda in 2014. She defeated Indian National Congress-People’s Party of Punjab joint candidate, Manpreet Singh Badal. She was appointed in the first term of Modi government as Union Minister for Food Processing.

Najma Heptulla

Najma Heptulla took oath as a cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi headed government on 26 May 26, 2014. She was holding Ministry of Minority Affairs but later was replaced by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in July 2016.

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