Union Council of Ministers | Council of Ministers of Modi Govt.


2019-09-17 | Team PendulumEdu

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Article 74 of the Indian constitution states that there shall be a Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister to aid and advice the President.

  • The President appoints the Prime Minister and the other Council of Ministers are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister.
  • Prime Minister allocates ranks and portfolios to the ministers. The rank of a cabinet minister, minister of state or deputy minister is decided on the basis of seniority and political importance.
  • 91st Constitutional Amendment Act limits the size of the Council of Ministers to 15% of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha.
  • The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha (Article 75(3))
  • The death or resignation of the Prime Minister leads to the dissolution of the entire council of Ministers.
  • The Prime Minister acts as a link between the Council of Ministers and the President.

 

The Council of Ministers are categorized as follows (arranged in descending order of rank)

  1. Prime Minister
  2. Deputy Prime Minister
  3. Cabinet Minister
  4. Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  5. Minister of State (MoS)

 

The below-given lists provide you the current portfolios held by different ministers.

Prime Minister

Portfolio

Narendra Modi

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Atomic Energy

Department of Space

All important policy issues

All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

 

 

List of Cabinet Ministers

Name of the Minister

Portfolios

Amit Shah

Ministry of Home Affairs

Rajnath Singh

Ministry of Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Ramvilas Paswan

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

D.V. Sadananda Gowda

Ministry of Chemical and Fertilisers

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ministry of Law and Justice

Ministry of Communications

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Narendra Singh Tomar

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ministry of Rural Development

Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Prakash Javadekar

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Science and Technology

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Piyush Goyal

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Ministry of Steel

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Ministry of External Affairs

Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Smriti Zubin Irani

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ministry of Textiles

Arjun Munda

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Pralhad Joshi

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Ministry of Coal

Ministry of Mines

Arvind Ganpat Sawant

Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Ministry of Jal Shakti

Giriraj Singh

Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

 

List of Minister of State (Independent Charge)

 

Name of the Minister

Portfolio (Minister of State-Independent Charge)

Santosh K Gangwar

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Rao Indrajit Singh

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Ministry of Planning

Shripad Yesso Naik

Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy

Minister of State in the Department of Space

Kiren Rijiju

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Prahalad Singh Patel

Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Tourism

Raj Kumar Singh

Ministry of Power

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Hardeep Singh Puri

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Ministry of Civil Aviation

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Ministry of Shipping

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

 

List of Ministers of State

 

Name of the Minister

Portfolio (Minister of State)

Faggansingh Kulaste

Ministry of Steel

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ministry of Health and Family

Welfare

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Ministry of Heavy Industries and

Public Enterprises

General (Retd.) V.K. Singh

Ministry of Road Transport and

Highways

Krishan Pal

Ministry of Social Justice and

Empowerment

Danve Raosaheb

Dadarao

 

Ministry of Consumer Affairs,

Food and Public Distribution

G. Kishan Reddy

Ministry of Home Affairs

Parshottam Rupala

Ministry of Agriculture and

Farmers Welfare

Ramdas Athawale

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Ministry of Rural Development

Babul Supriyo

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

Ministry of Human Resource Development

 

Ministry of Communications

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Anurag Singh Thakur

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

Ministry of Railways

Nityanand Rai

Ministry of Home Affairs

Rattan Lal Kataria

Ministry of Jal Shakti

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

V. Muraleedharan

Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Renuka Singh Saruta

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Som Prakash

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Rameshwar Teli

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

Kailash Choudhary

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Debasree Chaudhuri

Ministry of Women and Child Development

 

Source: List of Council of Ministers, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

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