List of Union Council of Ministers - Cabinet, MoS (Independent Charge) and MoS


2021-07-08 | Priyanka Chaudhary

Union Council of Ministers

On the 7th of July 2021, The Union Council of Ministers witnessed a major change with 43 Ministers swearing-in and taking the total headcount in the Union Council of Ministers of India to 78.

The major highlights of this Expansion of the council of Ministers of Modi Government 2.0 are as follows:

  • The Ministry of Science & Technology will be held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • A new ministry, the Ministry of Cooperation is formed and Amit Shah will take additional charge of it along with the Home Ministry.
  • The reshuffling of the Council of Ministers was the first since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over for the second term in May 2019.
  • Modi government has expanded its cabinet, where 36 new ministers included in the council and 7 junior ministers got the promotion.
  • Out of 43 ministers who took the oath, 15 will be the part of Union cabinet while 28 ministers will be the Ministry of State.

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)

List of Union Council of Ministers after 7 July 2021:

The below-given lists provide you with 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 after Expansion (on 7 July 2021)

Name of the Minister

Portfolios

Amit Shah

Ministry of Home Affairs

Ministry of Cooperation (New Ministry)

Rajnath Singh

Ministry of Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Narendra Singh Tomar

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

S Jaishankar

Ministry of External Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Arjun Munda

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Smriti Zubin Irani

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Piyush Goyal

Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (New)
Ministry of Textiles (New)

Dharmendra Pradhan

Ministry of Education (New)

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (New)

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Pralhad Joshi

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Coal
Ministry of Mines

Mahendra Nath Pandey

Ministry of Heavy Industries(New)

Giriraj Singh

Ministry of Rural Development (New)
Ministry of Panchayati Raj (New)

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of Jal Shakti

Mansukh Mandaviya (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Jyotiraditya Scindia (New)

Ministry of Civil Aviation

Parshottam Rupala (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Anurag Thakur (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ministry of Sports and Youth Development

Narayan Tatu Rane (New)

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Sarbananda Sonowal (New)

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Ministry of AYUSH

Virendra Kumar (New)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Ramchandra Prasad Singh (New)

Ministry of Steel

Ashwini Vaishnaw (New)

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Pashu Pati Kumar Paras (New)

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Kiren Rijiju (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Law and Justice

Raj Kumar Singh (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Power
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Hardeep Singh Puri (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Bhupendra Yadav (New)

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Labour and Employment

G Kishan Reddy (Promoted from MoS to Cabinet)

Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

 

List of Minister of State (Independent Charge) after Expansion (on 7 July 2021)

Name of the Minister

Portfolio (Minister of State-Independent Charge)

Rao Indrajit Singh

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Ministry of Planning

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (New)

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Ministry of Science & Technology (New)

Ministry of Earth Sciences (New)

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

 

List of Ministers of State after Expansion (on 7 July 2021)

Name of the Minister

Portfolio (Minister of State)

Shripad Yesso Naik (New)

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Ministry of Tourism

Faggansingh Kulaste

Ministry of Steel
Ministry of Rural Development(New)

Prahlad Singh Patel (New)

Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (New)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (New)

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Culture (New)

Gen (Retd.) VK Singh

Road Transport and Highways
Ministry of Civil Aviation (New)

Krishan Pal

Ministry of Power (New)
Ministry of Heavy Industries (New)

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

Ministry of Railways (New)
Ministry of Coal (New)
Ministry of Mines (New)

Ramdas Athawale

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Ministry Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (New)
Ministry of Rural Development

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Nityanand Rai

Ministry of Home Affairs

Pankaj Chaowdhary (New)

Ministry of Finance

Anupriya Singh Patel (New)

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Prof SP Singh Baghel (New)

Ministry of Law and Justice

Rajeev Chandrasekhar (New)

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Shobha Karandlaje (New)

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma (New)

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Darshana Vikram Jardosh (New)

Ministry of Textiles
Ministry of Railways

V. Muraleedharan

Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Meenakashi Lekhi (New)

Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Culture

Som Parkash

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Renuka Singh Saruta

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Rameswar Teli

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (New)
Ministry of Labour and Employment (New)

Kailash Choudhary

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Annapurna Devi (New)

Ministry of Education

A. Narayanaswamy (New)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Kaushal Kishore (New)

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Ajay Bhatt (New)

Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Tourism

BL Verma (New)

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Ministry of Cooperation

Ajay Kumar Mishra (New)

Ministry of Home Affairs

Devusinh Chauhan (New)

Ministry of Communications

Bhagwanth Khuba (New)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Kapil Moreshwar Patil (New)

Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Pratima Bhoumik (New)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Subhas Sarkar (New)

Ministry of Education

Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad (New)

Ministry of Finance

Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (New)

Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Education

Bharati Pravin Pawar(New)

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Bishweswar Tudu (New)

Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ministry of Jal Shakti

Shantanu Thakur (New)

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Munjapara Mahendrabhai (New)

Ministry of Women and Child Development
Ministry of AYUSH

John Barla (New)

Ministry of Minority Affairs

L Murugan (New)

Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Nisith Pramanik (New)

Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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

List of Ministers who resigned before Expansion of the Council of Minister:

The total number of Union Council of Ministers of Modi Government rose to 78, including the Prime Minister. Before reshuffling the Union Council of Ministers, 12 ministers had resigned from his post.

They were:

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan
  • Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal
  • Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister, DV Sadananda Gowda
  • Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Debasree Chaudhuri
  • Labour Minister, Santosh Gangwar
  • Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre
  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawarchand Gehlot
  • Minister of Law and Justice of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar
  • MOS  for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Babul Supriyo Baral
  • Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal Kataria
  • Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Union Council of Ministers

How many Cabinet, MoS (Independent Charge) and MoS are there in Union Council of Ministers?

After Expansion on 7 July 2021, there are 30 Cabinet Ministers, 2 MoS (Independent Charge) and 45 MoS

What is the total strength of Ministers in the Union Council of Ministers?

There are 78 total Ministers in the Union Council of Ministers including the Prime Minister.

Which are the Ministers who got promoted in the Council of Ministers Expansion after 7 July 2021?

Ministers who got promoted are Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, Hardeep Singh Puri, RK Singh, Mansukh Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy

Which Ministry is formed during the expansion and who is it's minister?

A new Ministry of Co-operation has been formed and Amit Shah will be the minister.

Priyanka Chaudhary

Joined On : 01-Jan-19

Priyanka is an expert in General Awareness and has experience of over 5 years of teaching various subjects of General Awareness and Current Affairs.

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