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Who gets what: Indian Cabinet portfolios announced

  • Published at 08:18 pm May 31st, 2019
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File photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks after releasing India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party election manifesto for the April/May general election, in New Delhi, India, April 8, 2019 Reuters

Rajnath Singh will be defence minister while Nirmala Sitharaman moved from defence to become finance minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked his closest aide Amit Shah as home minister in the new government, a day after PM Modi and the ministers were sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, reports NDTV.

Rajnath Singh will be defence minister while Nirmala Sitharaman moved from defence to become finance minister. Career diplomat S Jaishankar is the foreign minister. Nitin Gadkari is the minister of Road Transport and Highways.

 Smriti Irani, who was tipped to be rewarded with a high profile ministry for her incredible victory in Amethi over Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, is the minister for Women and Child Development. Here is a list of ministers and their portfolios in PM Modi's cabinet:

Cabinet Ministers

1. Narendra Modi - Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space

2. Rajnath Singh - Minister of Defence

3. Amit Shah - Minister of Home Affairs

4. Nitin Gadkari - Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

5. DV Sadananda Gowda - Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

6. Nirmala Sitharaman - Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs

7. Ramvilas Paswan - Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

8. Narendra Singh Tomar - Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj

9. Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

10. Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Minister of Food Processing Industries

11. Thaawar Chand Gehlot - Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

12. Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar - Minister of External Affairs

13. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' - Minister of Human Resource Development

14. Arjun Munda - Minister of Tribal Affairs

15. Smriti Irani - Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles

16. Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Minister of Health and Family Welfare;Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences

17. Prakash Javadekar - Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting

18. Piyush Goyal - Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry

19. Dharmendra Pradhan - Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel

20. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minister of Minority Affairs

21. Pralhad Joshi - Minister of  Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines

22. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey - Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

23. Arvind Ganpat Sawant - Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

24. Giriraj Singh - Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

25. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Minister of Jal Shakti

Ministers of State (Independent 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. 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

5. 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

6. Prahalad 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 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

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. Krishan Pal - Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

6. Danve Raosaheb Dadarao - Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

7. G Kishan Reddy - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

8. 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. 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. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan - Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries

13. 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

14. Anurag Singh Thakur - Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and  Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa - Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

16. Nityanand Rai - Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

17. 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. V Muraleedharan - Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

19. Renuka Singh Saruta - Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affair

20. Som Parkash - Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

21. Rameswar Teli - Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

22. 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

23. Kailash Choudhary  -Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 

24. Debasree Chaudhuri - Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development