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Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolios of Modi’s ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejigged his council of ministers on Tuesday, inducting 19 new ministers in an exercise aimed both at pleasing voters in states headed for elections next year as well as speeding up efforts to boost economic growth. He also dropped five ministers.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2016 22:37 IST
HT Correspondent
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly sworn-in ministers at the oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly sworn-in ministers at the oath taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)


Smriti Irani was removed as the HRD minister following a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, with Prakash Javadekar being given the post.

Irani has been given the textiles ministry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejigged his council of ministers on Tuesday, inducting 19 new ministers in an exercise aimed both at pleasing voters in states headed for elections next year as well as speeding up efforts to boost economic growth. He also dropped five ministers.

Below are the portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, All important policy issues, and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Cabinet MinistersPortfolios

Rajnath Singh

Home Affairs

Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs

Arun Jaitley

Finance and Corporate Affairs

M. Venkaiah Naidu

Information & Broadcasting
Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Road Transport and Highways
Shipping

Manohar Parrikar

Defence

Suresh Prabhu

Railways

D. V. Sadananda Gowda

Statistics & Programme Implementation

Uma Bharati

Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Dr. Najma A. Heptulla

Minority Affairs

Ramvilas Paswan

Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Kalraj Mishra

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Women & Child Development

Ananthkumar

Parliamentary Affairs
Chemicals & Fertilisers

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law & Justice
Electronics & Information Technology

Jagat Prakash Nadda

Health & Family Welfare

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati

Civil Aviation

Anant Geete

Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Food Processing Industries

Narendra Singh Tomar

Rural Development,
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water & Sanitation

Chaudhary Birender Singh

Steel

Jual Oram

Tribal Affairs

Radha Mohan Singh

Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Social Justice and Empowerment

Smriti Zubin Irani

Textiles

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Science & Technology, Earth Sciences

Prakash Javadekar

Human Resource Development

Ministers of State

Portfolios

Rao Inderjit Singh

Planning (Independent Charge)
Urban Development
Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Bandaru Dattatreya

Labour & Employment (Independent Charge)

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)

Vijay Goel

Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Shripad Yesso Naik

AAYUSH (Independent Charge)

Dharmendra Pradhan

Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)

Piyush Goyal

Power (Independent Charge)
Coal (Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
Mines (Independent Charge)

Dr. Jitendra Singh

Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge)
Prime Minister’s Office
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space

Nirmala Sitharaman

Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)

Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Culture (Independent Charge)

Tourism (Independent Charge)

Manoj Sinha

Communications (Independent Charge)
Railways

Anil Madhav Dave

Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)

General V. K. Singh

External Affairs

Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Finance

Faggan Singh Kulaste

Health & Family Welfare

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minority Affairs
Parliamentary Affairs

S. S. Ahluwalia

Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Parliamentary Affairs

Ramdas Athawale

Social Justice & Empowerment

Ram Kripal Yadav

Rural Development

Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Giriraj Singh

Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

Home Affairs

G. M. Siddeshwara

Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi

Drinking Water & Sanitation

Rajen Gohain

Railways

Parshottam Rupala

Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Panchayati Raj

M. J. Akbar

External Affairs

Upendra Kushwaha

Human Resources Development

Radhakrishnan P

Road Transport & Highways
Shipping

Kiren Rijiju

Home Affairs

Krishan Pal

Social Justice & Empowerment

Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor

Tribal Affairs

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Vishnu Deo Sai

Steel

Sudarshan Bhagat

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Y. S. Chowdary

Science & Technology
Earth Science

Jayant Sinha

Civil Aviation

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Information & Broadcasting

Babul Supriyo

Urban Development
Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Food Processing Industries

Vijay Sampla

Social Justice & Empowerment

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Finance
Corporate Affairs

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey

Human Resource Development

Ajay Tamta

Textiles

Krishna Raj

Women & Child Development

Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Road Transport & Highways,
Shipping,
Chemicals & Fertilizers

Anupriya Patel

Health & Family Welfare

C. R. Chaudhary

Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

P. P. Chaudhary

Law & Justice
Electronics & Information Technology

Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

Defence