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PM Modi Cabinet Reshuffle 2021: The initial speculation has predicted the changes in the Union cabinet as a "major shakeup" in the government as the prime minister looks to make it more representative with on political and governance challenges.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with newly inducted ministers.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with newly inducted ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his council of ministers on Wednesday in a first since assuming charges for a second term. The Union council of ministers, which will be expanded with the swearing-in of new entrants this evening, is expected to have more representation from socially and economically backward communities, of women and people with administrative and legislative experience, people aware of the matter said....Read More


As many as 43 new ministers were sworn in Wednesday evening in the Prime Minister's new cabinet. In another pointer to the imminent Cabinet reshuffle, social justice and empowerment minister Thaawarchand Gehlot’s appointment as Karnataka governor caused another ministerial vacancy.

Ahead of the rejig, several ministers resigned from their posts, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan was one of them. Union ministers Babul Supriyo, Santosh Gangwar, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Sadananda Gowda among others stepped down from their office on Wednesday.


The much-awaited expansion came on the heels of the completion of the Modi’s government’s seven years in office. Currently, there are 21 cabinet ministers, nine ministers with independent charge, and 23 ministers of state in the union council of ministers. According to people aware of the details since the council can have up to 81 ministers, at least a dozen inclusions are expected.

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July 7, 2021 11:21 PM IST

Meet the new brigade of Modi's ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday revealed which portfolios will be allocated to the newly inducted lawmakers shortly after their oathtaking ceremony. Check the full list here

July 7, 2021 11:14 PM IST

Sarbananda Sonowal gets ministry of ports, shipping, waterways and AYUSH

Former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal was allocated Union ministry of ports, shipping and waterways and ministry of AYUSH.

July 7, 2021 10:42 PM IST

G Kishan Reddy moves up as culture minister, MHA gets 3 MoS

With G Kishan Reddy moving up as Union minister for culture, the ministry of home affairs now has three ministers of state - Nityanand Rai, Ajay Kumar and Nishit Pramanik.

July 7, 2021 10:30 PM IST

Aviation ministery gets MoS, retired general VK Singh to take post

The aviation ministry also got a minister of state on Wednesday, as Gen VK Singh (retd) joined the post.

July 7, 2021 10:21 PM IST

Anurag Thakur gets Union ministry of information and broadcasting, LJP's Pashupati Paras gets food ministry

Anurag Thakur got Union ministry of information and broadcasting, along with youth affairs. LJP leader Pashupati Paras will take charge of food ministry.

July 7, 2021 10:16 PM IST

Ashwini Vaishnaw gets Railways and IT

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha will be the new minister of Railways as well minister of IT and communication.

July 7, 2021 10:09 PM IST

Mansukh Mandaviya inducted as new Union health minister

Mansukh Mandaviya inducted as new Union health minister on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 10:07 PM IST

Union ministry of housing clubbed with ministry of petroleum, Puri to take charge

Ministry of health, & chemicals and fertilizers will be clubbed. Hardeep Puri got urban development, housing ministry clubbed with petroleum.

July 7, 2021 10:04 PM IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia gets Civil Aviation ministry

Jyotiraditya Scindia appointed Union minister for civil aviation.

July 7, 2021 10:02 PM IST

PM Modi takes ministry of science and technology, Shah to monitor ministry of cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge of ministry of science and technology, while, home minister Amit Shah will monitor ministry of cooperation.

July 7, 2021 9:20 PM IST

'All possible efforts will be made to fulfil the duties': Anurag Thakur

Union cabinet minister Anurag Thakur thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah for the opportunity in the cabinet. "I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah for giving me this chance. All possible efforts will be made to fulfil the duties," ANI quoted Thakur as saying.

July 7, 2021 8:46 PM IST

PM Modi congratulates ministers who took oath today

July 7, 2021 8:38 PM IST

Union cabinet, council of ministers meetings to likely take place tomorrow

The Union cabinet is scheduled to meet tentatively on Thursday at 5pm, while the council of ministers are scheduled to meet on the same day at 7pm.

July 7, 2021 7:49 PM IST

28 ministers inducted as ministers of state

28 ministers inducted as ministers of state including Meenakshi Lekhi, Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Patel, Shobha Karandlaje on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 7:46 PM IST

15 ministers inducted into Union cabinet

July 7, 2021 7:31 PM IST

Munjapara Mahendrabhai, John Barla, L Murugan, Nisith Pramanik take oath

July 7, 2021 7:21 PM IST

Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu and Shantanu Thakur take oath

Bharati Pravin Pawar, Bishweswar Tudu and Shantanu Thakur took oath as ministers.

July 7, 2021 7:15 PM IST

Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh take oath

Subhas Sarkar, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh took oath as ministers on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 7:11 PM IST

Pratima Bhoumik, first-time MP, takes oath as minister

BJP MP Pratima Bhoumik
BJP MP Pratima Bhoumik
July 7, 2021 7:02 PM IST

BL Verma, Ajay Kumar, Chauhan Devusinh take oath

July 7, 2021 7:00 PM IST

A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore and Ajay Bhatt take oath

A Narayanaswamy, Kaushal Kishore and Ajay Bhatt took oath as ministers on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 6:54 PM IST

Meenakshi Lekhi, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Annpurna Devi take oath as ministers

BJP leaders Meenakshi Lekhi, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Annpurna Devi took oath as ministers on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 6:49 PM IST

Karnataka BJP leaders Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Shobha Karandlaje take oath

Karnataka BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje
Karnataka BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje
July 7, 2021 6:41 PM IST

Pankaj Choudhary, Anupriya Singh Patel, Satya Pal Singh Baghel take oath

July 7, 2021 6:34 PM IST

Parshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, Anurag Thakur take oath

Union minister Anurag Thakur
Union minister Anurag Thakur
July 7, 2021 6:30 PM IST

Hardeep Singh Puri, Kiren Rijiju, Mansukh Mandaviya elevated in cabinet reshuffle

Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri
July 7, 2021 6:27 PM IST

LJP leader Pashupati Nath Paras, Delhi BJP leader Bhupender Yadav and JD(U) leader RCP Singh take oath

July 7, 2021 6:13 PM IST

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia takes oath

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia also took oath as Union minister on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 6:11 PM IST

Former chief ministers Narayan Rane, Sarabananda Sonowal take oath

Former CM N. Rane
Former CM N. Rane

Former chief minister of Maharashtra Narayan Rane and former chief minister of Assam Sarabananda Sonowal took oath as ministers on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 6:07 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of reshuffle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday evening ahead of cabinet reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 5:34 PM IST

Prakash Javadekar, RS Prasad resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad also stepped down from their posts on Wednesday, ahead of cabinet reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 5:18 PM IST

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia leaves from residence

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia left from his residence, ahead of the Union cabinet expansion.

July 7, 2021 4:52 PM IST

Former Assam CM and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal leaves from residence

July 7, 2021 4:09 PM IST

Scindia, Sonowal, Lekhi and 40 others to join cabinet

July 7, 2021 3:16 PM IST

Union minister Babul Supriyo resigns from the Cabinet

Union minister Babul Supriyo stepped down from the Union cabinet on Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 2:55 PM IST

Union ministers Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Raosaheb Danve Patil resign

Union minister Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre and minister of state for consumer affairs Raosaheb Danve Patil resigned from the Union cabinet, ahead of the reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 2:44 PM IST

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan steps down

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan also resigned from his post on Wednesday ahead of the cabinet reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 2:25 PM IST

'Will go to President's House today': BJP MP Nisith Pramanik ahead of cabinet rejig

BJP MP Nisith Pramanik ahead of the Union cabinet reshuffle said he will visit President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday and added that he is hopeful of inclusion. "Will go to President's House today. I am hopeful," ANI quoted Pramanik as saying.

July 7, 2021 1:55 PM IST

Another representative of Karnataka is Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Another representative of Karnataka is Rajeev Chandrasekhar who makes an entry to council of ministers. He recently was part of the team which delivered a BJP alliance government in Puducherry.

July 7, 2021 1:31 PM IST

43 leaders are expected to be sworn-in as Union Ministers

43 leaders will take oath as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held later today.

July 7, 2021 1:22 PM IST

Ramesh Pokhriyal also steps down

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also confirms that he has stepped down; cites health reasons.

July 7, 2021 1:20 PM IST

Ministers leave from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President JP Nadda, Sarbananda Sonowal, GK Reddy, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Parshottam Rupala and Anupriya Patel leave from 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

July 7, 2021 1:12 PM IST

Santosh Gangwar says he has resigned from Union Cabinet

Labour minister Santosh Gangwar says he has resigned from Union Cabinet.

Santosh Gangwar to Hindustan Times: I have resigned. I can't discuss reason for resignations but can confirm.

July 7, 2021 1:01 PM IST

Council is expected to have more representation of women

As the council is expected to have more representation of women, BJP Vice President Sobha Karandlaje, MP from Beed in Maharashtra Pritam Munde and Heena Gavit MP from Maharashtra’s Nandurbar were also seen entering the PM’s residence.

July 7, 2021 12:40 PM IST

Council is expected to have greater representation from SC, ST, OBC communities

As per party sources, the council is expected to have greater representation from SC, ST, OBC communities.

July 7, 2021 12:34 PM IST

List of ministers present at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sarbananda Sonowal, Bhupender Yadav, Anurag Thakur, Meenakshi Lekhi, Anupriya Patel, Ajay Bhatt, Shobha Karandjale, Sunita Dugga, Pritam Munde, Santanu Thakur and Kapil Patil.

July 7, 2021 12:31 PM IST

Several minister present at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP President JP Nadda, Meenakshi Lekhi, Sarbananda Sonowal, Purshottam Rupala, Nisith Pramanik, RCP Singh, Pashupati Paras, present at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, ahead of Union Cabinet reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 12:20 PM IST

JP Nadda leaves from his residence

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda leaves from this residence.

July 7, 2021 12:00 PM IST

Amit Shah arrives at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

Union Minister Amit Shah arrives at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, ahead of Union Cabinet reshuffle.

July 7, 2021 11:53 AM IST

4 ministers hold additional charges of five ministries

Currently, four ministers hold additional charges of five ministries.

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