New Cabinet, new beginnings

| Updated: July 7, 2021 11:43 pm

Following is the final list and portfolios of ministers included in the cabinet reshuffle of Prime MInister Narendra Modi. Caste calculations, a fresh image and a very visible effort to change the image of his ministry is reflected in the new cabinet which has seen lots of senior ministers including health minister Dr Harshvardan, RaviS hankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and others being dropped either for their non performance or for their arrogance which enhanced in further denting of the image of the government and particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Cabinet Ministers

PM Narendra Modi will also be in charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and will handle all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

In the list of Cabinet Ministers:

Raj Nath Singh is Minister of Defence

Amit Shah is Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation

Nitin Jairam Gadkari is Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Nirmala Sitharaman is Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar is Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is Minister of External Affairs

Arjun Munda is Minister of Tribal Affairs

Smriti Zubin Irani is Minister of Women and Child Development

Piyush Goyal as Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of Textiles.

Dharmendra Pradhan is Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Pralhad Joshi is Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Coal and Minister of Mines

Narayan Tatu Rane is Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Sarbananda Sonowal is Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Minister of Minority Affairs

Dr Virendra Kumar is Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Giriraj Singh is Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj

Jyotiraditya M. Scindia is Minister of Civil Aviation

Ramchandra Prasad Singh is Minister of Steel

Ashvini Vaishnaw is Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Pashu Pati Kumar Paras is Minister of Food Processing Industries

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is Minister of Kal Shakti

Kiren Rijiju is Minister of Law and Justice

Raj Kumar Singh is Minister of Power and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

Hardeep Singh Puri is Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

Mansukh Mandaviya is Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Bhupender Yadav is Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Labour and Employment

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey is Minister of Heavy Industries

Parshottam Rupala is Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

G. Kishan Reddy is Minister of Culture, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

Anurag Singh Thakur is Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministers of States (Independent Charge)

Rao Inderjit Singh is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Dr Jitendra Singh is Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; 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

Shripad Yesso Naik is Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism

Faggansingh Kulaste is Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Prahlad Singh Patel is Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Processing Industries

Ashwini Kumar Choubey is Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Arjun Ram Meghwal is Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

General (Retd.) VK Singh is Minister of State in the Ministry of Road and Transport and Highways and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation

Krishan Pal is Minister of State in the Ministry of Power and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao is Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Ministry of State in the Ministry of Coal and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines

Ramdas Athawale is Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Nityanand Rai is Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Pankaj Chaowdhary is Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Anupriya Singh Patel is Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Prof SP Singh Baghel is Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Sushri Shobha Karandlaje is Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma is Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Darshana Vikram Jardosh is Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

V Muraleedharan is Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of state in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

Meenakshi Lekhi is Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

Som Prakash is Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Renuka Singh Saruta is Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal affairs

Rameswar Teli is Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment

Kailash Choudhary is Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Annpurna Devi is Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

A Narayanaswamy is Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Kaushal Kishore is Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Ajay Bhatt is Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence and Minister of State in the Minister of Tourism

BL Verma is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation

Ajay Kumar is Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Devusinh Chauhan is Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications

Bhagwanth Khuba is Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Kapil Moreshwar Patil is Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Pratima Bhoumik is Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr Subhas Sarkar is Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad is Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar is Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Bishweswar Tudu is Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

Shantanu Thakur is Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai is Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH

John Barla is Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Dr L Murugan is Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Technology

Nisith Pramanik is Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports


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