Modi Cabinet 2.0
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The Modi Sarkar 2.0 has announced its new cabinet. While few ministers from the previous cabinet have been dropped, few new faces have found a place in the new cabinet.

The BIG 4 of the new Team Modi includes Amit Shah as the new Home Minister, Rajnath Singh as the Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman as the new Finance Minister and Career diplomat S Jaishankar is the new External Affairs Minister.

The Prime Minister has kept the departments of Atomic Energy and Space with himself.

PM Modi will also keep all important policy issues and portfolios not yet allocated.

Smriti Irani will be the new Women and Child Development Minister and will retain the Textile Ministry as well. This is being seen as a huge promotion for Smriti Irani as a reward for her stupendous performance in Amethi in the recent elections.

Prakash Javadekar will be the new Information and Broadcasting Minister.

Ram Vilas Paswan will be Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

Nitin Gadkari has retained the ministry of Road Transport and Highways and has has been given the additional charge of  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry.

Piyush Goyal will retain the Railways ministry along with the additional charge of commerce.  Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to be the in charge of Ministry of Law, Telecom as well as the IT Ministries.

Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has been appointed as the Human Resources and Development minister. Dharmendra Pradhan will remain the Petroleum Minister.

Here is the full list of cabinet ministers and their portfolios:

  • Shri Raj Nath Singh – Minister of Defence.
  • Shri Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs.
  • Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  • Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda – Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
  • Shri Ramvilas Paswan – Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
  • Shri Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
  • Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad – Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Minister of Food Processing Industries.
  • Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – Minister of External Affairs.
  • Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ – Minister of Human Resource Development.
  • Shri Arjun Munda – Minister of Tribal Affairs.
  • Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan – Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.
  • Shri Prakash Javadekar – Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Shri Piyush Goyal – Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.
  • Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority Affairs.
  • Shri Pralhad Joshi – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
  • Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey – Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant – Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.
  • Shri Giriraj Singh – Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries.
  • Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Minister of Jal Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

  • Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • 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.
  • Shri Shripad Yesso 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.
  • 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.
  • Shri 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.
  • Shri Prahalad Singh Patel – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Shri 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.
  • Shri 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.
  • Shri 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:

  • Shri Faggansingh Kulaste – Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
  • Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey – Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Shri 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.
  • General (Retd.) V. K. Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Shri Krishan Pal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao – Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
  • Shri G. Kishan Reddy – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Shri Parshottam Rupala – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Shri Ramdas Athawale – Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • Shri Babul Supriyo – Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
  • Shri 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.
  • Shri Anurag Singh Thakur – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa – Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
  • Shri Nityanand Rai – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Shri Rattan Lal Kataria – Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Shri V Muraleedharan – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  • Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta – Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Shri Som Parkash – Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Shri Rameswar Teli – Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  • Shri 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.
  • Shri Kailash Choudhary – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri – Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Narendra Modi was sworn in for the second time as the Prime Minister on Thursday in a dazzling ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 57 cabinet ministers also took the oath of office with him.  About 37 ministers have been dropped from the new Team Modi. Some of the prominent names who have been dropped are Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti, Jayant Sinha, and Rajyavardhan Rathore.

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