List of Cabinet Ministers of India [Updated- July 2021]

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The Union Council Of Ministers, or the Cabinet, is the executive authority of the country. Articles 74 and 75 of the Indian Constitution deal with the Council of Ministers. Article 74 (i) states that there shall be a council of ministers with the Prime minister to advise the President. In Article 75(i), it is mentioned that the Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the President shall appoint the Council Of Ministers on the advice of the Prime Minister.

To become a Minister a person has to be a member of either of the Houses i.e. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. If a person is not a member of either of the two houses, s/he can still become a minister for a period of six months provided that the minister gets himself/herself elected to either of the House of Parliament.  The Prime Minister is the leader of the Cabinet.

The Council of Ministers consists of:

  1.  Cabinet Ministers – Senior most ministers (Leads the Ministry).
  2.  Ministers of State (Independent Charge) – Work independently and do not report to the Cabinet Ministers.
  3.  Minister of State – Report to the cabinet minister.
  4.  Deputy Ministers– Office is vacant since 2004.

The term Cabinet is mentioned in the Constitution after the 44th amendment act of the constitution. The Ministry of Cabinet has a strength of 15 to 30. Each minister is given the responsibility for different sections of the country like Defence, Finance, Textiles, Agriculture, Law and Justice and such. There are various powers and functions of the Cabinet, some of which are shown below.

  • The Cabinet has all the executive powers of the president.
  • It regulates the internal as well as external policies of the country.
  • It forms and executes policies for the betterment of people.
  • For the whole expenditure as well as revenue of the government, the cabinet is responsible.
  • Cabinet has overall control of the finance of the country.

Questions from the Cabinet Ministers topic which comes under the General Awareness section are frequently asked in the exam. Not many questions are expected from this topic but even 1 mark can decide your fate. This topic is important for all the upcoming exams especially SBI Clerk, NABARD Grade A, SSC CGL and RBI Assistant. Here is the list of Cabinet Ministers of India along with Ministers of States to cover this section.

Cabinet Ministers List Update July 2021

On July 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the reshuffling of his cabinet. He removed 12 incumbents, recruiting 36 new members and promoting 7 Ministers of State. The Modi Government now has 77 ministers up from 53. The highest number of members allowed in a cabinet is 81.

Cabinet Ministers List

 Cabinet MinisterConstituencyPortfolio
1Narendra Modi (Prime Minister)Varanasi, Uttar PradeshMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space
All important policy issues.
All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
2Amit Shah

 
Gandhinagar, GujaratMinister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation
3Rajnath SinghLucknow,Uttar PradeshMinister of Defence
4Mansukh MandaviyaRajya Sabha (Gujarat)
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers  
5Nitin GadkariNagpur, MaharashtraMinister of Road Transport and Highways
6 Nirmala SitharamanRajya Sabha (Karnataka)Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
7Narendra Singh TomarMorena, Madhya PradeshMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
8Dr. S. Jaishankar  Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)Minister of External Affairs
9Arjun MundaKhunti, JharkhandMinister of Tribal Affairs
10Smriti IraniAmethi, Uttar PradeshMinister of Women and Child Development
11Piyush GoyalRajya Sabha (Maharashtra)Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister of Textiles
12Dharmendra PradhanRajya Sabha (Madhya Pradesh)Minister of Education Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
13Prahlad JoshiDharwad, KarnatakaMinister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal Minister of Mines
14Narayan Rane Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
15Sarbananda Sonowal Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister of AYUSH
16Mukhtar Abbas NaqviRajya Sabha (Jharkhand)Minister of Minority Affairs
17Dr. Virendra Kumar Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
18Giriraj SinghBegusarai, BiharMinister of Rural Development Minister of Panchayati Raj
19Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Rajya Sabha (Madhya Pradesh) Minister of Civil Aviation
20Ashwini Vaishnaw Rajya Sabha (Odisha)Minister of Railways Minister of Communications Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
21Ramchandra Prasad Singh Rajya Sabha BiharMinister of Steel
22Pashupati Kumar Paras Hajipur, BiharPashu Pati Kumar Paras
23Gajendra Singh ShekhawatJodhpur, RajasthanMinister of Jal Shakti
24Kiren RijijuArunachal West, Arunachal PradeshMinister of Law and Justice
25Raj Kumar SinghArrah, BiharMinister of Power Minister of New and Renewable Energy
26Hardeep Singh PuriLost in election (Lok Sabha)Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
27Bhupender Yadav Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Minister of Labour and Employment
28Mahendra Nath PandeyChandauli, Uttar PradeshMinister of Heavy Industries
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Parshottam Rupala  
Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
30G. Kishan ReddySecunderabad, TelanganaMinister of Culture; Minister of Tourism Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
31Anurag Singh ThakurHamirpur, Himachal PradeshMinister of Information and Broadcasting Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Minister of State (Independent Charge) List

 MinisterConstituencyMinister of State (Independent Charge)
1Rao Inderjit SinghGurgaon, HaryanaMinistry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry of Planning Ministry of Corporate Affairs
2Dr Jitendra SinghUdhampur, Jammu and KashmirMinistry 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 Minister of State in the Department of Space

Minister of State List

 MinisterConstituencyPortfolio
1Shripad Yesso NaikNorth Goa, GoaMinister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism  
2Faggansingh KulasteMandla, Madhya PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
3Prahalad Singh PatelDamoh, Madhya PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries  
4Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyBuxar, BiharMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
5Arjun Ram MeghwalBikaner, RajasthanMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
6General (Retd.) V. K. Singh`Ghaziabad, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
7Krishan PalFaridabad, HaryanaMinister of State in the Ministry of Power
Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
8Danve Raosaheb DadaraoJalna, MaharashtraMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal
Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
9Ramdas AthawaleRajya Sabha (Maharashtra)Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
10Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiFatehpur, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
11Dr. Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMuzaffarnagar, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
12Nityanand RaiUjiarpur, BiharMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
13Pankaj Chaowdhary Maharajganj, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance
14Anupriya Singh Patel Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
15Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel Agra, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
16Rajeev Chandrasekhar BTM Layout, KarnatakaMinister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
17Shobha Karandlaje Udupi Chikmagalur, KarnatakaMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
18Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Jalau, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
19Darshana Vikram Jardosh Surat, Gujarat Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
20V. MuraleedharanVadakara, KeralaMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
21Meenakashi Lekhi New Delhi Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
22Som ParkashHoshiarpur, PunjabMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
23Renuka Singh SarutaSurguja, ChhattisgarhMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
24Rameswar TeliDibrugarh, AssamMinister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
25Kailash ChoudharyBarmer, RajasthanMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
26Annpurna Devi  Kodarma, JharkhandMinister of State in the Ministry of Education  
27A. Narayanaswamy  Chitradurga, KarnatakaMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
28Kaushal Kishore Mohan Lalganj, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
29Ajay BhattNainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, UttarakhandMinister of State in the Ministry of Defence
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism  
30B. L. Verma Pratapgarh, Uttar PradeshMinister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
31Ajay Kumar Kulti, West BengalMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs  
32Devusinh Chauhan Kheda, GujaratMinister of State in the Ministry of Communications
33Bhagwanth Khuba Bidar, KarnatakaMinister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
34Kapil Moreshwar Patil Bhiwandi, MaharashtraMinister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
35Pratima Bhoumik Dhanpur, TripuraMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment  
36Dr. Subhas SarkarBankura, West BengalMinister of State in the Ministry of Education
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Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad  
Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
38Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan SinghThongiu, ManipurMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
39Dr. Bharati Pravin PawarDindori, MaharashtraMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
40
Bishweswar Tudu  
Mayurbhanj, OdishaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
41Shantanu ThakurBangaon, West BengalMinister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways  
42Dr. Munjapara MahendrabhaiSurendranagar, GujaratMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development
Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
43John BarlaAlipurduars, West BengalMinister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
44
Dr. L. Murugan  
Dharapuram, Tamil NaduMinister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
45Nisith PramanikCoochbehar,  (West Bengal)Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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