Big and Bold-Modi government gear up with all new Cabinet

Big and Bold-Modi government gear up with all new Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Union Cabinet on Wednesday, bringing in 36 new faces and promoting seven existing Minsters. Some of the high-profile Minsters including Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Vardhan, Prakash Javdekar, Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal, and 12 others were dropped from the new cabinet.

The first “Big and Bold” cabinet reshuffle In Modi government’s second term has immense diversity, with 11 women, 27 OBCs, 12 members of the Schedule Castes and eight of the Scheduled Tribes in the most inclusive council of Ministers.

As many as 43 Ministers were sworn in at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, including 15 as cabinet Ministers and 28 as ministers of state.

Former IAS officer Ashwini Vaishnaw is the new Railway and IT minister while Mansukh Mandaviya has been appointed as the Health Minister in the new Union Cabinet. Jyotiraditya Scindia will be taking charge of the Civil Aviation Minister and Kiran Rijiju will be the new Law Minister.

Here is the full list of portfolios after the Cabinet reshuffle :

  • Narendra Modi: PM and in-charge of
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space
  • All important policy issues; and
  • Al other non-allocated portfolios

Cabinet Ministers:

  1. Rajnath Singh: Minister of Defence
  2. Amit Shah: Minster of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation
  3. Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways
  4. Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
  5. Narendra Singh Tomar: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  6. S. Jaishankar: Ministry of External Affairs
  7. Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affairs
  8. Smriti Zubin Irani: Minister of Women and Child Development
  9. Piyush Goyal: Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs; Minster of Food and Public Distribution and Textiles
  10. Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  11. Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minter of Coal; and Mines
  12. Narayan Tatu Rane: Minster of MSMEs
  13. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs
  14. Dr. Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  15. Giriraj Singh: Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
  16. Jyotiraditya Scindia: Minister of Civil Aviation
  17. Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel
  18. Ashwini Vaishnaw: Minister of Railways; Minister of Communication; and Minister of Electronics and IT
  19. Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing and Industries
  20. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti
  21. Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Law and Justice
  22. Raj Kumar Singh: Minister of Power; Minister of New and Renewable energy
  23. Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
  24. Mansukh Mandaviya: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  25. Bhupendra Yadav: Minister of Environment; Forest and Climate change; and Minister of Labour and Employment
  26. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Heavy Industries
  27. Parshottam Rupala: Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  28. G Kishan Reddy: Minster of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
  29. Anurag Thakur: Minister of Information and Broadcasting; Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
  30. Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH


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