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Cabinet Ministers of India; Check Complete List

A group of central ministries headed by the prime minister is called a union cabinet. The union cabinet comprises of cabinet ministers and the prime minister. Check out the complete list of cabinet ministers along with their ministries

Cabinet Ministers of India: A group of central ministries headed by the prime minister is called a union cabinet. The union cabinet comprises cabinet ministers and the prime minister. The cabinet is the highest decision-making union in India. Cabinet Minister advises the prime minister and vice versa. Each cabinet minister implements the decisions taken and directives from the prime minister in his/her ministry.

According to Constitution of India, the total strength of the Council of Ministers cannot be more than 15% of the total number of Lok Sabha MPs. The current strength of the 17th Lok Sabha is 543 members and therefore the Council of Ministers cannot be more than 81. In the current cabinet Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds the following ministries: 

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  • Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space

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List of Cabinet Ministers

Cabinet Minister Ministry
Shri Narendra Modi
  • Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space
Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence
Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari
  • Minister of Road Transport and Highways
  • Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri DV Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Minister of Finance
  • 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
  • Minister of Panchayati Raj
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Minister of Law and Justice
  • Minister of Communications
  • 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
  • Minister of Textiles
Dr Harsh Vardhan
  • Minister of Health and Family Welfare
  • Minister of Science and Technology
  • Minister of Earth Sciences
Shri Prakash Javedkar
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shri Piyush Goyal
  • Minister of Railways
  • Minister of Commerce and Industry
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Minister of Steel
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs
Shri Pralhad Joshi
  • Minister of  Parliamentary Affairs
  • Minister of Coal
  • Minister of Mines
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti

Role of a Cabinet Minister

  • Role of a Cabinet Minister to make decisions concerning national issues and also direct the government policies towards them.
  • Discussing the national problems in the parliament and finding solutions to them
  • Cabinet Minister presents the bills on behalf of the respective departments.
  • The duty of the cabinet ministers includes looking into the security of the country, foreign affairs, and the good economic health of the nation.
  • The cabinet ministers will be acting as heads of various administrative departments of which they would have to take care of the day to day progress.
  • The cabinet of ministers has the power to get the law passed in both the houses of the parliament. In the same fashion, they also oppose the bill from getting adopted. In short, they have the power to make laws that will get implemented to the entire country.
  • The cabinet has the final decision in matters of finance by preparing a budget for the entire financial year, to propose taxes, the expenditures get made and allocation  of resources

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List of Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Portfolio
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Ministry of Labour and Employment
Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
Dr Jitendra Singh Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Shri Kiren Rijiju Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Shri Prahalad Singh Patel Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Tourism
Shri Raj Kumar Singh Ministry of Power
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Civil Aviation
Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya Ministry of Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is the head of Union Council of Ministers?
 The head of the Union Council of Ministers is Prime Minister of India

Q.  Who is the current Minister of Defence?
Shri Rajnath Singh is the current Minister of Defence

Q. What are the three categories of Council of Ministers?

The three categories of Ministers in the Union Council of Ministers are :

  • The Cabinet Ministers
  • Ministers of State
  • Deputy Ministers

Q. Who is the role of a Cabinet Minister?
There are several roles of a cabinet minister such as
making decisions concerning national issues, presenting the bills on behalf of the respective departments etc.


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