Cabinet Ministers Of India List: Name And Portfolio 2021

Cabinet Ministers Of India List

Last Updated: 2 January 2021

Before we get started, lets first have a quick summary of who are the Union Council of Ministers.

The Union Council is led by the Prime Minister of India and other Ministers who exercise executive authority in India. They are the supreme decision-making body in India.

The Union Council of Ministers consists of :

  • The Prime Minister of India
  • Senior Ministers called “Cabinet Ministers”
  • Junior Ministers called “Ministers of State”
  • Deputy Ministers (If Any)

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi has taken oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 30th May 2019. Several other ministers also have taken office on 30th May 2019. There are 58 Union Ministers which consist of:

  • Cabinet Ministers: 25
  • Ministers of State: 9
  • Ministers of State: 24

List of Cabinet Ministers of India- 2021


No.NamePortfolio
1Narendra Modi1) Prime Minister
2) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
3) Department of Space
4) Department of Atomic Energy
5) All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
2Rajnath SinghMinister of Defence
3Nirmala Sitharaman1) Minister of Finance
2) Minister of Corporate Affairs
4Amit ShahMinister of Home Affairs
5Nitin Gadkari1) Minister of Highways and Road Transport
2) Minister of Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises
6Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinister of External Affairs
7Piyush Goyal1) Minister of Railways
2) Minister of Commerce and Industry
3) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
8Thawar Chand GehlotMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment
9Smriti Irani1) Minister of Textiles
2) Minister of Women and Child Development
10D. V. Sadananda GowdaMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
11Ravi Shankar Prasad1) Minister of Law and Justice
2) Minister of Communications
3) Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
12Prakash Javdekar1) Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
2) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
3) Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
13Harsh Vardhan1) Minister of Health and Family Welfare
2) Minister of Science and Technology
3) Minister of Earth Sciences
14Arjun MundaMinister of Tribal Affairs
15Dharmendra Pradhan1) Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2) Minister of Steel
16Ramesh PokhriyalMinister of Human Resource Development
17Narendra Singh Tomar1) Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
2) Minister of Rural Development
3) Minister of Panchayati Raj
4) Ministry of Food Processing Industries
18Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinister of Minority Affairs
19Pralhad Joshi1) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
2) Minister of Coal
3) Minister of Mines
20Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Jal Shakti
21Mahendra Nath PandeyMinister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
22Giriraj SinghMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)


6 Minister of State with Independent Charge also has a portfolio in Minister of State without Independent Charge
No.NamePortfolio
1Santosh Kumar GangwarMinister of Labour and Employment
2Rao Inderjit Singh1) Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
2) Minister of Planning
3Shripad Yesso NaikMinister of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy)
4Dr. Jitendra SinghMinister of DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region)
5Prahlad Singh Patel1) Minister of Culture
2) Minister of Tourism
6Kiren RijijuMinister of Sports and Youth Affairs
7Raj Kumar Singh1) Minister of Power
2) Minister of New and Renewable Energy
8Hardeep Singh Puri1) Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
2) Minister of Civil Aviation
9Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinister of Shipping

Ministers of State


List as of 14/12/2020
No.NamePortfolio
1Shri Shripad Yesso NaikMinister of Defence
2Kiren RijijuMinister of Minority Affairs
3Jitendra Singh1) Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office
2) Minister in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
3) Minister in the Department of Atomic Energy
4) Minister in the Department of Space
4Raj Kumar SinghMinister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
5Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
6Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of Commerce and Industry
7Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyMinister of Family Welfare and Health
8Krishan Pal GurjarMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment
9Arjun Ram Meghwal1) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
2) Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
10V. K. SinghMinister of Road Transport and Highways
11Faggan Singh KulasteMinister of Steel
12G. Kishan ReddyMinister of Home Affairs
13Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
14Parshottam RupalaMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
15Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of Rural Development
16Ramdas AthawaleMinister of Empowerment and Social Justice
17Pratap Chandra Sarangi1) Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
2) Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
18Babul SupriyoMinister of Forest, Environment, and Climate Change
19Debasree ChaudhuriMinister of Women and Child Development
20Kailash ChoudharyMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
21Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre1) Minister of Human Resource Development
2) Minister of Communications
3) Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
22Som ParkashMinister of Commerce and Industry
23Nityanand RaiMinister of Home Affairs
24Anurag Singh Thakur1) Minister of Finance
2) Minister of Corporate Affairs
25Renuka SinghMinister of Tribal Affairs
26V. Muraleedharan1) Minister of External Affairs
2) Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
27Rameswar TeliMinister of Food Processing Industries
28Rattan Lal Kataria1) Minister of Jal Shakti
2) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
29Raosaheb DanveMinister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
*Suresh Angadi Former Minister of Railways and Ministers of State died on 23rd September*

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Ranking of Union Ministers?

Answer:
1) Prime Minister
2) Deputy Prime Minister (if any)
3) Cabinet ministers
4) Minister of State (Independent charge)
5) Minister of State (MoS)

2. How Union Council of Ministers are Removed?

Answer:
A) Upon death
B) Upon self resignation
C) Upon dismissal by the President
D) Upon direction from the Judiciary for committing a violation of the law
E) Upon ceasing eligibility to be a member of Parliament

3. What does Deputy prime minister do? (if any)

Answer: He/She presides as prime minister in his absence or as the senior-most cabinet minister.

4. What does Minister of State Independent Charge means?

Answer: A Minister of State (Independent Charge) is in charge of his ministry while Minister of State (Without Independent Charge) assists a cabinet minister.

Minister of State Independent Charge can take part in cabinet meetings on important issues unlike Ministers of state who do not take any part in any cabinet meetings.

5. First Cabinet Minister?

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

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