New Union Cabinet Ministers Of India List With PDF (2021)

Cabinet Ministers Of India

Last Updated: 24 July 2021

Before we get started, let’s 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 have also taken office on 30th May 2019. There are 78 Union Ministers which consist of:

  • Prime Minister: 1
  • Cabinet Ministers: 30
  • Ministers of State: 2
  • Ministers of State (IND): 45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded the Cabinet by reshuffling and including a new Council of Ministers which he called NaMo 2.0. On 7th July 2021, 43 new Ministers took oath as the new Union Council of Ministers. Many current ministers were also given promotions for their good work.

List Of Council Of Ministers 2021


#Prime MinisterPortfolio
1Narendra Damodardas Modi
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Personnel
2) Public Grievances
3) Pensions
4) Department of Atomic Energy
5) Department of Space
6) All important policy Issues
7) All other Portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Cabinet Ministers Of India 2021


No.MinisterPortfolio
1Raj Nath Singh
(Uttar Pradesh)
Defense
2Amit Shah
(Gujarat)
1) Home Affairs
2) Cooperation
3Nitin Jairam Gadkari
(Maharashtra)
1) Road Transport
2) Highways
4Nirmala Sitharaman
(Andhra Pradesh)
1) Finance
2) Corporate Affairs
5Narendra Singh Tomar
(Madhya Pradesh)
1) Agriculture
2) Farmers Welfare
6Dr. Subrahmanyam
Jaishankar

(Gujarat)
External Affairs
7Arjun Munda
(Jharkhand)
Tribal Affairs
8Smriti Zubin Irani
(Uttar Pradesh)
Women & Child Development
9Piyush Goyal
(Maharashtra)
1) Commerce & Industry
2) Consumer Affairs
3) Food
4) Public Distribution
5) Textiles
10Dharmendra Pradhan
(Madhya Pradesh)
1) Education
2) Skill Development
3) Entrepreneurship
11Pralhad Joshi
(Karnataka)
1) Parliamentary Affairs
2) Coal
3) Mines
12Narayan Tatu RaneNew
(Maharashtra)
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
13Sarbananda SonowalNew
(Assam)
1) Ports
2) Shipping
3) Waterways
4) AYUSH
14Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
(Jharkhand)
Minority Affairs
15Virendra Kumar KhatikNew
(Madhya Pradesh)
Social Justice & Empowerment
16Giriraj Singh
(Bihar)
1) Rural Development
2) Panchayati Raj
17Jyotiraditya M. ScindiaNew
(Madhya Pradesh)
Civil Aviation
18Ramchandra Prasad SinghNew
(Bihar)
Steel
19Ashwini VaishnawNew
(Odisha)
1) Railways
2) Communications
3) Electronics & Information Technology
20Pashu Pati Kumar ParasNew
(Bihar)
Food Processing Industries
21Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
(Rajasthan)
Jal Shakti
22Kiren RijijuNew
(Arunachal Pradesh)
Law and Justice
23Raj Kumar SinghNew
(Bihar)
1) Power
2) New & Renewable Energy
24Hardeep Singh PuriNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Petroleum & Natural Gas
2) Housing & Urban Affairs
25Mansukh L. MandaviyaNew
(Gujarat)
1) Health
2) Family Welfare
3) Chemicals & Fertilizers
26Bhupender YadavNew
(Rajasthan)
1) Environment
2) Forest & Climate Change
3) Labour & Employment
27Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
(Uttar Pradesh)
Heavy Industries
28Parshottam RupalaNew
(Gujarat)
1) Fisheries
2) Animal Husbandry
3) Dairying
29G. Kishan ReddyNew
(Andhra Pradesh)
1) Culture
2) Tourism
3) Development of North Eastern Region
30Anurag Singh ThakurNew
(Himachal Pradesh)
1) Information & Broadcasting
2) Youth Affairs & Sports
Cabinet Ministers Of India (Women)
Women Union Council Of Ministers

Ministers Of State (Independent Charge)


No.NamePortfolio
1Rao Inderjit Singh
(Haryana)
1) Statistics and Programme Implementation
2) Planning
3) Corporate Affairs
2Dr. Jitendra Singh
(Jammu and Kashmir)
1) Science and Technology
2) Earth Sciences
3) Prime Minister’s Office
4) Personnel
5) Public Grievances
6) Pensions
7) Atomic Energy
8) Department of Space

Ministers Of State


No.NamePortfolio
1Shripad Yesso Naik
(Goa)
1) Ports
2) Shipping and Waterways
3) Tourism
2Faggan Singh Kulaste
(Madhya Pradesh)
1) Steel
2) Rural Development
3Prahalad Singh Patel
(Madhya Pradesh)
1) Jal Shakti
2) Food Processing Industries
4Ashwini Kumar
Choubey

(Bihar)
1) Consumer Affairs
2) Food
3) Public Distribution
4) Environment
5) Forest & Climate Change
5Arjun Ram Meghwal
(Rajasthan)
1) Parliamentary Affairs
2) Culture
6V. K. Singh
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Road Transport
2) Highways
3) Civil Aviation
7Krishan Pal Gurjar
(Haryana)
1) Power
2) Heavy Industries
8Danve Raosaheb
Dadarao

(Maharashtra)
1) Railways
2) Coal
3) Mines
9Ramdas Athawale
(Maharashtra)
Social Justice & Empowerment
10Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Consumer Affairs
2) Food and Public Distribution
3) Rural Development
11Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Fisheries
2) Animal Husbandry
3) Dairying
12Nityanand Rai
(Bihar)
Home Affairs
13Pankaj ChoudharyNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Finance
14Anupriya Singh PatelNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Commerce and Industry
15Satya Pal Singh BaghelNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Law and Justice
16Rajeev ChandrasekharNew
(Karnataka)
1) Skill Development
2) Entrepreneurship
3) Electronics and Information Technology
17Shobha KarandlajeNew
(Karnataka)
1) Agriculture
2) Farmers Welfare
18Bhanu Pratap Singh VermaNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
19Darshana Vikram JardoshNew
(Gujarat)
1) Textiles
2) Railways
20Vellamvelly Muraleedharan
(Kerala)
1) External Affairs
2) Parliamentary Affairs
21Meenakshi LekhiNew
(New Delhi)
1) External Affairs
2) Culture
22Som Parkash
(Punjab)
Commerce and Industry
23Renuka Singh Saruta
(Chhattisgarh)
Tribal Affairs
24Rameswar Teli
(Assam)
1) Petroleum and Natural Gas
2) Labour and Employment
25Kailash Choudhary
(Rajasthan)
1) Agriculture
2) Farmers Welfare
26Annapurna Devi YadavNew
(Jharkhand)
Education
27A. NarayanaswamyNew
(Karnataka)
Social Justice and Empowerment
28Kaushal KishoreNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Housing and Urban Affairs
29Ajay BhattNew
(Uttarakhand)
1) Defence
2) Tourism
30B. L. VermaNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
1) Development of North Eastern Region
2) Cooperation
31Ajay Kumar MishraNew
(Uttar Pradesh)
Home Affairs
32Devusinh J. ChauhanNew
(Gujarat)
Communications
33Bhagwanth KhubaNew
(Karnataka)
1) New and Renewable Energy
2) Chemicals and Fertilizers
34Kapil Moreshwar PatilNew
(Maharashtra)
Panchayati Raj
35Pratima BhoumikNew
(Tripura)
Social Justice and Empowerment
36Dr. Subhas SarkarNew
(West Bengal)
Education
37Bhagwat Kishanrao KaradNew
(Maharashtra)
Finance
38Rajkumar Ranjan SinghNew
(Manipur)
1) External Affairs
2) Education
39Bharati Pravin PawarNew
(Maharashtra)
1) Health
2) Family Welfare
40Bishweswar TuduNew
(Odisha)
1) Tribal Affairs
2) Jal Shakti
41Shantanu ThakurNew
(West Bengal)
1) Ports
2) Shipping and Waterways
42Munjapara MahendrabhaiNew
(Gujarat)
1) Women
2) Child Development
3) AYUSH
43John BarlaNew
(West Bengal)
Minority Affairs
44Dr. L. MuruganNew
(Tamil Nadu)
1) Fisheries
2) Animal Husbandry
3) Dairying
4) Information and Broadcasting
45Nisith PramanikNew
(West Bengal)
1) Home Affairs
2) Youth Affairs
3) Sports
Suresh Angadi Former Minister of Railways and Ministers of State died on 23rd September 2020

Demographics of the Council of Ministers


NDA Cabinet by Party


#PartyCabinet MinistersMinisters of State (I/C)Ministers of StateTotal
1Bharatiya Janata Party2924374
2Janata Dal (United)1001
3Lok Janshakti Party1001
4Apna Dal (Sonelal)0011
5Republican Party of India (A)0011
Total3124578

NDA Cabinet by State


#StateCabinet MinistersMinisters of State (I/C)Ministers of StateTotal
1Andhra Pradesh22
2Arunachal Pradesh11
3Assam112
4Bihar426
5Chhattisgarh11
6Goa11
7Gujarat437
8Haryana112
9Himachal Pradesh11
10Jharkhand213
11Karnataka145
12Madhya Pradesh426
13Maharashtra358
14Manipur11
15Odisha112
16Punjab11
17Rajasthan224
18Tamil Nadu11
19Tripura11
20Uttar Pradesh51116
21Uttarakhand11
22West Bengal44
23Delhi11
24Jammu and Kashmir11
Total3124578

43 New Union Ministers 2021
At A Glance


No.LabelInformation
1Womena) Total 11 Council of Ministers
b) 2 Cabinet Ministers
c) Represents 9 Indian States
2Representation of SCa) Total 12 SC Ministers
b) 8 SC Cabinet Ministers
c) Represents 8 Indian States (Bihar, MP, UP, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu)
3Representation of STa) Total 8 ST Ministers
b) 3 ST Cabinet Ministers
c) Represents 8 Indian States (Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, MP, MH, Odisha, Assam)
4Representation of OBCsa) Total 27 OBC Ministers
b) 5 OBC Cabinet Ministers
c) Represents 15 States
d) Represents 19 Communities
5Representation of Minoritiesa) Total 5 Minority Minister
b) Muslim: 1
c) Christian: 1
d) Sikh: 1
e) Buddhist: 2
f) 3 Minority Cabinet Ministers
g) Represents 5 States (UP, WB, MH, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh
6Agea) The average age of Outgoing Union Ministers was 61 Years
b) The average age of Incoming Union Ministers is 58 Years
c) 14 Ministers below 50 Years
d) 6 Cabinet Ministers below 50 Years
7Work Experiencea) 4 former Chief Minister
b) 18 former Minister in the State Government
c) 39 former MLAs
d) 23 Ministers have been in Parliament for 3 or more terms
e) 46 Ministers have been ministers in the Central Government
8Educationa) Lawyers: 13
b) Doctors: 6
c) Engineers 5
d) Civil servants: 7
e) PhD: 7
f) MBA: 3
9OthersThe new 43 Union Council of Ministers took oath on 7th July 2021

Union Ministers Who Resigned On 7 July 2021


No.MinistryList
1Cabinet Ministers1) D. V. Sadananda Gowda
2) Harsh Vardhan
3) Prakash Javdekar
4) Ramesh Pokhriyal
5) Ravi Shankar Prasad
6) Thawar Chand Gehlot
2Ministers of State (Independent Charge)7) Santosh Kumar Gangwar
3Ministers of State8) Babul Supriyo
9) Debasree Chaudhuri
10) Pratap Chandra Sarangi
11) Raosaheb Dadarao Danve
12) Rattan Lal Kataria
13) Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre

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 is Removed?

Answer:
A) Upon the 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 the 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 mean?

Answer: A Minister of State (Independent Charge) is in charge of his ministry while a 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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