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New Portfolio: Full List of Union Council of Ministers after Reshuffle

Here are the revised portfolios of the ministers:

Union Council of Ministers
Shri Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister. Pixabay

New Delhi, Sep 03, 2017: Following is the complete list of Union Council of Ministers after Sunday’s reshuffle and expansion:

Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, in charge of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space, all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Cabinet Ministers:

1 Rajnath Singh – Home Affairs

2 Sushma Swaraj – External Affairs

3 Arun Jaitley – Finance and Corporate Affairs

  1. Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

5 Suresh Prabhu – Commerce and Industry

6 D.V. Sadananda Gowda – Statistics and Programme Implementation

7 Uma Bharati – Drinking Water and Sanitation

8 Ramvilas Paswan – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

9 Maneka Sanjay Gandhi – Women and Child Development

10 Ananthkumar – Chemicals and Fertilisers; Parliamentary Affairs

11 Ravi Shankar Prasad – Law and Justice; and Electronics and Information Technology

12 Jagat Prakash Nadda – Health and Family Welfare

13 Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati – Civil Aviation

14 Anant Geete – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

15 Harsimrat Kaur Badal – Food Processing Industries

16 Narendra Singh Tomar – Rural Development; Panchayati Raj; and Mines

17 Chaudhary Birender Singh – Steel

18 Jual Oram – Tribal Affairs

19 Radha Mohan Singh – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

20 Thaawar Chand Gehlot – Social Justice and Empowerment

21 Smriti Zubin Irani – Textiles; and Information and Broadcasting

22 Harsh Vardhan – Science and Technology; Earth Sciences; and Environment, Forest and Climate Change

23 Prakash Javadekar – Human Resource Development

24 Dharmendra Pradhan – Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

25 Piyush Goyal – Railways; and Coal

26 Nirmala Sitharaman – Defence

27 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minority Affairs


Ministers of State (Independent Charge)


1 Rao Inderjit Singh – Planning (independent charge); and Chemicals and Fertilisers

2 Santosh Kumar Gangwar – Labour and Employment

3 Shripad Naik – Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

4 Jitendra Singh – Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge); Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; and Department of Space

5 Mahesh Sharma – Culture (independent charge); and Environment, Forest and Climate Change

6 Giriraj Singh – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

7 Manoj Sinha – Communications (independent charge); and Railways.

8 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge); and Information and Broadcasting.

9 R.K. Singh – Power; and New and Renewable Energy

10 Hardeep Singh Puri – Housing and Urban Affairs

11 Alphons Kannanthanam – Ministry of Tourism; and Electronics and Information Technology


Ministers of State


1 Vijay Goel – Parliamentary Affairs; and Statistics and Programme Implementation

2 Radhakrishnan P. – Ministry of Finance; and Shipping

3 S.S. Ahluwalia – Drinking Water and Sanitation

4 Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi – Drinking Water and Sanitation

5 Ramdas Athawale – Social Justice and Empowerment

6 Vishnu Deo Sai – Steel

7 Ram Kripal Yadav – Rural Development

8 Hansraj Gangaram Ahir – Home Affairs

9 Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary – Mines; and Coal

10 Rajen Gohain – Railways

11 V.K. Singh – External Affairs

12 Parshottam Rupala – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Panchayati Raj

13 Krishan Pal – Social Justice and Empowerment

14 Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor – Tribal Affairs

15 Shiv Pratap Shukla – Finance

16 Ashwini Kumar Choubey – Health and Family Welfare

17 Sudarshan Bhagat – Tribal Affairs

18 Upendra Kushwaha – Human Resource Development

19 Kiren Rijiju – Ministry of Home Affairs

20 Virendra Kumar – Women and Child Development; and Minority Affairs

21 Anantkumar Hegde – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

22 M.J. Akbar – External Affairs

23 Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Food Processing Industries

24 Y.S. Chowdary – Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences

25 Jayant Sinha – Civil Aviation

26 Babul Supriyo – Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

27 Vijay Sampla – Social Justice and Empowerment

28 Arjun Ram Meghwal – Parliamentary Affairs; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

29 Ajay Tamta – Textiles

30 Krishna Raj – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

31 Mansukh L. Mandaviya – Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; and Chemicals and Fertilisers

32 Anupriya Patel – Health and Family Welfare.

33 C.R. Chaudhary – Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Commerce and Industry

34 P.P. Chaudhary – Law and Justice; and Corporate Affairs

35 Subhash Ramrao Bhamre – Defence

36 Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

37 Satya Pal Singh – Human Resource Development; and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation


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The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days

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Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday appealed to all MPs at an all-party meeting to utilize the winter session of Parliament well as it will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing an all-party meet at Parliament House a day before the session commences, Modi said the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures and was open to the opposition’s inputs for better working of Parliament.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar briefed the media on what transpired in the meeting.

“The Prime Minister said that we all need to cooperate with each other on the issues of public interest. He underlined that in a democracy both the government and the opposition share their inputs for efficient governance,” Tomar said, quoting the Prime Minister.

“The Prime Minister also said that the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures. If anybody wants to bring something to the government’s notice inside the House or even outside, we are open to it,” he added.

Tomar said that all the political parties present at the meeting have assured full cooperation in the smooth functioning of Parliament.

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Asked if the government was ready for a JPC probe in the Rafale fighter jets deal, he said the opposition had several issues including Rafale, farmers’ plight and economy “but they would have to prioritise things as the session was only four weeks long.

“These things can be settled in the Business Advisory Meetings,” he added.

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“When something to this effect comes up, we will let you know,” he said.

He said the government had 46 items on the agenda including three ordinances, Supplementary Budget and government legislations.

The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days. (IANS)