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Union Council of Ministers expanded; 43 Ministers including 15 Cabinet Ministers take oath following all COVID protocols

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PM Modi 2.0 Cabinet reshuffle

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on 7th July 2021, administered an oath of office and secrecy to members of the Council of Ministers as a part of a major cabinet reshuffle.

Key Highlights:

  • The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • The new cabinet is set to be one of the most inclusive with record representation of SC, ST members.
  • Ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of the new Council of Ministers in the Modi government, President Kovind has accepted the resignations of 12 members of the Council of Ministers including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank.

List of the 13 Union Ministers who resigned from their post:

  1. Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal,
  2. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan,
  3. Animal and Husbandry Minister Pratap Sarangi,
  4. Women and Child Welfare Minister Debasree Chaudhuri 
  5. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar,
  6. Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre,
  7. Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda,
  8. MoS Jal Shakti and Social Justice and Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria,
  9. Asansol MP and MoS Environment, Forest & Climate Babul Supriyo,
  10. Jalna MP and MoS for Consumer Affairs Raosaheb Patil Danve,
  11. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,
  12. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
  13. MoS Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey
  • The Centre had released the full list of 43 ministers who will be taking charge in the first cabinet reshuffle since Prime Minister Modi returned to power in 2019.
  • The names in the cabinet reshuffle included several new entrants as well as existing ministers who were reassigned.
  • This is the first major Union Cabinet reshuffle in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Complete list of new Cabinet Ministers 2021

  1. Narayan Tatu Rane
  2. Sarbananda Sonowal
  3. Virendra Kumar
  4. Jyotiraditya Scindia
  5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh
  6. Ashwini Vaishnav
  7. Pashu Pati Kumar Paras
  8. Kiren Rijiju
  9. Raj Kumar Singh
  10. Hardeep Singh Puri
  11. Mansukh Mandaviya
  12. Bhupendra Yadav
  13. Parshottam Yadav
  14. G Kishan Reddy
  15. Anurag Singh Thakur
  16. Pankaj Chaudhary
  17. Anupriya Singh Patel
  18. Satya Pal Singh Bhagel
  19. Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  20. Shobha Karandlaje
  21. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma
  22. Dardhana Vikram Jardosh
  23. Meenakshi Lekhi
  24. Annapurna Devi
  25. A Narayanaswamy
  26. Kaushal Kishore
  27. Ajay Bhatt
  28. BL Verma
  29. Ajay Kumar
  30. Chauhan Devusinh
  31. Bhagwanth Khuba
  32. Kapil Moreshwas Patil
  33. Pratima Bhoumik
  34. Subhas Sarkar
  35. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
  36. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh
  37. Bharati Pravin Pawar
  38. Bishweswar Tudu
  39. Shantanu Thakur
  40. Munjapara Mahendrabhai
  41. John Barla
  42. Dr. L Murugan
  43. Nisith Pramanik

There are 77 members in the council of ministers now.

Average age of new Council of Ministers:

  • The average age of the newly sworn 43 ministers is 56 years while the average age of the new council of ministers is 58 years. Previously, the average age of the council of ministers was 61 years.
  • Nisith Pramanik (35), the Lok Sabha MP from West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, is the youngest minister to be sworn in, while the oldest member in the council of ministers is 72-year-old Som Parkash.
  • Other ministers below 50 years of age in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet are Smriti Irani (45), Kiren Rijiju (49), Mansukh Mandaviya (49), Kailash Choudhary (47), Sanjeev Balyan (49), Anurag Thakur (46), Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar (42), Anupriya Singh Patel (40), Shantanu Thakur (38), John Barla (45) and Dr. L Murugan (44).

Purpose of the Cabinet Reshuffle:

  • The latest union cabinet expansion and cabinet reshuffle were necessitated by the vacancies caused due to the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and the exit of few alliance partners including Shiv Sena and Akali Dal.
  • The upcoming state elections may also have a role in the latest cabinet reshuffle.

Key points:

  • In the mega cabinet reshuffle, 42 MPs and Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan today took oath as ministers.
  • Of which, 15 are cabinet ministers and 28 are Minister of State.
  • There are seven women in the new cabinet.
  • There are 12 members from the SC community, including two in the cabinet.
  • Eight members from the ST category in the council of ministers out of which three are in the cabinet.

Full List of Council of Ministers with their Portfolios:

PM Narendra Modi– Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Cabinet Ministers:

  • Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport and Highways
  • Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
  • Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – Minister of External Affairs
  • Arjun Munda – Minister of Tribal Affairs
  • Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development
  • Piyush Goyal – Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles
  • Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Pralhad Joshi – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority Affairs
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Minister of Jal Shakti
  • Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey – Minister of Heavy Industries          

List of new Cabinet Ministers 2021 and their Portfolios:

  1. Narayan Rane– Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  2. Sarbananda Sonowal– Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH
  3. Virendra Kumar– Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  4. Jyotiraditya Scindia– Minister of Civil Aviation
  5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh-Minister of Steel
  6. Ashwini Vaishnaw– Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
  7. Pashu Pati Kumar Paras– Minister of Food Processing Industries
  8. Kiren Rijiju – Minister of Law and Justice
  9. Raj Kumar Singh- Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy
  10. Hardeep Singh Puri –  Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
  11. Mansukh Mandaviya– Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  12. Bhupendra Yadav–  Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment
  13. Parshottam Rupala–  Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  14. G Kishan Reddy– Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
  15. Anurag Singh Thakur– Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministers of State (Independent Charge):

Rao Inderjit Singh – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Dr Jitendra Singh – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space

Ministers of State:

  • Shripad Yesso Naik – Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
  • Faggansingh Kulaste – Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
  • Prahalad Singh Patel – Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  • Ashwini Kumar Choubey – Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
  • General (Retd.) V. K. Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Krishan Pal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Power; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
  • Danve Raosaheb Dadarao – Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
  • Ramdas Athawale – Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti – Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  • Nityanand Rai – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • V. Muraleedharan – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Som Parkash – Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Renuka Singh Saruta – Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Rameswar Teli – Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Kailash Choudhary – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

List of 28 news Ministers of State:

  1. Pankaj Chaudhary– Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
  2. Anupriya Singh Patel– Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  3. Satya Pal Singh Bhagel– Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
  4. Rajeev Chandrasekhar– Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  5. Shobha Karandlaje -Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  6. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma -Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  7. Dardhana Vikram Jardosh– Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  8. Meenakshi Lekhi-Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
  9. Annapurna Devi– Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  10. A Narayanaswamy– Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  11. Kaushal Kishore– Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  12. Ajay Bhatt- Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
  13. BL Verma– Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
  14. Ajay Kumar– Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  15. Chauhan Devusinh– Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications
  16. Bhagwanth Khuba– Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  17. Kapil Moreshwas Patil– Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  18. Pratima Bhoumik– Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  19. Subhas Sarkar– Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  20. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad– Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
  21. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh -Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  22. Bharati Pravin Pawar– Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  23. Bishweswar Tudu-Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
  24. Shantanu Thakur– Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
  25. Munjapara Mahendrabhai– Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
  26. John Barla– Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
  27. Dr L Murugan -Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  28. Nisith Pramanik– Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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