List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2020: Complete List

Cabinet Ministers of India 2020- Prime Minister Cabinet has a total of 58 Ministers; which contains 25 cabinet Ministers,24 Ministers of State, and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge). Get complete details about the cabinet ministers in this article

Narendra Modi took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India (in person) in May 2019. Apart from the Prime minister, there are other Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State (independent charges) and Minister of State has also taken the oath of office and secrecy.Here we will be discussing Narendra Modi’s Cabinet of Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself hold the 1.) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, 2.) Department of Space, 3.) Department of Atomic Energy and 4.) Holds responsibility of all important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister. Prime Minister Cabinet has total 58 Ministers; which contains 25 cabinet Ministers,24 Ministers of State, and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge).The cabinet minister forms a smaller executive body. It is a union of a council of ministers who uphold the executive authority.

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The prime minister of India leads the body. The president makes the appointment of the ministers on the behest of the prime minister. It has to be noted that every state has its own set of the council of ministers with similar rules of appointment. The only exception is that they will not have a cabinet rank minister. There is a rare chance of appointing deputy ministers, but in the case of states, there may be deputy ministers. get Complete details Cabinet Ministers of India in this article

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Cabinet Ministers of India 2020

The council of ministers gets to lead all the ministries. The cabinet minister gets help from officials of specific departments in terms of data and decision making. They assist in developing the policy and getting it implemented as well. At times the cabinet minister does not have a ministry to head, yet he/she will be the minister without a portfolio. The cabinet ministers get called as

  • Junior ministers
  • Ministers of state

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The cabinet minister ceases to hold the post in the  following circumstances

  • In case of death of the minister
  • Resignation
  • Dismissed by the president for unconstitutional acts
  • Violating the law, dismissal as directed by the judiciary
  • No longer eligible to be the member of the parliament

These cabinet ministers are responsible for the lower house of the state, the House of People (Lok Sabha) because they have been elected by the people to represent them in the parliament. A minister can present a bill to be passed in the Lok sabha, the failure of which gets attributed to the entire council of ministers.

If the cabinet ministers of a particular ruling party lose the confidence motion in Lok sabha, they would tender their resignation to the president and facilitate the formation of a new government. A lone minister cannot decide without consulting the cabinet members if there has to be a proclamation of an emergency. The minister has to submit it in writing to the President of India for taking the needful action.

According to the constitution, the number of the council of ministers should not exceed 15% of the total number of members that are present in the Lok Sabha. For them to be a cabinet minister, they should be 

  • Members of parliament
  • Of either house(upper or lower)
  • Have to be a member for at least six months

If the above criteria don’t get complied with, the cabinet minister is stripped off his post in immediate effect.

The functions or duties of a cabinet minister 

  • The minister has 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
  • The presentation of bills on behalf of the respective government departments
  • The duty of the 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
  • allocation  of resources

Finally, it has to be noted that a majority party elected and chosen by the prime minister can make it to the cabinet berth.

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List of Cabinets Ministers of India 2020

Some of the present cabinet ministers holding various portfolios

Name of the minister Portfolio
Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister

  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
  • Department of Space
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
Amit Shah Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Raj Nath Singh Ministry of Defence
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Shri Ramvilas Paswan Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Ministry of External Affairs
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Ministry of Human Resource Development
Shri Arjun Munda Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Ministry of Textiles
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences
Shri Prakash Javadekar
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shri Piyush Goyal
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Ministry of Steel
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Ministry of Minority Affairs
Shri Pralhad Joshi
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ministry of Coal
  • Ministry of Mines
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shri Giriraj Singh Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Ministry of Jal Shakti

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Ministry of Labour and Employment
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Statistics, Programme Implementation and 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 Chemicals and fertilizers
Ministers of State
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of Defence
Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space
Shri Kiren Rijiju Ministry of Minority Affairs
Shri Raj Kumar Singh Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Shri Faggansingh Kulaste Ministry of Steel
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
  • Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
General (Retd.) V.K. Singh Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Shri Krishan Pal Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
Shri G. Kishan Reddy Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Parshottam Rupala Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Shri Ramdas Athawale Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Ministry of Rural Development
Shri Babul Supriyo Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of Communications
  • Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa Ministry of Railways
Shri Nityanand Rai Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Rattan Lal Kataria
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri V. Muraleedharan
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Shri Rameswar Teli Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Som Parkash Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
Shri Kailash Choudhary Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Sushri Debasree Chaudhuri Ministry of Women and Child Development

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FAQ- Cabinet of Ministers of India 2020

Q. Who is the head of Union Council of Ministers?

Ans:- Prime Minister is the head of the Union Council of Ministers.

Q.  How many council of ministers are there in India?

Ans:-The Union Council of Ministers consists of senior ministers, called ‘cabinet ministers’, junior ministers, called ‘ministers of state’ and, rarely, deputy ministers. It is led by the Prime Minister.

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

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

1. The Cabinet Ministers

2. Ministers of State

3. Deputy Ministers

Q. Who is a Cabinet Minister?

Ans:- Cabinet Minister is in charge of a particular ministry like Education, Heatlh, Home, Foreign etc.

Q. How many ministers are in the Prime Minister’s cabinet?

Ans:- Modi Cabinet has total 58 Ministers; which contains 25 cabinet Ministers,24 Ministers of State, and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge).