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.
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
- 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.
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
|Amit Shah||Ministry of Home Affairs|
|Shri Raj Nath Singh||Ministry of Defence|
|Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari||
|Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda||Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers|
|Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman||
|Shri Ramvilas Paswan||Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution|
|Shri Narendra Singh Tomar||
|Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad||
|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||
|Dr. Harsh Vardhan||
|Shri Prakash Javadekar||
|Shri Piyush Goyal||
|Shri Dharmendra Pradhan||
|Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi||Ministry of Minority Affairs|
|Shri Pralhad Joshi||
|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||
|Shri Raj Kumar Singh||
|Shri Hardeep Singh Puri||
|Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya||Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers|
|Ministers of State|
|Shri Shripad Yesso Naik||Ministry of Defence|
|Dr. Jitendra Singh||
|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||
|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||
|Shri Anurag Singh Thakur||
|Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa||Ministry of Railways|
|Shri Nityanand Rai||Ministry of Home Affairs|
|Shri Rattan Lal Kataria||
|Shri V. Muraleedharan||
|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||
|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).