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19 New Ministers inducted in the expansion of the council of Ministers – A Consummate List

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For the second time the Narendra Modi lead NDA government expanded its council of ministers by inducting 19 new Minister of State (MOS) in order to exercise the various schemes and services promised through the Union Budget 2016.

  • Honorable President Pranab Mukherjee administered the new ministers’ oath of office and cabinetsecrecy at Rashtrapathi Bhavan on July 5th
  • Among these 19 all are new faces. 17 members are from BJP party and one each from RPI & Apna dal party.
  • Apart from this, Prakash Javdekar, Honorable Minister of State foresty, environment and climate change (independent charge) has been escalated from MOS into Cabinet rank.
  • According to the Article 75, the number of Council of Ministers should not exceed 82. But after this ministerial expansion the number of union ministers surpassed to 83 breaking the constitutional sealing limits.

Highlights:

  • Prakash Javadekar Promoted to HRD Minister, Replaces Smriti Irani
  • Smriti Irani – Textiles
  • Arun Jaitley loses Information & Broadcasting retains Finance Ministry, Corporate Affairs
  • Sadananda Gowda – Statistics and Programme implementation
  • SS Ahluwalia Appointed MoS Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs
  • Vijay Goel – MoS Youth Affairs, Sports
  • Ramdas Athawale – Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry
  • M J Akbar Congress MP to MoS External Affairs
  • Ananth Kumar – Parliamentary Affairs Minister
  • Venkaiah Naidu – I&B Minister
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad – Law Minister
  • Anil Madhav Dave – Environment Minister
  • Babul Supriyo – Urban Development Minister
  • Krishna Raj an MP from Shahjahanpur. With her, the number of women in PM Modi’s cabinet is seven
  • 5 – Ministers, Nihal Chand, Ram Shankar Katheria, Sanwar Lal Jat, Manuskhbhai D Vasva and M K Kundariya – dropped from PM Narendra Modi’s council of Ministers.

The entire list of the newly appointed ministers is listed below:-

S NO. MINISTER’S NAME STATE CONSTITUENCY
1 Mr. Ajay Tamta Uttarakhand Almora
2 Mr. Anil Madhav Dave Madhya Pradesh Rajya Shaba MP
3 Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal Rajasthan Bikaner
4 Mr. Chottu Ram Chaudry Rajasthan Nagaur
5 Dr. Subhash Bhamre Maharashtra Dhule
6 Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste Madhya Pradesh Mandla
7 Mr. Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor Gujarat Dahod
8 Mrs. Krishna Raj Uttar Pradesh Shajahanpur
9 Mr. Mahendra nath pandey Uttar Pradesh Chanduali
10 Mr. Manshuk L MMandaviya Gujarat Rajya Shaba
11 Mr. MJ Akbar Madhya Pradesh Rajya Shaba
12 Mr. PP Choudhary Rajasthan Pali
13 Mr. Parshottam Rupala Gujarat BJP’s Vice President
14 Mr. Rajen Gohain Assam Nowgong
15 Mr. RC Jigajinagi Karnataka Bijapur
16 Mr. SS Ahluwalia West Bengal Darjeeling
17 Mr. Vijay Goel Rajasthan Rajya Shaba
18 Mr. Ramdas Athawale Maharashtra Leader of RPI Party
19 Mrs. Anupriya Patel Uttar Pradesh Leader of Apna Dal