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Overview of Cabinet Reshuffle & Portfolio of New Ministers

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On 7th July, 2021, the reshuffle and expansion of the Union Cabinet took place. As many as 43 Ministers (15 Cabinet Ministers, 28 Ministers of State) were sworn in, taking the strength of the Council of Ministers to 77 (78 including Prime Minister).

  • Out of 43, 36 were New Faces & 7 Ministers were promoted to the rank of Cabinet Minister.
  • As per Article 75 (4) The Ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Before the appointment of Ministers, The President accepted the resignation of 12 Ministers.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to directly monitor the Ministry of Science  & Technology.

Appointment of Council of Ministers

As per Article 75 (1) of the Constitution, The Council of Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister

  • Article 75 (1A) states that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15% of the total number of members of the House of the People (i.e. Lok Sabha).
  • The Council of Ministers will be responsible to the Lok Sabha.
  • Article 75 (5) –  A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of either House of Parliament shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister.

Newly added Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State (MoS) 

S.No Name   Rank Portfolio
1 Narayan Tatu Rane Cabinet Minister Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
2 Sarbananda Sonowal Cabinet Minister Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways;and Ministry of AYUSH
3 Virendra Kumar Cabinet Minister Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
4 Jyotiraditya M Scindia Cabinet Minister Ministry of Civil Aviation
5 Ramchandra Prasad Singh Cabinet Minister Ministry of Steel
6 Ashwini Vaishnaw Cabinet Minister Ministryof Railways;Ministry of Communications;and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
7 Pashu Pati Kumar Paras Cabinet Minister Ministry of Food Processing Industries
8 Bhupender Yadav Cabinet Minister Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; And Ministry of Labour and Employment
9 Pankaj Chaudhary Minister of State Ministry of Finance
10 Anupriya Singh Patel Minister of State Ministry of Commerce and Industry
11 Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel Minister of State Ministry of Law and Justice
12 Rajeev Chandrasekhar Minister of State Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship And Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
13 Sushri Shobha Karandlaje Minister of State Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
14 Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Minister of State Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
15 Darshana Vikram Jardosh Minister of State Ministry of Textiles And Ministry of Railways
16 Meenakshi Lekhi Minister of State  Ministry of External Affairs And Ministry of Culture
17 Annpurna Devi Minister of State Ministry of Education
18  A. Narayanaswamy Minister of State Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
19 Kaushal Kishore Minister of State  Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
20 Ajay Bhatt Minister of State Ministry of Defence And Ministry of Tourism
21 B. L. Verma Minister of State Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region And Ministry of Cooperation (newly formed Ministry)
22  Ajay Kumar Minister of State Ministry of Home Affairs
23 Chauhan Devusinh Minister of State  Ministry of Communications
24 Bhagwanth Khuba Minister of State Ministry of New and Renewable Energy And

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

25 Kapil Moreshwar Patil Minister of State  Ministry of Panchayati Raj
26 Sushri Pratima Bhoumik Minister of State  Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
27 Dr. Subhas Sarkar Minister of State Ministry of Education
28 Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Minister of State Ministry of Finance
29 Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh Minister of State Ministry of External Affairs

And

Ministry of Education

30 Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar Minister of State  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
31 Bishweswar Tudu Minister of State  Ministry of Tribal Affairs and

Ministry of Jal Shakti

32 Shantanu Thakur Minister of State Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
33 Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai Minister of State Ministry of Women and Child Development

And

Ministry of AYUSH

34 John Barla Minister of State Ministry of Minority Affairs
35 Dr. L. Murugan Minister of State Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

And

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

36 Nisith Pramanik Minister of State Ministry of Home Affairs

And

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

7 Ministers who were promoted to Cabinet Rank

Cabinet Minister Portfolio Previous Portfolio
Kiren Rijiju Minister of Law and Justice MoS in Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

MoS in Ministry of Finance &

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

MoS (I/C) in Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs &

Ministry of Civil Aviation

Parshottam Rupala Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying MoS in Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Mansukh Mandaviya Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

MoS (I/C)

in Ministry of Shipping

G Kishan Reddy Minister of Culture;

Minister of Tourism; and

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

MoS in Ministry of Home Affairs
RK Singh  

Minister of Power; and

Minister of New and Renewable Energy

MoS (I/C) in

Ministry of Power &

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

List of Ministers who were allotted Additional Charges

Minister Additional Portfolio
Amit Shah Union Minister for Ministry of Cooperation

(Newly Formed)

Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Ministry of Textiles
Rao Inderjit Singh MoS in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Dr. Jitendra Singh MoS (I/C) in the Ministry of Science & Technology;

MoS (I/C) in the Ministry of Earth Sciences

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh MoS in Ministry of Civil Aviation

Ministers who were Reshuffled to New Portfolios

Minister Rank & New Portfolio
Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Giriraj Singh Minister of Rural Development; and

Minister of Panchayati Raj

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Union Minister for Heavy Industries
Shripad Yesso Naik MoS in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and

MoS in the Ministry of Tourism

Faggansingh Kulaste MoS in the Ministry of Rural Development
Prahalad Singh Patel MoS in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and

MoS in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Ashwini Kumar Choubey MoS in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and

MoS in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Arjun Ram Meghwal MoS in Ministry of Culture
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Additional Charge as MoS in Ministry of Civil Aviation
Krishan Pal MoS in the Ministry of Power; and

MoS in the Ministry of Heavy Industries

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao MoS in the Ministry of Railways;

MoS in the Ministry of Coal; and

MoS in the Ministry of Mines

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti MoS in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and

MoS in the Ministry of Rural Development

Rameswar Teli MoS in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

MoS in the Ministry of Labour and Employment