Nine new Ministers have been taken under oath by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the third and probably the last reshuffle of his cabinet since he took the position of Prime minister in 2014. The new additions to the cabinet of ministers are from a wide range of experience and wisdom. Four ministers Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were elevated to cabinet level.

The nine new ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind today from 10.45 am in the morning at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The news ministers who are from BJP are Virendra Kumar, Anant Kumar Hedge, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Alphons Kannanthanam, R K Singh, Hardeep Puri, Satyapal Singh, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Shiv Pratap Shukla.

Hardeep Puri, R K Singh, Satyapal Singh and Kannanthanam have proven their administrative ability and hence expected to give a fresh impetus into governance. The promotion of Naqvi, Pradhan, Sitharam and Goyal, the erstwhile Ministers of State with independent charge, show that the Modi’s government value good performance.

The revised list for cabinet ministers are as follows:

Raj Nath Singh Minister of Home Affairs

Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs

Arun Jaitley Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Suresh Prabhu Minister of Commerce and Industry

D.V. Sadananda Gowda Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Uma Bharati Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ramvilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Minister of Women and Child Development

Ananthkumar Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers; and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Jagat Prakash Nadda Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati Minister of Civil Aviation

Anant Geete Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries

Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Mines

Chaudhary Birender Singh Minister of Steel

Jual Oram Minister of Tribal Affairs

Radha Mohan Singh Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Smriti Zubin Irani Minister of Textiles; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Harsh Vardhan Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Earth Sciences; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Prakash Javadekar Minister of Human Resource Development

Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Piyush Goyal Minister of Railways; and Minister of Coal

Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Defence

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs

 

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Santosh Kumar Gangwar Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment

Shripad Yesso Naik Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)

Jitendra Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; 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

Mahesh Sharma Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Giriraj Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Manoj Sinha Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Raj Kumar Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Alphons Kannanthanam Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

 

MINISTERS OF STATE

Vijay Goel Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Radhakrishnan P. Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping

S.S. Ahluwalia Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Vishnu Deo Sai Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel

Ram Kripal Yadav Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal

Rajen Gohain Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

K. SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs

Parshottam Rupala Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Shiv Pratap Shukla Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Sudarshan Bhagat Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Upendra Kushwaha Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Kiren Rijiju Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Virendra Kumar Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

Anantkumar Hegde Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

J. AkbarMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

S. ChowdaryMinister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences

Jayant Sinha Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation

Babul Supriyo Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Vijay Sampla Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Arjun Ram Meghwal Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources,
River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Ajay Tamta Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles

Krishna Raj Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Mansukh L. Mandaviya Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Anupriya Patel Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

C.R. Chaudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

P.P. Chaudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Subhash Ramrao Bhamre Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Satya Pal Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.