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Prime Minister Modi’s New Cabinet

The much awaited Cabinet reshuffle of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took place on 7th July 2021. 43 Ministers including new and old, took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with President of India Ram Nath Kovind.

Many sources are seeing this as an effort to increase teamwork and cooperation as many Ministries have been clubbed together. Government has made efforts to balance between political messaging of various regional as well as marginalised communities. The inclusion of people with high skills sets and educational qualification have bought more into the addition. 

The cabinet has inclusion of 12 Ministers from Scheduled Caste (SC), 27 from Other Backward Classes (OBC), 8 from Scheduled Tribes (ST). One Muslim, One Christian, One Sikh and Two Buddhist are present too. Women Ministers number at 11 in the Modi Government with two Cabinet Minister and others being Ministers of State. 

The reshuffle was the result of a long process by the Prime Minister for over a month and the efforts can be sensed from the outcome of the reshuffle. 

Cabinet Ministers

  • PM Narendra Modi: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; All important policy issues and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
  • Amit Shah – Minister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari – Minister of Road Transport and Highways
  • Nirmala Sitharaman – Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
  • Narendra Singh Tomar – Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – Minister of External Affairs
  • Arjun Munda – Minister of Tribal Affairs
  • Smriti Zubin Irani – Minister of Women and Child Development
  • Piyush Goyal – Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles
  • Dharmendra Pradhan – Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Pralhad Joshi – Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – Minister of Minority Affairs
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Minister of Jal Shakti
  • Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey – Minister of Heavy Industries
  • Narayan Tatu Rane: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH
  • Dr. Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Jyotiraditya M Scindia: Minister of Civil Aviation
  • Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw: Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries
  • Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Law and Justice
  • Raj Kumar Singh: Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy
  • Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Mansukh Mandaviya:  Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment
  • Parshottam Rupala: Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  • G. Kishan Reddy: Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
  • Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministers of State

  • Pankaj Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
  • Anupriya Singh Patel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Shobha Karandlaje: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Darshana Vikram Jardosh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  • Meenakshi Lekhi: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
  • Annpurna Devi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  • A. Narayanaswamy:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Kaushal Kishore: Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Ajay Bhatt: Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
  • B. L. Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
  • Ajay Kumar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Chauhan Devusinh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications
  • Bhagwanth Khuba: Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Kapil Moreshwar Patil: Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Sushri Pratima Bhoumik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Dr. Subhas Sarkar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  • Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
  • Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
  • Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Bishweswar Tudu: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Shantanu Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
  • Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
  • John Barla: Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Dr. L. Murugan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Nisith Pramanik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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