Modi Govt: Amit Shah Gets Home, Rajnath Singh Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman Finance

Union Home Minister Amit Shah . Image : Stock shots

New Delhi, May 31 : BJP president Amit Shah will be the Home Minister in the newly constituted Cabinet under PM Narendra Modi. He is taking over from Rajnath Singh, who has been given the Defence Ministry.

Shah will now remain at the forefront of Narendra Modi’s second government.

Shah, who has been Modi’s most trusted lieutenant since the 1980s when both started their political careers in Gujarat, made a grand entry in the prime minister’s group of ministers.
The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers:

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister and also in-charge of:

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;

Department of Atomic Energy;

Department of Space; and

All important policy issues; and

All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Cabinet Ministers

1.

Raj Nath Singh

Minister of Defence.

2.

Amit Shah

Minister of Home Affairs.

3.

Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

4.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

5.
Nirmala Sitharaman

Minister of Finance; and

Minister of Corporate Affairs.

6.

Ramvilas Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

7.

Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;

Minister of Rural Development; and

Minister of Panchayati Raj.

8.

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister of Law and Justice;

Minister of Communications; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

9.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Minister of Food Processing Industries.

10.

Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

11.

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs.

12.

Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Minister of Human Resource Development.

13.

Arjun Munda

Minister of Tribal Affairs.

14.

Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.

15.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Minister of Health and Family Welfare;

Minister of Science and Technology; and

Minister of Earth Sciences.

16.

Prakash Javadekar

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and

Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

17.
Piyush Goyal

Minister of Railways; and

Minister of Commerce and Industry.

18.

Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Steel.

19.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of Minority Affairs.

20.
Pralhad Joshi

Minister of

Parliamentary Affairs;

Minister of Coal; and

Minister of Mines.

21.

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey

Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

22.

Arvind Ganpat Sawant

Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.

23.

Giriraj Singh

Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

24.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of Jal Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

2.

Rao Inderjit Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.

3.

Shripad Yesso Naik

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

Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

4.

Dr. 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.

5.

Kiren Rijiju

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

6.
Prahalad Singh Patel

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

7.

Raj Kumar Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power;

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

8.
Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs;

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

9.

Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ministers of State

1.

Faggansingh Kulaste

Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.

2.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

3.

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

4.

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh

Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

5.
Krishan Pal

Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

6.

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

7.

G. Kishan Reddy

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

8.

Parshottam Rupala

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

9.

Ramdas Athawale

Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

10.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.

11.

Babul Supriyo

Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

12.

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

13.

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development;

Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

14.
Anurag Singh Thakur

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

15.

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.

16.

Nityanand Rai

Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

17.

Rattan Lal Kataria

Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

18.
V. Muraleedharan

Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

19.

Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta

Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

20.

Som Parkash

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

21.

Rameswar Teli

Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

22.

Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.

23.

Kailash Choudhary

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

24.

Debasree Chaudhuri

Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. (PIB)

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