Latest List of Union Council of Ministers: Cabinet & State

»  The Constitution envisages a scheme of affairs in which the President of India is the head of the executive in terms of Article 53 with office of the prime minister as heading the Council of Ministers to assist and advise the president in the discharge of the executive power.
"There shall be a Council of Ministers with the prime minister at the head to aid and advise the president who shall, in the exercise of his functions, act in accordance with such advice."
Article 74(1), Constitution of India

"The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister."
Article 75(1), Constitution of India

»  The Union Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in the Republic of India. It consists of senior ministers, called "Cabinet Ministers", and junior ministers, called "Ministers of State".
»  It is led by the Prime Minister.
»  A smaller executive body, called the Union Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body in India.
»  Only the Prime Minister and ministers of the rank of "Cabinet Minister" are members of the Cabinet.
»  The most senior civil servant in India, called the Cabinet Secretary, leads the Cabinet Secretariat, and provides administrative assistance to the Council of Ministers, attends and convene its meetings thus making him ex-officio Secretary to the Union Council of Ministers.
»  Ministers of State are tasked with assisting Cabinet Ministers in their work.
»  As a collective, the Council of Ministers is responsible to the lower house of the Indian Parliament, called the House of the People (Lok Sabha).
»  According to the Constitution of India, the total number of ministers in the Council of Ministers must not exceed 15% of the total number of members of the House of the People.
»  Ministers must be members of parliament. Any minister who is not a member of either the lower or upper houses of parliament for six consecutive months is automatically stripped of his or her ministerial post.
»  There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:
1.  Cabinet Minister: member of cabinet; leads a ministry
2. Minister of State (Independent Charges): junior minister not reporting to a cabinet minister
3. Minister of State (MoS): junior minister reporting to a cabinet minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry


Portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers (Latest)

List of Cabinet Ministers (Latest)
Minister
Portfolio (Ministry)
Party
Narendra Modi
·Prime Minister
·Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
·Department of Atomic Energy
·Department of Space
·All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
BJP
Rajnath Singh
·Home Affairs
BJP
Sushma Swaraj
·External Affairs
·Overseas Indian Affairs
BJP
Arun Jaitley
·Finance
·Corporate Affairs
BJP
Manohar Parrikar
·Defence
BJP
M Venkaiah Naidu
·Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
·Information and Broadcasting
BJP
Nitin Jairam Gadkari
·Road Transport and Highways
·Shipping
BJP
Suresh Prabhu
·Railways
BJP
Uma Bharati
·Water resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
BJP
Ramvilas Paswan
·Consumer Affairs
·Food and Public Distribution
LJP
Kalraj Mishra
·Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
BJP
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
·Women and Child Development
BJP
Ananth Kumar
·Chemicals and Fertilizers
·Parliamentary Affairs
BJP
Ravi Shankar Prasad
·Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology
BJP
Ashok Gajapathi Raju
·Civil Aviation
TDP
Anant Geete
·Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Shiv Sena
Harsimrat Kaur Badal
·Food Processing Industries
SAD
Narendra Singh Tomar
·Rural Development
·Panchayati Raj
·Drinking Water and Sanitation
BJP
Jual Oram
·Tribal Affairs
BJP
Chaudhary Birender Singh
·Steel
BJP
Radha Mohan Singh
·Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
BJP
Thaawar Chand Gehlot
·Social Justice and Empowerment
BJP
Smriti Irani
·Textiles
BJP
Jagat Prakash Nadda
·Health and Family Welfare
BJP
Dr Harsh Vardhan
·Science and Technology
·Earth Sciences
BJP
Prakash Javadekar
·Human Resource Development
BJP


New List of Ministers of State
Minister
Portfolio
Bandaru Dattatreya
Labour and Employment*
Anil Madhav Dave
Environment, Forest and Climate Change*
Dharmendra Pradhan
Petroleum and Natural Gas*
Faggan Singh Kulaste
Health & Family Welfare
G. M. Siddeshwara
Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Ajay Tamta
Textiles
Giriraj Singh
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Arjun Ram Meghwal
Finance, Corporate Affairs
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Home Affairs
Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
Tribal Affairs
Jayant Sinha
Civil Aviation
Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
Drinking Water & Sanitation
Jitendra Singh
Development of North Eastern Region*, Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space
Subhash Bhamre
Defence
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
P P Choudhary
Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology
Kiren Rijiju
Home Affairs
Ramdas Athawale
Social Justice & Empowerment
Krishan Pal
Social Justice & Empowerment
Anupriya Patel
Health & Family Welfare
Krishna Raj
Women & Child Development
Nirmala Sitharaman
Commerce and Industry*
Chhotu Ram Chaudhary
Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Mahesh Sharma
Culture*, Tourism*
SS Ahluwalia
Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs
Manoj Sinha
Railways, Communications*
M. J. Akbar
External Affairs
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Minority Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs
Vijay Goel
Youth Affairs and Sports*, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Piyush Goyal
Power*, Coal*, New and Renewable Energy*, Mines*
Rajen Gohain
Railways
Pon Radhakrishnan
Road Transport & Highways, Shipping
Parsottambhai Rupala
Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Panchayati Raj
Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Skill Development & Entrepreneurship*
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Information & Broadcasting
Ram Kripal Yadav
Rural Development
Rao Inderjit Singh
Planning*, Urban Development Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Food Processing Industries
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Santosh Gangwar
Finance
Shripad Yasso Naik
AAYUSH*,
Sudarshan Bhagat
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Babul Supriyo
Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Upendra Kushwaha
Human Resource Development
Vijay Kumar Singh
External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs
Vijay Sampla
Social Justice & Empowerment
Vishnu Deo Sai
Steel
Y. S. Chowdary
Science and Technology, Earth Science
Note: *Indicates Minister of State having Independent charge
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