List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2022

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List of Current Cabinet Ministers of India: The cabinet ministers of India were reshuffled for the first time since May 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7th July 2021. The list of Cabinet Ministers is introduced with several new faces and accommodating allied of National Democratic Alliance (NDA). In the Rashtrapati Bhawan, 43 MPs took oath including Ajay Bhatt, Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, and others.

In the reshuffling of Cabinet Ministers of India, seven ministers were promoted including Anurag Thakur, Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Paroshottam Rupala, G Kishan Reddy, and Raj Kumar Singh. There were 12 resignations of Ministers from the Modi Cabinet.

List of Current Cabinet Ministers of India

Shri Narendra ModiPrime Minister
1.      Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
2.      Department of Space
3.      Department of Atomic Energy
4.      All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister
Cabinet Ministers of India
Shri Amit Shah1. Ministry of Home Affairs
2. Ministry of Cooperation
Shri Rajnath SinghMinistry of Defence
Shri Nitin Jairam GadkariMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Shri Narayan Tatu RaneMinistry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman1. Ministry of Finance
2. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar1. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Shri Sarbanada Sonowal1. Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways
2. Ministry of AYUSH
Dr. Virendra KumarMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinistry of External Affairs
Shri Ramchandra PrasadMinistry of Steel
Shri Arjun MundaMinistry of Tribal Affairs
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani1. Ministry of Women and Child Development
Mansukh Mandaviya1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
2. Ministry of Chemical Fertilizers
Shri Ashwini Vaishnav1. Ministry of Railways
2. Ministry of Communications
3. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Shri Piyush Goyal1. Ministry of Textiles
2. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
3. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan1. Ministry of Education
2. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinistry of Minority Affairs
Shri Pralhad Joshi1. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
2. Ministry of Coal
3. Ministry of Mines
Shri Jyotiraditya M. ScindiaMinistry of Civil Aviation
Shri Giriraj Singh1. Ministry of Rural Development
2. Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Shri Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinistry of Jal Shakti
Shri Pashu Pati Kumar ParasMinistry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Kiren RijijuMinistry of Law and Justice
Shri Raj Kumar Singh1. Ministry of Power
2. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri1. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Shri Bhupender Yadav1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Chane
2. Ministry of Labour and Employment
Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeyMinistry of Heavy Industries
Shri Parshottam RupalaMinistry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying
Shri G. Kishan Reddy1. Ministry of Culture
2. Ministry of Tourism
3. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur1.      Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
2. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Cabinet Ministers of India: Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh1. Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
2. Ministry of Planning
3. Ministry of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Dr. Jitendra Singh1. Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology
2. Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences
3. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office
4. Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
5. Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy
6. Minister of State in the Department of Space
Ministers of State
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
Shri Faggansingh Kulaste1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Shri Prahalad Singh Patel1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey1. Minister of State in the Ministry of ConsumerAffairs, Food and Public Distribution
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
Shri Krishan Pal1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Power
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal
3. Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
Shri Ramdas AthawaleMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Shri Nityanand RaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Pankaj ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Smt. Anupriya Singh PatelMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Prof. S. P. Singh BaghelMinister of State in the Ministry of Law andJustice
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Sushri Shobha KarandlajeMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh VermaMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Shri V. Muraleedharan1. Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi1. Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
Shri Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Smt. Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Shri Rameswar Teli1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Shri Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Smt. Annapurna DeviMinister of State in the Ministry of Education
Shri A. NarayanaswamyMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Kaushal KishoreMinister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Shri Ajay Bhatt1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
Shri B. L. Verma1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
Shri Ajay KumarMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Devusinh ChauhanMinister of State in the Ministry of Communications
Shri Bhagwanth Khuba1. Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Shri Kapil Moreshwar PatilMinister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Sushri Pratima BhoumikMinister of State in the Ministry of SocialJustice and Empowerment
Dr. Subhas SarkarMinister of State in the Ministry of Education
Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao KaradMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh1. Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
Dr. Bharati Pravin PawarMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Shri Bishweswar Tudu1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
Shri Shantanu ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
Shri John BarlaMinister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Dr. L. Murugan1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Shri Nisith Pramanik1. Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
2. Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Cabinet Ministers of India: List of Ministers who were sworn at the Rashtrapati Bhavan

NamesMinistry
Nisith PramanikMinister of State
Dr L MuruganMinister of State
John BarlaMinister of State
Dr. Manjapara MahendrabhaiMinister of State
Shantanu ThakurMinister of State
Bishweswar TuduMinister of State
Dr. Bharati Pravin PawarMinister of State
Rajkumar Ranjan SinghMinister of State
Bhagwat Kishanrao KaradMinister of State
Subhas SarkarMinister of State
Pratima BhoumikMinister of State
Kapil Moreshwar PatilMinister of State
Bhagwant KhubaMinister of State
Chauhan DevusinhMinister of State
Ajay KumarMinister of State
B L VermaMinister of State
Ajay BhattMinister of State
Kausal KishoreMinister of State
A NarayanaswamyMinister of State
Annapurna DeviMinister of State
Meenakshi LekhiMinister of State
Darshana Vikram JardoshMinister of State
Bhanu Pratap SinghMinister of State
Shobha KarandlajeMinister of State
Rajeev ChandrashekarMinister of State
Satya Pal Singh BaghelMinister of State
Anupriya Singh PatelMinister of State
Pankaj ChoudharyMinister of State
Anurag ThakurCabinet Minister
G Kishen ReddyCabinet Minister
Parshottam Khodabhai RupalaCabinet Minister
Mansukh MandaviyaCabinet Minister
Bhupendra YadavCabinet Minister
Hardeep Singh PuriCabinet Minister
Raj Kumar SinghCabinet Minister
Kiren RijijuCabinet Minister
Pashu Pati KumarCabinet Minister
Ashwini VaishnavCabinet Minister
Ram Chandra PrasadCabinet Minister
Jyotiraditya ScindiaCabinet Minister
Dr. Virendra KumarCabinet Minister
Sarbananda SonowalCabinet Minister
Narayan RaneCabinet Minister

Role of a Cabinet Minister

  • Role of a Cabinet Minister to make decisions concerning national issues and also direct the government policies towards them.
  • Discussing the national problems in the parliament and finding solutions to them
  • Cabinet Minister presents the bills on behalf of the respective departments.
  • The duty of the cabinet ministers includes looking into the security of the country, foreign affairs, and the good economic health of the nation.
  • The cabinet ministers will be acting as heads of various administrative departments of which they would have to take care of the day to day progress.
  • The cabinet of ministers has the power to get the law passed in both the houses of the parliament. In the same fashion, they also oppose the bill from getting adopted. In short, they have the power to make laws that will get implemented to the entire country.
  • The cabinet has the final decision in matters of finance by preparing a budget for the entire financial year, to propose taxes, the expenditures get made and allocation  of resources

Provisions Under Constitution Related To The Council Of Ministers:

  • Article 74 – 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.
  • Before 91st constitutional amendment act 2003, the Prime Minister had the discretion to appoint any number in his council of ministers.
  • But the 91st Constitution Amendment Act, 2003 made a drastic change in curbing such power of the Prime Minister.
  • This Amendment added clause (1A) in this Article which made a specific provision that the total number of Ministers, including Prime Minister, in no case, can exceed 15% of the total number of Lok Sabha members.

Interesting Facts about Ministers of India

  • First Prime Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • First President of India – Dr Rajendra Prasad
  • First Deputy Prime Minister of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • First Home Minister of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • First Education Minister of India – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  • First Defence Minister of India – Baldev Singh
  • First External Affairs Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • First Finance Minister of India – R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many Ministers are there in New Modi Cabinet?

Ans. In 2022, there are 31 Cabinet Ministers, 45 Ministers of State, and 2 Ministers of State with Independent Charge in the New Cabinet of Narendra Modi.

2. What is the role of Cabinet Ministers in India?

Ans. The cabinet minister of India is the executive body and the central ministers are led by the Prime Minister of India. The Cabinet Ministers have the supreme powers in the parlance of administrative powers and responsibilities.

3. Which ministers are held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Ans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in charge of the Ministry of Personnel, public grievances, and pensions, the Department of Space, the Department of Atomic Energy, and All-important policy issues and all other Portfolios not allocated to any ministers.

4. Who is the longest-serving head of elected governments among all the Indian Prime Ministers?

Ans. The Council of Ministers or the Cabinet Ministers are an important topic for UPSC, SSC, Bank, RRB, or other Government exams.

Q. How many questions are asked in competitive exams from the topic “Cabinet ministers of India”?

Ans. Narendra Modi is the longest-serving head of elected government among all the Indian Prime Ministers.

5. Who is the youngest cabinet minister of India?

Ans. Nisith Pramanik is the youngest cabinet minister of India. He is 35 years old and took oath as the Minister of State at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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