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September 03, 2017

Latest List of Indian Ministers & Portfolios 2017 (Pdf Download)

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government went for a major Cabinet reshuffle today (3rd September 2017). Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal, who were all holding independent charge as state ministers, were promoted to the cabinet rank. 

Nirmala Sitharaman will India's new Defence Minister while Piyush Goyal will be the new Railways Minister. Apart from Railways, Goyal retains the ministry of coal. Suresh Prabhu, who exits as Rail Minister, will be the new Commerce Minister, the department that was held by Ms Sitharaman. Arun Jaitley sheds Defence and will retain the Finance Ministry. 

PM Modi based his selection of new members for his team on "4Ps - passion, proficiency,
Updated Indian Minister and Portfolio list
professional and political acumen", to deliver on his vision of "a new India". Have a look at some important highlights of this new cabinet reshuffle along with the full list of ministers & their portfolios.

Important Highlights of Modi Cabinet reshuffle 2017

  • This is the 3rd reshuffle since Modi took charge as Prime Minister.
  • 4 Junior Ministers were elevated to the cabinet rank.
  • 9 new ministers have been inducted in the Union Cabinet.
  • Two key portfolios - Defence and Foreign Affairs are now with women.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman First Woman Defence Minister After Indira Gandhi.
  • Four ministers - Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - were elevated to the cabinet level.
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is the first sportsperson to hold the Sports ministry. 
  • The total strength of the Council of Ministers now is 76.

    Full List of Union ministers and their updated portfolios 2017

    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 and Portfolios 2017

    • Anant Geete
      • Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
    • Ananth Kumar
      • Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers; and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
    • Arun Jaitley
      • Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
    • Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati
      • Minister of Civil Aviation.
    • Chaudhary Birender Singh
      • Minister of Steel.
    • D.V. Sadananda Gowda
      • Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
    • Dharmendra Pradhan
      • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
    • Dr. Harsh Vardhan
      • Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Earth Sciences; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    • Harsimrat Kaur Badal
      • Minister of Food Processing Industries.
    • Jagat Prakash Nadda
      • Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
    • Jual Oram
      • Minister of Tribal Affairs.
    • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
      • Minister of Women and Child Development.
    • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
      • Minister of Minority Affairs.
    • Narendra Singh Tomar
      • Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Mines.
    • Nirmala Sitharaman
      • Minister of Defence.
    • Nitin Jairam Gadkari
      • Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
    • Piyush Goyal
      • Minister of Railways; and Minister of Coal.
    • Prakash Javadekar
      • Minister of Human Resource Development.
    • Radha Mohan Singh
      • Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • Raj Nath Singh
      • Minister of Home Affairs
    • Ramvilas Paswan
      • Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
    • Ravi Shankar Prasad
      • Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
    • Smriti Zubin Irani
      • Minister of Textiles; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
    • Suresh Prabhu
      • Minister of Commerce and Industry.
    • Sushma Swaraj
      • Minister of External Affairs
    • Thaawar Chand Gehlot
      • Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • Uma Bharati
      • Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

    MINISTER OF STATE (Independent Charge)

    • Alphons Kannanthanam
      • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
    • Col. 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.
    • 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.
    • Dr. 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.
    • Hardeep Singh Puri
      • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
    • Manoj Sinha
      • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
    • 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.
    • Shri 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.
    • Shripad Yesso Naik
      • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).

    MINISTER OF STATE

    • Ajay Tamta
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.
    • Anantkumar Hegde
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
    • Anupriya Patel
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    • 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.
    • Ashwini Kumar Choubey
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    • Babul Supriyo
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
    • 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.
    • Dr. 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.
    • Dr. Virendra Kumar
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
    • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • General (Retd.) V. K. Singh
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
    • 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.
    • Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
    • Jayant Sinha
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
    • Kiren Rijiju
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
    • Krishan Pal
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • Krishna Raj
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • M. J. Akbar
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
    • 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.
    • P.P. Chaudhary
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
    • Parshottam Rupala
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
    • Radhakrishnan P
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.
    • Rajen Gohain
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
    • Ram Kripal Yadav
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
    • Ramdas Athawale
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
    • S.S. Ahluwalia
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
    • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
    • Shiv Pratap Shukla
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.
    • Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
    • Sudarshan Bhagat
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
    • Upendra Kushwaha
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
    • Vijay Goel
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
    • Vijay Sampla
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
    • Vishnu Deo Sai
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
    • Y. S. Chowdary
      • Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences. 
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