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Modi Government 2.0 takes oath – 57 ministers inducted in the second term

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet Ministers took oath on Thursday evening in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, administered by the President Ramnath Kovind. As many as 24 Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State each and nine Ministers of State (independent charge) have taken oath.

The following table brings the names of the ministers.

Cabinet Ministers Portfolio
Narendra Modi (Prime Minister) 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.

Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence
Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs
Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

DV Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance

Minister of Corporate Affairs

Ram Vilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;

Minister of Rural Development; and

Minister of Panchayati Raj

Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice;

Minister of Communications; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Harsimrat Kaur Badal  Minister of Food Processing Industries
Thaawar Chand Gehlot  Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar  Minister of External Affairs
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  Minister of Human Resource Development
Arjun Munda  Minister of Tribal Affairs
Smriti Zubin Irani  Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles
Dr Harsh Vardhan  Minister of Health and Family Welfare;

Minister of Science and Technology; and

Minister of Earth Sciences

Prakash Javadekar  Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and

Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Piyush Goyal  Minister of Railways; and

Minister of Commerce and Industry

Dharmendra Pradhan  Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and

Minister of Steel

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  Minister of Minority Affairs
Pralhad Joshi  Minister of

Parliamentary Affairs;

Minister of Coal; and

Minister of Mines

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey  Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Arvind Ganpat Sawant  Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
Giriraj Singh  Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat  Minister of Jal Shakti

Ministry of States (Independent Charges)

Santosh Kumar Gangwar Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of

Labour and Employment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faggansingh Kulaste Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel
Ashwini Kumar Choubey 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 Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Danve Raosaheb Dadarao Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
G. Kishan Reddy Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Parshottam Rupala Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Babul Supriyo Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
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

Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Rattan Lal Kataria Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
V. Muraleedharan Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Som Parkash Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Rameswar Teli Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
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
Kailash Choudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Debasree Chaudhuri Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

New entrants in the Cabinet

The new entrants in the cabinet include BJP Chief Amit Shah, former Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former chief Minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda, Bihar state party president Nityanand Rai, former minister in Haryana Ratanlal Kataria and General Secretary of West Bengal State Unit of BJP Deboshree Choudhary. Other Ministers of State include Prahlad Joshi (Karnataka) , Renuka Singh Saruta (Chhattisgarh), Som Prakash (Punjab), Rameshwar Teli (Assam), Pratap Chandra Sarangi (Odisha), Kailsah Chaudhury (Rajasthan), Kerala BJP leader V. Muraleedharan and Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena).

Missing names in Modi 2.0

Some of the prominent names which did not make their place in the list of Cabinet Ministers are Sushma Swaraj from the Ministry of External Affairs, JP Nadda from the Ministry of Health and Suresh Prabhu from the Ministry of Commerce.

Arun Jaitley had opted out from the government of 2019-24 citing health reasons.

Other ministers who are not included in the newly formed NDA government for the second consecutive year are MoS Health Anupriya Patel, MoS Information and Broadcasting  (Independent charge) Rajyavardhan Rathore, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu, Jual Oram, Radha Mohan Singh, Chaudhary Birendra Singh, Anant Geete, K. Alphons, Satya Pal Singh, Mahesh Sharma, Vijay Goel, Radhakrishnan P., S.S. Ahluwalia, Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Vishnu Deo Sai, Ram Kripal Yadav, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Rajen Gohain, Krishan Pal, Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Sudarshan Bhagat, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Anantkumar Hegde, Jayant Sinha, Vijay Sampla, Ajay Tamta, Krishna Raj, C.R. Chaudhary, P.P. Chaudhary and Subhash Ramrao Bhamre.

Ministers making re-entry in the Government

The ministers who have been re-inducted in the government include Prahlad Singh Patel, who was minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government; Raosaheb Patil Danve, Maharashtra BJP President; G. Kishan Reddy, Telangana BJP leader and Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Uttar Pradesh BJP Head.

Danve and Reddy had served the Modi government between 2014 and 2015. Dr Pandey had served the first phase of Modi government as MoS, Human Resource Development in 2016-17.

As per reports, Maneka Gandhi, senior BJP leader and MP is likely to be the Pro-tem Speaker in the 17th Lok Sabha.

Leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations attended the Oath-taking ceremony and congratulated Prime Minister Modi and the council of ministers post the ceremony.

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