Modi's new team of ministers at a glance: First day at office

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted 43 new faces into his Council of Ministers in the biggest Cabinet reshuffle since he came to power in 2014. 

The new Cabinet now consists of 77 ministers, up from the previous figure of 52. This move comes ahead of elections in important states, including the crucial battleground of Uttar Pradesh.

Here's a look at some of the ministers taking charge on their first day in office.

See entire list of ministers and portfolios assigned below...

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and other members of Council of Ministers at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 07, 2021.
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and other members of Council of Ministers at a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 07, 2021.
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Ministers and portfolios: Who gets what

New portfolios are being allocated to ministers who were inducted into the Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers on Wednesday.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also remain in-charge of:

Ministry 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

  • Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been given charge of the newly-created Ministry of Co-operation. He will also handle the charge of the ministries of Culture and Tourism and Development of North East.

  • Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways

  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

  • S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs

  • Mansukh Mandaviya has been given charge of the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan will take charge as Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

  • Aswhini Vaishnaw is now Union Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Railways.

  • Union Minister for Commerce Piyush Goyal is being given additional charge of the Ministry of Textiles. He also holds additional charge of the ministries of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution.

  • Hardeep Singh Puri has been given charge of the ministries of Urban Housing and Petroleum.

  • Smriti Irani will be the minister in charge of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). She will be assisted by MoS Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai.

  • Kiren Rijiju is the new Union Minister of Law and Justice.

  • Jyotiraditya Scindia has been made Minister of Civil Aviation, a ministry that his father Madhavrao Scindia too once handled.

  • Anurag Thakur has been given charge of Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, along with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

  • Sarbananda Sonowal gets charge of the ministries of North East Development and Shipping and Waterways, and ministry of AYUSH.

  • Purushottam Rupala is MoS for Dairy & Fisheries

  • Pashupati Paras is now Minister for Food Processing.

  • Giriraj Singh will take charge of the Ministry of Rural Development.

  • Bhupender Yadav has been given charge of the Labour Ministry and Ministry of Environment and Forests.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs

  • G Kishan Reddy will handle the Culture, Tourism and Development of the North Eastern Region portfolios.

Full list of the new faces in Modi govt

CABINET MINISTERS

Full list of the new faces in Modi govt

CABINET MINISTERS

  1. Narayan Tatu Rane: Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  2. Sarbananda Sonowal: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of AYUSH

  3. Dr. Virendra Kumar: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

  4. Jyotiraditya Scindia: Civil Aviation Minister

  5. Ramchandra Prasad Singh: Minister of Steel

  6. Ashwini Vaishnaw: Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

  7. Pashu Pati Kumar Paras: Minister of Food Processing Industries

  8. Kiren Rijiju: Minister of Law and Justice

  9. Raj Kumar Singh: Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

  10. Hardeep Singh Puri: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

  11. Mansukh Mandaviya: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

  12. Bhupender Yadav: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment

  13. Parshottam Rupala: Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

  14. G. Kishan Reddy: Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

  15. Anurag Singh Thakur: Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

MINISTERS OF STATE

  1. Pankaj Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

  2. Anupriya Singh Patel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  3. Dr. Satya Pal Singh Baghel: Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice

  4. Rajeev Chandrasekhar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

  5. Shobha Karandlaje: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

  6. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  7. Darshana Vikram Jardosh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways

  8. Meenakshi Lekhi: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture

  9. Annapurna Devi: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

  10. A. Narayanaswamy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  11. Kaushal Kishore: Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

  12. Ajay Bhatt: Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism

  13. B. L. Verma: Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation

  14. Ajay Kumar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

  15. Devusinh Chauhan : Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications

  16. Bhagwanth Khuba: Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

  17. Kapil Moreshwar Patil: Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

  18. Pratima Bhoumik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  19. Dr. Subhas Sarkar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

  20. Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

  21. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

  22. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  23. Bishweswar Tudu: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

  24. Shantanu Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

  25. Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH

  26. John Barla: Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs

  27. Dr. L. Murugan: Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  28. Nisith Pramanik: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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