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TheUnionCouncilofMinistersexercisesexecutiveauthorityintheRepublicofIndia.[1]Itconsistsof
seniorministers,called"CabinetMinisters",andjuniorministers,called"MinistersofState".Itisledbythe
PrimeMinister.Asmallerexecutivebody,calledtheUnionCabinetisthesupremedecisionmakingbody
inIndia.[2]OnlythePrimeMinisterandministersoftherankof"CabinetMinister"aremembersofthe
Cabinet.ThemostseniorcivilservantinIndia,calledtheCabinetSecretary,leadstheCabinetSecretariat,
andprovidesadministrativeassistancetotheCouncilofMinisters.[3]MinistersofStatearetaskedwith
assistingCabinetMinistersintheirwork.[4]

Contents
1 Regulations
2 Ranking
3 Currentministry
3.1 MinistersofState
4 Seealso
5 References
6 Externallinks

Regulations
Asacollective,theCouncilofMinistersisresponsibletothelowerhouseoftheIndianParliament,called
theHouseofthePeople.[1]AccordingtotheConstitutionofIndia,thetotalnumberofministersinthe
CouncilofMinistersmustnotexceed15%ofthetotalnumberofmembersoftheHouseofthePeople.
Ministersmustbemembersofparliament.Anyministerwhoisnotamemberofeitherthelowerorupper
housesofparliamentforsixconsecutivemonthsisautomaticallystrippedofhisorherministerialpost.[1]

Ranking
Therearethreecategoriesofministers,indescendingorderofrank:
CabinetMinister:memberofcabinetleadsaministry
MinisterofState(IndependentCharges):juniorministernotreportingtoacabinetminister
MinisterofState(MoS):juniorministerreportingtoacabinetminister,usuallytaskedwithaspecific
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responsibilityinthatministry

Currentministry
Asacollective,eachsuccessiveCouncilofMinistersisreferredtoasaministry.Thecurrentministryisled
byPrimeMinisterNarendraModi,whotookofficeon26May2014.
[5]===CabinetMinisters===

Key
Diedinoffice
RESResigned

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Portfolio
PrimeMinister
MinisterofPersonnel,PublicGrievancesand
Pensions
DepartmentofAtomicEnergy
DepartmentofSpace

Minister

Tookoffice Leftoffice Party

NarendraModi

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofHomeAffairs

RajnathSingh

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofExternalAffairs
MinisterofOverseasIndianAffairs

SushmaSwaraj

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofFinance

ArunJaitley

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

ArunJaitley

26May
2014

9November
BJP
2014

ManoharParrikar

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

ArunJaitley

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

Allimportantpolicyissuesandallotherportfoliosnotallocated
toanyMinister.

MinisterofDefence

MinisterofInformationandBroadcasting

MinisterofRailways

D.V.Sadananda
Gowda

26May
2014

9November
BJP
2014

SureshPrabhu

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

MinisterofUrbanDevelopment
MinisterofHousingandUrbanPovertyAlleviation
MinisterofParliamentaryAffairs

VenkaiahNaidu

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofRoadTransportandHighways
MinisterofShipping

NitinGadkari

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

RaviShankarPrasad

26May
2014

9November
BJP
2014

MinisterofLawandJustice

D.V.Sadananda
Gowda

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

MinisterofWaterResources,RiverDevelopment
andGangaRejuvenation

UmaBharati

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofMinorityAffairs

NajmaHeptulla

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

GopinathMunde

26May
2014

3June
2014[]

BJP

NitinGadkari

4June2014

9November
BJP
2014

BirenderSingh

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

MinisterofConsumerAffairs,FoodandPublic
Distribution

RamVilasPaswan

26May
2014

Incumbent

LJP

MinisterofMicro,SmallandMediumEnterprises

KalrajMishra

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofRuralDevelopment
MinisterofPanchayatiRaj
MinisterofDrinkingWaterandSanitation

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MinisterofWomenandChildDevelopment

ManekaGandhi

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofChemicalsandFertilizers

AnanthKumar

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofCommunicationsandInformation
Technology

RaviShankarPrasad

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofCivilAviation

AshokGajapathiRaju 26May
Pusapati
2014

Incumbent

TDP

MinisterofHeavyIndustriesandPublicEnterprises AnantGeete

26May
2014

Incumbent

Shiv
Sena

MinisterofFoodProcessingIndustries

HarsimratKaurBadal

26May
2014

Incumbent

SAD

MinisterofMines
MinisterofSteel

NarendraSingh
Tomar

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

NarendraSingh
Tomar

26May
2014

9November
BJP
2014

MinisterofLabourandEmployment

BandaruDattatreya

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

MinisterofTribalAffairs

JualOram

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofAgriculture

RadhaMohanSingh

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofSocialJusticeandEmpowerment

ThawarChandGehlot

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofHumanResourceDevelopment

SmritiIrani

26May
2014

Incumbent

BJP

MinisterofScienceandTechnology

HarshVardhan

9November
Incumbent
2014

BJP

HarshVardhan

4June2014

JagatPrakashNadda

9November
Incumbent
2014

MinisterOfHealthandFamilyWelfare

9November
BJP
2014
BJP

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MinistersofState
Note:*indicatesMinisterofStatehavingIndependentcharge

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Bandaru
Dattatreya

LabourandEmployment*

Dharmendra
Pradhan

PetroleumandNaturalGas*

G.M.Sideshwara HeavyIndustries&PublicEnterprises
GirirajSingh

Micro,Small&MediumEnterprises

RaviAnand

Chemicals&Fertilizers

JayantSinha

Finance

JitendraSingh

DevelopmentofNorthEasternRegion*,PrimeMinister'sOffice,Personnel,Public
Grievances&Pensions,DepartmentofAtomicEnergy,DepartmentofSpace

Haribhai
Parthibhai
Chaudhary

HomeAffairs

KirenRijiju

HomeAffairs

KrishanPal

SocialJustice&Empowerment

Nihalchand

PanchayatiRaj

Nirmala
Sitharaman

CommerceandIndustry*

MaheshSharma

Culture*,Tourism*,CivilAviation

ManojSinha

Railways

Mansukhbhai
Dhanjibhai
Vasava

TribalAffairs

Mohanbhai
Kalyanjibhai
Kundariya

Agriculture

MukhtarAbbas
Naqvi

MinorityAffairs,ParliamentaryAffairs

PrakashJavadekar Environment,ForestandClimateChange,MinisterofInformationandBroadcasting
PiyushGoyal

Power*,Coal*,NewandRenewableEnergy*

Pon
Radhakrishnan

RoadTransport&Highways,Shipping

RajivPratapRudy SkillDevelopment&Entrepreneurship*,ParliamentaryAffairs
Rajyavardhan
SinghRathore

Information&Broadcasting

RamKripalYadav DrinkingWater&Sanitation
RamShankar
Katheria

HumanResourceDevelopment

RaoInderjitSingh Planning*,Defence
RaosahebDadarao
ConsumerAffairs,FoodandPublicDistribution
Danve
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SadhviNiranjan
Jyoti

FoodProcessingIndustries

SanjeevKumar
Balyan

Agriculture

SantoshGangwar Textiles*
SanwarLalJat

WaterResources,RiverDevelopment&GangaRejuvenation

Sarbananda
Sonowal

YouthAffairsandSports*

ShripadYasso
Naik

AAYUSH*,Health&FamilyWelfare

SudarshanBhagat RuralDevelopment
BabulSupriyo

UrbanDevelopment,HousingandUrbanPovertyAlleviation

Upendra
Kushwaha

HumanResourceDevelopment

VijayKumar
Singh

StatisticsandProgrammeImplementation*,ExternalAffairs,OverseasIndianAffairs

VijaySampla

SocialJustice&Empowerment

VishnuDeoSai

Mines,Steel

Y.S.Chowdary

ScienceandTechnology,EarthScience

Seealso
PoliticsofIndia
NationalDemocraticAlliance
CouncilofMinistersofNarendraModi

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Jacob,Jayanth(28May2009)."Ministersofstateneednotworry".TheTelegraph.Retrieved27May2014.
http://india.gov.in/spotlight/unioncouncilministers
"NitinGadkarigivenadditionalchargeofportfoliosheldbyGopinathMunde".TheIndianExpress.
"ModiCabinetrejig:ManoharParrikarnewDefenceMinister,SureshPrabhugetsRailways".ZeeNews.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/health/healthnews/jagatprakashnaddareplacesharshvardhanashealth
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Externallinks
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