Council of Ministers of the Republic of India

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The Council of Ministers of the Republic of India is the collective decision-making body of the Government of India, consisting of a group of ministers headed by the Prime Minister.


There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:

  • Union Cabinet Minister: senior minister in-charge of a ministry.
  • Minister of State (Independent Charges): with no overseeing union cabinet minister for that portfolio
  • Minister of State (MoS): junior minister reporting to a cabinet minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry.

Council of Ministers[edit]

This is a list of members of the Council of Ministers of the Government of India. All Cabinet members are mandated by the Constitution to be members of either House of the Parliament of India.[1]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Main article: Cabinet of India
No. Portfolios Minister Age Photo Party Parliamentary Constituency Educational background
1 Prime Minister of India
Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Minister of Atomic Energy
Minister of Space[2]
63 Narendra Damodardas Modi (cropped).jpg BJP Varanasi
2 Minister of Home Affairs[3] 62 Rajnath singh.png BJP Lucknow Gorakhpur University
3 Minister of External Affairs[3]
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
62 BJP Party leader Sushma Swaraj2.jpg BJP Vidisha Panjab University
4 Minister of Finance
Minister of Corporate Affairs
Minister of Defence[3]
61 Arun Jaitley at the India Economic Summit 2010 cropped.jpg BJP Gujarat (Rajya Sabha) Delhi University
5 Minister of Urban Development
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs[4]
64 Venkaiah Naidu.jpg BJP Karnataka (Rajya Sabha) Andhra University
6 Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of Shipping[4]
Minister of Rural Development[4]
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7 Minister of Railways[4] 61
8 Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation[4] 55 Uma Bharti, Pachmarhi, MP, crop.jpg
9 Minister of Minority Affairs[4] 74
10 Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution[4] Ram Vilas Paswan 67 Ram Vilas Paswan.jpg
11 Minister of Women and Child Development[4] 57
12 Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers[4] 54 Ananth Kumar.jpg
13 Minister of Law and Justice
Minister of Communications and Information Technology[4]
59 Ravi Shankar Prasad.jpg
14 Minister of Civil Aviation[4] 62
15 Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises[4] Anant Geete 62
16 Minister of Food Processing Industries[4] Harsimrat Kaur 47
17 Minister of Mines
Minister of Steel
Minister of Labour and Employment[4]
56 Narendra Singh Tomar, Gwalior, Jan 2014.jpg
18 Minister of Tribal Affairs 53
19 Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment[4] Thawar Chand Gehlot 66
20 Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra 73
21 Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh 64
22 Minister of Health and Family Welfare[4] 59
23 Minister of Human Resource Development 38 Smriti Irani 1.jpg

Ministers of State (Independent Charges)[edit]

No Office Minister Age Photo Party
1 Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charges), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh 63
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2 Planning (Independent Charges), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charges), Defence Inderjit Singh Rao 63 BJP
3 Textiles, Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development, Ganga Rejuvenation Santosh Kumar Gangwar 66 BJP
4 Culture, Tourism Shripad Yasso Naik 61
5 Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan 44 BJP
6 Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal 51
7 Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar 63 BJP
8 Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal 49 BJP
9 Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh 42 BJP
10 Commerce and Industry, Finance, Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman 54
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Ministers of State[edit]

No Office Minister Age Photo Party
1 Civil Aviation G.M. Siddeshwara 61 Gm siddeswara.jpg
2 Railways Manoj Sinha
3 Chemicals and Fertilizers Nihalchand Chauhan 43
4 Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Upendra Kushwaha
5 Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan 62
6 Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju
7 Road Transport and Highways,Shipping Krishan Pal
8 Agriculture, Food Processing Industries Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
9 Tribal Affairs Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava
10 Consumer Affairs,Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Dadarao Danve
11 Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai
12 Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers". Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official Statements". Prime Minister of India. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b c Modi's ministry: Who gets what India Today
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Narendra Modi takes charge of PMO, meets SAARC leaders". India Today. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-06-14.