Cabinet of India

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This article is about Union cabinet of India. For full council of ministers, see Council of Ministers of the Republic of India.

The Cabinet of India, also known as the Union Cabinet of India, is the collective decision-making body of the Government of India, consists of the Prime Minister and the cabinet ministers. The Cabinet is the ultimate decision-making body of the executive within the Westminster system of government in traditional constitutional theory. The Cabinet Secretary provide assistance to the council of ministers and acts as an advisor.[1] Ministers of State assist the Cabinet ministers in their work.[2]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

All cabinet ministers are mandated by the constitution to be members of either House of the Parliament of India,[3] but they are not entitled to vote therein(as per article 88 of the constitution). There are three categories of ministers of which union cabinet minister holds the highest rank. The present cabinet consists of 23 ministers. The Cabinet ministers are listed below:[4][5]

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[6]
63 Narendra Damodardas Modi (cropped).jpg BJP Varanasi
2 Minister of Home Affairs[7] 62 Rajnath singh.png BJP Lucknow Gorakhpur University
3 Minister of External Affairs[7]
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[7]
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[8]
64 Venkaiah Naidu.jpg BJP Karnataka (Rajya Sabha) Andhra University
6 Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of Shipping[8]
Minister of Rural Development[8]
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7 Minister of Railways[8] 61
8 Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation[8] 55 Uma Bharti, Pachmarhi, MP, crop.jpg
9 Minister of Minority Affairs[8] 74
10 Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution[8] Ram Vilas Paswan 67 Ram Vilas Paswan.jpg
11 Minister of Women and Child Development[8] 57
12 Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers[8] 54 Ananth Kumar.jpg
13 Minister of Law and Justice
Minister of Communications and Information Technology[8]
59 Ravi Shankar Prasad.jpg
14 Minister of Civil Aviation[8] 62
15 Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises[8] Anant Geete 62
16 Minister of Food Processing Industries[8] Harsimrat Kaur 47
17 Minister of Mines
Minister of Steel
Minister of Labour and Employment[8]
56 Narendra Singh Tomar, Gwalior, Jan 2014.jpg
18 Minister of Tribal Affairs 53
19 Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment[8] 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[8] 59
23 Minister of Human Resource Development 38 Smriti Irani 1.jpg

Ministers of State (Independent Charges)[edit]

No Office minister Age Photo Party
24 Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charges), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh 63
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25 Planning (Independent Charges), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charges), Defence Inderjit Singh Rao 63 BJP
26 Textiles, Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development, Ganga Rejuvenation Santosh Kumar Gangwar 66 BJP
27 Culture, Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik 61 BJP
28 Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan 44 BJP
29 Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal 51
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30 Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar 63
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31 Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal 49 BJP
32 Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Prime Minister Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh 57 BJP
33 Commerce and Industry, Finance, Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman 54
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Ministers of State[edit]

No Office Minister Age Photo Party
34 Civil Aviation G.M. Siddeshwara 61 Gm siddeswara.jpg BJP
35 Railways Shri Manoj Sinha 55 BJP
36 Chemicals and Fertilizers Nihalchand 43 BJP
37 Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Upendra Kushwaha RLSP
38 Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan 62 BJP
39 Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju BJP
40 Road Transport and Highways,Shipping Krishna Pal Gurjar BJP
41 Agriculture, Food Processing Industries Sanjeev Kumar Balyan BJP
42 Tribal Affairs Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava BJP
43 Consumer Affairs,Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Dadarao Danve BJP
44 Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai BJP
45 Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Sudarshan Bhagat[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Functions of Cabinet Secretariat". Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Jacob, Jayanth (28 May 2009). "Ministers of state need not worry". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Council of Ministers". Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Composition of Cabinet Ministers (as on 26.05.2014) Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
  5. ^ "PM Modi announces list of Cabinet ministers with portfolios". The Times of India. 26 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official Statements". Prime Minister of India. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  7. ^ a b c Modi's ministry: Who gets what India Today
  8. ^ 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. 
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