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The Union Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in the Republic of India. It consists of senior ministers, called "Cabinet Ministers", and junior ministers, called "Ministers of State". It is led by the Prime Minister. A smaller executive body, called the Union Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body in India. Only the Prime Minister and ministers of the rank of "Cabinet Minister" are members of the Cabinet. The most senior civil servant in India, called the Cabinet Secretary, leads the Cabinet Secretariat, and provides administrative assistance to the Council of Ministers, attends and convene its meetings thus making him ex-officio Secretary to the Union Council of Ministers . Ministers of State are tasked with assisting Cabinet Ministers in their work.
As a collective, the Council of Ministers is responsible to the lower house of the Indian Parliament, called the House of the People. According to the Constitution of India, the total number of ministers in the Council of Ministers must not exceed 15% of the total number of members of the House of the People. Ministers must be members of parliament. Any minister who is not a member of either the lower or upper houses of parliament for six consecutive months is automatically stripped of his or her ministerial post.
There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:
- Cabinet Minister: member of cabinet; leads a ministry
- Minister of State (Independent Charges): junior minister not reporting to a cabinet minister
- Minister of State (MoS): junior minister reporting to a cabinet minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry
Template:Narendra Modi ministry As a collective, each successive Council of Ministers is referred to as a ministry. The current ministry is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office on 26 May 2014.
India cabinet ministers information-2014
Ministers of State
Note : *Indicates Minister of State having Independent charge
|Bandaru Dattatreya||Labour and Employment*|
|Anil Madhav Dave||Environment, Forest and Climate Change*|
|Dharmendra Pradhan||Petroleum and Natural Gas*|
|Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi||Minority Affairs*|
|Bandaru Dattatreya||Labour and Employment*|
|Faggan Singh Kulaste||Health & Family Welfare|
|Babul Supriyo||Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises|
|Giriraj Singh||Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises|
|Arjun Ram Meghwal||Finance, Corporate Affairs|
|Hansraj Gangaram Ahir||Home Affairs|
|Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor||Tribal Affairs|
|Jayant Sinha||Civil Aviation|
|Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi||Drinking Water & Sanitation|
|Jitendra Singh||Development of North Eastern Region*, Prime Minister's Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space|
|Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary||Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises|
|P P Choudhary||Law & Justice, Electronics & Information Technology|
|Kiren Rijiju||Home Affairs|
|Ramdas Athawale||Social Justice & Empowerment|
|Krishan Pal||Social Justice & Empowerment|
|Anupriya Patel||Health & Family Welfare|
|Krishna Raj||Women & Child Development|
|Nirmala Sitharaman||Commerce and Industry*|
|Chhotu Ram Chaudhary||Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution|
|Mahesh Sharma||Culture*, Tourism*|
|SS Ahluwalia||Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs|
|Manoj Sinha||Railways, Communications*|
|M. J. Akbar||External Affairs|
|Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi||Minority Affairs*, Parliamentary Affairs|
|Vijay Goel||Youth Affairs and Sports*, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation|
|Piyush Goyal||Power*, Coal*, New and Renewable Energy*, Mines*|
|Pon Radhakrishnan||Road Transport & Highways, Shipping|
|Parsottambhai Rupala||Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Panchayati Raj|
|Rajiv Pratap Rudy||Skill Development & Entrepreneurship*|
|Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||Information & Broadcasting|
|Ram Kripal Yadav||Rural Development|
|Rao Inderjit Singh||Planning*, Urban Development Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation|
|Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti||Food Processing Industries|
|Sanjeev Kumar Balyan||Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation|
|Shripad Yasso Naik||AAYUSH*,|
|Sudarshan Bhagat||Agriculture and Farmers Welfare|
|Upendra Kushwaha||Human Resource Development|
|Vijay Kumar Singh||External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs|
|Vijay Sampla||Social Justice & Empowerment|
|Vishnu Deo Sai||Steel|
|Y. S. Chowdary||Science and Technology, Earth Science|
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