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Modi ministry
21st Ministry of the Republic of India
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.jpg
Date formed26 May 2014
Date dissolvedIncumbent
People and organisations
Head of statePranab Mukherjee (until 25 July 2017)
Ram Nath Kovind (from 25 July 2017)
Head of governmentNarendra Modi
Member partiesBharatiya Janata Party (NDA)
Shiv Sena
Lok Janshakti Party
Shiromani Akali Dal
Apna Dal
Republican Party of India (A)
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyNo Party got required no. of seats
History
Election(s)2014
Legislature term(s)5 years
PredecessorSecond Manmohan Singh ministry
SuccessorIncumbent

The Modi Ministry is the Council of Ministers headed by Narendra Modi that was formed after the 2014 general election which was held in nine phases from 7 April to 12 May in 2014. The results of the election were announced on 16 May 2014 and this led to the formation of the 16th Lok Sabha. The Council assumed office from 27 May 2014.

Modi's Council of Ministers consists of 9 female ministers, of whom 6 hold the rank of Cabinet minister. This is the highest number of female Cabinet ministers in any Indian government in history. The only other government to appoint more than 1 female Cabinet minister, was the first UPA government from 2004 to 2009, which had 3 female Cabinet Ministers.[1]

According to a Gallup poll, 73% of Indians approved of their country's leadership in 2014, with 23% disapproving. The figures in 2013 were 30% approval, and 48% disapproval when the second UPA government was in power.[2]

Background[edit]

The 2014 general election was held in nine phases from 7 April to 12 May, to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. The results of the election were announced on 16 May 2014. On 20 May 2014, a meeting of the parliamentary party of BJP was organised at the Central Hall of the Parliament of India and Narendra Modi was elected as its leader. Subsequently, BJP president Rajnath Singh along with other leaders of the ally parties of NDA, met President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and handed over the support letter of 335 members of parliament and claimed for the government formation. Following this, Mukherjee invited Modi and under the powers vested on him under Constitution of India, appointed him as the Prime Minister of India and sought his advice for the names of the members of the council of ministers of his government.[3] On 9 November 2014, there was an expansion and reshuffling in his cabinet and 21 new cabinet ministers were sworn in.[4]

History[edit]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Nripendra Misra as his Principal Secretary and Ajit Doval as National Security Advisor (NSA) in his first week in office. He also appointed IAS officer A.K. Sharma and Indian Forest Service officer Bharat Lal as joint secretaries in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Both officers were part of Modi's government in Gujarat during his tenure as Chief Minister.[5]

On 31 May 2014, Prime Minister Modi abolished all existing Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs).[6] A statement from the PMO explained, "This would expedite the process of decision making and usher in greater accountability in the system. The Ministries and Departments will now process the issues pending before the EGoMs and GoMs and take appropriate decisions at the level of Ministries and Departments itself". The UPA-II government had set up 68 GoMs and 14 EGoMs during its tenure, of which 9 EGoMs and 21 GoMs were inherited by the new government.[7][8] The move was described by the Indian media as being in alignment with Modi's policy of "minimum government, maximum governance".[7][9] The Indian Express stated that the GoMs and EGoMs had become "a symbol and an instrument of policy paralysis during the previous UPA government".[9] The Times of India described the new government's decision as "a move to restore the authority of the Union Cabinet in decision-making and ensure ministerial accountability".[10]

Newly appointed cabinet minister Gopinath Munde, who was in charge of the Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, and Drinking Water and Sanitation portfolios, died in a car crash in Delhi on 3 June 2014.[11][12][13] Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari, who is in charge of Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping, was assigned to look after Munde's portfolios on 4 June.[14]

On 10 June 2014, in another step to downsize the government, Modi abolished four Standing Committees of the Cabinet. He also decided to reconstitute five crucial Cabinet Committees. These included the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) that handles all high-level defence and security matters, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) that recommends to the President all senior bureaucratic appointments and postings, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) which is a sort of small cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.[15][16]

In May 2014, Modi’s council of ministers totals 46, including himself — far smaller than the 71 in UPA-II, mirroring one part of the BJP leader’s promise of “minimum government and maximum governance”.[17]

The total strength of the Union Council of Ministers has been capped at 82.Article 72 of the Constitution prescribes that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15 per cent of the number of members of the House of the People.[18]

In November 2014, the Council of Ministers was expanded by adding four cabinet ministers, three Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 14 Ministers of State, increasing the total size of the ministry from 45 to 66 ministers.[19]

On July 5, 2016, the Union Council of Ministers was further expanded with the induction of 19 new Ministers and reduction of 5 old Ministers tallying to 77[20] Members of Union Council of Ministers.[21]

List of Council members[edit]

Council portfolios are as follows:[22]

Source:[23][24][25]

Key

India cabinet ministers information-2014

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
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.
 Narendra Modi26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs Sushma Swaraj26 May 20147 January 2016BJPThis Ministry was merged with Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of Finance
Minister of Corporate Affairs
 Arun Jaitley26 May 201414 May 2018BJP 
 Piyush Goyal14 May 201823 August 2018BJPThis portfolio was assigned to Piyush Goyal because of Arun Jaitley's health issues.[26]
 Arun Jaitley23 August 2018IncumbentBJP[27]
Minister of Defence Arun Jaitley26 May 20149 November 2014BJP 
 Manohar Parrikar9 November 201413 March 2017BJP 
 Arun Jaitley13 March 20173 September 2017BJP 
 Nirmala Sitharaman3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar26 May 20149 November 2014BJP[28]
 Arun Jaitley9 November 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Venkaiah Naidu5 July 201617 July 2017BJP[29]
 Smriti Irani18 July 201714 May 2018BJPCurrently Minister of State in charge[30]
 Rajyavardhan Rathore14 May 2018IncumbentBJP
Minister of Railways D. V. Sadananda Gowda26 May 20149 November 2014BJP 
 Suresh Prabhu9 November 20143 September 2017BJP 
 Piyush Goyal3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Urban Development
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
 Venkaiah Naidu26 May 201417 July 2017BJP 
 Narendra Singh Tomar18 July 20173 September 2017BJPCurrently Minister of state in charge
Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of Shipping
 Nitin Gadkari26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad 26 May 20149 November 2014BJP 
 D.V. Sadananda Gowda9 November 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Ravi Shankar Prasad5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation  Uma Bharati26 May 20143 September 2017BJP 
 Nitin Gadkari3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Gopinath Munde26 May 20143 June 2014BJP 
 Nitin Gadkari4 June 20149 November 2014BJP 
 Chaudhary Birender Singh9 November 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Narendra Singh Tomar5 July 20163 September 2017BJP 
 Uma Bharati3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Minority Affairs Najma A. Heptulla26 May 201412 July 2016BJP 
 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi12 July 2016IncumbentBJP
Minister of Rural Development
Minister of Panchayati Raj
 Gopinath Munde26 May 20143 June 2014[†]BJP 
 Nitin Gadkari4 June 20149 November 2014BJP[14]
 Birender Singh9 November 20145 July 2016BJP[31]
 Narendra Singh Tomar5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar27 May 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Piyush Goyal6 July 20163 September 2017BJPMinister of state was responsible
 Narendra Singh Tomar3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan26 May 2014IncumbentLJP 
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra26 May 201431 August 2017BJPCurrently Minister of state in charge
Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu26 May 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Ananth Kumar5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati26 May 20148 March 2018TDP[32] 
 Suresh Prabhu10 March 2018IncumbentBJP[33]
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete26 May 2014IncumbentShiv Sena 
Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal26 May 2014IncumbentSAD 
Minister of Steel Narendra Singh Tomar26 May 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Chaudhary Birender Singh5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya26 May 20141 September 2017BJPCurrently Minister of state in charge
Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare  Radha Mohan Singh26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot26 May 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani26 May 20145 July 2016BJP 
 Prakash Javadekar5 July 2016IncumbentBJP[29]
Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan9 November 2014IncumbentBJP 
Minister Of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan4 June 20149 November 2014BJP 
 Jagat Prakash Nadda9 November 2014IncumbentBJP[34]
Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation Rao Inderjit Singh26 May 20149 November 2014BJPMinister of state was responsible
 V K Singh9 November 20145 July 2016BJPMinister of state was responsible
 D. V. Sadananda Gowda5 July 2016IncumbentBJP 
Minister Of Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman26 May 20143 September 2017BJPMinister of state was responsible
 Suresh Prabhu3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister Of Coal Piyush Goyal26 May 20143 September 2017BJPMinister of state was responsible
 Piyush Goyal3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 
Minister Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan26 May 20143 September 2017BJPMinister of state was responsible
 Dharmendra Pradhan3 September 2017IncumbentBJP 

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)[edit]

Minister Party Portfolio
Rao Inderjit Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Santosh Kumar Gangwar Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Shripad Yasso Naik Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
Dr. Jitendra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and Minister of State in the Department of Space
Dr. Mahesh Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Giriraj Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Manoj Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
R. K. Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Hardeep Singh Puri Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Alphons Kannanthanam Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

Ministers of State[edit]

Minister Party Portfolio
Vijay Goel Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.
S.S. Ahluwalia Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.[35]
Ramesh Jigajinagi Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Ramdas Athawale Republican Party of India (A) Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Vishnu Deo Sai Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
Ram Kripal Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
Hansraj Ahir Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
Rajen Gohain Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Parshottam Rupala Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

Jayant Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party Civil Aviation
Krishan Pal Gurjar Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Jasvantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Shiv Pratap Shukla Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Sudarshan Bhagat Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Kiren Rijiju Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Upendra Kushwaha Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Dr. Virendra Kumar Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Anupriya Patel Apna Dal (Sonelal) Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
M. J. Akbar Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Anant Kumar Hegde Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Jayant Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Babul Supriyo Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
Arjun Ram Meghwal Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
Vijay Sampla Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Ajay Tamta Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.
Krishna Raj Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Chhotu Ram Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
P. P. Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Dr. Satya Pal Singh Bharatiya Janata Party Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

See also[edit]

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