First Modi ministry

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First Modi ministry
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21st Ministry of the Republic of India
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.jpg
Date formed26 May 2014
Date dissolved30 May 2019
People and organisations
Head of statePranab Mukherjee (until 25 July 2017)
Ram Nath Kovind (from 25 July 2017)
Head of governmentNarendra Modi
Member parties
Status in legislatureMajority
340 / 545 (62%)
Opposition partyIndian National Congress
History
Election(s)2014
Outgoing election2019
Legislature term(s)5 years, 4 days
PredecessorSecond Manmohan Singh ministry
SuccessorSecond Modi ministry

The First Ministry of Narendra Modi 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.

The Council of Ministers included 10 female ministers, of whom 6 held 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]

Background[edit]

First cabinet meeting

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.[2] On 9 November 2014, there was an expansion and reshuffling in his cabinet and 21 new cabinet ministers were sworn in.[3]

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.[4]

On 31 May 2014, Prime Minister Modi abolished all existing Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs).[5] 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.[6][7] The move was described by the Indian media as being in alignment with Modi's policy of "minimum government, maximum governance".[6][8] The Indian Express stated that the GoMs and EGoMs had become "a symbol and an instrument of policy paralysis during the previous UPA government".[8] 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".[9]

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.[10][11][12] 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.[13]

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.[14] 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]

The Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers submitted their resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind on 24 May 2019, after the completion of their 5-year term. The President accepted the resignations and requested the Council of Ministers to continue until the new government assumed office.[17][18]

List of Council members[edit]

Council portfolios are as follows:[19]

Source:[20][21][22]

Cabinet ministers[edit]

Note:

  • (I/C) - (Independent Charge)
Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Prime Minister
Minister 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.
26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Home Affairs26 May 201430 May 2019 BJP 
Minister of External Affairs26 May 201430 May 2019 BJP 
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs26 May 20147 January 2016 BJPThis Ministry was merged with Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of Finance
Minister of Corporate Affairs
26 May 201414 May 2018 BJP 
14 May 201823 August 2018 BJPThis portfolio was assigned to Piyush Goyal because of Arun Jaitley's health issues.[23]
23 August 201830 May 2019 BJP[24]
Minister of Defence26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 201413 March 2017 BJP 
13 March 20173 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 201730 May 2019 BJP 
Minister of Information and Broadcasting26 May 20149 November 2014 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible[25]
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 201617 July 2017 BJP[26]
18 July 201714 May 2018 BJP 
14 May 2018Incumbent BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible[23]
Minister of Railways26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Rural Development
Minister of Panchayati Raj
26 May 20143 June 2014[†] BJP 
4 June 20149 November 2014 BJP[13]
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP[27]
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Urban Development
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
26 May 20146 July 2017 BJPThe Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation were merged into single Ministry viz. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs6 July 201717 July 2017 BJP 
18 July 20173 September 2017 BJPAdditional Charge
3 September 2017Incumbent BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of Shipping
26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Law and Justice26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Communications and Information Technology26 May 20145 July 2016 BJPBifurcated as Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation26 May 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation26 May 20143 June 2014 BJP 
4 June 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Minority Affairs26 May 201412 July 2016 BJP 
12 July 20163 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Mines26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
6 July 20163 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution26 May 2014Incumbent LJP 
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises26 May 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
Minister of Women and Child Development26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 201612 November 2018 BJP 
13 November 2018Incumbent BJPAdditional charge was given to Narendra Singh Tomar after Ananth Kumar died on 12 November 2018
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers26 May 201412 November 2018 BJP 
13 November 2018Incumbent BJPAdditional charge was given to D. V. Sadananda Gowda after Ananth Kumar died on 12 November 2018
Minister of Civil Aviation26 May 20148 March 2018 TDP[28] 
10 March 2018Incumbent BJP[29]
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises26 May 2014Incumbent SHS 
Minister of Food Processing Industries26 May 2014Incumbent SAD 
Minister of Steel26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Labour and Employment26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
Minister of Tribal Affairs26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Agriculture26 May 201427 August 2015 BJPRenamed As Agriculture and Farmers Welfare[30]
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare27 August 2015Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Human Resource Development26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP[26]
Minister of Science and Technology26 May 20149 November 2014 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Earth Sciences26 May 20149 November 2014 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister Of Health and Family Welfare26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP[31]
Minister of Textiles26 May 20145 July 2016 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation26 May 20149 November 2014 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister Of Commerce and Industry26 May 20143 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister Of Coal26 May 20143 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister Of Petroleum and Natural Gas26 May 20143 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship26 May 20149 November 2014 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change26 May 20145 July 2016 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
5 July 201618 May 2017 BJPMinister of state (I/C) was responsible
18 May 2017Incumbent BJPAdditional charge was given to Harsh Vardhan after Anil Madhav Dave died on 18 May 2017

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Development of North Eastern Region26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Planning26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Culture26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports26 May 201423 May 2016 BJP 
23 May 20165 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Power26 May 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of New and Renewable Energy26 May 20143 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Communications5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 

Ministers of State[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
5 July 201617 October 2018 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
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
Minister of State in the Department of Space
26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State of Chemicals and Fertilizers26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development26 May 20149 November 2014 RLSP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj26 May 20149 November 2014 RLSP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation26 May 20149 November 2014 RLSP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
3 September 201714 May 2018 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 201412 July 2016 BJP 
12 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 20143 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture26 May 201427 August 2015 BJPRenamed As Agriculture and Farmers Welfare[30]
9 November 201427 August 2015 BJPRenamed As Agriculture and Farmers Welfare[30]
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture And Farmers Welfare27 August 20155 July 2016 BJP 
27 August 20155 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution26 May 20145 March 2015 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel26 May 2014Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines26 May 20145 July 2016 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment26 May 20149 November 2014 BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
9 November 2014Incumbent BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent RPI(A) 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs9 November 201412 July 2016 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises9 November 20143 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resources Development9 November 201411 December 2018 RLSP 
9 November 20145 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology
Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences
9 November 20148 March 2018 TDP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting9 November 201414 May 2018 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development
Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
9 November 201412 July 2016 BJP 
5 July 20166 July 2017 BJPThe Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation were merged into single Ministry viz. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs6 July 20173 September 2017 BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
5 July 2016Incumbent AD(S) 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice5 July 2016Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology5 July 20163 September 2017 BJP 
3 September 201714 May 2018 BJP 
14 May 2018Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry3 September 2017Incumbent BJP 

Demographics of the Council of Ministers[edit]

NDA Cabinet by Party[edit]

Representation of cabinet ministers by party

  Shiv Sena (1.41%)
  Apna Dal (1.41%)
Party # Cabinet Ministers # Ministers of State (I/C) # Ministers of State Total number of ministers
Bharatiya Janata Party 23 11 32 66
Shiv Sena 1 0 0 1
Shiromani Akali Dal 1 0 0 1
Lok Janshakti Party 1 0 0 1
Apna Dal 0 0 1 1
Republican Party of India (A) 0 0 1 1
Total 26 11 34 71

See also[edit]

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