List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2020 [Updated]

The article will upkeep you with the Cabinet Ministers of India 2020. The Cabinet Minister of India 2020 list gives you the names of the personalities holding the office of Cabinet Minister of India and their portfolios.

The Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in India. It comprises senior ministers, who are further classified as Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Union Minister of State(Independent Charge).

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Union Council of Ministers 2020

After a resounding victory in the 2019 General Elections, the newly re-elected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took the oath of office along with the Council of Ministers on Thursday, 30th May.

As per the Constitution of India, the total strength of the Council of Ministers cannot exceed 15% of the total number of Lok Sabha MPs. The current strength of the 17th Lok Sabha is 543 members and hence the Council of Ministers cannot be more than 81.

At the time of swearing-in, the Council of Ministers comprises the PM and 63 ministers. In the 2020 Council of Ministers, there are 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and30 Ministers of State.

The portfolios were distributed on Friday, May 31st.

Cabinet Ministers of India 2020

Few key names from the previous Modi government are missing in the new list. Maneka Gandhi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are not a part of the 2020 Cabinet. Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also not part of the Council of Ministers as per his own wishes.

In the newly formed cabinet, PM Modi will hold the following portfolios:

  • Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space

The list of Cabinet Ministers 2020 along with their portfolios is given below:

Cabinet Minister Portfolio
Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence
Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri DV Sadananda Gowda Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman  Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
Shri Ramvilas Paswan Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Minister of Food Processing Industries
Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Minister of Human Resource Development
Shri Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs
Smt Smriti Zubin Irani Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles
Dr Harsh Vardhan Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences
Shri Prakash Javedkar Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting
Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs
Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of  Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti

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List of Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2020 along with their portfolios:

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Portfolio
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
Dr Jitendra Singh 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
Shri Kiren Rijiju Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Shri Prahalad Singh Patel Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism
Shri Raj Kumar Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs;  Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

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List of Minister of State 2020 along with their portfolios:

Minister of State Portfolio
Shri Faggansingh Kulaste Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
General (Retd) VK Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Shri Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Shri G Kishan Reddy Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Parshottam Rupala Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Shri Ramdas Athawale  Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Shri Babul Supriyo Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and  Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Shri Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Rattan Lal Kataria Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri V Muraleedharan Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Smt Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Shri Som Parkash Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Rameswar Teli Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
Shri Kailash Choudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Smt Debasree Chaudhari Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

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  1. Please give all ministers of India of 2020

    1. Hi
      Get the updated list of Indian Prime Ministers in the linked article.

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