List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2021 [Updated]

The article will keep you updated with the Cabinet Ministers of India 2021. The Cabinet Minister of India 2021 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).

On July 7th 2021 – the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, reshuffled the allocation of portfolios among the members of the Council of Ministers. After the reshuffling, the Council of Ministers comprises the PM and 63 ministers. In the 2021 Council of Ministers, there are 30 Cabinet Ministers, 2 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 45 Ministers of State. Go through the complete list of Cabinet Ministers 2021 here. 

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Union Council of Ministers 2021

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 2021 Council of Ministers, there are 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 30 Ministers of State.

The portfolios were distributed on Friday, May 31st.

Cabinet Ministers of India 2021

A few key names from the previous Modi government are missing in the new list. Maneka Gandhi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were not a part of the 2021 Cabinet.

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 2021 along with their portfolios is given below:

Cabinet Ministers Portfolio
Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence
Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation
Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs
Shri Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Minister of Women and Child Development
Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Education; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines
Shri Narayan Tatu Rane Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and

Minister of AYUSH

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs
Dr. Virendra Kumar Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Minister of Civil Aviation
Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh Minister of Steel
Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
Shri Pashu Pati Kumar Paras Minister of Food Processing Industries
Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti
Shri Kiren Rijiju Minister of Law and Justice
Shri Raj Kumar Singh Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy
Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Shri Bhupender Yadav Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Labour and Employment
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Heavy Industries
Shri Parshottam Rupala Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Shri G. Kishan Reddy Minister of Culture; Minister of Tourism; and

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

Key facts on the reshuffling of Cabinet Ministers-

  1. Among the new ministers who were inducted into the Union Cabinet are BJP’s Narayan Rane, Sarbananda Sonowal, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Bhatt, Bhupender Yadav, Shobha Karandlaje, Sunita Duggal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Bharati Pawar, Shantanu Thakur and Kapil Patil; JD(U)’s R C P Singh, LJP’s Pashupati Paras, and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel.
  2. Twelve ministers have resigned including IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Environment Minister Prakash Javdekar, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar.

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List of Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2021 along with their portfolios:

Minister of State (Independent Charge) Portfolios
Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Dr. Jitendra Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; 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

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List of Minister of State 2021 along with their portfolios:

Minister of State Portfolios
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
Shri Faggansingh Kulaste Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Shri Prahalad Singh Patel Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
Shri Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Power; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways; Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
Shri Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
Shri Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Pankaj Chaowdhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Sushri Shobha Karandlaje Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Shri V. Muraleedharan Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
Shri Som Parkash Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Shri Rameswar Teli Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Shri Kailash Choudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Smt. Annpurna Devi Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
Shri A. Narayanaswamy Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Kaushal Kishore Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Shri Ajay Bhatt Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
Shri B. L. Verma Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
Shri Ajay Kumar Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Devusinh Chauhan Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications
Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Sushri Pratima Bhoumik Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subhas Sarkar Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Shri Bishweswar Tudu Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti

Shri Shantanu Thakur Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
Shri John Barla Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Dr. L. Murugan Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Shri Nisith Pramanik Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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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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