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Cabinet Reshuffle: After completing his three years terms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is revamping the cabinet. As many as nine new ministers will be inducted on Sunday.

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Hers is the Full list of PM ’s Council of Ministers as on September 2017

UNION CABINET MINISTERS

  • Raj Nath Singh, Minister of Home Affairs
  • Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs
  • Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
  • Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of Shipping; and Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry
  • V. Sadananda Gowda, Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation
  • Uma Bharati, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Ramvilas Paswan, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development
  • Ananthkumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers; and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare
  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Pusapati Minister of Civil Aviation
  • Anant Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Rural Development; Minister of Panchayati Raj; and Minister of Mines
  • Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister of Steel
  • Jual Oram, Minister of Tribal Affairs
  • Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting
  • Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Earth Sciences; and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development
  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Piyush Goyal Minister, of Railways; and Minister of Coal
  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Defence
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of Minority Affairs

UNION MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

  • Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
  • 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
  • Mahesh Sharma, 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, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Manoj Sinha, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • Raj Kumar Singh, 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, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

UNION MINISTERS OF STATE

  • Vijay Goel, Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
  • Radhakrishnan P., Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.
  • S.S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  • Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Vishnu Deo Sai, Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
  • Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal.
  • Rajen Gohain, Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
  • General (Retd.) V. K. Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
  • Krishan Pal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance.
  • Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Dr. Virendra Kumar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • Anantkumar Hegde, Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • J. Akbar, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  • S. Chowdary, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • Babul Supriyo, Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
  • Vijay Sampla, Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • Ajay Tamta, Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles.
  • Krishna Raj, Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • Anupriya Patel, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • C.R. Chaudhary, 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, Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Dr. Satya Pal Singh, 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.

Here is the full list of nine new ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers

Anantkumar Hegde

Anantkumar Hegde

Anantkumar Hegde is a five-term Lok Sabha member. He represents Uttara Kannada constituency of poll bound Karnataka. Hegde first became member of Parliament at the age of 28. He has been a member of several Parliamentary Standing Committees including Finance, Home Affairs, Human Resource Development, Commerce, Agriculture and External Affairs. He has also been a member of the Spices Board of India for four terms.

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey is Lok Sabha member from Buxar, Bihar. Choubey has been MLA from Bhagalpur and held important portfolios such as Health, Urban Development as a cabinet minister in the Bihar before contesting for the 16th Lok Sabha election.

Virendra Kumar

Virendra Kumar

Virendra Kuma is a six-term Lok Sabha member from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh. Kumar comes from the scheduled caste and he has worked for the upliftment of rural people. He has represented Sagar constituency of Madhya Pradesh between 1996 to 2009.

Shiv Pratap Shukla

Shiv Pratap Shukla

 

Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Pratap Shukla is a four-term MLA in the UP assembly. Shukla was also a cabinet minister for 8 years in the state.  As a state minister, he is known for his work to reform the conditions for prisoners, and taking various Rural Development Schemes.

R K Singh

R K Singh

A 1975 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, Raj Kumar Singh retired as as Union Home Secretary. Singh is a first-term Lok Sabha member from Arrah in Bihar. During Bihar Assembly election, he was reported to be not happy with the party boss on ticket distribution.

Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri is former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Puri was the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. He is known for his experience and expertise on foreign policy and national security. He briefly taught at St. Stephens College before joining the Indian Foreign Service.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, popularly knows as Gajju Bana is a first-term Lok Sabha member from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Shekhawat has been associated with the ABVP since his student days. He was also the co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch.

Satya Pal Singh

Satya Pal Singh

Satya Pal Singh is a former Police Commissioner of Mumbai. Singh is a first-term Lok Sabha member from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh. A 1980 batch IPS officer, he is scholar of Vedic studies and Sanskrit. Singh regularly delivers lectures on spirituality, religious harmony and corruption.

Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons Kannanthanam is ex-IAS officer. Alphons was Commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority, when DDA took many demolition drive. He cleared DDA areas of encroachment removing around 15,000 illegal buildings. Alphons retired from the IAS, to get elected as an Independent Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2006. He was also considered for the post of Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, but the plan had to be dropped following a political controversy.

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