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Modi Cabinet 2.0: Amit Shah gets home, Nirmala Sitharaman finance. Check full list

Besides 25 Cabinet ministers including Modi, Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal and Jaishankar, nine were sworn in as Ministers of State with Independent charge and another 24 as Ministers of State.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 31, 2019 16:26 IST
According to a press communique from the Rashtrapati

According to a press communique from the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rajnath Singh has got the Ministry of Defence, Amit Shah the Ministry of Home Affairs and S Jaishankar the Ministry of External Affairs.

The top four slots in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Team 2.0 have new faces rejigging key portfolios, with Amit Shah, who crafted a Modi wave in the elections, getting charge of the Home Ministry and effectively becoming the number 2 in the cabinet.

With the BJP President's appointment, the Modi-Shah team will be the twin engines propelling the government. It is familiar turf for the two as Shah was Modi's Home Minister for long when Modi was the Chief Minister in Gujarat.

Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister in the Modi I government, has been moved across the road from North Block to South Block as the Defence Minister.

He will replace Nirmala Sitharaman who, in the biggest surprise, is the new Finance Minister replacing Arun Jaitley who was not included in the cabinet because of ill health.

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the first woman Finance Minister after Indira Gandhi, when she was the Prime Minister. Sitharaman had achieved a similar feat when she was made the Defence Minister in the previous Modi government.

There was no surprise, however, in the External Affairs Ministry as the inclusion of former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and the axing of Sushma Swaraj from the council of ministers left no doubt where he was headed.

The Prime Minister also fulfilled his campaign promise of setting up a Ministry of Jal Shakti to deal with all water, a scarce resource, related issues. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who won from Jodhpur, will be the first leader to head the Jal Shakti Ministry.

Here is the full list of the ministers with the portfolios against their names:

UNION MINISTERS:

  1. Rajnath Singh: Minister of Defence
  2. Amit Shah: Minister of Home Affairs
  3. Nitin Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  4. DV Sadanand Gowda: Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers
  5. Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs
  6. Ram Vilas Paswan: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  7. Narendra Singh Tomar: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj
  8. Ravi Shankar Prasad: Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications
  9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing Industries
  10. Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  11. S Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs
  12. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank': Minister of Human Resource Development
  13. Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affairs
  14. Smriti Irani: Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles
  15. Dr Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences
  16. Prakash Javadekar: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
  17. Piyush Goyal: Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry
  18. Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel
  19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs
  20. Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines
  21. Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  22. Arvind Sawant: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
  23. Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
  24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti

MINISTERS OF STATE WITH INDEPENDENT CHARGE:

  1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  2. 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
  3. Shripad 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Prahlad Singh Patel: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism
  7. RK 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
  8. 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
  9. Mansukh L Mandaviya: Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

MINISTERS OF STATE:

  1. Faggan Singh Kulaste:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel
  2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  3. 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
  4. VK Singh: Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  5. Krishan Pal: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  6. Raosaheb Danve: Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  7. G Kishan Reddy: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  8. Parshottam Rupala: Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  9. Ramdas Athawale: Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development 
  11. Babul Supriyo: Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  12. Sanjeev Balyan:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
  13. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre: 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
  14. Anurag Thakur: Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  15. Suresh Angadi:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  16. Nityanand Rai: Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  17. Rattan Lal Kataria: Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  18. V Muraleedharan: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  19. Renuka Singh Surguja: Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  20. Som Parkash: Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  21. Rameswar Teli: Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  22. 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
  23. Kailash Choudhary:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  24. Debashree Choudhary: Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

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