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PM Modi Makes No Changes In Top Ministries, Here's Complete List Of Cabinet Portfolios

Nishtha Anushree

Jun 10, 2024, 08:21 PM | Updated 08:23 PM IST

Council of Ministers after oath ceremony
Council of Ministers after oath ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made no changes in the top four of his Cabinet.

Amit Shah retains the Home and Cooperative Ministries, Rajnath Singh Defence Ministry, Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Ministry and Dr S Jaishankar External Affairs Ministry.

PM Modi will himself keep portfolios of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Atomic Energy and Space Departments.

Nitin Gadkari will retain the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) with Ajay Tamta and Harsh Malhotra as Ministers of State (MoS). Sarbananda Sonowal will retain Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Former BJP national president J P Nadda will be the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, instead of Dr Mansukh Mandaviya as the latter has been allocated Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry.

Nadda will also head the Chemicals and Fertilisers Ministry, while Mandaviya has the additional portfolio of Labour and Employment Ministry.

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will head the Agriculture And Farmers Welfare Ministry and Rural Development Ministry.

Former Haryana CM M L Khattar will head the Power Ministry and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy will head Heavy Industries and Steel Ministries.

North Mumbai MP Piyush Goyal will retain the Commerce and Industry Ministry. Dharmendra Pradhan will head the Ministry of Education.

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi will head the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy and Panchayati Raj portfolios will be held by JDU leader Rajeev Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will be headed by Dr Virendra Kumar and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs by Jual Oram. G Kishan Reddy will head Coal and Mines Ministries.

Instead of Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu will head the Civil Aviation Ministry, while Scindia will head the Communications and Development of North-East Region Ministries.

Begusarai MP Giriraj Singh will head the Textiles Ministry, while Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi will head the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and New and Renewable Energy Ministries.

Ashwini Vaishnaw will retain the Railways Ministry and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with an additional portfolio of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, a portfolio earlier held by Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur.

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan will head the Food Processing Ministry, a portfolio that his uncle Pashupati Paras held earlier. 

Bhupender Yadav will retain the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, while former Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil has been given Jal Shakti Ministry.

Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will head the Tourism and Culture Ministries instead of the Jal Shakti Ministry portfolio which he held in Modi 2.0.

Annapurna Devi will head the Women And Child Development Ministry, instead of Smriti Irani, who lost in Amethi. Arunachal West MP Kiren Rijiju has been appointed the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Hardeep Singh Puri will retain the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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