Narendra Modi and Council of Ministers took oath


Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers took oath to office on Thursday. The Union Cabinet for the 17th Lok Sabha includes 24 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state with independent charge and 24 ministers of state.

The top leaders who were sworn-in as cabinet ministers include Shri Amit Shah, Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri DV Sadananda Gowda, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan and former foreign secretary Shri S Jaishankar.

Here’s a full list of cabinet ministers 

  1. Rajnath Singh
  2. Amit Shah
  3. Nitin Gadkari
  4. DV Sadananda Gowda
  5. Nirmala Sitharaman
  6. Ram Vilas Paswan
  7. Narendra Singh Tomar
  8. Ravishankar Prasad
  9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  10. Thawar Chand Gehlot
  11. S Jaishankar
  12. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”
  13. Arjun Munda
  14. Smriti Irani
  15. Dr Harsh Vardhan
  16. Prakash Javdekar
  17. Piyush Goyal
  18. Dharmendra Pradhan
  19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  20. Prahlad Joshi
  21. Mahendra Nath Pandey
  22. Arvind Sawant
  23. Giriraj Singh
  24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Full list of ministers of state with independent charge 

  1. Kiren Rijiju
  2. Santosh Gangwar
  3. Shripad Naik
  4. Jitendra Singh
  5. Rao Inderjit Singh
  6. RK Singh
  7. Hardeep Singh Puri
  8. Mansukh Mandaviya
  9. Prahalad Singh Patel

Full list of ministers of state 

  1. Arjun Ram Meghwal
  2. Ashwini Kumar Chaubey
  3. Faggan Kulaste
  4. Raosaheb Danve
  5. Krishan Pal Gurjar
  6. General (Retd) VK Singh
  7. Gangapuram Kishan Reddy
  8. Purushottam Rupala
  9. Ramdas Athawale
  10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
  11. Babul Supriyo
  12. Sanjeev Balyan
  13. Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
  14. Anurag Thakur
  15. Suresh Angadi
  16. Nityanand Rai
  17. Rattan Lal Kataria
  18. V Muraleedharan
  19. Renuka Singh
  20. Som Parkash
  21. Rameswar Teli
  22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi
  23. Barmer Kailash Choudhary
  24. Debasree Chaudhuri

STRENGTH OF MODI CABINET 2.0

There are 24 cabinet ministers and as many as 25 ministers of state, while nine other were given MoS with independent charge rank.

As per the Constitution, the total number of Union ministers, including the Prime Minister shall not exceed 15 per cent of the number of members in the LS.

PM Shri Narendra Modi can have as many as 80 ministers in the 543-member Lok Sabha. With current appointments, the total number of Union ministers in 17th Lok Sabha is 57.