Prime Minister Modi's New Cabinet— Old And New Ministers And Their Portfolios

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with new members of the Council of Ministers that too oath on July 7. (Photo: PMO twitter handle)

Prime Minister Modi's New Cabinet— Old And New Ministers And Their Portfolios

Several important ministries in the Indian government now have new leaders with the Narendra Modi administration unveiling a new-look cabinet.

The reshuffle took place earlier today with 12 ministers stepping down and 36 new leaders being sworn in. Some top cabinet ministers have new portfolios—the new Cooperation Ministry will be headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal lost railways but has been put in charge of textiles, earlier under Smriti Irani. Many have been elevated from minister of state to cabinet rank and given new portfolios to manage.

Here's a look at the new cabinet:

Raj Nath Singh

  • Defence (unchanged)

Amit Shah

  • Home Affairs (unchanged)

  • Cooperation (new)

Nitin Gadkari

  • Road, Transport & Highways (unchanged)

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (moved)

Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Finance (unchanged)

  • Corporate Affairs (unchanged)

Narendra Singh Tomar

  • Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (unchanged)

  • Rural Development (moved)

  • Panchayati Raj (moved)

  • Food Processing Industries (moved)

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

  • External Affairs (unchanged)

Arjun Munda

  • Tribal Affairs (unchanged)

Smriti Irani

  • Women and child development (unchanged)

  • Textiles (moved)

Piyush Goyal

  • Textiles (new)

  • Railways (moved)

  • Commerce and Industry (unchanged)

  • Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (unchanged)

Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Education (new)

  • Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (new)

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas (moved)

  • Steel (moved)

Pralhad Joshi

  • Parliamentary Affairs (unchanged)

  • Coal (unchanged)

  • Mines (unchanged)

Narayan Rane (new minister)

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Sarbananda Sonowal (new minister)

  • Ports, Shipping and Waterways


Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

  • Minority Affairs (unchanged)

Virendra Kumar (new minister)

  • Social Justice and Empowerment

Giriraj Singh

  • Rural Development (new)

  • Panchayati Raj (new)

  • Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (moved)

Jyotiraditya Scindia (new minister)

  • Civil Aviation

Ramchandra Prasad Singh (new minister)

  • Steel

Ashwini Vaishnaw (new minister)

  • Railways

  • Communications

  • Electronics and Information Technology

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Pashu Pati Kumar Paras (new minister)

  • Food Processing Industries

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

  • Jal Shakti (unchanged)

Kiren Rijiju (elevated)

  • Law and Justice (new)

Raj Kumar Singh

  • Power, New and Renewable Energy (unchanged)

Hardeep Singh Puri (elevated)

  • Petroleum and Natural Gas (new)

  • Housing and Urban Affairs (earlier minister of state with independent charge)

Mansukh Mandaviya (elevated)

  • Health and Family Welfare (new)

  • Shipping (moved)

  • Chemicals and Fertilizers (earlier minister of state)

Bhupender Yadav (new minister)

  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change

  • Labour and Employment

Mahendra Nath Pandey

  • Heavy Industries (new)

  • Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (moved)

Parshottam Rupala (elevated)

  • Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (new)

G Kishan Reddy (elevated)

  • Culture (new)

  • Tourism (new)

  • Development of North Eastern Region (new)

Anurag Singh Thakur (elevated)

  • Information and Broadcasting (new)

  • Youth Affairs and Sports (new)

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