Modi 3.0 Cabinet: Ministers Who Bagged More Than One Ministry

Modi 3.0 Cabinet Meeting: After taking the oath of office for the third time as Prime Minister on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first meeting with his new cabinet on Monday. In the first meeting of his third term as Prime Minister, the central government announced assistance under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme for the construction of homes in both rural and urban areas, totaling 3 crore homes. Additionally, ministries were allocated among the new cabinet members, with Nitin Gadkari retaining the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and Ajay Tamta and Harsh Malhotra appointed as Ministers of State for Road Transport.

Ministers And their Allotted Ministries

Amit Shah – Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Cooperation
Rajnath Singh – Ministry of Defence
Nitin Gadkari – Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
JP Nadda – Ministry of Health, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Shivraj Singh Chouhan – Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Nirmala Sitharaman – Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs
S. Jaishankar – Ministry of External Affairs
HD Kumaraswamy – Ministry of Heavy Industries, Ministry of Steel
Piyush Goyal – Ministry of Commerce
Manohar Lal Khattar – Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Urban Development
Jeetan Ram Manjhi – Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Dharmendra Pradhan – Ministry of Education
Sarbananda Sonowal – Ministry of Port Shipping
Lalan Singh – Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy
Virendra Kumar – Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ram Mohan Naidu – Ministry of Civil Aviation
Prahlad Joshi – Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Giriraj Singh – Ministry of Textiles
Juel Oram – Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ashwini Vaishnav – Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of IT
Jyotiraditya Scindia – Ministry of Telecommunications, Ministry of North Eastern Development
Bhupendra Yadav – Ministry of Environment
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism
Annapurna Devi – Ministry of Women and Child Development
Kiren Rijiju – Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Minority Affairs
Hardeep Singh Puri – Ministry of Petroleum
Mansukh Mandaviya – Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
Ji Kishan Reddy – Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Mining
CR Patil – Ministry of Water Resources
Chirag Paswan – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Food Processing


Which department did each minister get as a Minister of State (Independent Charge)?

Rao Inderjit Singh – Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Dr. Jitendra Singh – Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences
Arjun Ram Meghwal – Ministry of Law, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Pratap Sarangi – Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Jyotiraditya Scindia – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Education

Ministers Of State

  • Jitin Prasada – Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Shripad Yesso Naik – Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Pankaj Chaudhary – Ministry of Finance
  • Krishnapal Gurjar – Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Ramdas Athawale – Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Ramnath Thakur – Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare
  • Nityanand Rai – Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Anupriya Patel – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • V. Somanath – Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Railways
  • Chandrasekhar P. S. – Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Communications
  • Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel – Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying
  • Shobha Karandlaje – Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Kirti Vardhan Singh – Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of External Affairs
  • Banwari Lal Varma – Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Shantanu Thakur – Ministry of Shipping
  • Suresh Gopi – Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Tourism
  • Bhupender Yadav S. – Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • L. Murugan – Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ajay Bhatt – Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma – Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Kamlesh Paswan – Ministry of Rural Development
  • Bhagirath Chaudhary – Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare
  • Sanjay Seth – Ministry of Defence
  • Satish Chandra Dubey – Ministry of Coal and Mines
  • Ravneet Singh Bittu – Ministry of Minority Affairs
  • Durgadas Kamat – Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Raksha Khadse – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Sukanta Majumdar – Ministry of Education, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
  • Savitri Thakur – Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Tohkhon Sahu – Ministry of Urban Development
  • Harsh Malhotra – Ministry of State for Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Nimbubhai Ramjibhai Bambhaniya – Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food Distribution
  • Murlidhar Mohol – Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • George Kurian – Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying
  • Rajbharan Nishad – Ministry of Jal Shakti

Meanwhile, S. Jaishankar was reinstated as the Minister of External Affairs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also oversee the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Atomic Energy portfolio, the Department of Space, and other unassigned portfolios.

The Indian government initiated assistance for building homes with basic amenities for eligible urban and rural families in 2015-16. Under this scheme, 4.21 crore homes have been constructed for eligible impoverished families in the past decade. In the crucial first meeting of the cabinet held today, it was decided to further expand this scheme due to the increase in the number of eligible families.

In the first cabinet meeting of Modi’s new term, it was decided that due to the increase in the number of eligible families, there has been a rise in the housing needs, and therefore, assistance will be provided to an additional 3 crore rural and urban families for home construction. All these homes will be equipped with essential facilities such as electricity, water, and gas connections.

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the MPs included in his cabinet took the oath of office on Sunday. While the BJP won with a majority in the previous two elections, it did not secure a majority this time. It is worth mentioning that in Modi’s current cabinet, there are 30 cabinet ministers, 5 ministers of state with independent charge, and 36 ministers of state.

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