Cabinet Portfolios Announced - FAQs

Discover the detailed assignments of the newly announced cabinet portfolios. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roles to key ministries and state ministers.This FAQ blog will provide detailed information about the assignments of different ministers in the government.

Prime Minister and Key Ministries

Q: Who is the current Prime Minister, and what portfolios does he hold?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister. He is also in charge of:

  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space
  • All important policy issues
  • All other portfolios were not allocated to any minister.

Q: What are the portfolios of the key ministers in the cabinet?


  • Rajnath Singh: Defense
  • Amit Shah: Home Affairs and Cooperation
  • Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways
  • J.P. Nadda: Health and Family Welfare; Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Agriculture, Farmers Welfare, and Rural Development
  • Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance and Corporate Affairs
  • S. Jaishankar: External Affairs
  • Manohar Lal Khattar: Housing, Urban Affairs, and Power
  • H. D. Kumaraswamy: Heavy Industries and Steel
  • Piyush Goyal: Commerce and Industry
  • Dharmendra Pradhan: Education
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
  • Rajiv Ranjan Singh, alias Lalan Singh, Panchayati Raj; Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy
  • Sarbananda Sonowal: Ports, Shipping, and Waterways
  • Dr. Virendra Kumar: Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Kinjarapu Rammohan Naidu: Civil Aviation
  • Pralhad Joshi: Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution; New and Renewable Energy
  • Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs
  • Giriraj Singh: Textiles
  • Ashwini Vaishnaw: Railways; Information and Broadcasting; Electronics and Information Technology
  • Jyotiraditya M. Scindia: Communications; Development of the North Eastern Region
  • Bhupender Yadav: Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Culture and Tourism
  • Annpurna Devi: Women and Child Development
  • Kiren Rijiju: Parliamentary Affairs; Minority Affairs
  • Hardeep Singh Puri: Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya: Labour and Employment; Youth Affairs and Sports
  • G. Kishan Reddy: Coal; Mines
  • Chirag Paswan: Food Processing Industries
  • C. R. Patil: Jal Shakti

Ministers of State (independent charge)

Q: Who are the Ministers of State with Independent Charge and their portfolios?


  • Rao Inderjit Singh: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Ministry of Planning; Culture
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh: Science and Technology; Earth Sciences; Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions; Atomic Energy; Department of Space
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal: Law and Justice; MoS Parliamentary Affairs
  • Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao: Ministry of Ayush; MoS Health and Family Welfare
  • Jayant Chaudhary: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; MoS Education

Ministers of State

Q: Who are the Ministers of State, and what are their responsibilities?


  • 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: Finance
  • Krishan Pal: Cooperation
  • Ramdas Athawale: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Ram Nath Thakur: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Nityanand Rai: Home Affairs
  • Anupriya Patel: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • V. Somanna: Jal Shakti; Ministry of Railways
  • Dr. Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani: Ministry of Rural Development; Ministry of Communications
  • Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying; Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Sushri Sobha Karandlaje: Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises; Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Kirtivardhan Singh: Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change; Ministry of External Affairs
  • B. L. Verma: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution; Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Shantanu Thakur: Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways
  • Suresh Gopi: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; Ministry of Tourism
  • L. Murugan: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  • Ajay Tamta: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Bandi Sanjay Kumar: Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Kamlesh Paswan, Ministry of Rural Development
  • Bhagirath Choudhary: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Satish Chandra Dubey: Ministry of Coal; Ministry of Mines
  • Sanjay Seth: Ministry of Defense
  • Ravneet Singh: Ministry of Food Processing Industries; Ministry of Railways
  • Durgadas Uikey: Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  • Raksha Nikhil Khadse: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Sukanta Majumdar: Ministry of Education; Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region
  • Savitri Thakur, Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Tokhan Sahu: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Raj Bhushan Choudhary: Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma: Ministry of Heavy Industries; Ministry of Steel
  • Harsh Malhotra: Ministry of Corporate Affairs; Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
  • Murlidhar Mohol: Ministry of Cooperation; Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • George Kurian: Ministry of Minority Affairs; Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying
  • Pabitra Margherita: Ministry of External Affairs; Ministry of Textiles

This comprehensive FAQ provides an overview of the current cabinet portfolios. For any further inquiries or detailed descriptions of each ministry's functions, please refer to the official government website or contact the relevant departments directly.


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