Narendra Modi's Cabinet: A complete list of those who made the cut

Update on 10.00 am on 27 May: The final list of Ministers for the cabinet is now out. Here are the ministers with all their posts

Union Cabinet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space

Rajnath Singh - Home Affairs

Sushma Swaraj - External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs

Arun Jaitley - Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs Ministry

Nitin Gadkari - Transport Ministry, Highways and Shipping

Smriti Irani - Human Resource Development

Venkaiah Naidu - Urban Development, Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs

Maneka Gandhi - Ministry of Women and Child Welfare

DV Sadananda Gowda - Railways

Uma Bharti - Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Najma A Heptullah - Minority Affairs

Gopinathrao Munde - Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ramvilas Paswan - Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Kalraj Mishra - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Ananth Kumar - Chemicals and Fertilizers

Ravi Shankar Prasad - Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice

Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati - Civil Aviation

Anant Geete - Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Food Processing Industries

Narendra Singh Tomar - Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment

Jual Oram - Tribal Affairs

Radha Mohan Singh - Agriculture

Thaawar Chand Gehlot - Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr Harsh Vardhan - Health and Family Welfare

Ministers of State (including Independent Charge)

General VK Singh - Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

Inderjit Singh Rao - Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), Defence

Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Shripad Yesso Naik - Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge)

Dharmendra Pradhan - Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)

Sarbananda Sonowal - Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)

Prakash Javadekar - Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs

Piyush Goyal - Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)

Dr Jitendra Singh - Science and Technology (Independent Charge), Earth Sciences (Independent Charge), Prime Minister Office
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space

Nirmala Sitharaman - Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Finance, Corporate Affairs

GM Siddeshwara - Civil Aviation

Manoj Sinha - Railways

Nihalchand - Chemicals and Fertilizers

Upendra Kushwaha - Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

Radhakrishnan P - Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Kiren Rijiju - Home Affairs

Krishan Pal - Road Transport and Highways, Shipping

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan - Agriculture, Food Processing Industries

Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava - Tribal Affairs

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve - Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Vishnu Deo Sai - Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment

Sudarshan Bhagat - Social Justice and Empowerment

Update at 3.15 pm: According to Times Now reports, the Cabinet of the India's Prime Minister to be Narendra Modi is now out.

Arun Jaitley is the biggest gainer, according to this report. He will get both Defence and Finance ministry, says the television channel.

Other big gainer is Smriti Irani, who will get HRD Ministry. Rajnath Singh will be Home minister, according to reports.
Other members on the list are:

Sushma Swaraj - Ministry of External Affairs

Ananth Kumar - Parliamentary Affairs + additional charge

Nitin Gadkari - Surface Transport Ministry and Shipping Ministry

Sadanand Gowda - Railways Ministry

Venkaiah Naidu - Urban Development Ministry

Ravi Shankar Prasad - Telecom Ministry, Law and Justice Ministry

Maneka Gandhi - Women and Child Development Ministry

Najma Heptullah - Ministry of Minorities

Smriti Irani - HRD Ministry

Radha Mohan Singh - Agriculture Ministry

Nirmala Sitharaman - MoS Commerce

Piyush Goel - MoS Power (Independent)

Prakash Javadekar - MoS Information &a Broadcasting

Update: Here is the full list of Modi's Cabinet

Here's the entire list of who all are likely to be a part of Modi's cabinet Union Cabinet according to ANI news agency. Of course the final list is yet to be confirmed.

On Union Cabinet it is: Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Sadanand Gowda, Uma Bharti, Najma Heptullah, Gopinath Munde, Ramvilas Paswan, Kalraj Mishra, Maneka Gandhi, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Anant Geete, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Jual Oram, Radha Mohan Singh, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Smriti Irani, Dr. Harshvardhan

List of MoS (Independent Charge) - VK Singh, Rao Inderjit Singh, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Shripad Naik, Dharmendra Pradhan, Sarbananda Sonowal, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goel, Dr.Jitendra Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, G.M. Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Upendra Kushwaha, Pon Radhakrishnan, Kiren Rijiju, Krishan Pal Gujjar, Sanjeev Baliyan, Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava.

As Narendra Modi's cabinet of ministers readies to be sworn in this evening, reports indicated that India is likely to see a drastic change in the formation of top ministries. And Modi is not likely to be a 'Dillwalla' like Vajpayee when it comes to handing out ministries, says a report in The Times of India. 

According to one report in TOI, "Modi is expected to cluster ministries, putting them under one minister to improve synergies and ensure that related departments come under one roof." The report also says that this is in keeping with Modi's oft-quoted 'minimum government, maximum governance' line.

An Indian Express report notes that a statement from Gujarat Bhavan said the focus would be on "convergence in the activities of various ministries where one Cabinet minister will be heading a cluster of ministries working in complementary sectors".

Modi is looking for "smart governance where the top layers of government will be downsized and there would be expansion at the grass-root level,” says the statement.

Narendra Modis Cabinet: A complete list of those who made the cut

President Pranab Mukherjee (L) and Narendra Modi. PTI

The report adds that where some ministries could look like this: "Overseas Affairs and Foreign Trade could come under External Affairs; Environment, Forest and Earth Sciences and Water Resources could be brought together; Energy will include Power, Petroleum and Unconventional Energy."

The report in TOI notes that"several BJP leaders" should prepare for "likely exclusion" from the Cabinet as mergers of ministries and departments would mean fewer ministerial berths.

Given that BJP has got majority on its own, allies should not expect very  generous treatment either but prominent leaders like "Ramvilas Paswan of LJP, Anant Geete of Shiv Sena and Ashok Gajapathi Raju of TDP will get seats," says the TOI report.

The list of Cabinet members has already been sent to the President.  Where the big names are concerned, according to TOI, Arun Jaitley and BJP chief Rajnath Singh are expected to be finance and home minister respectively.

Other names on the list reportedly include: Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman, Prakash Javadekar, Gen VK Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar,  Uma Bharti, Kiren Rijiju, Ram Vilas Paswan, Najma Heptullah, Sadanand Gowda and Ravi Shankar Prasad, according to an NDTV report.  These leaders are present at Gujarat Bhawan and are likely to be a part of the Cabinet and according to the report, 17 Cabinet ministers and 18 Ministers of states are expected to be sworn in.

A report on CNN-IBN said Nitin Gadkari is likely to be the minister for transport (shipping, civil aviation, railways, surface and highways.   Others who've got calls from Modi are Kalraj Mishra and Radha Mohan Singh, according to IBN-Live. 

There are also reports that Nirmala Sitharam could be Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs or Minister of State in the Law Ministry. Sushma Swaraj could get the External Affairs Ministry, added the NDTV report. Reports also indicate that BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan was pegged to be Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

Of course the final list will be known to the public once the swearing-in ceremony begins in the evening.


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Updated Date: May 27, 2014 12:05:52 IST

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