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
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.
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