Narendra Modi 3.0: Complete List of New Cabinet Ministers and Portfolios for 2024

Introduction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken office for his third consecutive term, leading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The new Union Council of Ministers includes experienced leaders who have retained their portfolios and introduces several new faces. This blog post provides a detailed overview of the cabinet members and their respective portfolios in Modi Cabinet 2024.

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Modi Cabinet 2024
Modi Cabinet 2024

Key Retentions in Modi Cabinet 2024

Amit Shah – Home Affairs and Cooperation

Amit Shah continues to hold the crucial portfolio of Home Affairs and Cooperation, ensuring continuity in the country’s internal security and cooperative development.

Rajnath Singh – Defence

Rajnath Singh retains his position as the Defence Minister, continuing to oversee India’s defense policies and military affairs.

Nitin Gadkari – Road Transport and Highways

Nitin Gadkari remains in charge of Road Transport and Highways, where he has been instrumental in advancing infrastructure projects across the nation.

Nirmala Sitharaman – Finance and Corporate Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman continues as the Finance Minister, a role she has held since 2019, along with Corporate Affairs, ensuring policy continuity in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

S. Jaishankar – External Affairs

S. Jaishankar, a key player in shaping India’s foreign policy, continues as the Minister of External Affairs.

New Inductees

Shivraj Singh Chouhan – Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Rural Development

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan joins the cabinet, focusing on agriculture, farmers’ welfare, and rural development.

J.P. Nadda – Health and Family Welfare; Chemicals and Fertilizers

J.P. Nadda returns to the cabinet as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and takes on the additional responsibility of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

H.D. Kumaraswamy – Heavy Industries and Steel

H.D. Kumaraswamy, a leader from JD(S), is now responsible for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Steel, bringing his experience from Karnataka politics to the central government.

Notable Absentees

Smriti Irani and Anurag Thakur

Prominent figures Smriti Irani and Anurag Thakur have been dropped from the cabinet, marking a significant reshuffle in the ministerial positions.

Detailed List of Cabinet Ministers

Prime Minister

  • Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Key Ministers

  • Rajnath Singh: Defence
  • 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; Corporate Affairs
  • S. Jaishankar: External Affairs
  • Manohar Lal Khattar: Housing, Urban Affairs; Power
  • H.D. Kumaraswamy: Heavy Industries; Steel
  • Piyush Goyal: Commerce and Industry
  • Dharmendra Pradhan: Education
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh): Panchayati Raj; Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
  • 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 North Eastern Region
  • Bhupender Yadav: Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Culture; 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) and Ministers of State

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

  • 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 of Parliamentary Affairs

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: Finance
  • Krishan Pal: Cooperation
  • Ramdas Athawale: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  • Ram Nath Thakur: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

(Additional ministers of state and their portfolios continue as listed.)

Key Decisions and Initiatives

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

In its first meeting, the new cabinet approved government assistance for the construction of three crore houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), continuing its focus on providing housing for all.

Conclusion

The Modi 3.0 cabinet combines experienced leaders with fresh faces to steer India’s governance in the new term. With a mix of continuity and change, the government aims to address the country’s pressing issues and implement its vision for development and prosperity.

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