Cabinet Ministers and their Constituencies

Last updated on August 2018

DayTodayGK has prepared a list of Cabinet Ministers with their Portfolios & Constituency.

It is very important to know about the Constituency of each Cabinet Minister and their portfolios. Questions from this topic has appeared in many competitive exams in General Awareness Category.

What’s the Difference between Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State and Independent Charge?

Cabinet Minister

Cabinet Minister or Union Minister is treated as the head of a particular ministry such as Education, Health, Home, Finance, Defence etc. Cabinet Minister possesses maximum authority and responsibility. A Cabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries, where no other Cabinet minister is appointed.

Minister of State

Minister of State (MoS) is junior to Cabinet Minister. Each cabinet minister has Minister of State. Every MoS reports to either Cabinet Minister or Independent charge of ministry, they works in close coordination. MoS are not called to the Cabinet meetings.

MoS with Independent Charge

A Minister of State with independent charge is a minister without an overseeing Cabinet Minister in the State or Union Government of India. He himself is in charge of his ministry. Moreover such ministers can take part in cabinet meetings on important issues.

constituency of cabinet ministers

Constituency of Cabinet Ministers with Portfolio

S No Cabinet Minister Name Portfolio Constituency
1. Narendra Modi

(Prime Minister)

  • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
  • Ministry of Atomic Energy,
  • Ministry of Space
  • All Important Policy Issues, All Other Portfolios not allocated to any Minister
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
2. Arun Jaitley  Minister without portfolio
Uttar Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
3. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Ministry of Minority Affairs Jharkhand, Rajya Sabha
4. Raj Nath Singh Home Affairs Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
5. Suresh Prabhu Minister of Commerce and Industry

Ministry of Civil Aviation (Additional Charge)

Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
6. Sushma Swaraj Ministry of External Affairs Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
7. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
  • Ministry of Shipping
  • Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Nagpur, Maharashtra
8. Prakash Javadekar Ministry of Human Resource Development Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
9. Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • Minister of Law and Justice
  • Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
Bihar – Rajya Sabha
10. D.V. Sadananda Gowda Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation Bangalore North, Karnataka
11. Uma Bharati  Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
12. Ram Vilas Paswan Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution Hajipur, Bihar
13. Piyush Goyal
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Minister of Coal
  • Ministry of Finance (Additional Charge)
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Additional Charge)
Maharashtra, Rajya Sabha
14. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi  Ministry of Women & Child Development Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh
15. Ananthkumar
  • Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Bangalore South, Karnataka
16. Chaudhary Birender Singh  Ministry of Steel Haryana, Rajya Sabha
17. Jagat Prakash Nadda  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Himachal Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
18. Anant Geete Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Raigad, Maharashtra
19. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Ministry of Food Processing Industries Bathinda, Punjab
20. Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Ministry of Rural Development,
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj
  • Ministry of Mines
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
21. Thawar Chand Gehlot Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
22.  Jual Oram Ministry of Tribal Affairs Sundargarh, Odisha
23. Radha Mohan Singh Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Purvi Champaran, Bihar
24. Smriti Zubin Irani
  • Minister of Textiles
Gujarat, Rajya Sabha
25. Radha Mohan Singh Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Purvi Champaran, Bihar
26. Dharmendra Pradhan
  • Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
27. Harsh Vardhan
  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Earth Science
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Chandni Chowk, Delhi
28. Nirmala Sitharaman Ministry of Defence   Rajya Sabha, Karnataka

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1 Planning, Chemicals and Fertilizers Rao Inderjit Singh
2 Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar
3 Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Shripad Yesso Naik
4 Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh
5 Culture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma
6 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh
7 Communications, Railways Manoj Sinha
  • Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Information and Broadcasting
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
9 Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar Singh
10 Housing, Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri
11 Tourism, Electronics and Information Technology Alphons Kannanthanam

Ministers of State

1 Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics, Programme Implementation Vijay Goel
2 Finance, Shipping Radhakrishnan P
3 Drinking Water and Sanitation S. S. Ahluwalia
4 Drinking Water and Sanitation Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
5 Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale
6 Steel Vishnu Deo Sai
7 Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav
8 Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
9 Mines and Coal Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary
10 Railways Rajen Gohain
11 External Affairs General (Retd ) V K Singh
12 Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Panchayati Raj Parshottam Rupala
13 Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal
14 Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor
15 Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla
16 Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey
17 Tribal Affairs Sudarshan Bhagat
18 Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha
19 Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju
20 Women and Child Development, Minority Affairs Dr. Virendra Kumar
21 Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde
22 External Affairs M. J. Akbar
23 Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
24 Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Y. S. Chowdary
25 Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha
26 Heavy Industries, Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo
27 Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla
28 Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal
29 Textiles Ajay Tamta
30 Agriculture, Farmers Welfare Krishna Raj
31 Road Transport, Highways, Shipping Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya
32 Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel
33 Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Commerce and Industry C. R. Chaudhary
34 Law and Justice, Corporate Affairs P. P. Chaudhary
35 Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
36 Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
37 Human Resource Development, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Singh

Did You Know?

  • During his childhood, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi served as a volunteer to the India army at the railway stations during the Indo- Pak war of 1965.
  • During 13 years of his tenure as the C.M of Gujarat, Modi did not take a single holiday and kept his personal staff to as low as three, despite entitlement to a large entourage.
  • Modi was only granted a US visa after his election to the Prime minister of India. The US government had earlier denied him a Visa for 9 years.
  • Initially, Modi didn’t want to join politics. He wanted to settle down as a monk in Ramakrishna Mission.
  • Rajnath Singh was the 19th chief minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh from 2000-2002. In initial days, he worked as professor in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Sushma Swaraj has practiced as an advocate of The Supreme Court of India. In 1977, when Sushma Swaraj join Haryana government as Education minister, she became the youngest minister in India at the age of 25.
  • Sushma Swaraj has been elected as the member of Parliament not just twice but seven times. She is also the winner of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award.
  • In 1998, Swaraj Swaraj became the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi.

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