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 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 with Portfolio
|S No||Cabinet Minister Name||Portfolio||Constituency|
|Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|2.||Arun Jaitley||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||Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha|
|6.||Sushma Swaraj||Ministry of External Affairs||Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh|
|7.||Nitin Jairam Gadkari||Nagpur, Maharashtra|
|8.||Prakash Javadekar||Ministry of Human Resource Development||Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha|
|9.||Ravi Shankar Prasad||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||Maharashtra, Rajya Sabha|
|14.||Maneka Sanjay Gandhi||Ministry of Women & Child Development||Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh|
|15.||Ananthkumar||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||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||Gujarat, Rajya Sabha|
|25.||Radha Mohan Singh||Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare||Purvi Champaran, Bihar|
|26.||Dharmendra Pradhan||Madhya Pradesh, Rajya Sabha|
|27.||Harsh Vardhan||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|
|8||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|
|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|
|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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