Portfolios of Union Council of Ministers – Complete List

Updated on September 13/2015

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DayTodayGK has prepared a complete list of Portfolios of Union Council of Ministers. Before knowing who heads the individual Ministry, it is very important to know about the basic difference between Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State and Independent Charge.

What’s the Difference?

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.

Portfolios of Union Council of Ministers 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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

 Cabinet Ministers

Raj Nath Singh Home Affairs
Sushma Swaraj External Affairs

Overseas Indian Affairs

Arun Jaitley Finance

Corporate Affairs

Information & Broadcasting

M. Venkaiah Naidu Urban Development
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Parliamentary Affairs
Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways
Manohar Parrikar Defence
Suresh Prabhu Railways
D. V. Sadananda Gowda Law and Justice
Su    Uma Bharati Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Dr. Najma A. Heptulla Minority Affairs
Ramvilas Paswan Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Kalraj Mishra Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Women and Child Development
Ananthkumar Chemicals and Fertilizers
Ravi Shankar Prasad Communications and Information Technology
Jagat Prakash Nadda Health and Family Welfare
Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati Civil Aviation
Anant Geete Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Industries
Narendra Singh Tomar Mines
Chaudhary Birender Singh Rural Development
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
Jual Oram Tribal Affairs
Radha Mohan Singh Agriculture
Thaawar Chand Gehlot Social Justice and Empowerment
Smriti Zubin Irani Human Resource Development
Dr. Harsh Vardhan Science and Technology
Earth Sciences

Minister of State (Independent Charge)

General V. K. Singh Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge)
External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
Inderjit Singh Rao Planning (Independent Charge)
Santosh Kumar Gangwar Textiles (Independent Charge)
Bandaru Dattatreya Labour and Employment (Independent Charge)
 Rajiv Pratap Rudy Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
 Shripad Yesso Naik AAYUSH (Independent Charge)
Health & Family Welfare
Dharmendra Pradhan Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
Sarbananda Sonowal Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
 Prakash Javadekar Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)

Piyush Goyal

Power (Independent Charge)
Coal (Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
Dr. Jitendra Singh Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge)
Prime Minister’s Office
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
Nirmala Sitharaman Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Dr. Mahesh Sharma Culture (Independent Charge)
Tourism (Independent Charge)
Civil Aviation
Minister of State
Ram Kripal Yadav Drinking Water and Sanitation
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minority Affairs
Parliamentary Affairs
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary Home Affairs
Sanwar Lal Jat Water Resources
River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya Agriculture
Giriraj Singh Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir Chemicals & Fertilizers
G. M. Siddeshwara Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Manoj Sinha Railways
Nihalchand Panchayati Raj
Upendra Kushwaha Human Resources Development
Radhakrishnan P Road Transport & Highways
Kiren Rijiju Home Affairs
Krishan Pal Social Justice & Empowerment
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Agriculture
Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava Tribal Affairs
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Vishnu Deo Sai Mines
Sudarshan Bhagat Rural Development
Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria Human Resource Development
Y. S. Chowdary Science and Technology
Earth Science
Jayant Sinha Finance
Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Information & Broadcasting
Babul Supria (Babul Supriyo) Baral Urban Development
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Food Processing Industries
Vijay Sampla Social Justice & Empowerment


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