List of Cabinet Ministers of India with Portfolio 2020 – Updated List

Cabinet Ministers in India 2020: The Cabinet Consist of 57 council of ministers i.e. 24 cabinet ministers, 24 as Minister of State & 9 as Minister of State with Independent Charge. It is very important for the aspirants preparing for the competitive exams like Bank, SSC, UPSC, RRB, and other Government exams to have knowledge on List of Cabinet Ministers of India with their Portfolio. This topic helps the candidates to improve their scores in the general awareness section. We have provided you the complete updated list of Cabinet Ministers 2020. 

The Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in India. It comprises senior ministers, who are further classified as Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Union Minister of State(Independent Charge). Candidates preparing for any of the competitive exams are advised to take Online quizzes to boost their preparation.

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Cabinet Ministers Of India With Portfolio: Updated List

The Union Council of Ministers is headed by the Prime Minister. The Council of Ministers is divided into the following categories:

  1. Cabinet Ministers
  2. Minister of States with Independent Charge
  3. Minister of States
  4. Deputy Ministers

Key Highlights

  • Nirmala Sitharaman has become the first full-time female Finance Minister of India.
  • The central government had formed the ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry by Merging Water Resources and Drinking Water Ministries.
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had become the first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs Minister of India.
  • Smriti Irani is the youngest council of ministers in the second term of the Modi government. She is currently 43 years of age.

Union Council of Ministers 2020

After a resounding victory in the 2019 General Elections, the newly re-elected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took the oath of office along with the Council of Ministers on Thursday, 30th May.

As per the Constitution of India, the total strength of the Council of Ministers cannot exceed 15% of the total number of Lok Sabha MPs. The current strength of the 17th Lok Sabha is 543 members and hence the Council of Ministers cannot be more than 81.

At the time of swearing-in, the Council of Ministers comprises the PM and 63 ministers. In the 2020 Council of Ministers, there are 24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and30 Ministers of State.

The portfolios were distributed on Friday, May 31st.

Cabinet Ministers of India 2020

In the newly formed cabinet, PM Modi will hold the following portfolios:

  • Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.
  • Department of Atomic Energy
  • Department of Space

The list of Cabinet Ministers 2020 along with their portfolios is given below:

Cabinet MinisterPortfolio
Shri Raj Nath SinghDefence Minister 
Shri Amit ShahHome Affairs Minister 
Shri Nitin Jairam GadkariRoad Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister 
Shri DV Sadananda GowdaChemicals and Fertilizers Minister 
Smt. Nirmala SitharamanFinance, Corporate Affairs Minister 
Shri Ramvilas PaswanConsumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution Minister 
Shri Narendra Singh TomarAgriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj Minister 
Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadLaw and Justice, Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology Minister 
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur BadalFood Processing Industries Minister 
Shri Thaawar Chand GehlotSocial Justice and Empowerment Minister 
Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarExternal Affairs Minister 
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’Minister of Human Resource Development Minister 
Shri Arjun MundaTribal Affairs Minister 
Smt Smriti Zubin IraniWomen and Child Development, Textiles Minister 
Dr. Harsh VardhanHealth and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Minister 
Shri Prakash JavedkarEnvironment, Forest and Climate Change, Information and Broadcasting Minister 
Shri Piyush GoyalRailways, Commerce and Industry Minister 
Shri Dharmendra PradhanPetroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel Minister 
Shri Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinority Affairs Minister 
Shri Pralhad JoshiParliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines Minister 
Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeySkill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister 
Shri Arvind Ganpat SawantHeavy Industries and Public Enterprise Minister 
Shri Giriraj SinghAnimal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries Minister 
Shri Gajendra Singh ShekhawatJal Shakti Minister 

 

List of Minister of State (Independent Charge) 2020 along with their portfolios:

Minister of State (Independent Charge)Portfolio
Shri Santosh Kumar GangwarMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Rao Inderjit SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning
Shri Shripad Yesso NaikMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
Dr. Jitendra SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;  Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and  Minister of State in the Department of Space
Shri Kiren RijijuMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Shri Prahalad Singh PatelMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism
Shri Raj Kumar SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Shri Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs;  Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Mansukh L MandaviyaMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

 

List of Minister of State 2020 along with their portfolios:

Minister of StatePortfolio
Shri Faggansingh KulasteMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel
Shri Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Shri Arjun Ram MeghwalMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
General (Retd) VK SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Shri Krishan PalMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Shri G Kishan ReddyMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Parshottam RupalaMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Shri Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
Shri Babul SupriyoMinister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Shri Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Shri Dhotre Sanjay ShamraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development; Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Shri Anurag Singh ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and  Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Shri Angadi Suresh ChannabasappaMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways
Shri Nityanand RaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
Shri Rattan Lal KatariaMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Shri V MuraleedharanMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Smt Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Shri Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Shri Rameswar TeliMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Shri Pratap Chandra SarangiMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
Shri Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Smt Debasree ChaudhariMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

 

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