Union Cabinet of Government of India 2024:

The Union Cabinet of the Government of India exercises executive authority in the Republic of India. It consists of senior ministers (Cabinet Ministers) and junior ministers (Ministers of State), headed by the Prime Minister. A smaller executive body, called the Union Cabinet, is the highest decision-making body in India. Only the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers are members of the cabinet.

The most senior civil servant in India, the Cabinet Secretary, heads the Cabinet Secretariat and provides administrative support to the Council of Ministers. The Ministers of State are tasked with assisting the Cabinet Ministers in their work.

Category of Union Ministers of India: There are three categories of ministers in India, which are as follows in descending order of rank -

  • Cabinet Ministers: Members of the cabinet; Those leading the ministry.
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge): Junior minister who does not report to a cabinet minister.
  • Minister of State: Junior Minister who reports to a Cabinet minister; Usually a specific responsibility is assigned in the same ministry.

List of Current Cabinet Ministers of India 2024:

Name Department/Ministry
Narendra Modi 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.
Rajnath Singh Ministry of Defence
Amit Shah Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Cooperation
Nitin Gadkari Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Nirmala Sitharaman Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Narendra Singh Tomar Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Dr.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Ministry of External Affairs
Arjun Munda Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Smriti Zubin Irani Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Minority Affairs
Piyush Goyal Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Textiles
Dharmendra Pradhan Ministry of Education, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Pralhad Joshi Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Mines
Narayan Tatu Rane Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Sarbananda Sonowal Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathic (AYUSH)
Virendra Kumar Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Giriraj Singh Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Panjayati Raj
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Steel
Ashwini Vaishnav Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Electronics Information Technology
Pashupati Kumar Paras Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Ministry of Jal Shakti
Kiren Rijiju Ministry of Law and Justice
Rajkumar Singh Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Hardeep Singh Puri Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Mansukh L. Mandaviya Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Bhupendra Yadav Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Labor and Employment
Mahendra Nath Pandey Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Parushottam Rupala Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
G Kishan Reddy Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Anurag Singh Thakur Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Names of current Ministers of State and their Departments (Independent Charge) 2024:

Name Department/Ministry
Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, Ministry of Planning
Dr. Jitendra Singh Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Names of Current Ministers of State and their Departments 2024:

Name Department/Ministry
Shri Rao Inderjit Singh Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Dr. Jitendra Singh Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space
Shripad Yesso Naik Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Tourism
Faggan Singh Kulaste Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Rural Development
Prahlad Singh Patel Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Arjun Ram Meghwal Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Culture
Gen V.K. Singh (Retd) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Civil Aviation
Krishna Pal Ministry of Power, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Danve Raosaheb Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Mines
Ramdas Athawale Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Rural Development
Sanjeev Kumar Balayan Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Nityanand Rai Ministry of Home Affairs
Pankaj Chowdhary Ministry of Finance
Anupriya Singh Patel Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Satypal Singh Baghel Ministry of Law and Justice
Rajiv Chandrasekhar Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Shobha Karandlaje Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Darshan Vikram Zardosh Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Railways
V Muraleedharan Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Meenakshi Lekhi Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Culture
Som Prakash Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Kailash Chowdhary Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
Rameshwar Teli Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Labor and Employment
Renuka Singh Saruta Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Annapurna Devi Ministry of Education
A. Narayanaswamy Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Kaushal Kishore Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ajay Bhatt Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Tourism
B. Ale. Verma Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Ministry of Cooperatives
Ajay Kumar Ministry of Home Affairs
Chauhan Devusingh Ministry of Communications
Lord Khuba Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Kapil Moreshwar Patil Ministry of Panjayati Raj
Pratima Bhowmik Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Dr. Subhash Sarkar Ministry of Education
Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Ministry of Finance
Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Education
Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Bishweshwara Tudu Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Jal Shakti
Shantanu Thakur Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathic (AYUSH)
John Barla Ministry of Minority Affairs
Dr. Ale. Murugan Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Nisith Authentic Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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