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PM Expands & Reshuffles Cabinet; 21 New Ministers Inducted
Nov 10, 2014

In the first cabinet expansion exercise after assuming power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 ministers including four cabinet ministers, three minister of state (independent charge) and 14 ministers of state into his council in a move that strikes regional balance at the Centre and is expected to bring technocratic expertise into the government. After the induction of new ministers and reshuffling the following picture emerges.

Cabinet Ministers: 

  • Arun Jaitley: Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information and Broadcasting 

  • Manohar Parrikar: Defence

  • Suresh Prabhu: Railways 

  • D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Law and Justice

  • Jagat Prakash Nadda: Health and Family Welfare 

  • Chaudhary Birender Singh: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

  • Harsh Vardhan: Science and Technology, Earth Sciences

State Ministers (Independent Charge)

  • Bandaru Dattatreya: Labour and Employment (Independent Charge)

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy: Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs

  • Mahesh Sharma: Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), Civil Aviation

State Ministers:

  • Sanwar Lal Jat: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 

  • Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya: Agriculture 

  • Giriraj Singh: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 

  • Hansraj Gangaram Ahir: Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Ram Shankar Katheria: Human Resource Development 

  • Y.S. Chowdary: Science and Technology, Earth Sciences (Minister of State)

  • Jayant Sinha: Finance 

  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: Information and Broadcasting 

  • Babul Supriyo Baral: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Food Processing Industries 

  • Vijay Sampla: Social Justice and Empowerment


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