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Council of Ministers, India

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of India is the collective decision-making body of the Government of India, consisting of a group of ministers headed by the Prime Minister.


There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:

  • Union Cabinet Minister: senior minister in-charge of a ministry.
  • Minister of State (Independent Charges): with no overseeing union cabinet minister for that portfolio
  • Minister of State (MoS): junior minister reporting to a cabinet minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry.

Council of Ministers

This is a list of members of the Council of Ministers of the Government of India. All Cabinet members are mandated by the Constitution to be members of either House of the Parliament of India.[1]

Cabinet Ministers

No. Portfolios Minister Age Photo Party Parliamentary Constituency Educational background
1 Prime Minister of India
Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Minister of Atomic Energy
Minister of Space[2]
63 BJP Varanasi
2 Minister of Home Affairs[3] 62 BJP Lucknow Gorakhpur University
3 Minister of External Affairs[3]
Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
62 BJP Vidisha Panjab University
4 Minister of Finance
Minister of Corporate Affairs
Minister of Defence[3]
61 BJP Gujarat (Rajya Sabha) Delhi University
5 Minister of Urban Development
Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs[4]
64 BJP Karnataka (Rajya Sabha) Andhra University
6 Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Minister of Shipping[4]
Minister of Rural Development[4]
7 Minister of Railways[4] 61
8 Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation[4] 55
9 Minister of Minority Affairs[4] 74
10 Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution[4] Ram Vilas Paswan 67
11 Minister of Women and Child Development[4] 57
12 Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers[4] 54
13 Minister of Law and Justice
Minister of Communications and Information Technology[4]
14 Minister of Civil Aviation[4] 62
15 Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises[4] Anant Geete 62
16 Minister of Food Processing Industries[4] Harsimrat Kaur 47
17 Minister of Mines
Minister of Steel
Minister of Labour and Employment[4]
18 Minister of Tribal Affairs 53
19 Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment[4] Thawar Chand Gehlot 66
20 Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra 73
21 Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh 64
22 Minister of Health and Family Welfare[4] 59
23 Minister of Human Resource Development 38


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers". Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Official Statements". Prime Minister of India. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b c Modi's ministry: Who gets what India Today
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Narendra Modi takes charge of PMO, meets SAARC leaders". India Today. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
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