Cabinet Ministers of India 2022

By K Balaji|Updated : September 6th, 2022

Cabinet ministers of India are high-ranking state officials of the administrative branch's top leaders. They constitute 30 ministers, 45 ministers of state, and 2 ministers of state (Independent Charge). The Prime minister of India suggests cabinet ministers and the President of India revise the list.

Cabinet ministers of India are members of a cabinet, also called secretaries. Read the full page to understand the cabinet ministers of India 2022 list, their responsibilities, composition, and more.

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Cabinet Ministers of India 2022

Cabinet Ministers of India 2022 contains a member of the government's executive branch appointed to the cabinet.

Prime Minister is the head of the Union Council of Ministers, and his resignation or demise automatically disbands the Council of Ministers.

  • He is the central transmission channel between the President and the Council of Ministers.
  • The Prime Minister evolves the chief of the belonging house.
  • He is the Chairman of NITI Aayog, Inter-state Council, Cabinet committees, etc.

Constitutional Requirements for Council Of Ministers

As per Article 74, the council of ministers of India and the Prime Minister will assist and suggest the President who can hold their position to exercise the crucial functions.

  • The Prime Minister had the control of appointing anyone to his council of ministers before the 91st constitutional amendment act 2003.
  • After the Act modification, there was an extreme change in depriving such authority of the Prime Minister.
  • The amendment added Clause (1A) in the Article, which brought the 91st Constitution Amendment Act, 2003.
  • It stated that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, cannot surpass 15 per cent of the entire members of Lok Sabha.
  • Ministry of Cooperation was established in the same year.

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2022

Given below is the list of cabinet ministers of India, along with their roles and responsibilities. Currently, there are 30 cabinet ministers in India in 2022.

Cabinet Minister of India

Department

State

Shri Giriraj Singh

-Minister of Panchayati Raj

-Minister of Rural Development

Begusarai(Bihar)

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Minister of Jal Shakti.

Jodhpur(Rajasthan)

Shri Pashu Pati Kumar Paras

Minister of Food Processing Industries

Hajipur (Bihar)

Shri Pralhad Joshi

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs;

Minister of Coal and

Minister of Mines.

Dharwad(Karnataka)

Shri Virendra Kumar

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh)

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Morena(Madhya Pradesh)

Shri Ramchandra Prasad

Singh

Minister of Steel

Rajya Sabha Member from Bihar

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

-Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

-Minister of Education and

Deogarh (Odisha)

Shri Raj Kumar Singh

-Minister of New and Renewable Energy

-Minister of Power; and

Arrah (Bihar)

Shri Anurag Singh Thakur

-Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

-Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs.

Rajya Sabha (Gujarat)

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari

Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Shri Parshottam Rupala

-Minister of Fisheries,

-Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Rajya Sabha Member from Gujarat

Shri Bhupender Yadav

-Forest and Climate Change

- Minister of Employment and Labour

-Minister of Environment

Rajya Sabha member (Rajasthan)

Shri G. Kishan Reddy

-Minister of Development of North Eastern Region

-Minister of Culture

-Minister of Tourism

Secunderabad (Telangana)

Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Women and Child Development

Amethi(Uttar Pradesh)

Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia

Minister of Civil Aviation

Rajya Sabha Member from Madhya Pradesh

Shri Arjun Munda

Minister of Tribal Affairs.

Khunti(Jharkhand)

Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

-Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

-Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Palitana (Rajya Member from Gujarat)

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

-Minister of Corporate Affairs

-Minister of Finance

Rajya Sabha (Karnataka)

Shri Narayan Tatu Rane

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Rajya Sabha Member

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey

Minister of Heavy Industries

Chandauli(Uttar Pradesh)

Shri Raj Nath Singh

Minister of Defence

Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh)

Kiren Rijiju

Minister of Law and Justice

Arunachal West(Arunachal Pradesh)

Shri Amit Shah

-Ministry of Cooperation

-Minister of Home Affairs and

Gandhinagar(Gujarat)

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of Minority Affairs.

Rajya Sabha (Jharkhand)

Shri Piyush Goyal

-Minister of Textiles

-Minister of Commerce and Industry

-Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public

Distribution

Rajya Sabha (Maharashtra)

Shri Sarbananda Sonowal

-Minister of AYUSH

-Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw

--Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

-Minister of Railways

-Minister of Communications

Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

-Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

-Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Rajya Sabha (Uttar Pradesh)

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Ministers of state are one-time cabinet members of India or party leaders who instruct the Sovereign in complicated circumstances, with moral power but without legal competence. Below are the two state ministers that have independent charges.

Cabinet Ministers of State

Department

Constituency

Dr. Jitendra Singh

-State Minister (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology

-State Minister (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences

-State Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office

-State Minister in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

-State Minister in the Department of Atomic Energy

-State Minister in the Department of Space

Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir)

Rao Inderjit Singh

-Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

-State Minister (Independent Charge) of the

Ministry of Planning

-State Minister in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Gurugram (Haryana)

Ministers of State - Branches

The Ministers of the state comprise the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers in each State, and their total number shall not exceed fifteen per cent.

Serial Number

State Ministers

Portfolio

1

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

-State Minister in Food and Public Distribution, and Consumer Affairs.

-State Minister in Rural Development

2

Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad

State Minister in Finance

3

Smt. Annpurna Devi

State Minister in Education

4

Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

-State Minister in Tourism

-State Minister in the Ports, Shipping and Waterways

5

Sushri Shobha Karandlaje

State Minister in Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

6

Shri Rameswar Teli

-State Minister in Labour and Employment

-State Minister in Petroleum and Natural Gas

7

Shri Kailash Choudhary

State Minister in Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

8

Shri Shantanu Thakur

State Minister in Ports, Shipping and Waterways

9

Shri John Barla

State Minister in the Minority Affairs

10

Dr. L. Murugan

-State Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying;

-State Minister of Information and Broadcasting

11

Shri A. Narayanaswamy

State Minister of Empowerment and Social Justice

12

Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

-State Minister of Mines

-State Minister of Railways

-State Minister of Coal

13

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

-State Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

-State Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

14

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar

State Minister of Health and Family Welfare

15

Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai

-State Minister of AYUSH

-State Minister of Women and Child Development

16

Shri Faggansingh Kulaste

-State Minister of Rural Development

-State Minister of Steel

17

Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel

State Minister of Industry and Commerce

18

Shri Som Parkash

State Minister of Industry and Commerce

19

Shri Nisith Pramanik

-State Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

-State Minister of Home Affairs

20

Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

State Minister in the Small, Micro, and Medium Corporations

21

Shri V. Muraleedharan

-State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

-State Minister of External Affairs

22

Shri Ajay Bhatt

-State Minister of Tourism

-State Minister of Defence

23

Shri Ajay Kumar

State Minister of Home Affairs

24

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

-State Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

-State Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

25

Shri Prahalad Singh Patel

--State Minister of Food Processing Industries

-State Minister of Jal Shakti

26

Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal

-State Minister of Culture

-State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

27

Shri Ramdas Athawale

State Minister of Empowerment and Social Justice

28

Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil

State Minister of Panchayati Raj

29

General (Retd.) V. K. Singh

-State Minister of Civil Aviation

-State Minister of Road Transport and Highways

30

Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel

State Minister in Law and Justice

31

Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh

-State Minister of Railways

-State Minister of Textiles

32

Shri B. L. Verma

-State Minister of Cooperation

-State Minister of Northeastern Region Development

33

Shri Pankaj Chaowdhary

State Minister of Finance

34

Shri Bishweswar Tudu

-State Minister of Tribal Affairs

-State Minister of Jal Shakti

35

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan

State Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

36

Shri Kaushal Kishore

State Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs

37

Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta

State Minister of Tribal Affairs

38

Sushri Pratima Bhoumik

State Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

39

Shri Nityanand Rai

State Minister of Home Affairs

40

Shri Devusinh Chauhan

State Minister of Communications

41

Shri Bhagwanth Khuba

-State Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

-State Minister of New and Renewable Energy

42

Dr. Subhas Sarkar

State Minister of Education

43

Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh

-State Minister of Education

-State Minister of External Affairs

44

Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi

-State Minister of Culture

-State Minister of External Affairs

45

Shri Krishan Pal

-State Minister of Heavy Industries

-State Minister of Power

Council of Ministers - Composition

The council includes cabinet ministers of India, ministers of State, Deputy Ministers, and Parliamentary secretaries. All of the levels have their responsibilities to perform.

Ministers Council

Role

Cabinet Ministers of India

-Top decision-making body briefing the President on diverse issues.

-They hold critical portfolios and attend the Cabinet discussion.

Ministers of State

-They are in charge of independent departments of a ministry.

-Designated to help the Cabinet ministers.

Deputy Ministers

-They have no independent charge.

-They are selected to assist the Ministers of State or Cabinet ministers.

Parliamentary Secretaries

-They are connected to senior ministers and aid them during Parliamentary duties.

Cabinet Ministers of India - Facts

Look at the historical details about the first cabinet ministers of India having different portfolios in the areas of education, finance, external affairs, and more.

First Education Minister of India

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

First Finance Minister of India

R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

First External Affairs Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

First Prime Minister of India

First Defence Minister of India

Baldev Singh

First Deputy Prime Minister of India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

First Home Minister of India

First President of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Cabinet Ministers Of India 2022 PDF

To know complete information about cabinet ministers of India, visit the cabinet ministers of India 2022 PDF link here, which explains the updated cabinet ministers list, their constituency, departments, and more.

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  • Cabinet ministers of India is a body of high-ranking state officials, consisting of the executive branch's top leaders. Members of a cabinet are usually called secretaries or cabinet ministers.

  • Prime minister Narendra Modi heads the council of ministers, which consists of 31 members, including the prime minister.

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