Modi cabinet retains trusted ministers at top tier:Rajnath, Amit Shah, Sitharaman, Jaishankar retain portfolios


New Delhi [India], June 10: The composition of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) remains unchanged in the new BJP-led NDA government with Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman and S. Jaishankar retaining their portfolios of Defense, Home, Finance and External Affairs.

The four senior BJP leaders held the same portfolios in the previous NDA government.

The portfolios were announced on Monday in a press communique by the President’s Secretariat a day after the swearing-in of the council of ministers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The portfolios were allocated on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As in the previous NDA government, Home Minister Amit Shah is also Minister of Cooperation, and Finance Minister Sitharaman also has the Corporate Affairs portfolio.

Apart from portfolios not allocated to any Minister and all important policy issues, PM Modi is also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space.

Other cabinet ministers who have retained their portfolios include Nitin Gadkari who continues to be Road Transport and Highways Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal (Ports, Shipping and Waterways), Bhupendra Yadav (Environment, Forest and Climate Change) and Virendra Kumar (Social Justice and Empowerment)

Ashwini Vaishnaw continues to be Minister of Railways and Electronics and Information Technology and has a new portfolio of Information and Broadcasting.

Piyush Goyal retains Commerce and Industry portfolio, Dharmendra Pradhan continues to be Union Minister for Education and Hardeep Singh Puri of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

BJP chief JP Nadda, who was part of PM Modi’s cabinet in 2014, will be the new Health Minister. He also has the Chemicals and Fertilizers portfolio.

Telugu Desam Party’s Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu will be the new Civil Aviation Minister, a post previously held by BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. (ANI)


Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State who were sworn in June 9, 2024, and given their portfolios shortly after, pose at Rashtrapati Bhavan. PHOTO: X @narendramodi

The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, directed the allocation of portfolios among the following members of the Union Council of Ministers :

Prime Minister

Shri Narendra Modi


Prime Minister and also in-charge of:

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.



1.Shri Raj Nath SinghMinister of Defence.
2.Shri Amit ShahMinister of Home Affairs; and

Minister of Cooperation.

3.Shri Nitin Jairam GadkariMinister of Road Transport and Highways.
4.Shri Jagat Prakash NaddaMinister of Health and Family Welfare; and

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

5.Shri Shivraj Singh ChouhanMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; and

Minister of Rural Development.

6.Smt. Nirmala SitharamanMinister of Finance; and

Minister of Corporate Affairs.

7.Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinister of External Affairs.
8.Shri Manohar LalMinister of Housing and Urban Affairs; and

Minister of Power.

9.Shri H. D. KumaraswamyMinister of Heavy Industries; and

Minister of Steel.

10.Shri Piyush GoyalMinister of Commerce and Industry.
11.Shri Dharmendra PradhanMinister of Education.
12.Shri Jitan Ram ManjhiMinister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
13.Shri Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan SinghMinister of Panchayati Raj; and

Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

14.Shri Sarbananda SonowalMinister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
15.Dr. Virendra KumarMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
16.Shri Kinjarapu Rammohan NaiduMinister of Civil Aviation.
17.Shri Pralhad JoshiMinister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and

Minister of New and Renewable Energy.

18.Shri Jual OramMinister of Tribal Affairs.
19.Shri Giriraj SinghMinister of Textiles.
20.Shri Ashwini VaishnawMinister of Railways;

Minister of Information and Broadcasting; and

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

21.Shri Jyotiraditya M. ScindiaMinister of Communications; and

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.

22.Shri Bhupender YadavMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
23.Shri Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Culture; and

Minister of Tourism.

24.Smt. Annpurna DeviMinister of Women and Child Development
25.Shri Kiren RijijuMinister of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of Minority Affairs.

26.Shri Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
27.Dr. Mansukh MandaviyaMinister of Labour and Employment; and

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

28.Shri G. Kishan ReddyMinister of Coal; and

Minister of Mines.

29.Shri Chirag PaswanMinister of Food Processing Industries.
30.Shri C R PatilMinister of Jal Shakti.



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