Cabinet Ministers of India
The head of the Republic of India is the prime minister. Union Cabinet is a group of central ministries headed by the prime minister. Cabinet minister is the minister of key portfolios of the government. The highest decision making body in India is Union Cabinet, they can give suggestions to prime minister and vice versa.
Cabinet ministers are a part of Council of Ministers. Cabinet ministers are responsible to implement the decisions & directives taken by the prime minister.
The head of cabinet minister i.e., prime minister of India is Mr. Narendra Modi at present.
Functions of Cabinet Minster: –
- They present bills from their respective departments.
- They direct policies & makes decisions on national issues.
- They have the power to pass laws in both the houses. Also, they have the power to reject a bill from becoming the law.
- In financial matters, cabinet is responsible to make final decision. The preparation of annual budget, implementation of taxes etc. are done by cabinet ministers.
- They also work to strengthen the security of country, improve foreign affairs of the country & maintain the economy of the country.
- They implement the decision & directives of government policies.
The list of cabinet ministers along with their portfolios is: –
|Ministry of Home Affairs||Shri Amit Shah|
|Ministry of Defence||Shri Raj Nath Singh|
|1. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways||Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari|
|2. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises|
|Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers||Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda|
|1. Ministry of Finance||Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman|
|2. Ministry of Corporate Affairs|
|Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution||Shri Ramvilas Paswan|
|1. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare||Shri Narendra Singh Tomar|
|2. Ministry of Rural Development|
|3. Ministry of Panchayati Raj|
|1. Ministry of Law and Justice||Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad|
|2. Ministry of Communications|
|3. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology|
|Ministry of Food Processing Industries||Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
|Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment||Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot|
|Ministry of External Affairs||Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar|
|Ministry of Human Resource Development||Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'|
|Ministry of Tribal Affairs||Shri Arjun Munda|
|1. Ministry of Women and Child Development||Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani|
|2. Ministry of Textiles|
|1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare||Dr. Harsh Vardhan|
|2. Ministry of Science and Technology|
|3. Ministry of Earth Sciences|
|1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change||Shri Prakash Javadekar|
|2. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting|
|3. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises|
|1. Ministry of Railways||Shri Piyush Goyal|
|2. Ministry of Commerce and Industry|
|1. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas||Shri Dharmendra Pradhan|
|2. Ministry of Steel|
|Ministry of Minority Affairs||Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi|
|1. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs||Shri Pralhad Joshi|
|2. Ministry of Coal|
|3. Ministry of Mines|
|Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship||Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey|
|Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises||Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant|
|Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries||Shri Giriraj Singh|
|Ministry of Jal Shakti||Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat|