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Mansukh Mandaviya is MoH&FW and Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Minister of State

The first Cabinet reshuffle since the Narendra Modi-led government took office saw 12 ministers getting axed, seven junior ministers being promoted as Cabinet ministers, and 36 new faces being inducted to the council of ministers at the swearing in ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Several important ministries in the Indian government now have new leaders with the administration unveiling a new-look cabinet. Some top cabinet ministers have new portfolios—the new Cooperation Ministry will be headed by Home Minister Amit Shah, Piyush Goyal lost railways but has been put in charge of textiles, earlier under Smriti Irani. Many have been elevated from minister of state to cabinet rank and given new portfolios to manage.

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan resigned ahead of the reshuffle. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Harsh Vardhan was handling three departments– health, science and technology, earth sciences.

Mansukh Mandaviya has been appointed as Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Bharati Pravin Pawar Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Mansukh Mandaviya is Rajya Sabha Member from Gujarat. Owing to his intellect, skills and the zeal to work hard he started his political career as a leader of Yuva Morcha followed by the President of Palitana BJP unit. He also holds a record of being one of the youngest MLA in Gujarat.

Positions Served
2002-2007: Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for Palitana
2011-2012: Chairman, Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited
2012-2018: Member of Rajya Sabha
2013-2015: State Secretary of BJP, Gujarat
2015: General Secretary of BJP, Gujarat
2016-2019: Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India
2018: Re-elected as Member of Rajya Sabha
2019: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Chemicals & Fertilizers.

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar is one of the seven women out of the 43 leaders to be part of Prime minister Modi’s reshuffled Cabinet. Dr Pawar was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha from Dindori in the 2019 Indian General Election as the Member of Parliament from the ruling party, BJP. Dindora is a Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra. She has been awarded the Best Women Parliamentarian in December 2019. The 43-year-old doctor turned politician completed her MBBS degree in 2002 from NDMVP’s Medical College, Pune University. Dr Pawar is also a medical practitioner and farmer.

Dr Pawar is the second daughter-in-law of eight-time MLA and ex-minister AT Pawar. Reportedly, Dr Pawar left Rashtrawadi Congress due to internal conflicts and became a prominent member of the BJP.

Complete list of ministers 

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

 

CABINET MINISTERS

1. Shri Raj Nath Singh Minister of Defence
2. Shri Amit Shah Minister of Home Affairs
Minister of Cooperation
3. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways
4. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Minister of Finance; and
Minister of Corporate Affairs
5. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
6. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs
7. Shri Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal Affairs
8. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Minister of Women and Child Development
9. Shri Piyush Goyal Minister of Commerce and Industry;
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and
Minister of Textiles
10. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Minister of Education; and
Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
11. Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of Coal
Minister of Mines
12. Shri Narayan Tatu Rane Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
13. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways; and
Minister of AYUSH
14. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister of Minority Affairs
15. Dr. Virendra Kumar Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
16. Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Rural Development; and
Minister of Panchayati Raj
17. Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia Minister of Civil Aviation
18. Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh Minister of Steel
19. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Minister of Railways
Minister of Communications
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
20. Shri Pashu Pati Kumar Paras Minister of Food Processing Industries
21. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Minister of Jal Shakti
22. Shri Kiren Rijiju Minister of Law and Justice
23. Shri Raj Kumar Singh Minister of Power; and
Minister of New and Renewable Energy
24. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
25. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya Minister of Health and Family Welfare; and
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
26. Shri Bhupender Yadav Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and
Minister of Labour and Employment
27. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey Minister of Heavy Industries
28. Shri Parshottam Rupala Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
29. Shri G. Kishan Reddy Minister of Culture;
Minister of Tourism; and
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
30. Shri Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of Information and Broadcasting
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports

 

MINISTERS OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)

1. Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation;
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
2. Dr. Jitendra Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences;
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office;
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;
Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and
Minister of State in the Department of Space

 

MINISTERS OF STATE

1. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
2. Shri Faggansingh Kulaste Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
3. Shri Prahalad Singh Patel Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
4. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
5. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
6. General (Retd.) V. K. Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
7. Shri Krishan Pal Minister of State in the Ministry of Power; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries
8. Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways;
Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
9. Shri Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
11. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
12. Shri Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
13. Shri Pankaj Chaowdhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
14. Smt. Anupriya Singh Patel Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
15. Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
16. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
17. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
18. Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Minister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
19. Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
20. Shri V. Muraleedharan Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
21. Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
22. Shri Som Parkash Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
23. Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
24. Shri Rameswar Teli Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
25. Shri Kailash Choudhary Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
26. Smt. Annpurna Devi Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
27. Shri A. Narayanaswamy Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
28. Shri Kaushal Kishore Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
29. Shri Ajay Bhatt Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
30. Shri B. L. Verma Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Minister of State in the Ministry of Cooperation
31. Shri Ajay Kumar Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
32. Shri Devusinh Chauhan Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications
33. Shri Bhagwanth Khuba Minister of State in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
34. Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil Minister of State in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj
35. Sushri Pratima Bhoumik Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
36. Dr. Subhas Sarkar Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
37. Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
38. Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Education
39. Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
40. Shri Bishweswar Tudu Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti
41. Shri Shantanu Thakur Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
42. Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai Minister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of AYUSH
43. Shri John Barla Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
44. Dr. L. Murugan Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
45. Shri Nisith Pramanik Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs; and
Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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