Amit Shah has been appointed as the new Home Minister of India. While Rajnath Singh has been shifted to Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Finance Minister. Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has been appointed as the next External Affairs minister.
Narendra Modi cabinet: Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister for a second consecutive term on Thursday. The ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Along with Modi, the Council of ministers also took oath today. Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtraparti Bhavan.
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“Honoured to serve India!” tweeted Modi after taking the oath for the second consecutive term.
Others who took oath with Narendra Modi included Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan and Smriti Irani.
Full list of cabinet ministers in the new Modi government
Narendra Modi: Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and all important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
1. Rajnath Singh: Minister of Defence.
2. Amit Shah: Minister of Home Affairs.
3. Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
4. DV Sadananda Gowda: Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
5. Nirmala Sitharaman: Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs.
6. Ramvilas Paswan: Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
7. Narendra Singh Tomar: Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Minister of Rural Development; and Minister of Panchayati Raj.
8. Ravi Shankar Prasad: Minister of Law and Justice; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Minister of Food Processing Industries.
10. Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
11. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar: Minister of External Affairs.
12. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’: Minister of Human Resource Development.
13. Arjun Munda: Minister of Tribal Affairs.
14. Smriti Zubin Irani: Minister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.
15. Harsh Vardhan: Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Minister of Science and Technology; and Minister of Earth Sciences.
16. Prakash Javadekar: Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
17. Piyush Goyal: Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
18. Dharmendra Pradhan: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Minister of Steel.
19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minister of Minority Affairs.
20. Pralhad Joshi: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of Coal; and Minister of Mines.
21. Mahendra Nath Pandey: Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
22. Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.
23. Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti.