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    Complete list of Cabinet ministers and portfolios

    This is a list of current members of the Union Cabinet of the Government of India. All ministers are based in offices of their respective Union Ministries in New Delhi.

    There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:
    • Union Cabinet Minister: Senior minister in-charge of a ministry. ACabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries, where no other Cabinet minister is appointed

    • Minister of State (Independent Charge): With no overseeing Union Cabinet Minister for that portfolio

    • Minister of State (MoS): Junior minister with an overseeing Cabinet Minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry. For instance, an MoS in the Finance Ministry may only handle Taxation

    Prime minister Manmohan Singh's attempt to project a younger profile of his government is reflected in the council of ministers sworn in.

    Some of the highlights of the council of ministers:
    • The average age of the 33 Cabinet colleagues has come down to 63 years as against 66 years just a year ago.

    • The average age of the seven ministers of state with independent charge is around 59 years and that of the 38 ministers of state is 53 years.

    • Foreign minister S M Krishna and the PM himself are among the oldest in the Cabinet at 77 and 76, respectively. Agatha Sangma, daughter of former Speaker and NCP leader PA Sangma, is the youngest member of the council of ministers, being just 28 years old.

    • There are 10 septuagenarians in the ministry and almost an equal number approaching 70. While five of the ministers are in their 30s and a dozen in their 40s, most of the ministers are in the age group of 50-60.

    • The seven ministers of state with independent charge with Dinsha Patel, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Prithviraj Chauhan in their 60s have actually pushed the average of the group to 59 years as against 55 years in the previous government.

    • Early last year, Singh had expanded his ministry inducting "young blood" into the government. Then, the average age of his council of ministers had fallen by 3/4th of a year to 60 years. The average age of the ministry now stands at 57 years.

    • In the last ministry, the youthful faces included 37-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia and 34-year-old Jitin Prasada. This time, however, there are many more additions with 28-year-old Agatha Sangma leading the younger brigade. Sachin Pilot (31), Arvind Yadav (35) and Prateek P Patil (36) are the other new additions. But only six of the 79 members of the council of ministers are below 40.

    Union council of ministers

    Manmohan Singh: Prime Minister
    Pranab Mukherjee: Finance
    Sharad Pawar:Agriculture, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
    A K Antony: Defence
    P. Chidambaram: Home Affairs
    Mamata Banerjee: Railways
    S M Krishna: External Affairs
    Ghulam Nabi Azad: Health and Family Welfare
    Kapil Sibal: Human Resource Development
    Veerappa Moily: Law and Justice
    Ambika Soni: Information and Broadcasting
    Anand Sharma: Commerce and Industry
    S Jaipal Reddy: Urban Development
    Murli Deora: Petroleum and Natural Gas
    Kumari Selja: Housing, Urban and Poverty Alleviation, Tourism
    Sushil Kumar Shinde: Power
    Vilasrao Deshmukh: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
    Kamal Nath: Surface Transport and Highways
    Virbhadra Singh: Steel
    A Raja: IT and Communication
    Dayanidhi Maran: Textiles
    Meira Kumar: Water Resources
    C P Joshi: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj
    M S Gill: Youth Affairs and Sports
    M Azhagiri: Chemicals and Fertilizers
    Mallikarjun Kharge: Labour and Employment
    Farooq Abdullah: New and Renewable Energy.
    Subodh Kant Sahay: Food Processing Industries
    G K Vasan: Shipping
    Pawan Kumar Bansal: Parliamentary Affairs
    Vyalar Ravi: Overseas Indian Affairs
    B K Handique: Mines, Development of North-Eastern Region
    Mukul Wasnik: Social Justice and Empowerment
    Kantilal Bhuria: Tribal Affairs

    Praful Patel: Civil Aviation
    Prithviraj Chavan: Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and MoS in the PMO; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Parliamentary Affairs.
    Sriprakash Jaiswal: Coal; Statistics and Programme Implementation
    Salman Khursheed: Corporate Affairs; Minority Affairs
    Dinsha J Patel: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    Krishna Tirath: Women and Child Development
    Jairam Ramesh: Environment and Forests

    Mahadev S Khandela: Road Transport and Highways
    Dinesh Trivedi: Health and Family Welfare
    Sisir Adhikari: Rural Development
    Sultan Ahmed: Tourism
    Mukul Roy: Shipping
    Mohan Jatua: Information and Broadcasting
    D Napoleon: Social Justice and Empowerment
    Dr S Jagathrakshakan: Information and Broadcasting
    S Gandhiselvan: Health and Family Welfare
    Tusharbhai Chaudhary: Tribal Affairs
    Sachin Pilot: Communications and IT
    Arun Yadav: Youth Affairs and Sports
    Pratik Patil: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    R P N Singh: Road Transport and Highways
    Shashi Tharoor: External Affairs
    Vincent Pala: Water Resources
    Pradeep Jain: Rural Development
    Agatha Sangma: Rural Development
    Ajay Maken: Home Affairs
    Jitin Prasada:Petroleum and Natural Gas
    E. Ahamed: Railways
    Srikant Jena: Chemicals and Fertilizers
    Mullappally Ramachandran: Home Affairs
    V Narayansamy: Planning, Parliamentary Affairs
    Jyotiraditya Scindia: Commerce and Industry
    D Purandeswari: Human Resource Development
    K H Muniyappa: Railways
    Panabaka Lakshmi: Textiles
    Namo Narain Meena: Finance
    M M. Pallam Raju: Defence
    Saugata Ray: Urban Development
    SS Palanimanickam: Finance
    A Sai Prathap; Steel
    Preneet Kaur: External Affairs
    Gurudas Kamath: IT and Communications
    Harish Rawat: Labour and Employment
    K V Thomas: Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

    Source: Timesofindia
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