Six months after swearing-in as India’s 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expanded his cabinet for the first time. And Modi inducted 21 new faces into his cabinet taking the total count of ministers in his cabinet to 66.
Out of 21 fresh faces, four have been accorded with Cabinet Ranks, 3 have been inducted in Minister of State (Independent) and the rest 14 took charges as MoS. Below is the complete list.
Manohar Parrikar (State: Goa, Age: 58, Education: Metallurgical Engineer from IIT-Bombay)
Suresh Prabhu (State: Maharashtra, Age: 61, Education: Law degree and doctorate in climate change)
Jagat Prakash Nadda (State: Himachal Pradesh, Age: 54, Education: LLB).
Birendra Singh (State: Haryana, Age: 68, Education: Law)
Ministers of State (independent charge)
Bandaru Dattatreya (State: Telangana, Age: 67, Education: B.Sc)
Rajiv Pratap Rudy (State: Bihar, Age: 52, Education: MA (Eco), LLB, Pilot)
Dr Mahesh Sharma (State: Uttar Pradesh, Age: 55, Education: MBBS)
Ministers of State
Hansraj Ahir (State: Maharashtra, Age: 59)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (State: Uttar Pradesh, Age 57)
Giriraj Singh (State: Bihar, Age: 54)
Ram Kripal Yadav (State: Bihar, Age: 57)
Babul Supriyo (State: West Bengal, Age: 44)
Jayant Sinha (State:Jharkhand, Age: 51, Education: IIT Delhi, Harvard Business School)
Sanwar Lal Jat (State: Rajasthan, Age: 59)
Mohan Kundariya (State: Gujarat, Age: 63)
Ram Shankar (State: Uttar Pradesh, Age: 50)
Vijay Sampla (State: Punjab, Age: 53)
Y Satyanarayana Chowdhary (State: Andhra Pradesh, Age: 53, Education: Engineer)
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary (State: Gujarat, Age: 60) .
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (State: Uttar Pradesh, Age: 47)