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Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh heads his second Cabinet, May 2009 to present

The present Union Cabinet of the Government of India was formed after the Indian general election, 2009 held in five phases in 2009: on 16 April, 22/23 April, 30 April, 7 May and 13 May 2009. The results of the election were announced on 16 May 2009 and led to the formation of the 15th Lok Sabha.

Manmohan Singh took oath as the 14th Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2009, followed by the oath-taking ceremonies of the present 'Council of Ministers' in two phases.


Cabinet minister

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. All Cabinet members are mandated by the constitution to be members of either House of the Parliament of India. In a departure from the norm the current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is a member of the Upper House, the Rajya Sabha. He remained so for the duration of his entire first term (2004–2009) too. All previous Prime Minister have been elected members of the Lok Sabha.

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There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:

  • Union Cabinet Minister - senior minister in-charge of a ministry. A cabinet 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.

Cabinet Ministers

Of the following 33 ministers, 27 are from the Indian National Congress including the Prime Minister. The Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar heads the Nationalist Congress Party while the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee heads the Trinamool Congress and Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New And Renewable Energy heads the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference. Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran, Telecom Minister A. Raja and the Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister M. K. Azhagiri are from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Sl. No. Name Ministries Age House State/UT (Constituency) Education
1 Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India and Other ministries not allocated to anyone 76 Rajya Sabha Assam PhD (Oxford)
2 Pranab Mukherjee Minister of Finance 73 Lok Sabha West Bengal (Jangipur) MA, LLB, DLitt (Calcutta University)
3 Sharad Pawar Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 68 Lok Sabha Maharashtra (Madha) BCom (Pune University)
4 A K Antony Minister of Defence 68 Rajya Sabha Kerala LLB (Kerala University)
5 P. Chidambaram Minister of Home Affairs 63 Lok Sabha Tamil Nadu (Sivaganga) LLB, MBA (Harvard)
6 Veerappa Moily Minister of Law and Justice 69 Lok Sabha Karnataka (Chikkaballapur) BA, BL
7 S M Krishna Minister of External Affairs 77 Rajya Sabha Karnataka Law Graduate, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX and The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C,
8 Virbhadra Singh Minister of Steel 75 Lok Sabha Himachal Pradesh (Mandi) MA
9 Vilasrao Deshmukh Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 64 Rajya Sabha Maharashtra BSc, BA, LLB
10 Ghulam Nabi Azad Minister of Health and Family Welfare 60 Rajya Sabha Jammu and Kashmir MSc
11 Sushilkumar Shinde Minister of Power 68 Rajya Sabha Maharashtra, Solapur LLB (Mumbai University)
12 Mamata Banerjee Minister of Railways 54 Lok Sabha West Bengal (Kolkata Dakshin) LLB (Calcutta University)
13 Farooq Abdullah Minister of New and Renewable Energy 72 Lok Sabha Jammu and Kashmir (Srinagar) MBBS
14 S. Jaipal Reddy Minister of Urban Development 67 Lok Sabha Andhra Pradesh (Chelvella) MA (Osmania University)
15 Kamal Nath Minister of Road Transport and Highways 62 Lok Sabha Madhya Pradesh (Chhindwara) BCom
16 Vayalar Ravi Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs 72 Rajya Sabha Kerala LLB
17 Dayanidhi Maran Minister of Textiles 42 Lok Sabha Tamil Nadu (Chennai Central) BA (Economics)
18 A. Raja Minister of Communications and Information Technology 46 Lok Sabha Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris) B.Sc., B.L., M.L. Educated at Government Arts College, Musiri, Distt. Trichy; Government Law College, Madurai and Government Law College, Trichy ( Tamil Nadu )
19 Murli Deora Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 71 Rajya Sabha Maharashtra BA (Mumbai University)
20 Ambika Soni Minister of Information and Broadcasting 65 Rajya Sabha Punjab B.A. (Hons.)
21 Mallikarjun Kharge Minister of Labour and Employment 66 Lok Sabha Karnataka (Gulbarga) LLB
22 Kapil Sibal Minister of Human Resource Development 60 Lok Sabha Delhi (Chandni Chowk) LLM (Harvard)
23 B K Handique Minister of Mines and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region 74 Lok Sabha Assam (Jorhat) MA (Calcutta)
24 Anand Sharma Minister of Commerce and Industry 56 Rajya Sabha Himachal Pradesh BA, LLB (Shimla)
25 C. P. Joshi Minister of Panchayati Raj and Minister of Rural Development 58 Lok Sabha Rajasthan (Bhilwara) BA(Law), MSc (Physics), MA PhD(Psychology)
26 Kumari Selja Minister of Tourism and Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 47 Lok Sabha Haryana (Ambala) MA, MPhil.
27 Subodh Kant Sahay Minister of Food Processing Industries 58 Lok Sabha Jharkhand (Ranchi) LLB (Ranchi)
28 M S Gill Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports 73 Rajya Sabha Punjab PhD, MA, BA (Honours)
29 G K Vasan Minister of Shipping 44 Rajya Sabha Tamil Nadu
30 Pawan Kumar Bansal Minister of Parliamentary Affairs 60 Lok Sabha Chandigarh, Chandigarh BSc, LLB
31 Mukul Wasnik Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment 50 Lok Sabha Maharashtra (Ramtek) MBA
32 Kantilal Bhuria Minister of Tribal Affairs 59 Lok Sabha Madhya Pradesh (Ratlam) MA, LLB
33 M. K. Azhagiri Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers 59 Lok Sabha Tamil Nadu (Madurai) Graduate

Minister of State (Independent Charges)

A 'Minister of State with independent charge' is a junior Minister in the Federal (State) or Central Government of India but is in charge of a ministry, unlike Minister of State who is also a junior Minister but assists a cabinet minister. All the following seven ministers are from the Indian National Congress except for Praful Patel who is from the Nationalist Congress Party.

Sl. No. Name Responsible Ministries Age (in years) Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha Educational Qualification
1 Salman Khursheed Minister of State of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs 57 Lok Sabha, Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh B.A., M.A., B.CL. (Oxford University)
2 Praful Patel Minister of State of the Ministry of Civil Aviation 52 Lok Sabha, Bhandara-Gondiya, Maharashtra B.Com. (University of Bombay)
3 Krishna Tirath Minister of State of the Ministry of Women and Child Development 54 Lok Sabha, North West Delhi (SC) (Delhi ) M.A., B.Ed. (University of Delhi)
4 Jairam Ramesh Minister of State of the Ministry of Environment and Forests 55 Rajya Sabha, Andhra Pradesh B.Tech, IIT-B, MSM, Heinz College
5 Prithviraj Chavan Minister of State of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and in charge of Prime Minister's Office 63 Rajya Sabha, Maharashtra B.E (Hons.), BITS Pilani; M.S, UC Berkeley
6 Shriprakash Jaiswal Minister of State of the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation 65 Lok Sabha, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh ) Intermediate (D.A.V. College, Kanpur)
7 Dinsha Patel Minister of State of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 72 Lok Sabha, Kheda (Gujarat ) Matriculate

Ministers of State

Sl. No. Name Ministries Age (in years) Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha Educational Qualification
1 Srikant Kumar Jena Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
2 E. Ahammed Ministry of Railways 71 Lok Sabha Malappuram, Kerala BA, LLB
3 Mullappally Ramachandran Ministry of Home Affairs Lok Sabha Vadakara,Kerala MA, LLB
4 V. Narayanasamy Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Planning
5 Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia Ministry of Commerce and Industry 38 Lok Sabha Guna,M.P MBA, Stanford University, U.S.A
6 Daggubati Purandeswari Ministry of Human Resource Development
7. K. H. Muniyappa Ministry of Railways
8 Ajay Maken Ministry of Home Affairs
9 Lakshmi Panabaka Ministry of Textiles
10 Namo Narain Meena Ministry of Finance
11 Mallipudi Mangapathi Pallam Raju Ministry of Defence Kakinada constituency of Andhra Pradesh BE from Andhra University, India & MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
12 Saugata Roy Ministry of Urban Development
13 S. S. Palanimanickam Ministry of Finance
14 Jitin Prasada Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
15 Sai Prathap Annayyagari Ministry of Steel
16 Preneet Kaur Ministry of External Affairs
17 Gurudas Kamat Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Lok Sabha Mumbai North-West,Maharashtra
18 Harish Rawat Ministry of Labour and Employment
19 K. V. Thomas Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 63 Lok Sabha Ernakulam,Kerala MSc
20 Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki Ministry of Power
21 Mahadev S. Khandela Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
22 Dinesh Trivedi Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
23 Sisir Adhikari Ministry of Rural Development
24 Sultan Ahmed Ministry of Tourism
25 Choudhury Mohan Jatua Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
26 D. Napolean Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
27 S. Jagathrakshakan Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
28 S. Gandhiselvan Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
29 Tushar Amarsinh Chaudhary Ministry of Tribal Affairs
30 Sachin Pilot Ministry of Communications and Information Technology 31 Lok Sabha Ajmer, Rajasthan Wharton School, Uni. of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
31 Mukul Roy Ministry of Shipping Rajya Sabha, West Bengal
32 Arun Yadav Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
33 Pratik Patil Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
34 R. P. N. Singh Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
35 Pradeep Jain Ministry of Rural Development
36 Vincent Pala Ministry of Water Resources
37 Shashi Tharoor Ministry of External Affairs 53 Lok Sabha Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala BA (St. Stephen's College), MA, PhD Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA
38 Agatha Sangma Ministry of Rural Development 28

UPA Cabinet by Party

Source: Various news organizations[1][2][3][4]
The new UPA included 79 members, 78 members in the cabinet plus Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The first 20 cabinet ministers including Manmohan Singh, swore in on 22 May 2009, while the other 59 cabinet members swore in on 27 May 2009. The 6 non-Congress cabinet ministers, include A. Raja, Dayanidhi Maran, and M.K. Azhagiri from the DMK. Mamta Banerjee from Trinamool Congress, Sharad Pawar from Nationalist Congress Party and Farooq Abdullah from National Conference represent the other non-Congress cabinet ministers.

Party Cabinet Ministers Ministers of State Total
Indian National Congress 27 32 59
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 3 4 7
Trinamool Congress 1 6 7
Nationalist Congress Party 1 2 3
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference 1 0 1
Indian Union Muslim League 0 1 1
Total 33 45 78

UPA Cabinet by States

Source: Hindu[5][6]

State Cabinet Ministers Ministers of State (I) Ministers of State Total
Maharashtra 5 2 2 9
Tamil Nadu 5 0 4 9
West Bengal 2 8 9
Kerala 2 0 4 6
Andhra Pradesh 1 1 4 6
Madhya Pradesh 4
Karnataka 3 0 1 4
Bihar 3 3
Himachal Pradesh 2
Meghalaya 2
Jharkhand 1
  • MoS (I) - Ministers of State with Independent charge

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