PM Modi Cabinet Formation 2024 Updates: Who Got The Top 5 Cabinet Minister Posts In Modi 3.0 Cabinet?

Shri Amit Shah leads both the Ministry of Home Affairs and the newly established Ministry of Cooperation, while Shri Rajnath Singh oversees the Ministry of Defence. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is at the helm of the Ministry of External Affairs, managing international relations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the distribution of portfolios for his third-term government, with several ministers retaining their positions. The swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 71 other ministers signaled the beginning of the new coalition government. President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to the newly appointed ministers, marking the formation of a diverse cabinet comprising 30 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers of State with independent charge, and 36 Ministers of State.

Top 5 Cabinet Posts

  1. Minister of Home Affairs; and Minister of Cooperation- Led by Shri Amit Shah

  2. Minister of Defence – Led by Shri Rajnath Singh
  3. Minister of External Affairs – Led by Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  4. Minister of Finance; and Minister of Corporate Affairs – Led by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
  5. Minister of Road Transport and Highways – Led by Shri Nitin Gadkari

In notable appointments, Annapurna Devi, a prominent JP leader from Jharkhand, assumes the role of the new Women and Child Development Minister, adding both diversity and regional representation to the cabinet.

Pralhad Joshi, a staunch RSS loyalist and seasoned BJP member, takes charge as the New & Renewable Energy Minister, succeeding RK Singh. Joshi’s extensive parliamentary experience, spanning five terms from Dharwad in Karnataka, enriches his leadership in this critical ministry.

Manohar Lal Khattar brings his administrative acumen to the forefront as he assumes the role of the Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, contributing to the government’s developmental agenda.

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi secures the MSME Ministry, while Rajiv Ranjan Singh of JD(U) assumes responsibilities for Panchayati Raj and Animal Husbandry. K. Ram Mohan Naidu from TDP is entrusted with the Civil Aviation Ministry, and Chirag Paswan of LJP-RV takes on the Food Processing Ministry, reflecting the inclusivity of the coalition.

Bandi Sanjay Kumar strengthens the operational capacity of the Ministry of Home Affairs as the new Minister of State. G. Kishan Reddy’s dual role as the Minister of Coal and Mines reinforces the government’s focus on resource management.

RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary shoulders the responsibility as MoS (independent charge) in the Skill Development Ministry and MoS in the Education Ministry, contributing to the nation’s human capital development. Jitendra Singh returns as a Minister with six portfolios, including an independent charge for Science and Tech and Earth Sciences, alongside his role as MoS PMO.

Jual Oram takes charge of the Tribal Affairs portfolio, highlighting the government’s commitment to tribal welfare. Giriraj Singh assumes the Textiles portfolio, while Bhupendra Yadav retains the Environment Ministry. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat oversees the Culture and Tourism portfolios, and Hardeep Singh Puri maintains his position in the Petroleum Ministry, ensuring continuity in crucial areas of governance.

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Among the notable appointments, Jitan Ram Manjhi from Hindustani Awam Morcha, part of the NDA Alliance, has been appointed as the Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Modi 3.0 Cabinet. This appointment underscores the government’s commitment to supporting small businesses and fostering entrepreneurship.

Additionally, HD Kumaraswamy from the Janata Dal (Secular) has taken on the role of Minister of Heavy Industries and Minister of Steel, reflecting collaboration with a BJP ally within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Furthermore, Rajiv Ranjan Lalan Singh, a trusted ally of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the Janata Dal (United), has been appointed as the Minister of Panchayat Raj and Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying in the Modi 3.0 Cabinet. This highlights the government’s focus on rural development and animal welfare.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the third consecutive term, will oversee critical ministries including the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, the Department of Atomic Energy, and the Department of Space. Additionally, Piyush Goyal retains the Commerce portfolio, emphasizing the government’s commitment to fostering economic growth and enhancing trade.