Complete List of Ministers in Dr.Manmohan Sing’s UPA-2- Cabinet After Reshuffle

Subsequent to Ms.Mamatha Bannerjee/ All India Trinamool Congress/ ‘TMC’s  withdrawal of support to the UPA-2 Government and
the resignations by the ‘TMC’ -Ministers from Dr.Manmohan Singh’s Cabinet,
the Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh has made a reshuffle and an expansion  of his cabinet.

After the reshuffle the  strength of the Council of Ministers has increased
 from 67 to 78.
(Cabinet Ministers-33, Ministers of State with Independent Charge-12 and Ministers of State-33)

According to Dr.Manmohan Singh, ‘probably and hopefully’, this reshuffle would be the last one of UPA 2, before the next General Elections of 2014.


The Prime Minister, Dr.Manmohan Singh took away portfolios from ministers holding more than one charge and filled in the vacancies created by the following factors:

  • exit of six Trinamool ministers-

-Mr. Mukul Roy – Railways (Cabinet Minister),
-Mr. Bandhyopadhyay- Minister of State For Health,
-Mr. Ahmed- Minister of State For Tourism,
-Mr. Sougata Roy-Minister of State For Urban Development,
-Mr. Adhkary- Minister of State For Information & Broadcasting.

  • death of Mr.Vilasrao Deshmukh and
  • resignation of the following eight ministers including the following ministers-
-Mr.S M Krishna,
-Mr. Virbhadra Singh,
-Ms.Ambika Soni,
-Mr.Mukul Wasnik and
-Mr.Subodh Kant Sahai.

Following is the complete list of ministers in the United Progressive Alliance II, after the reshuffling on 28th October 2012 :-

The following are the Cabinet Ministers and their Portfolios:

1.    Dr Manmohan Singh – Prime Minister- Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Ministry of Planning, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space
2.    Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal – Minister of Railways
3.    Mr. Palaniappan Chidambaram – Minister of Finance
4.    Mr.Sharad Chandra Govindrao Pawar – Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Food Processing Industries
5.    Mr.AK Antony – Minister of Defence
6.    Mr.Sushilkumar Sambhajirao Shinde – Minister of Home Affairs
7.    Mr.Salman Khurshid- Minister of External Affairs (Mr.Kurshid was holding Law Ministry and Minority Affairs Ministry)
8.    Mr. S Jaipal Reddy – Minister of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences (shifted from Petroleum to Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.
9.    Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad – Minister of Health and Family Welfare
10.    Dr Farooq Abdullah – Minister of New and Renewable Energy
11.    Mr.M . Veerappa Moily –  Minister of Petroleum (shifted from Law to Petroleum)
12.    Mr. Vayalar Ravi – Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs
13.    Mr. Ajit Singh – Minister of Civil Aviation
14.    Mr.Mallikarjun Kharge – Minister of Labour and Employment
15.    Mr. M Mangapati  Pallam Raju- Minister of HRD( Mr. Raju was Minister of State For Defence-  Mr.Kabil Sibal was holding HRD along with Telecom- Mr. M M. Pallam Raju has been promoted in the reshuffle.)
16.    Mr. Kapil Sibal – Minister of Communications and Information Technology
17.    Mr.Anand Sharma – Minister of Commerce, Industry and Minister of Textiles
18.    Mr.CP Joshi – Minister of Road Transport and Highways
19.    Mr.Ajay Maken – Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
20.    Ms.Chandresh Kumari Katoch – Minister of Culture
21.    Mr.G.K. Vasan – Minister of Shipping
22.    Mr.Kamal Nath – Minister of Urban Development,  Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
23.    Mr. Harish Rawat- Water Resources – (earlier he was Minister of State For Agriculture – He was overlooked for the post of Chief Minister of Uttarkhand earlier this year and he revolted.)
24.    Ms. Selja – Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (earlier she was holding  the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation/HUPA)
25.    Mr. MK Alagiri – Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers
26.    Mr.Praful Manoharbhai Patel – Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
27.    Mr.Sriprakash Jaiswal – Minister of Coal
28.    Mr.Ashwani Kumar- Minister of Law (earlier  the portfolio of Law was held by Mr.Salman Khurshid –Mr. Kumar  has been upgraded to the Cabinet rank from multiple- Minister of State positions held by him –From 19th January 2010 To 12th July 2011, Mr.Ashwani Kumar was Minister of State For Parliamentary Affairs and  and From 19th January 2011 he has been  Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning/ Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology & Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences
29.    Mr. K.Rahman Khan-(Former Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman/ Ex- Minister of State in UPA-I  )-Minister of Minority Affairs ( portfolio of Minority Affairs has been  shifted from Mr.Salman Kurshid)
30.    Mr. Dinsha Patel – Minister of Mines ( earlier he was Minister of State for Mines and has been promoted as Cabinet Minister in Mines Ministry)
31.    Mr. V Kishore Chandra Deo – Minister of Tribal Affairs and Minister of Panchayati Raj
32.    Mr. Beni Prasad Verma – Minister of Steel
33.    Mr. Jairam Ramesh – Minister of Rural Development

The following are the Ministers of State with Independent Charge/MoS (With Independent Charge) and their Ministries:
1.    Mr.Krishna Tirath – Ministry of Women and Child Development
2.    Mr.Jitendra Singh – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
3.    Prof Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas – Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
4.    Mr.Srikant Kumar Jena – Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
5.    Mrs.Jayanthi Natarajan – Ministry of Environment and Forests
6.    Mr. Manish Tewari – Ministry of Information & Broadcasting ( earlier Ms.Ambika Soni who resigned was holding the portfolio)
7.    Mr. Chiranjeevi (Actor Turned Politician from Andhra Pradesh) – Ministry of Tourism
8.    Mr.Paban Singh Ghatowar – Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and  Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
9.    Mr. Bharatsinh Madhavsinh Solanki – Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (earlier he was Minister of State For Railways)
10.    Mr.Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia – Ministry of Power
11.    Mr. KH Muniyappa –  Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) (earlier he was Minister of State For Railways)
12.    Mr.Sachin Pilot – Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The following are the Ministers of State (MoS) and their Ministries:

1.    Mr. E Ahamed –  Ministry of External Affairs (he was earlier holding additional  charge of MoS of Human Resources Development/HRD)
2.    Dr. Shashi Tharoor- Ministry of Human Resources Development/HRD ( he quit Minister of State For External Affairs in April 2010, further to allegations of wrongdoing in buying stakes in an IPL team)
3.    Mr. Ramachandran Mullappally –  Ministry of Home Affairs
4.    Mr. V Narayanasamy – Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions- Prime Minister Office
5.    Mrs. Daggubati Purandeswari  (Daughter of (Late) Ex-Chief Minsiter of Andhra Pradesh- Actor Turned Politician- Mr. N.T.Rama Rao)- Minister of Commerce and Industry
6.    Mr. Jitin Prasada – Ministry of  Human Resource Development
7.    Mr. Jitendra Singh – Ministry of Defence
8.    Mrs.Lakshmi Panabaka – Ministry of Textiles
9.    Mr.Namo Narain Meena – Ministry of Finance
10.    Mr.S.S. Palanimanickam – Ministry of Finance
11.    Mr.Sathyanarayana Sarvey – Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
12.    Mrs.Preneet Kaur – Ministry of External Affairs
13.    Mr.Tariq Anwar – Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Food Processing Industries
14.    Mr.Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy – Ministry of Railways
15.    Mrs.Ranee Narah – Ministry of Tribal Affairs
16.    Mr.Porika Balram Naik – Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
17.    Mr.Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury – Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
18.    Tushar Amarsinh Chaudhary – Ministry of Road Transport &  Highways
19.    Dr Kruparani Killi – Ministry of Communications &  Information Technology
20.    Mr.Pratik Prakashbapu Patil – Ministry of Coal
21.    Mr.Vincent H Pala – Ministry of Water Resources
22.    Mr.Ninong Ering – Ministry of Minority Affairs
23.    Mr.Pradeep Kumar Jain Aditya – Ministry of Rural Development
24.    Mr.Rajeev Shukla – Ministry of Planning  and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs  (earlier he was holding only the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs )
25.    Mr.Charan Das Mahant – Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Food Processing Industries
26.    Mr. Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh/Mr.R.P.N. Singh – Ministry of Home (earlier he was Minister of State For Petroleum & Natural Gas)
27.    Mr.Milind Murli Deora – Ministry of Communications &  Information Technology
28.    Mr.Srikant Kumar Jena – Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers
29.    Mrs.Deepa Dasmunsi – Ministry  of Urban Development
30.    Mr.Suresh Kodikunnil – Minister of Labour & Employment
31.    Mr. S Jagathrakshakan – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (he was earlier Minister of State For Information &Broadcasting)
32.    Mr. K.C. Venugopal – Ministry of Civil Aviation (earlier he was Minister of State For Power)
33.    Mr.Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry- Ministry of Railways

Dr.Manmohan Singh’s new team (of ministers/cabinet/Ministers of State with Independent Charge and Ministers of State) is a mixture  of ‘youth’ and ‘experience’ with induction of 17 new faces and shuffling of portfolios.

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