Narendra Modi Takes Oath as 15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi Takes Oath as 15th Prime Minister of IndiaReuters

The portfolios of Narendra Modi's cabinet ministers were officially announced on Tuesday.

Cabinet Mininsters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space.

Rajnath Singh: Home Ministery

Arun Jaitley: Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs

Sushma Swaraj: Ministry of External Affairs

Nitin Gadkari - Surface transport ministry and Shipping ministry

Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice

DV Sadananda Gowda: Railways

M Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi: Women and Child Development

Ananth Kumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers

Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development

Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture

Gopinathrao Munde: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

Dr. Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs

Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Ram Vilas Paswan: Food and Civil Supplies ministry

Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare

Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries

Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs

Anant Gangaram Geete : Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment

Ashok Gajapathi Raju: Civil Aviation

Thawarchand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment

Minister of State

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Agriculture, Food Processing Industries

Upendra Khuswaha: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Kiren Rijiju: Home Affairs

Sudarshan Bhagat: Social Justice and Empowerment

Krishan Pal: Road Transport and Highways, Shipping

Manoj Sinha: Railways

Nihalchand: Chemicals and fertilizers

GM Siddeshwara: Civil Aviation

Pon. Radhakrishnan: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Vishnu Deo Sai: Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment

Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava: Tribal Affairs

Minister of State with Independent Charge

Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)

General VK Singh: Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs

Inderjit Singh Rao: Planning (Independent Charge), Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge), Defence

Shripad Yesso Naik: Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge)

Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)

Piyush Goyal- Power (Independent Charge), Coal (Independent Charge), New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)

Prakash Javadekar-Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)

Sarbananda Sonowal: Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)

Dr. Jitendra Singh-Science and Technology (Independent Charge)

Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Textiles (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Narendra Modi along with his cabinet ministers took oath in a grand ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday evening. Several VVIP guests including SAARC leaders, Indian politicians, industrialists and celebrities attended the ceremony.

Soon after Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India, the official website of India published a letter from him.

My dear fellow Indians and citizens of the world,


A very warm welcome to the official website of the Prime Minister of India.

On 16th May 2014 the people of India gave their verdict. They delivered a mandate for development, good governance and stability. As we devote ourselves to take India's development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation. Together we will script a glorious future for India. Let us together dream of a strong, developed and inclusive India that actively engages with the global community to strengthen the cause of world peace and development.

I envision this website as a very important medium of direct communication between us. I am a firm believer in the power of technology and social media to communicate with people across the world. I hope this platform creates opportunities to listen, learn and share one's views.

Through this website you will also get all the latest information about my speeches, schedules, foreign visits and lot more. I will also keep informing you about innovative initiatives undertaken by the Government of India.


Narendra Modi

Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday

A day after taking oath as the 15th Prime Minister of, Modi officially arrived at the south block and took charge at the Prime Minister's office. He will be holding his first meeting with his cabinet ministers today.

Issues related to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be discussed in the cabinet meeting, sources told Deccan Chronicle.

Modi to Meet SAARC Leaders

The Prime Minister will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and other SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi will reportedly hold a series of bilateral meetings with the SAARC leaders, who arrived in India to attend his swearing-in ceremony.