Union Council Of Ministers Expanded With 19 New Ministers of State

President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the newly inducted Ministers after a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi

Union Council of Ministers expanded with 19 new Ministers of State.  Shri Prakash Javadekar elevated to Cabinet rank. 15 new Ministers have past legislative experience; 10 served in central and state governments. 9 new Ministers Post-Graduates

The Union Council of Ministers was today expanded with the induction of 19 new Ministers of State. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State with Independent Charge of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has been elevated as Cabinet Minister. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee administered Oath of Office and Secrecy to 20 Ministers.

Vice-President Shri Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Shri Arun Jaitely, Shri Ramvilas Paswan, Shri Anant Geete, Shri Sadananda Gowda, Smt.Smriti Irani besides other ministers and dignitaries attended the swearing in ceremony in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Of the 19 new Ministers inducted today from 10 States, 15 have past legislative experience in the Parliament and in State Legislatures with 10 of them having served in central and state governments as Ministers  and officials.. Of the new ministers, 9 are Post-Graduates and 7 Graduates including 7 with Degrees in Law, 2 Business Graduates and a Doctor.

Profiles of the new Ministers are as below:

New Cabinet Minister:

Name: Prakash Javadekar

Place of birth: Pune, Maharashtra

Date of birth: January 30, 1951

Educational qualification: B.Com

Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh


Ministers of State:

Name: Shri Fagan Singh Kulaste

Place of birth : Barbati, Mandla(dt), MP

Date of birth: May 18,1959

Educational qualification: MA, B.Ed, LLB

Constituency : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Mandla (ST)


Name:     Shri  S. S. Ahluwalia

Place of birth: Jaykay Nagar, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal)

Date of birth: 04 July 1951

Educational qualification: B.Sc, LL.B

Constituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Darjeeling (West Bengal)


Name :Shri Rajen Gohain

Place of birth: Nagaon, Assam

Date of birth: November 26,1950

Educational qualification : B.A, LLB

Constituency : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Nawgong, Assam

Past legislative experience : Fourth time Member of Lok Sabha since 1999.


Name : Shri C.R.Chaudhary

Place of birth: Dhandhlas, Nagaur, Rajasthan

Date of birth: March 1, 1948

Educational qualification : MA

Constituency : Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Nagaur


Name : Mansukh Lakshmanbhai Mandaviya

Place of birth : Hanol, Bhavnagar (dt), Gujarat

Date of birth : June 1,1972

Educational qualification: Higher Secondary

Constituency : Member of Rajya Sabha since 2012.


Name:      Shri Vijay Goel

Place of birth: Delhi

Date of birth: 4 January 1954

Educational qualification: M.Com, LL.B

Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.


Name:  Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal

Place of Birth: Village-Kishmideshar, Distt. Bikaner (Rajasthan)

Date of birth: 20 December 1953

Educational qualification: M.A, LL.B, MBA.

Constituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Bikaner (SC), Rajasthan


Shri Ramdas Athawale

 Place of birth : Agalgaon, Sangli dt, Maharashtra

Date of birth : December 25, 1959

Academic qualification : Under graduate

Constituency : Member of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra since 2014


Name: Smt Anupriya Singh Patel

Place of birth: Kanpur, UP

Date of birth: April 21, 1981

Educational qualification: B.A, MBA

Constituency: Elected to 16th LOK Sabha for the first time from Mirzapur, UP.


Name: Anil Madhav Dave

Place of birth: Barnagar, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Date of birth: July, 6, 1956

Educational Qualification: M.Com

Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh


 Name : Shri P.P. Chaudhary

Place of birth: Bhavi, Distt. Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Date of birth: July 12, 1953

Educational qualification: B.Sc., L.L.B

Constituency: Pali


 Name : Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

Place of birth : Malpur, Distt. Dhule (Maharashtra)

Date of birth: 11 September,  1953

Educational qualification: M.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery and Super Specialization-Onco-Surgeon)

Educated at Grant Medical College (Mumbai) J.J. Hospital Mumbai, Tata Cancer Hospital Mumbai

Constituency: Dhule


 Name: M J Akbar

Place of Birth: Calcutta now Kolkata

Date of Birth: 11.01.1951

Educational qualification: B.A. (Hons) English from Presidency College, Calcutta

Constituency: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand


Name: Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi

Place of Birth: Atharga, Bijapur, Karnataka

Date of birth: 28th June 1952

Educational qualification: B.A

Constituency: Bijapur, Karnataka


Name: Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor

Place of Birth: Dasa, Distt. Dahod (Gujarat)

Date of birth: 22nd August 1966

Educational qualification: B.A

Constituency: Dahod, Gujarat


Name: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey

Place of Birth: Vill. Pakhapur, Distt. Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

Date of birth: 15th October 1957

Educational qualification: M.A in Journalism and PhD from Banaras Hindu University

Constituency: Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh


Name: Shri Parsottam Rupala

Place of Birth: Isvaria, Distt. Amreli (Gujarat)

Date of birth: 1st October 1954

Educational qualification: B.Sc. and B.Ed.

Constituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Gujrat since June 2016.


Name : Shri Ajay Tamta

Place of birth : Almora, Uttarakhand

Date of birth: July 16,1972

Educational qualification : Intermediate (Science)

Constituency : Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Almora (SC), Uttarakhand


Name : Smt. Krishna Raj

Place of birth : Faizabad, UP

Date of birth : February 22, 1967

Educational qualification : M.A from Awadh University

Constituency : Elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Shahjahanpur (SC), UP


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