Dr Manmohan Singh to have 79 member ministry
Dr Manmohan Singh to have 79 member ministryPrime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will have a 79-member Council of Ministers, including 33 cabinet ministers and 45 ministers of state, in his second term as chief of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in India.
19 cabinet ministers had been sworn in on May 22 and
14 more will take oath at 11.30 am on May 28 along with 45 ministers of state, while 7 ministers will hold independent charge.
The following is the list of Union Council of Ministers
Pranab Mukherjee (Finance), Sharad Pawar (Agriculture, Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution), A. K. Antony (Defence), P. Chidambaram (Home Affairs), Mamata Banerjee (Railways), S. M. Krishna (External Affairs).
Portfolios yet to be announced for Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushilkumar Shinde, M. Veerappa Moily, S. Jaipal Reddy, Kamal Nath, Vayalar Ravi, Meira Kumar, Murli Deora, Kapil Sibal, Ambika Soni, B. K. Handique, Anand Sharma, C. P. Joshi
To be sworn in Thursday morning: Virbhadra Singh, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Farooq Abdullah, Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja, Mallikarjun Kharge, Kumari Selja, Subodh Kant Sahay, M S Gill, G K Vasan, Pawan Kumar Bansal, Mukul Wasnik, Kantilal Bhuria, M K Azhagiri
The Ministers of State include E. Ahamed, V. Narayanasamy, Srikant Jena, Mullappally Ramachandran, D. Purandeswari, Panabaka Lakshmi, Ajay Maken, K.H. Muniyappa, Namo Narain Meena, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasad, A. Sai Prathap, Gurudas Kamat, M.M. Pallam Raju, Mahadev Khandela, Harish Rawat, K.V. Thomas, Saugata Ray, Dinesh Trivedi, Sisir Adhikari, Sultan Ahmed, Mukul Roy, Mohan Jatua, S.S. Palanimanickam, D. Napoleon, S. Jagathrakshakan, S. Gandhiselvan, Preneet Kaur, Sachin Pilot, Shashi Tharoor, Bharatsinh Solanki, Tusharbhai Chaudhary, Arun Yadav, Prateek Prakashbapu Patil, R.P.N. Singh, Vincent Pala, Pradeep Jain and Agatha Sangma.
The Ministers of State with independent charge are Praful Patel (NCP), Prithviraj Chavan, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Salman Khursheed, Dinsha Patel, Jairam Ramesh and Krishna Tirath.