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Breaking: Ravi Shankar Prasad to continue as Union Law Minister in Modi government

Aditya AK

Incumbent Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will continue to serve the post as part of the new Modi government’s Cabinet.

In a Cabinet reshuffle exercise by the first Modi government in July 2016, Ravi Shankar Prasad replaced DV Sadananda Gowda as Law Minister.

Prasad was initially the Law Minister when the Narendra Modi government had assumed power in 2014. He was subsequently replaced by Sadananda Gowda on November 10, 2014.

A graduate of Patna University, Prasad was designated as Senior Advocate by the Patna High Court in 1999, and later by the Supreme Court in 2000. A prolific career in politics followed, with Prasad serving as Minister of State for Coal and Mines, Information & Broadcasting, and Law.

Prasad recently won the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his constituency in Patna by a considerable margin of votes.

Apart from the Law Ministry, Prasad will also continue as Minister of Electronics and Information Technology. He has also been named as the Minister for Communications.

Full List of Ministers

Shri Narendra ModiPrime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;

Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and

All important policy issues; and

All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Cabinet Ministers

1.Shri Raj Nath SinghMinister of Defence.
2.Shri Amit ShahMinister of Home Affairs.
3.Shri Nitin Jairam GadkariMinister of Road Transport and Highways; and Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
4.Shri D.V. Sadananda GowdaMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
5.Smt. Nirmala SitharamanMinister of Finance; and
Minister of Corporate Affairs.
6.Shri Ramvilas PaswanMinister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
7.Shri Narendra Singh TomarMinister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare;
Minister of Rural Development; andMinister of Panchayati Raj.
8.Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadMinister of Law and Justice;
Minister of Communications; and
Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
9.Smt. Harsimrat Kaur BadalMinister of Food Processing Industries.
10.Shri Thaawar Chand GehlotMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment.
11.Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinister of External Affairs.
12.Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal

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Minister of Human Resource Development.
13.Shri Arjun MundaMinister of Tribal Affairs.
14.Smt. Smriti Zubin IraniMinister of Women and Child Development; and Minister of Textiles.
15.Dr. Harsh VardhanMinister of Health and Family Welfare;
Minister of Science and Technology; and
Minister of Earth Sciences.
16.Shri Prakash JavadekarMinister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
17.Shri Piyush GoyalMinister of Railways; and

Minister of Commerce and Industry.

18.Shri Dharmendra PradhanMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and
Minister of Steel.
19.Shri Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinister of Minority Affairs.
20.Shri Pralhad JoshiMinister of Parliamentary Affairs;
Minister of Coal; and
Minister of Mines.
21.Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeyMinister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
22.Shri Arvind Ganpat SawantMinister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.
23.Shri Giriraj SinghMinister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
24.Shri Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinister of Jal Shakti.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

1.Shri Santosh Kumar GangwarMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
2.Rao Inderjit SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Planning.

3.Shri Shripad Yesso NaikMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

4.Dr. Jitendra SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region;

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office;

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;

Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy; and

Minister of State in the Department of Space.

5.Shri Kiren RijijuMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
6.Shri Prahalad Singh PatelMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture; and

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism.

7.Shri Raj Kumar SinghMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Power;

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

8.Shri Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

9.Shri Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Shipping; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Ministers of State

1.Shri Faggansingh KulasteMinister of State in the Ministry of Steel.
2.Shri Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
3.Shri Arjun Ram MeghwalMinister of  State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

4.General (Retd.) V. K. SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
5.Shri Krishan PalMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
6.Shri Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
7.Shri G. Kishan ReddyMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
8.Shri Parshottam RupalaMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
9.Shri Ramdas AthawaleMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
10.Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development.
11.Shri Babul SupriyoMinister of  State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
12.Shri Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
13.Shri Dhotre Sanjay ShamraoMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development;

Minister of  State in the Ministry of Communications; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

14.Shri Anurag Singh ThakurMinister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and

Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

15.Shri Angadi Suresh ChannabasappaMinister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
16.Shri Nityanand RaiMinister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
17.Shri Rattan Lal KatariaMinister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
18.Shri V. MuraleedharanMinister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
19.Smt. Renuka Singh SarutaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
20.Shri Som ParkashMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
21.Shri Rameswar TeliMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
22.Shri Pratap Chandra SarangiMinister of State in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
23.Shri Kailash ChoudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
24.Sushri Debasree ChaudhuriMinister of State in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

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