Narendra Modi takes the charge with 44 ministers
Moneylife Digital Team 26 May 2014
The Narendra Modi government will have 23 cabinet ministers, 10 MoS with independent charge and 11 ministers of state
 
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi on Monday sworn in as the new prime minister of India. His ministry includes 23 cabinet ministers, 10 ministers of state (MoS) with independent charge and 11 MoS. Modi took oath as India's 15th Prime Minister in the presence of SAARC leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath of office and oath of secrecy to Prime Minister Modi. 
 
Immediately after Narendra Modi took the oath, his new website, http://www.pmindia.nic.in/ became LIVE. 
Prominent names, who took the oath along with Modi as cabinet ministers are BJP president Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Sadananda Gowda, Uma Bharti, Najma Heptullah, Gopinath Munde, Ram Vilas Paswan, Kalraj Mishra, Maneka Gandhi, Ananth Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad. 
 
Others who took oath were TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Shiv Sena's Ananth Geete, Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Narendra Singh Tomar, Jual Oram, Radha Mohan Singh, Thavarchand Gehlot, Smriti Irani and Dr Harsh Vardhan. 
 
Ministers of State with Independent Charge are Gen (Retd) VK Singh, Rao Inderjit Singh, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Jitendra Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, Sarbananda Sonowal, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goel and Shripad Naik from Goa. 
 
GM Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Upendra Kushwaha, Radhakrishnan P, Kiren Rijiju, Krishan Pal Gujar, Sanjeev Kumar, Balyan Mansukhbhai Baswa, Raosaheb Danwe, Vishnudev and Sudarshan Bhagat took oath as ministers of state. 
 
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom were present during the ceremony in the capital. Speaker of Bangladesh Shirin Chaudhry represented the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 
 
In a statement, Ajay Shriram, president of CII, said, "At the current juncture, it is vital to revive the pace of GDP growth, bring down inflation, and create new jobs on a large scale. CII anticipates a quick and proactive agenda of economic and governance policies, including fiscal consolidation, fast-tracking of stranded projects, and sectoral initiatives for infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and mining."
 
This is the much smaller ministry in comparison to the last three union governments, including the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Comments
MG Warrier
8 years ago
We need to follow ‘WE THE PEOPLE’(Ref: Preamble of India’s CONSTITUTION) AND BE PRACTICAL AND PRAGMATIC. We should, as a beginning has been made on May 26,2014, think beyond sectoral and ‘political’ interests. Let us understand the INCLUSIVE SECTOR comprising public sector, private sector and the one billion Indians who were given denominations and classifications so far. Modi, Raghuram Rajan, Kejriwal, Medha Patkar, APJ Abdul Kalam, Bimal Jalan, Nehru, Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bajpayee, Sreedharan…the list can go on and on…all have/had dreams about INDIA…The recent awakening has shown that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE…

S.S.A.Zaidi
8 years ago
master stroke was inviting SARC leaders-it augurs well
zaidi
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