Indian cabinet reshuffle June 2013: Full list of Ministers and their portfolios

Archana Venkatraman
Indian Parliament building in New Delhi where new ministers took oath
Indian Parliament building in New Delhi where new ministers took oath
Image: Wikimedia Commons (Shahnoor Habib Munmun)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reshuffled the cabinet for the second time since October 2012. The June 2013 Indian cabinet reshuffle under the Congress-led UPA government is to revive the part ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections.

Sonia Gandhi termed the reshuffle “Mission 2014”. It saw the government bring in eight new ministers and transfer one existing minister Mallikarjun Kharge from Labour Ministry to Railway Ministry.

The reshuffle comes amid several vacancies created in the cabinet after ministers including Salman Khurshid, Ajay Maken, CP Joshi and Pawan Kumar Bansal resigned from the cabinet over corruption allegations, coal-mining scandal and fall-outs.

Among the state ministry appointments, ministry of State for Finance has been handed to JD Seelam and Ministry of State for Commerce and Industry handed to ENS Nachiappan.

Previously, PM Singh reshuffled the cabinet in October 2012, amid corruption allegations and a slowdown in economic growth. Before that, in July 2012, there was another rejig after erstwhile Finance Minister and the current President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, resigned from his post in June 2012 to contest for the presidential elections.

Here is a list of the Indian Ministers and their cabinet portfolios: (* - the newly appointed ministers and their departments)                                                                                   



Dr. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Ministry of Planning
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space

P Chidambaram

Minister of Finance

Mallikarjun Kharge*

Minister of Railways

Sharad Pawar

Minister of Agriculture
Minister of Food Processing Industries

A.K. Antony

Minister of Defence

Sushilkumar Shinde

Minister of Home Affairs

Salman Khurshid after SM Krishna resigned from the post

Minister of External Affairs

Jaipal Reddy 
(Previously held by Lt. Vilasrao Deshmukh)

Minister of Science and Technology
Minister of Earth Sciences

Santosh Chowdhury

Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Veerappa Moily

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Farooq Abdullah

Minister of Energy

Kapil Sibal

Ministry of Communication and IT

Girija Vyas

Minister of Urban Development

Vayalar Ravi

Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs

Ajit Singh

Minister of Civil Aviation

Manish Tewari after Ambika Soni resigned

Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Sis Ram Ola*

Minister of Labour and Employment

K Sambasiva Rao*

Minister of Textiles

Shashi Tharoor

Minister of HRD

Oscar Fernandes*

Minister of Road and Highways

Deepa Dasmunshi 

Minister of Culture

Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi

Minister of Tourism

G.K. Vasan

Minister of Shipping

Kamal Nath 

Minister of Parliamentary Affaris

Manik Rao Gavit*

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

M.K. Alagiri

Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Praful Patel

Minister of Public Enterprises

Sriprakash Jaiswal

Minister of Coal

Ajay Maken

Minister of Sports

Kishore Deo

Minister of Tribal Affairs

Beni Verma

Minister of Steel

Jairam Ramesh

Minister of Rural Development
Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation


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