The Union Council of Ministers was expanded with the induction of 19 new Ministers of State. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State with Independent Charge of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has been elevated as Cabinet Minister. President Pranab Mukherjee administered Oath of Office and Secrecy to 20 Ministers.
Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitely, Ramvilas Paswan, Anant Geete, 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
Date of birth: January 30, 1951
Educational qualification: B.Com
Past legislative experience: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council during 1990-2002. Member of Rajya Sabha since 2008.
Past administrative experience: Minister of State with Independent Charge for Environment, Forests and Climate Change since November 2014.
Minister of State ( Independent Charge) for Information and Broadcasting and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs during May-November 2014.
Executive President of Maharashtra State Planning Board during 1995-99.
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 16thLok Sabha from Mandla (ST)
Past legislative experience : Elected to Lok Sabha four times earlier 1996-2004.
Member of Rajya Sabha during 2012-14.
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)
Past Legislative experience: Four times elected to Rajya Sabha in 1986, 1992 and 2000 and 2006.
Past administrative experience : Minister of State for Urban Affairs & Employment and Parliamentary Affairs during September,1995 – May,1996.
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
Past administrative experience : Officer of Rajasthan Administrative Servivce
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.
Past legislative experience : Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly during 2002-07.
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.
Past administrative experience: Union Minister of State for Labour, Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation and Youth Affairs & Sports in the Government of India
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
Past legislative experience: Elected to 15th Lok Sabha.
Past administrative experience: Retired IAS officer
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
Past legislative experience : Twice member of Lok Sabha
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.
Past Legislative experience-Member of UP Legislative Assembly from 2012 -14
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
Past Legislative experience: Twice elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009 and 2010
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
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
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
Past Legislative experience: He was Lok Sabha MP from Kishanganj from 1989 to 1991
Name: Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi
Place of Birth: Atharga, Bijapur, Karnataka
Date of birth: 28th June 1952
Educational qualification: B.A
Constituency: Bijapur, Karnataka
Past legislative experience: Five time member of Lok Sabha since 1998. Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly for three terms from 1983 to 1998.
Past Administrative experience: Minister of State for Home and Excise, Cabinet Minister for Social Welfare and Revenue in the Government of 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
Past legislative experience: Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly for five terms from 1995 to 2014.
Past Administrative experience: Deputy Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Forest and Environment, Tribal Development, Rural Development, Labour and Empolyment and Panchayat and Rural Housing in the Government of Gujrat.
Name: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
Place of Birth: Vill. Pakhapur, Distt. Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh
Date of birth: 15th October 1957
Constituency: Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
Past legislative experience: Member of UP Legislative Assembly from 1991 to 1992 and 1996 to 2002.
Past Administrative experience: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Planning and Panchayati Raj in the Government of 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.
Past legislative experience: Member of Rajya Sabha during 2008-09. Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms since 1991.
Past Administrative experience: Cabinet Minister for Narmada, Irrigation and Water Supply and agriculture in the Government of Gujarat.
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
Past Legislative experience : Twice Member of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly during 2007-12 and 2012-14.
Past administrative experience : Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttarakhand during 2008-09 and Minister of State during 2007-08.
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
Past legislative experience : Twice member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1996-2002 and 2007-2012.