Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet is slightly smaller in size than that of his predecessor Manmohan Singh’s 77. It has 66 ministers, including 28 cabinet ministers, the Prime Minister, 38 Ministers of State and Minister of State (Independent charge) combined. The top ministers in his cabinet are Rajnath Singh who has got Home Ministry, Sushma Swaraj who has been handed External Affairs Ministry and Arun Jaitley who is going to oversee Finance and Corporate Affairs.
The Narendra Modi government effected its first cabinet reshuffle since taking office on 5 July, 2016. HRD Minister Smriti Irani has been shifted to Textiles. Babul Supriyo, the Union Minister of State for Urban Planning has been shifted to Heavy Industries. Minorities’ Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah put in her papers to pave way for her deputy Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Venkaiah Naidu has been handed over the Information & Broadcasting Ministry portfolio by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Heavy Industries minister G.M. Siddheshawara has been removed.