Government Ministries

There are just under than 50 ministries in India, which are all headed by political appointees, entitled “minister” or “minister of state”.  Ministers (or cabinet ministers) and ministers of state (non-cabinet ministers) are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister. Constitutionally, the total number of cabinet ministers, including the prime minister, should not exceed 15% of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament). Many of the ministries such as the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Human Resource Development have both a minister and minister of state. In such instances the minister of state acts as deputy or has specific responsibilities allocated to them. The “secretary” is the most senior civil servant in each ministry.

Government Ministries organisations in India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Ministry of Civil Aviation
Ministry of Coal
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Ministry of External Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Ministry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ministry of Mines
Ministry of Minority Affairs
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Ocean Development
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ministry of Power
Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
Ministry of Small Scale Industries
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ministry of Steel
Ministry of Textiles
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ministry of Urban Development
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports