New Delhi: In the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today the cabinet is going to expand for the first time. Cabinet expansion will be held at 6 pm, in which 20 to 22 new ministers can take oath. Apart from the Prime Minister, there are currently 21 ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and 23 ministers of state in the Modi cabinet. Know how many ministers can be made in the central government and how it is decided.
According to the Indian Constitution, the number of members of the Union Cabinet can be up to 15 percent of the total members of the Lok Sabha. The number of members in the Lok Sabha is 552, according to this, the number of ministers in the cabinet cannot exceed 81. At present, PM Modi can include 28 more ministers in his cabinet.
How is the new cabinet formed
Article 74, 75 and 77 of the Constitution related to the formation of the cabinet in the Indian Constitution are very important. According to Article 74, the Council of Ministers is constituted by the President. According to Article 74, there will be a Council of Ministers, at the head of which will be the Prime Minister, on the basis of the help and suggestion of the PM, the President will assent to the Cabinet. At the same time, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President. According to Article 75(1) of the Constitution, the Prime Minister will be appointed by the President.
Under Article 77 of the Constitution, the ministries/departments of the government are created by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Each of the ministries is assigned by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. Each department has a secretary in charge to assist the minister on policy matters and general administration. Before a minister enters his office, the President administers the oath of office and secrecy to him. After this he gets the status of a minister. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha.
There are three types of ministers-
Keeping in view the importance of different members of the Council of Ministers, ministers have been divided into three categories.
- Cabinet Minister
- state Minister
- Minister of State (Independent Charge)