The Union Council of Ministers was today 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, Smriti Irani besides other ministers and dignitaries attended the swearing in ceremony in the Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.Of the 19 new Ministers inducted today from 10 States, 14 had past legislative experience in the Parliament and State Legislatures with 11 of them having worked as Ministers or in State Governments.Of the new ministers, 9 are Post-Graduates and 8 Graduates including 7 with Degrees in Law, 2 Business Graduates and a Doctor.Profiles of the new ministers are as below:Prakash JavadekarPlace of birth: Pune, MaharashtraDate of birth: January 30, 1951Educational qualification: B.ComConstituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya PradeshPast 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.Fagan Singh KulasteMinisters of StatePlace of birth: Barbati, Mandla(dt), MPDate of birth: May 18,1959Educational qualification: MA, B.Ed, LLBConstituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Mandla (ST)Past legislative experience: Elected to Lok Sabha four times earlier 1996-2004.Member of Rajya Sabha during 2012-14.advertisementSS AhluwaliaPlace of birth: Jaykay Nagar, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal)Date of birth: July 4, 1951Educational qualification: B.Sc, LL.BConstituency: 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.Rajen GohainPlace of birth: Nagaon, AssamDate of birth: November 26,1950Educational qualification : B.A, LLBConstituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Nawgong, AssamPast legislative experience: Fourth time Member of Lok Sabha since 1999.CR ChaudharyPlace of birth: Dhandhlas, Nagaur, RajasthanDate of birth: March 1, 1948Educational qualification: MAConstituency: Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from NagaurPast administrative experience: Officer of Rajasthan Administrative ServivceMansukh Lakshmanbhai MandaviyaPlace of birth: Hanol, Bhavnagar (dt), GujaratDate of birth: June 1,1972Educational qualification: Higher SecondaryConstituency: Member of Rajya Sabha since 2012.Past legislative experience: Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly during 2002-07.Vijay GoelPlace of birth: DelhiDate of birth: January 4, 1954Educational qualification: M.Com, LL.BConstituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.Past Legislative experience: He has been the Member of Parliament for the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha representing the Sadar and Chandni Chowk constituencies of Delhi. Past administrative experience: Union Minister of State for Labour, Parliamentary Affairs, Statistics & Programme Implementation and Youth Affairs & Sports in the Government of IndiaArjun Ram MeghwalPlace of Birth: Village-Kishmideshar, Distt. Bikaner (Rajasthan)Date of birth: December 20, 1953Educational qualification: M.A, LL.B, MBA.Constituency: Elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Bikaner (SC), RajasthanPast legislative experience: Elected to 15th Lok Sabha.Past administrative experience: Retired IAS officerAnupriya Singh PatelPlace of birth: Kanpur, UPDate of birth: April 21, 1981Educational qualification: B.A, MBAConstituency: Elected to 16th LOK Sabha for the first time from Mirzapur, UP.Past Legislative experience-Member of UP Legislative Assembly from 2012-14Anil Madhav DavePlace of birth: Barnagar, Ujjain, Madhya PradeshDate of birth: July 6, 1956Educational Qualification: M.ComConstituency: Member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya PradeshPast Legislative experience: Twice elected to Rajya Sabha in 2009 and 2010PP ChaudharyPlace of birth: Bhavi, Distt. Jodhpur (Rajasthan)Date of birth: July 12, 1953Educational qualification: B.Sc., L.L.B Constituency: PaliDr. Subhash Ramrao BhamrePlace of birth: Malpur, Distt. Dhule (Maharashtra)Date of birth: September, 1953Educational 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 MumbaiConstituency: DhuleM J AkbarPlace of Birth: Calcutta now KolkataDate of Birth: 11.01.1951Educational qualification: B.A. (Hons) English from Presidency College, CalcuttaConstituency: Elected to Rajya Sabha from JharkhandPast Legislative experience: He was Lok Sabha MP from Kishanganj from 1989 to 1991Ramesh Chandappa JigajinagiPlace of Birth: Atharga, Bijapur, KarnatakaDate of birth: June 28, 1952Educational qualification: B.AConstituency: Bijapur, KarnatakaPast 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. Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai BhabhoradvertisementPlace of Birth: Dasa, Distt. Dahod (Gujarat)Date of birth: August 22, 1966Educational qualification: B.AConstituency: Dahod, GujaratPast 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. Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeyPlace of Birth: Vill. Pakhapur, Distt. Ghazipur, Uttar PradeshDate of birth: October 15, 1957Educational qualification: M.A in Journalism and PhD from Banaras Hindu UniversityConstituency: Chandauli, Uttar PradeshPast 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.Purshotam RupalaPlace of Birth: Isvaria, Distt. Amreli (Gujarat)Date of birth: October 1, 1954Educational 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. Ajay TamtaPlace of birth: Almora, UttarakhandDate of birth: July 16,1972Educational qualification: Intermediate (Science)Constituency: Elected to Lok Sabha for the first time from Almora (SC), UttarakhandPast 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.Krishna RajPlace of birth: Faizabad, UPDate of birth: February 22, 1967Educational qualification: M.A from Awadh UniversityConstituency: Elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Shahjahanpur (SC), UPPast legislative experience: Twice member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly during 1996-2002 and 2007-2012.