Current Ministers of Karnataka Government and their Portfolios

Last updated on 4 November 2016


Indian National Congress (INC) party leader Siddaramaiah took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 13 May 2013 along with other ministers. Indian National Congress (INC) party formed the Government under the leadership of Siddaramaiah on 13 May 2013.

On 19 June 2016 Karnataka government Cabinet expansion took place in which 13 new ministers is added and 14 ministers were dropped from council of Ministers of Karnataka. Siddaramaiah inducted 13 new faces in his council of ministers, Nine Cabinet and Four MoS ministers was added. Even as departments of several of the ministers were also reshuffled.

The Government of Karnataka consists of 33 ministers.. The Cabinet of the state of Karnataka forms the executive branch of the Government of Karnataka.

There are two types of the minister in Karnataka government, which is determined by the position or grade. The superior or primary being Cabinet Ministers "Cabinet Minister" and the junior or secondary being "minister of State".

The following is the full list of current ministers (state cabinet) in the Karnataka Government. The list contains ministers and their Portfolios, political party, constituency.

Cabinet ministers of Karnataka.



Cabinet Minister is the main in-charge of a ministry. A cabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries if no other cabinet ministers are appointed to take charge of that ministries. All Cabinet members are mandated by the constitution to be members of the Vidhan Sabha of Karnataka. cabinet ministers of Karnataka and their ministry are listed below.

Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka
No Minister Name Ministries / Portfolios Political Party Constituency
1 Siddaramaiah
  1. Chief Minister of Karnataka
  2. Department of Cabinet Affairs
  3. Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms
  4. Department of Finance including Institutional Finance and Small Savings and Lotteries
  5. Information and Public Relations
  6. Intelligence Wing from Home Department
  7. Any other Department not specifically allocated
INC Varuna
2 DR. G. PARAMESHWARA
  1. Home Department excluding Intelligence Wing
INC Hadagali
3 R.V. DESHPANDE
  1. Large and Medium Scale Industries from Commerce and Industries Department
  2. Infrastructure Development
INC Haliyal
4 T.B. JAYACHANDRA
  1. Law, Justice and Human Rights from Law Department
  2. Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation from DPAL
  3. Minor Irrigation from Water Resource Department
INC Sira
5 B. RAMANATHA RAI
  1. Forest
  2. Ecology and Environment Department
INC Bantval
6 H.K. PATIL
  1. Rural Development
  2. Panchayat Raj Development
INC Gadag
7 RAMALINGA REDDY
  1. Transport Department
INC B.t.m. layout
8 DR. H.C. MAHADEVAPPA
  1. Public Works
  2. Ports and Inland Transport Department excluding Ports and Inland Transport
INC T. narasipur
9 K.J. GEORGE
  1. All subjects pertaining to Bangalore City from Urban Development Department
INC Sarvagnanagar
10 H.S. MAHADEVA PRASAD
  1. Co-operation Department exluding Agriculture Marketing
  2. Sugar from Commerce and Industries Department
INC Gundulpet
11 U.T. KHADER
  1. Food and Civil Supplies
  2. Consumer Affairs Department
INC Mangalore
12 H. ANJANEYA
  1. Social Welfare Department
  2. Backward Classes Welfare Department
INC HOlakere
13 D.K. SHIVAKUMAR
  1. Energy Department
INC Kanakapura
14 R. ROSHAN BAIG
  1. Urban Development Department
  2. Haj from Minority Welfare and Wakf Department
INC Shivajinagar
15 smt. Umashree
  1. Women & child development
  2. Empowerment of differently disabled & senior citizens
  3. Kannada and culture from Kannada and Culture, Information Department
INC Terdal
16 KRISHNA BYRE GOWDA
  1. Agriculture Department
INC Byatarayanapura
17 DR. SHARANAPRAKASH RUDRAPPA PATIL
  1. Medical Education from Health and Family Welfare Department
INC Sedam
18 TANVEER SAIT
  1. Primary and Secondary from Education from Education Department
  2. Minority Welfare and Wakf Department excluding Haj
INC
19 SHAMANOOR SHIVASHANKARAPPA MALLIKARJUNA
  1. Agricultural Marketing from Co-operation Department
  2. Horticulture Department excluding Sericulture
INC Davanagere south
20 SHAMANOOR SHIVASHANKARAPPA MALLIKARJUNA
  1. Health and Family Welfare excluding Medical Education
INC
21 KAGODU THIMMAPPA Revenue Department excluding Muzrai INC
22 JARAKIHOLI RAMESH LAXMANRAO Small Scale Industries from Commerce and Industries Department INC
23 JM.R. SEETHARAM
  1. Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department
  2. Science and Technology from IT & BT, Science and Technology Department
INC
24 JSANTHOSH S. LAD Labour Department INC
25 BASAVARAJ RAYAREDDI Higher Education from Education Department INC
26 METI HULLAPPA YAMANAPPA Excise from Finance Department INC
27 M.B. PATIL
  1. Major and Medium Irrigation from Water Resources Department
INC Babaleshwar
28 VINAY KULKARNI
  1. Mines and Geology from Commerce and Industries Department
INC Dharwad
29 A. MANJU
  1. Animal Husbandry from Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department
  2. Sericulture from Horticulture Department
INC Arkalgud
30 Mr. Krishnappa Housing INC Vijaynagar


Minister of state(MoS) of Karnataka.

Minister of State (Mos) handles or takes charge of specific responsibility in that ministry. For example, a minister of state in the Education Ministry may only handle Primary Education. There are two types of the state minister in Karnataka government, Minister of state with independent charge and Minister of state. "Minister of state" of Karnataka and their ministry are listed below.

Ministers of State
No Minister Name Ministries / Portfolios Political Party Constituency
1 PRIYANKA KHARGE
  1. Information Technology and Bio-Technology form IT & BT
  2. Science and Technology Department
  3. Tourism
INC
2 RUDRAPPA MANAPPA LAMANI
  1. Textiles from Commerce and Industries
  2. Muzrai from Revenue Department
INC
3 ESHWARA B. KHANDRE
  1. Municipalities and Local Bodies (CMCs, TMC & TPs) from Urban Depvelopment Department
  2. Department of Public Enterprises
INC
4 ESHWARA B. KHANDRE
  1. Youth Empowerment and Sports Department
  2. Fisheries from Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department
INC


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