15th Kerala Ministry | List of Ministers & their Departments 2021

   2nd Pinarayi Ministry    

(20 May 2021 -  May 2026)

15th Kerala Ministry
Governor – Arif Mohammad Khan Since 2019
(കേരള ഗവർണർ) 
Chief Minister – Pinarayi Vijayan 
(മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി)
Speaker – M.B Rajesh, CPI(M) 
(പ്രോ-ടെം സ്പീക്കർ)
Pro-tem Speaker – P.T.A. Rahim
(സ്പീക്കർ)
Deputy Speaker –  Chittayam Gopakumar CPI 
(ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സ്പീക്കർ)
Leader of the Opposition –  V.D. Satheesan, INC (UDF)
(പ്രതിപക്ഷ നേതാവ്)
Chief Whip – N. Jayaraj, KC(M)
(ചീഫ് വിപ്പ്)
No. of Ministers in the Council – 21 (including CM)

On April 6, 2021, the general election for the 15th Kerala Ministry was held, and the LDF, led by Pinarayi Vijayan, won 99 out of 140 constituencies.

With 21 members, the Council took office on May 20, 2021. The remaining three (Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, K. Krishnan Kutty of Janata Dal, and A. K. Saseendran of NCP) were also part of the previous Pinarayi administration.

Election Results (April 6, 2021)

Party No. of Constituencies
LDF99
UDF41
BJP0

Unique Facts

  • No. of Women Members – 11.
  • Oldest Member – P.J. Joseph (79 years old).
  • Youngest Member – K.M. Sachin Dev (27 years old).
  • First Woman Minister from the CPI after 64 years (J. Chinchu Rani).
  • 3 women ministers joining the cabinet for the first time in Kerala history.
    • R. Bindu, Veena George & J. Chinchu Rani.
  • Largest Majority in the history of the  Kerala state assembly – K.K. Shailaja (60,963 votes, Mattannur constituency).
    • Previous record – M Chandran (47,671 votes, Alathur constituency, LDF).
  • Lowest Majority – Najeeb Kanthapuram (38 votes; Perinthalmanna constituency).
  • Pinaray Vijayan became the first chief minister in Kerala to be re-elected after completing a full term in office.
  • For the first time in Kerala Assembly history that a father-in-law (Pinarayi Vijayan) and son-in-law (P. A. Mohammed Riyas) would serve together in the House and the cabinet.

Council of Ministers

The cabinet ministry of 2021 with the complete list of ministers and their departments is as follows:


DesignationMinister
Finance, Coir, Lottery & Tax
(ധനകാര്യം )
K. N. Balagopal
Health, Social Justice & Woman & Child Development
(ആരോഗ്യം, സാമൂഹിക നീതി, സ്ത്രീ–ശിശു വികസനം)
Veena George
Revenue & Housing
(റവന്യു, ഭവന നിർമ്മാണം)
K. Rajan
Local Self Governments & Excise
(തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണം, ഗ്രാമവികസനം, എക്സൈസ്)
M. V. Govindan Master
Agriculture
(കൃഷി)
P. Prasad
Water Resources
(ജലവിഭവ വകുപ്പ്)
Roshy Augustine 
Food & Civil Supplies
(ഭക്ഷ്യം, പൊതുവിതരണം, ലീഗൽ മെട്രോളജി)
G. R. Anil
Industries & Law  
(വ്യവസായം, നിയമം)
P. Rajeev
Transport
(ഗതാഗതം, ജലഗതാഗതം)
Antony Raju
Electricity
(വൈദ്യുത വകുപ്പ്)
K. Krishnankutty
Public Works & Tourism 
(പൊതുമരാമത്ത്, ടൂറിസം )
P. A. Mohammed Riyas
General Education & Labor
(വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം, തൊഴിൽ)
V. Sivankutty
Sports, Wakf & Haj Pilgrimage, Post & Telegraphs, Railways 
(കായികം,ഹജ്ജ് തീർത്ഥാടനം, പോസ്റ്റ് & ടെലിഗ്രാഫ്, റെയിൽ‌വേ)
V. Abdurahiman
Higher Education & Social Justice
(ഉന്നത വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം, സാമൂഹ്യ നീതി)
R. Bindu
Co-operation & Registration 
(സഹകരണം, രജിസ്ട്രേഷൻ)
V. N. Vasavan
Forests, Animal Husbandry & Zoos
(വനം, മൃഗശാല, അനിമൽ ഹസ്ബന്ററി)
J. Chinchu Rani
Ports, Museums, Archaeology & Archives
(തുറമുഖം, മ്യൂസിയം,പുരാവസ്തു വകുപ്പ്)
Ahammed Devarkovil
Fisheries, Harbor Engineering, Culture & Youth Affairs
(ഫിഷറീസ്, പരമ്പരാഗത വ്യവസായം, സാംസ്കാരികം,
യുവജനകാര്യങ്ങൾ)
Saji Cheriyan
Welfare of SC, ST & Backward Classes,  Devaswoms
(പിന്നോക്ക ക്ഷേമം,  ദേവസ്വം)
K. Radhakrishnan
Forests, Wildlife Protection
(വനം, വന്യജീവി സംരക്ഷണം)
A. K. Saseendran

Full Portfolios of Ministers:

Pinarayi Vijayan  
General Administration
All India Services
Planning & Economic Affairs
Science, Technology & Environment
Pollution Control
Scientific Institutes
Personnel & Administrative Reforms
Election
Integration
Information Technology
Sainik Welfare
Distress Relief
State Hospitality Airports
Metro Rail
Inter-State River Waters
Coastal Shipping & Inland Navigation
Kerala State Inland Navigation Corporation
Information & Public Relations
Non- Resident Keralites' Affairs Home
Vigilance
Administration of Civil & Criminal Justice
Fire and Rescue Services
Prisons
Printing & Stationery
Welfare of Minorities
All important policy matters Subject not mentioned elsewhere
 
K. N. Balagopal  
Finance
National Savings
Stores Purchase
Commercial Taxes
Agricultural Income Tax
Treasuries
Lotteries
State Audit
Kerala State Financial Enterprises
State Insurance
Kerala Financial Corporation
Stamps and Stamp Duties

Veena George 
Health
Family Welfare Medical Education
Medical University
Indigenous Medicine
AYUSH
Drugs Control
Woman & Child Welfare

K. Rajan 
Land Revenue
Survey and Land Records
Land Reforms
Housing.

M. V. Govindan Master 
Local Self Governments – Panchayats, Municipalities & Corporations
Rural Development
Town Planning
Regional Development Authorities
KILA
Excise

P. Prasad 
Agriculture
Soil Survey & Soil Conservation 
Kerala Agriculture University
Warehousing Corporation

Roshy Augustine  
Irrigation
Command Area Development Authority
Ground Water Department
Water Supply and Sanitation

G. R. Anil 
Food & Civil Supplies
Consumer Affairs
Legal Metrology

 P. Rajeev 
Law
Industries (Including Industrial co-operatives)
Commerce
Mining & Geology
Handlooms & Textiles
Khadi & Village Industries
Coir
Cashew Industry
Plantation Directorate

Antony Raju 
Road Transport
Motor Vehicles 
Water Transport

K. Krishnankutty 
Electricity
ANERT

P. A. Mohammed Riyas 
Public Works Department
Tourism

V. Sivankutty 
General Education
Literacy Movement
Labour
Employment & Training
Skills
Rehabilitation
Factories & Boilers
Insurance Medical Service
Industrial Tribunals
Labour Courts

V. Abdurahiman  
Sports
Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage
Posts & Telegraphs
Railways

Prof. R. Bindu 
Collegiate Education
Technical Education
Universities (Except Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Medical & Digital Universities)
Entrance Examinations
National Cadet Corps
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)
Social Justice

V. N. Vasavan 
Co-operation
Registration

 J. Chinchu Rani 
Animal Husbandry
Dairy Development
Milk Co-operatives
Zoos
Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

Ahammed Devarkovil
Ports
Museums
Archaeology
Archives

Saji Cheriyan
Fisheries
Harbour Engineering
Fisheries University
Culture
Kerala State Film Development Corporation
Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and
Kerala State Cultural Activists Welfare Fund Board
Youth Affairs

 K. Radhakrishnan
Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes &Backward Classes
Devaswoms
Parliamentary Affairs

 A. K. Saseendran
Forests
Wild Life Protection


📝SideNotes:

  • First Woman Minister of Kerala – K. R. Gouri Amma (1957, First Revenue Minister; Kerala State of Evidence Proceedings Act).
  • Total no. of women ministers in Kerala Cabinet history – 11.

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