Second Vijayan ministry

Second Pinarayi Vijayan Ministry is the Council of Ministers headed by Pinarayi Vijayan that was formed after winning in the 15th legislative assembly elections by bagging 99 of the 140 seats in the Assembly. The Council assumed office on 20 May 2021.[1] The ministry is having a total of 21 ministers in the Cabinet compared to 20 ministers in the previous government.[2][3][4][5][6]

Second Vijayan ministry
23rd Ministry of Kerala
Date formed20 May 2021
People and organisations
Head of stateSri. Arif Mohammed Khan
Head of governmentSri. Pinarayi Vijayan
No. of ministers21
Member parties  LDF
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition party  UDF
Opposition leaderV.D. Satheesan
Legislature term(s)5 years (2021 - 2026)
PredecessorFirst Pinarayi Vijayan Ministry

Council of MinistersEdit

S.No Name Constituency District Department Party
Chief Minister
1 Pinarayi Vijayan

(Chief Minister)

  Dharmadam Kannur
  • General Administration
  • All India Services
  • Planning and Economic Affairs
  • Science, Technology and Environment
  • Pollution Control
  • Scientific Institutes
  • Personnel and Administrative Reforms
  • Election
  • Integration
  • Information Technology
  • Sainik Welfare
  • Distress Relief
  • State Hospitality
  • Airports
  • Metro Rail
  • Inter - State River Waters - Kaveri, Nila and Periyar Tribunals
  • Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation
  • Kerala State Inland Navigation Corporation
  • Information and Public Relations
  • Non- Resident Keralites’ Affairs
  • Home
  • Vigilance
  • Administration of Civil and Criminal Justice
  • Fire and Rescue Services Prisons
  • Printing and Stationery
  • Welfare of Minorities
  • All important policy matters
  • Subjects not mentioned elsewhere
Cabinet Ministers
2 M. V. Govindan Taliparamba Kannur
  • Local Self Governments
  • Panchayati Raj, Municipalities and Corporations
  • Rural Development
  • Town Planning
  • Regional Development Authorities
  • KILA
  • Excise
3 K. Rajan   Ollur Thrissur
  • Land Revenue
  • Survey and Land Records
  • Land Reforms
  • Housing
4 K. N. Balagopal   Kottarakkara Kollam
  • 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
5 P. Rajeev   Kalamasseri Ernakulam
  • Law
  • Industries (Including Industrial co-operatives)
  • Commerce
  • Mining and Geology
  • Metal and MIneral Industries
  • Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries
  • Handlooms and Textiles
  • Khadi and Village Industries
  • Coir
  • Cashew Industry
  • Sugar and Jaggery Industries
  • Plantation Directorate
6 P. A. Mohammed Riyas   Beypore Kozhikode
  • Public Works Department
  • Tourism
7 Veena George   Aranmula Pathanamthitta
  • Health
  • Family Welfare
  • Medical Education
  • Medical University
  • Indigenous Medicine
  • Drugs Control
  • Woman & Child Welfare
8 V. Sivankutty   Nemom Thiruvananthapuram
  • General Education
  • Literacy Movement
  • Labour
  • Employment and Training
  • Skills, Rehabilitation
  • Factories and Boilers
  • Insurance Medical Service
  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Labour Courts
9 Roshy Augustine   Idukki Idukki
  • Irrigation
  • Command Area Development Authority
  • Ground Water Department
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
10 K. Krishnankutty   Chittur Palakkad
  • Electricity
  • Electric Power Generation and Distribution
11 A. K. Saseendran   Elathur Kozhikode
  • Forests
  • Wild Life Protection
  • Wetland and Mangrove Conservation
12 Antony Raju

(1st Term)
Tentative to change with
K.B. Ganesh Kumar
(2nd Term)

  Thiruvananthapuram Central Thiruvananthapuram
  • Road Transport
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Water Transport
13 Ahamed Devarkovil

(1st Term)
Tentative to change with
Ramachandran Kadannappalli
(2nd Term)

Kozhikode South Kozhikode
  • Ports
  • Museums
  • Archaeology
  • Archives
14 V. Abdurahiman   Tanur Malappuram
  • Sports
  • Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage
  • Posts & Telegraphs
  • Railways
15 P. Prasad Cherthala Alappuzha
  • Agriculture
  • Farmer Welfare Board (Karshaka Kshema Padhithi)
  • Soil Survey & Soil Conservation
  • Kerala Agriculture University
  • Rice and Foodgrains Productions
  • Sugarcane and Oilseeds Production
  • Horticulture, Floriculture and Vegetable Production
  • Apiculture and Bee Keeping
  • Warehousing Corporation
16 G. R. Anil   Nedumangad Thiruvananthapuram
  • Food and Civil Supplies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Legal Metrology
17 K. Radhakrishnan   Chelakkara Thrissur
  • Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes
  • Devaswoms
  • Parliamentary Affairs
18 V. N. Vasavan   Ettumanoor Kottayam
  • Cooperation
  • Registration
19 J. Chinchu Rani Chadayamangalam Kollam
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Dairy Development, Milk Co-operatives
  • Cattle Management
  • Poultry Management
  • Tannaries and Leather Works
  • Zoos
  • Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
20 R. Bindu Irinjalakuda Thrissur
  • Collegiate Education
  • Technical Education
  • Universities (Except Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Medical and Digital Universities)
  • Entrance Examinations
  • National Cadet Corps
  • Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)
  • Social Justice
21 Saji Cheriyan Chegannur Alappuzha
  • Fisheries
  • Harbour Engineering
  • Fisheries University
  • Culture
  • Kerala State Film Development Corporation
  • Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
  • Kerala State Cultural Activists Welfare Fund Board
  • Malayalam Language, Culture and Heritage Conservation
  • Malayala Kala Sahithya Nataka Akademi
  • Malayalam Art and Folklore
  • Youth Affairs

Chair & Chief WhipEdit

S.No Name Position Constituency District Party
1 M.B Rajesh   Speaker Thrithala Palakkad CPI(M)
2 Chittayam Gopakumar   Deputy Speaker Adoor Pathanamthitta CPI
Chief Whip
1 N. Jayaraj   Chief Whip Kanjirappally Kottayam KC(M)

Swearing CeremonyEdit

Pinarayi Vijayan Ministry took oath at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on 20th May 2021 Thursday at 3:30 IST. The new Kerala state cabinet have 21 members including the chief minister. This time, the ruling Left Democratic Front had decided to replace all sitting ministers. Before taking oath, all CPI(M) ministers offered prayers at the Martyrs Column in Alappuzha. The swearing ceremony took place in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol. Around 350 people attended the ceremony.[7]


  • The Pinarayi Vijayan government’s decision to hold a swearing-in ceremony though under strict social distancing norms were criticed by IMA . [8] The Kerala chapter of the Indian Medical Association had earlier urged the government to organise the swearing-in ceremony virtually.
  • Former health minister K. K. Shailaja, who tenured during the Covid-19 crisis, is not a part of the new state cabinet, which is set to have freshers from CPI(M) and CPI, with CM Pinarayi Vijayan being the exception.[9] Shailaja garnered public attention after her involvement in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the initial phase of the pandemic in the state. She had previously worked on the containment of the Nipah virus in Kerala as well, in 2018 and 2019. Shailaja has received awards for her prompt action in tracking, isolation, and containment of the spread of the COVID-19. Many have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the exclusion of Shailaja from the cabinet. They opined that the role played by her in the victory of LDF was commendable.[10][11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Watch | Kerala Assembly Election results 2021: an overview". The Hindu. 5 May 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
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  3. ^ Jacob, Jeemon (17 May 2021). "Assembly election results 2021: How Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan returned to power for a historic second term". India Today. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Election Results 2021 Live Updates: BJP to hold nationwide dharna on May 5". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Kerala Election Results 2021: CM Vijayan Says 'Historic' Win Belongs to People, Metro Man E Sreedharan Loses in Palakkad". 2 May 2021. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ "കെഎന്‍ ബാലഗോപാല്‍ ധനമന്ത്രി, പി രാജീവ് വ്യവസായം, വീണ ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് ആരോഗ്യം; വകുപ്പുകള്‍ ഇങ്ങനെ". Samakalika Malayalam (in Malayalam). Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  7. ^ Siju, V. S. "Swearing-in ceremony needs only Governor, officials, oath register". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Kerala govt to have 21-member cabinet; swearing-in ceremony of Pinarayi Vijayan, others to be held on May 20". Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Pinarayi 2.0: KK Shailaja dropped as CPM picks new faces in cabinet, CM's son-in-law included". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  10. ^ "KK Shailaja, Ex-Minister Lauded For Covid Handling, Not In Kerala Cabinet". Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  11. ^ Quint, The (18 May 2021). "KK Shailaja, Who Led Kerala's COVID Fight, Axed From Next Cabinet". TheQuint. Retrieved 18 May 2021.