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Who appoints the
● Council of Ministers is the official name of the body that includes all the Ministers.
● The President appoints other ministers after seeking the advice of the Prime Minister.
● The Ministers are from the party or the coalition having a majority in the Lok Sabha.
● The Prime Minister can select choose ministers, as long as they are members of Parliament.
● At times, even if a person who is not a member of Parliament can also become a minister.
● But he has to get elected to either of the 2 Houses of the Parliament within 6 months of appointment as minister.
● It has 60 - 80 Ministers of different ranks.
The three types of ministers are:
● Cabinet Ministers: They are top-level leaders of the ruling party who are in charge of the major ministries, usually 20 in number. They meet regularly and take decisions in the name of the Council of Ministers. It is the inner ring of the Council of Ministers.
● Ministers of State with independent charge head the smaller Ministries. They only participate in the Cabinet meetings when invited.
● Ministers of State are attached to and assist Cabinet Minister.
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