After the recent rejig in the Narendra Modi government, the average asset of each minister in his ministerial council stands about Rs 13 crore, with 92 per cent of the ministers being crorepatis, a report said on Friday.
“Out of the 78 ministers, 72 (92 per cent) are crorepatis while the average assets of the newly inducted ministers is Rs 8.73 crores and in all, the average assets per minister is Rs 12.94 crore,” Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report.
According to the report, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, who is a Rajya Sabha member, has the highest total assets of Rs 44.90 crore among the newly-inducted ministers.
He is followed by Minister of State for Law P.P. Choudhary with assets worth Rs 35.35 crore and Minister of State for Youth and Sports Affairs Vijay Goel with total assets worth Rs 29.97 crore.
Among the 78 cabinet ministers, nine ministers have assets more than Rs 30 crore but six have assets less than Rs. 1 crore.
Among 19 newly appointed ministers, seven have criminal cases against them while among all the 78 union ministers, 24 have criminal cases against them, a report said on Friday.
The ADR also said ints report that among newly inducted ministers, seven have declared criminal cases against themselves.
“Out of the all 78 ministers analysed, 24 (31 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves,” it said