India's President Pratibha Patil swore in 59 new government ministers during a ceremony Thursday in New Delhi.
The ministers join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was sworn in Friday with 19 other members of his Cabinet.
The 79-member government includes a mix of veteran politician and several new faces representing India's younger generation.
The new government also includes three ministers from the regional DMK party from southern India, which had delayed formation of the government by threatening to withdraw from the political partnership.
The ministers come from 21 of India's 28 states and include representatives from the country's Muslim minority as well as underprivileged classes.
The prime minister's Congress Party won a surprisingly decisive victory in the country's recent parliamentary elections.