Six Cabinet ministers of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new team are 'non-believers'.
These ministers 'solemnly affirmed' that they would bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution while taking oath on Friday.
The prime minister and 13 of his ministers took oath in the name of God.
The 'atheist' ministers are A K Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushil Kumar Shinde, M Veerappa Moily, S Jaipal Reddy and C P Joshi, a first-timer in the Cabinet.
The ministers who took oath in the name of God include Pranab Mukherjee, Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Vayalar Ravi, S M Krishna, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kamal Nath, Meira Kumar, Murli Deora, Kapil Sibal, Ambika Soni, B K Handique and Anand Sharma.