First Indira Gandhi ministry

Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for the first time on 24 January 1966. In her ministry, the ministers were as follows:

First Indira Gandhi ministry
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5th ministry of the Republic of India
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Date formed24 January 1966 (1966-01-24)
Date dissolved15 March 1971 (1971-03-15)
People and organisations
Head of stateDr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(until 13 May 1967)
Zakir Hussain
(13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969)

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting)
(3 May 1969 – 20 July 1969)
Muhammad Hidayatullah (Acting)
(20 July 1969 – 24 August 1969)

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (from 24 August 1969)
Head of governmentIndira Gandhi
Member partyIndian National Congress
(24 January 1966 - 1967)
Indian National Congress (R)
(1966 - 15 March 1967)
Status in legislatureMajority (until November 1969)
Minority (from November 1969)
284 / 520 (55%)
Opposition partyIndian National Congress (Organization)
Opposition leaderRam Subhag Singh
History
Election(s)1967
Outgoing election1971
Legislature term(s)5 years, 1 month and 19 days
PredecessorSecond Nanda ministry
SuccessorSecond Indira Gandhi ministry

CabinetEdit

Key
  • Died in office
  • RES Resigned

Cabinet MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Prime Minister and Minister of Atomic Energy
(and Planning from 5 September 1967)
24 January 196615 March 1971 INC(R)[1][2][3][4]
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance21 March 19676 December 1969 INC[2]
Minister of Finance24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[5]
13 March 196716 July 1969RES INC[5][2]
Indira Gandhi
18 February 197027 June 1970 INC(R)[5]
Yashwantrao Chavan
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of Home Affairs24 January 196614 November 1966 INC[7][1]
14 November 196627 June 1970 INC(R)
Indira Gandhi
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)
Minister of External Affairs24 January 196614 November 1966 INC[1][2]
14 November 19665 September 1967 INC[2]
Indira Gandhi
6 September 196713 February 1969 INC(R)
13 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)
Sardar Swaran Singh
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)
Minister of Defence
Yashwantrao Chavan
24 January 196613 November 1966 INC[1]
Sardar Swaran Singh
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][8][6]
Jagjivan Ram
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of Transport, Aviation and Shipping and Minister of Tourism
(Tourism and Civil Aviation from 1967)
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196715 March 1971 INC(R)[2][8]
Minister of Transport and Shipping14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[1][2][9]
Minister of Information and Broadcasting
(and Communications from 14 February 1969)
14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[1][2][9]
Satya Narayan Sinha
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[2][9][8]
Minister of Labour and Employment
(Rehabilitation from 18 February 1966)
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
Jaisukh lal Hathi
13 March 19671969 INC[2]
Damodaram Sanjivayya
18 February 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[8]
Minister of Railways24 January 196612 March 1967 INC[1][10]
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[10][2]
14 February 19694 November 1969 INC[10][9]
Panampilly Govinda Menon
4 November 196918 February 1970 INC(R)[10]
Gulzarilal Nanda
18 February 197017 March 1971 INC(R)[10]
Minister of Agriculture (and Food from 1967)24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][6]
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[2][6]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
(and Shipping and Transport from 27 June 1970)
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[11][1]
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[11]
Kotha Raghuramaiah
27 June 1970[n 3]15 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of Education
(and Youth Services from 14 February 1969)
M. C. Chagla
24 January 196613 November 1966 INC[12]
14 November 196613 March 1967 INC[12]
16 March 196714 February 1969 INC[12]
V. K. R. V. Rao
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9]
Minister of Industry24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
Minister of Commerce24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 19671969 INC[2]
Minister of Petroleum and Chemicals and Social Welfare
(and Planning until 5 September 1967)
24 January 196614 February 1969 INC[1][2][3]
Minister of Law24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196718 May 1970[†] INC[2]
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of Irrigation and Power
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
29 January 196614 November 1966 INC[13]
Minister of Industrial Development and Company Affairs
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][9]
Dinesh Singh
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of Steel, Mines and Metals13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[2]
Minister of Petrochemicals, Mines and Metals
Triguna Sen
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][8]
Minister of Steel and Heavy Engineering
C. M. Poonacha
14 February 19691969 INC[9]
Bali Ram Bhagat
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister without Portfolio13 March 196714 November 1967 INC[2]
Minister of Health, Family Planning and Urban Development
Satya Narayan Sinha
14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[14][9]
Kodardas Kalidas Shah
18 February 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[2][9][8]
Minister of Foreign Trade and Supply14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9]

Ministers of StateEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Minister of Works, Housing, and Urban Development24 January 19661967 INC[1]
Minister of Information and Broadcasting24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[15]
Inder Kumar Gujral
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][8]
Minister of State (Communications)
Sher Singh
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][8]
Minister of Health and Family Planning
(Urban Development from 14 November 1967, Works and Housing from 14 February 1969)
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1][16]
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][14][8]
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][8]
Parimal Ghosh
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Home Affairs)
(and Defence Supplies in the Ministry of Defence to 13 March 1967)
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[1][17]
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (External Affairs)24 January 196614 November 1967 INC[1][14]
Bali Ram Bhagat
14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[14][9]
Minister of Supply and Technical Development24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
Minister of State (Works, Housing and Supply)
Jagannath Rao
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[2][9]
Minister of State (Supply)4 November 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[18][8]
Minister of Petroleum and Chemicals24 January 19665 September 1967 INC[1]
Minister of State (Petroleum, Chemicals and Social Welfare)
Kotha Raghuramaiah
5 September 196714 February 1969 INC[1][3]
Minister of State (Petrochemicals)
Jagannath Rao
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9][8]
Dajisaheb Chavan
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Railways)24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][17]
Minister of State (Law)24 January 19661967 INC[1]
Kotha Raghuramaiah
13 March 19675 September 1967 INC[2][3]
Minister of State (Social Welfare)
(and Law from 14 February 1969)
13 March 196727 June 1970 INC(R)[2][9][8]
Jagannath Rao
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Irrigation and Power)24 January 196615 March 1971 INC(R)[1][8]
Minister of State (Finance)24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[2]
Prakash Chandra Sethi
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9][17]
Vidya Charan Shukla
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Defence)24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1][2]
Bali Ram Bhagat
13 March 196714 November 1967 INC[1][2][14]
Lalit Narayan Mishra
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9]
Narendrasingh Mahida
Prakash Chandra Sethi
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Defence Production)
Lalit Narayan Mishra
14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[14][9]
Minister of State (Labour, Employment and Rehabilitation)24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
13 March 196714 November 1967 INC[2][14]
Bhagwat Jha Azad
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][17]
Minister of State (Food, Agriculture and Community Development),
Rehabilitation to 18 February 1966
Panampilly Govinda Menon
24 January 19661967 INC[1]
13 March 196715 March 1971 INC(R)[2][17]
M. S. Gurupadaswamy
14 February 19691969 INC[9]
Minister of Mines and Metals
S. K. Dey
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
Minister of State (Iron and Steel)
(and Mines and Metals from 13 March 1967)
T. N. Singh
18 February 196613 March 1967 INC[19]
13 March 196714 February 1969 INC[2][4][9]
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9][8][17]
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[6]
Minister of State (Steel and Heavy Engineering)
K.C. Pant
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9][8][17]
Minister of State (Industry)
Bibhudhendra Misra
24 January 196613 March 1967 INC[1]
Minister of State (Company Affairs)
(and Industrial Development until 27 June 1970)
13 March 196715 March 1971 INC(R)[2][17]
Minister of State (Foreign Trade)
Lalit Narayan Mishra
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)
Minister of State (Atomic Energy)
(and Planning from 27 June 1970)
18 March 19676 December 1967 INC[20][21]
27 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[17]
Minister of State (Transport and Aviation)24 January 19666 December 1967 INC[1]
Minister of State (Tourism and Civil Aviation)
M. S. Gurupadaswamy
6 December 196714 February 1969 INC[21][9]
Minister of State (Education)
(and Youth Services from 14 February 1969)
18 March 196714 February 1969 INC[20][9]
Sher Singh
14 November 196714 February 1969 INC[4][9]
14 February 196915 March 1971 INC(R)[9][17]
Minister of State (Parliamentary Affairs and Communications)
(and Shipping and Transport from 14 February 1969)
18 March 196714 February 1969 INC[20]
14 February 196927 June 1970 INC(R)[9][11]
28 June 197015 March 1971 INC(R)[22]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Minister of State (independent charge) from 13 March 1967.[4]
  2. ^ Minister of State (independent charge) from 13 March 1967.[4]
  3. ^ Minister of State from 14 February 1969.[9]
  4. ^ With additional charge as Minister of State (Electronics and Scientific and Industrial Research) in the Cabinet Secretariat.[17]
  5. ^ Minister of State (Finance) from February 1970 (additional charge).[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Members of the Cabinet" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 24 January 1966. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Press Communique - Council of Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 13 March 1967. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Press Communique - Council of Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 5 September 1967. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "List of Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 14 November 1967. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "[1]". India Infoline, Finance Ministers of India
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Press Communique: Council of Ministers Allocation of Portfolios" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 27 June 1970. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  7. ^ Offices held by Gulzarilal Nanda on Gulzarilal Nanda Foundation
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "List of Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 23 February 1970. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 14 February 1969. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e "[2]". The Indian Railways Fan Club
  11. ^ a b c http://legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in/LS/ataglace.htm Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine LOK SABHA
  12. ^ a b c "List of former Ministers in charge of Education/HRD Government, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India". National Informatics Centre, New Delhi/Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Press Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 29 January 1966. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Press Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 14 November 1967. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Rajya Sabha members, biographical sketches, 1952 - 2003" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership - Republic of India". Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "List of Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers (4 July 1970)" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 4 July 1970. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Shri Khadilkar Sworn In" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 4 November 1969. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Members of the Cabinet (18 February 1966)" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 18 February 1966. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  20. ^ a b c "Press Communique - Council of Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 18 March 1967. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  21. ^ a b "List of Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 14 November 1967. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  22. ^ "Press Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 28 June 1970. Retrieved 18 July 2021.