First Manmohan Singh ministry
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The First Ministry of Manmohan Singh was the first Union Council of Ministers of India under the Prime Ministership of Dr. Manmohan Singh. It was formed after the 2004 Indian general election held in four phases during 20 April - 10 May 2004, to elect the 14th Lok Sabha, and it functioned from 2004 to May 2009. After the election Singh took the oath as the Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2004, and continued to hold the post till full term, the next Council of Ministers of the Republic of India was sworn in on 22 May 2009, when Singh started his second term in office as PM.
|First Manmohan Singh ministry|
|19th ministry of Republic of India|
|Date formed||22 May 2004|
|Date dissolved||22 May 2009|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam|
(until 25 July 2007)
Pratibha Patil (from 25 July 2007)
|Head of government||Manmohan Singh|
|Member party||Indian National Congress|
(UPA and others)
|Status in legislature||Coalition|
|Opposition party||Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)|
|Opposition leader||L. K. Advani (in Lok Sabha)|
Jaswant Singh (in Rajya Sabha)
|Legislature term(s)||5 years|
|Predecessor||Third Vajpayee ministry|
|Successor||Second Manmohan Singh ministry|
With three female Cabinet ministers, the Manmohan Singh ministry was the first Indian government to appoint more than one female Cabinet minister.
This is a list of members of the Union Cabinet of the Government of India, 2004 to May 2009.
All ministers are based in offices of their respective Union Ministries in New Delhi. All Cabinet members are mandated by the constitution to be members of either house of the Parliament of India. In a departure from the norm the current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is a member of the Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, and has remained so for the duration of his entire term (2004–2009).
There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:
- Union Cabinet Minister - Senior minister in-charge of a ministry. A Cabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries, where no other Cabinet minister is appointed
- Minister of State (Independent Charge)- with no overseeing Union Cabinet Minister for that portfolio
- Minister of State (MoS) - junior minister with an overseeing Cabinet Minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry. For instance, an MoS in the Finance Ministry may only handle Taxation
Labour and employment Minister
Ministers of State (Independent charge)Edit
Ministers of StateEdit
- Shubhojit (1 July 2014). "Women Cabinet Ministers in India". elections.in. Retrieved 29 February 2016.