Minister of Education (India)

The Minister of Education, formerly the Minister of Human Resources Development (1985-2020)[1], is the head of the Ministry of Education and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The current minister is Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Minister of Education
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Incumbent
Ramesh Pokhriyal

since 30 May 2019
Ministry of Education
Member ofUnion Cabinet
Reports toPrime Minister of India
AppointerPresident of India
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Formation15 August 1947

Ministry of EducationEdit

No. Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Minister of Education
1 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad   15 August 1947 22 January 1958 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 K. L. Shrimali[a] 22 January 1958 31 August 1963
3 Humayun Kabir 1 September 1963 21 November 1963
4 M. C. Chagla   21 November 1963 13 November 1966 Jawaharlal Nehru,
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Indira Gandhi
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed   14 November 1966 13 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
6 Triguna Sen   16 March 1967 14 February 1969
7 V. K. R. V. Rao 14 February 1969 18 March 1971
8 Siddhartha Shankar Ray 18 March 1971 20 March 1972
9 S. Nurul Hasan[b]   24 March 1972 24 March 1977
10 Pratap Chandra Chunder 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
11 Karan Singh   30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
12 B. Shankaranand 14 January 1980 17 October 1980 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
13 Shankarrao Chavan   17 October 1980 8 August 1981
14 Sheila Kaul[c] 10 August 1981 31 December 1984 Indira Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi
15 K. C. Pant 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 Rajiv Gandhi
Minister of Human Resource Development
16 P. V. Narasimha Rao   25 September 1985 25 June 1988 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
17 P. Shiv Shankar 25 June 1988 2 December 1989
18 V. P. Singh   2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal Himself
19 Rajmangal Pandey 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
20 Arjun Singh   23 June 1991 24 December 1994 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
(16) P. V. Narasimha Rao   25 December 1994 9 February 1995
21 Madhavrao Scindia   10 February 1995 17 January 1996
(16) P. V. Narasimha Rao   17 January 1996 16 May 1996
22 Atal Bihari Vajpayee   16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Himself
23 S. R. Bommai   5 June 1996 19 March 1998 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
24 Murli Manohar Joshi   19 March 1998 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 Arjun Singh   22 May 2004 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
26 Kapil Sibal   29 May 2009 29 October 2012
27 M. M. Pallam Raju   30 October 2012 26 May 2014
28 Smriti Irani[2]   26 May 2014 5 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
29 Prakash Javadekar[3]   5 July 2016 31 May 2019
30 Ramesh Pokhriyal[4]   30 May 2019 29 July 2020
Minister of Education[1]
30 Ramesh Pokhriyal   29 July 2020 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Minister of State till 10 August 1962
  2. ^ Minister of State
  3. ^ Minister of State

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "HRD Ministry Renamed as Ministry of Education as Modi Cabinet Reverses Change Made by Rajiv Gandhi". News18. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Cabinet ministers announcement". 27 May 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle July 2016". 6 July 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Cabinet ministers announcement". 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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