Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India)

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Ministry of I&B) is a ministerial level agency of the Government of India responsible for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws in the areas of information, broadcasting, the press and the Cinema of India.[3]

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India
सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndia Republic of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Employees4,012 (2016 est.)[1]
Annual budget4,488.98 crore (US$630 million) (2018-19 est.)[2]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
Websitewww.mib.gov.in

The Ministry is responsible for the administration of Prasar Bharati, the broadcasting arm of the Indian Government. The Central Board of Film Certification is the other important statutory body under this ministry being responsible for the regulation of motion pictures broadcast in India.

OrganisationEdit

MandateEdit

The mandate of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting are:[3]

  • News Services through All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) for the people.
  • Development of broadcasting and television.
  • Import and export of films.
  • Development and promotion of film industry.
  • Organisation of film festivals and cultural exchanges for the purpose.
  • Directorate of Advertising and visual publicity DAVP
  • Handling of press relations to present the policies of Government of India and to get feedback on the Government policies.
  • Administration of the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 in respect to newspapers.
  • Dissemination of information about India within and outside the country through publications on matters of national importance.
  • Research, Reference and Training to assist the media units of the Ministry to meet their responsibilities.
  • Use of interpersonal communication and traditional folk art forms for information publicity campaigns on public interest issues.
  • International cooperation in the field of information and mass media.

Criticism and controversiesEdit

The Ministry has often been criticised for the actions of the various bodies under it:

  • Arbitrary actions taken in the past to ban television channels which ostensibly showed explicit scenes, as well as actions taken to ban general use websites like Yahoo Groups, have been criticised.[4][5]
  • All India Radio is the only radio broadcaster allowed to broadcast news in India, though this is likely to change with the recommendations of the TRAI.[6]
  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked the media not to air a controversial documentary by BBC about rape in India.[7]

List of I&B MinistersEdit

Name Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Vallabhbhai Patel 2 September 1946 26 January 1950 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 R. R. Diwakar
(MoS)
31 January 1950 13 May 1952
3 B. V. Keskar
(MoS)
13 May 1952 9 April 1962
4 Bezawada Gopala Reddy 10 April 1962 31 August 1963
5 Satya Narayan Sinha[8] 1 September 1963 2 July 1964
Indian National Congress Lal Bahadur Shastri
6 Indira Gandhi[9] 2 July 1964 24 January 1966
7 Raj Bahadur 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
8 Kodardas Kalidas Shah 13 March 1967 14 February 1969
(5) Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 18 March 1971
(6) Indira Gandhi 18 March 1971 8 November 1973
9 Inder Kumar Gujral
(MoS)[10][11][12]
8 November 1973 28 June 1975
10 Vidya Charan Shukla
(MoS, Independent Charge)[13]
28 June 1975 24 March 1977
11 Lal Krishna Advani[14] 24 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
12 Purushottam Kaushik[15] 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
13 Vasant Sathe[16] 14 January 1980 2 September 1982 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
14 N. K. P. Salve
(MoS, Independent Charge)
2 September 1982 14 February 1983
15 H. K. L. Bhagat
(MoS, Independent Charge)[17][18]
14 February 1983 1 December 1984
Rajiv Gandhi
16 V. N. Gadgil
(MoS, Independent Charge)[19][18]
1 January 1985 22 October 1986
17 Ajit Kumar Panja
(MoS, Independent Charge)[20][18]
22 October 1986 14 February 1988
(15) H. K. L. Bhagat[17] 14 February 1988 2 December 1989
18 P. Upendra[21] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Telugu Desam Party
National Front
V. P. Singh
19 Chandra Shekhar[22] 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
(17) Ajit Kumar Panja
(MoS, Independent Charge)[20][18]
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
20 K. P. Singh Deo
(MoS, Independent Charge)[23]
18 January 1993 15 September 1995
21 P. A. Sangma[24] 15 September 1995 16 May 1996
22 Sushma Swaraj 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
23 C. M. Ibrahim 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 Janata Dal
National Front
H. D. Dewe Gowda
24 Jaipal Reddy[25][26] 1 May 1997 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
National Front
I. K. Gujral
(20) Sushma Swaraj 19 March 1998 11 October 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 Pramod Mahajan 5 December 1998 13 October 1999
26 Arun Jaitley
(MoS, Independent Charge)
13 October 1999 30 September 2000
(20) Sushma Swaraj[27] 30 September 2000 29 January 2003
27 Ravi Shankar Prasad
(MoS, Independent Charge)
29 January 2003 22 May 2004
(24) Jaipal Reddy[25] 23 May 2004 17 November 2005 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
28 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi[28] 18 November 2005 11 November 2008
29 Ambika Soni 28 May 2009 27 October 2012
30 Manish Tewari
(MoS, Independent Charge)
28 October 2012 26 May 2014
31 Prakash Javadekar
(MoS, Independent Charge)[29][18]
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
(26) Arun Jaitley 9 November 2014 5 July 2016
32 Venkaiah Naidu 5 July 2016 17 July 2017
33 Smriti Irani 18 July 2017 14 May 2018
34 Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(MoS, Independent Charge)
14 May 2018 31 May 2019
(31) Prakash Javadekar 31 May 2019 "Incumbent"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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