Ministry of Civil Aviation (India)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation of Government of India is the nodal Ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for development and regulation of Civil Aviation and for devising and implementing schemes for the orderly growth and expansion of civil air transport. Its functions also extend to overseeing airport facilities, air traffic services and carriage of passengers and goods by air. The Ministry also administers implementation of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937 and is administratively responsible for the Commission of Railways Safety.

Ministry of Civil Aviation
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Civil Aviation
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
New Delhi
Annual budget6,602.86 crore (US$930 million) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • • Pradeep Singh Kharola, IAS, Civil Aviation Secretary
  • • Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan, Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor
  • • Vandana Aggarwal, Economic Advisor
  • • Narendra Singh, Under Secretary (NS)
  • • Harprit K Singh, Financial Controller
  • • Ajit Saha, Technical Director
  • • Rajeev Jain, Additional Diretor General (M&C)
Websitecivilaviation.gov.in

Composition of the ministryEdit

The ministry is under the charge of Minister of State (Independent) Hardeep Singh Puri.

The Secretary, an IAS officer, is administrative the head of the Ministry and is assisted by one Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, three Joint Secretaries, seven officers of the level of Director / Deputy Secretary / Financial Controller and ten officers of the level of Under Secretary. It is located at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.[2]

StructureEdit

The Ministry has under its purview the following organisations:

DirectoratesEdit

Attached officesEdit

Autonomous bodiesEdit

PSUs and Joint VenturesEdit

Aircraft projectsEdit

Ministers of Civil AviationEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
John Mathai
(Minister of Transport)
  15 August 1947 22 September 1948 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
(Minister of Transport and Railways)
  17 August 1948 13 May 1952
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Minister of Railways and Transport)
  13 May 1952 7 December 1956
Hari Vinayak Pataskar 7 December 1956 16 April 1957
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(Minister of Transport and Communications)
  16 April 1957 28 March 1958
S. K. Patil
(Minister of Transport and Communications)
29 March 1958 24 August 1959
P. Subbarayan
(Minister of Transport and Communications)
  2 September 1959 10 April 1962
Jagjivan Ram
(Minister of Transport and Communications)
  10 April 1962 31 August 1963
Satya Narayan Sinha 9 June 1964 13 June 1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri
Nityanand Kanungo
(As MoS)
13 June 1964 31 July 1965
Raj Bahadur[5]   31 July 1965 24 January 1966
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
(Minister of Transport, Aviation, Shipping, and Tourism)
  24 January 1966 16 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
Karan Singh[6]   16 March 1967 9 November 1973
Raj Bahadur   9 November 1973 22 December 1976
Kotha Raghuramaiah 23 December 1976 24 March 1977
Purushottam Kaushik[7] 24 March 1977 15 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Mohammad Shafi Qureshi 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party Charan Singh
Janaki Ballabh Patnaik   14 January 1980 7 June 1980 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Anant Prasad Sharma 19 October 1980 2 September 1982
Bhagwat Jha Azad
(MoS, Independent Charge)
  2 September 1982 14 February 1983
Khurshed Alam Khan[8][9] 14 February 1983 31 December 1984
Jagdish Tytler[10][11]   22 October 1986 14 February 1988 Rajiv Gandhi
Motilal Vora[12]   14 February 1988[13] 25 June 1988
Shivraj Patil
(MoS, Independent Charge)[14]
  25 June 1988 2 December 1989
Arif Mohammed Khan[15]   6 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Harmohan Dhawan
(MoS, Independent Charge)[9][16]
21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
Madhavrao Scindia[17]   21 June 1991 9 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ghulam Nabi Azad   9 January 1993 16 May 1996
V. Dhananjaya Kumar[18]   16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
C. M. Ibrahim[19] 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Ananth Kumar[20]   19 March 1998 13 October 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Sharad Yadav[21]   13 October 1999 31 August 2001 Janata Dal
National Democratic Alliance
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[22] 1 September 2001 23 May 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(MoS, Independent Charge)[9][23]
24 May 2003 23 May 2004
Praful Patel
(MoS, Independent Charge)
  23 May 2004 18 January 2011 Nationalist Congress Party
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
Vayalar Ravi   19 January 2011 18 December 2011 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Ajit Singh 18 December 2011 26 May 2014 Rashtriya Lok Dal
United Progressive Alliance
Ashok Gajapathi Raju   26 May 2014 9 March 2018 Telugu Desam Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
Suresh Prabhu
  9 March 2018 30 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Hardeep Singh Puri
(MoS, Independent Charge)
  30 May 2019 Incumbent

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  22. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Hussain,Shri Syed Shahnawaz".
  23. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Rudy,Shri Rajiv Pratap".

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