Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India)

28°35′12.4″N 77°14′24.3″E / 28.586778°N 77.240083°E / 28.586778; 77.240083

Ministry overview
Dissolved5 July 2016 (2016-07-05)
Superseding agencies
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersElectronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex,Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Websitemeity.gov.in

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was an Indian government ministry. It was bifurcated into Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in July 2016. It contained three departments viz. Department of Telecommunications, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY, now Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) and Department of Posts.[citation needed]

The following cadre controlling authority of the Civil Services (including Indian Telecommunication Service, Indian Postal Service, Indian Radio Regulatory Service, Telegraph Traffic Service, Indian Post & Telegraph Building Works Services and Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service) are under the administration and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[citation needed]

List of ministers

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Following is the list of ministers of communications.[1]


# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1   Rafi Ahmed Kidwai 15 August 1947 2 August 1951 3 years, 352 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2   Amrit Kaur 2 August 1951 13 May 1952 285 days
3   Jagjivan Ram 13 May 1952 7 December 1956 4 years, 208 days
4   Raj Bahadur 7 December 1956 17 April 1957 131 days
5   Lal Bahadur Shastri 17 April 1957 28 March 1958 345 days
6   S. K. Patil 29 March 1958 24 August 1959 1 year, 148 days
7   Jawaharlal Nehru 25 August 1959 2 September 1959 8 days
8   P. Subbarayan 2 September 1959 9 April 1962 2 years, 219 days
(3)   Jagjivan Ram 10 April 1962 31 August 1963 1 year, 144 days
9   Ashoke Kumar Sen 1 September 1963 13 June 1964 286 days
Lal Bahadur Shastri
10  – Satya Narayan Sinha 13 June 1964 12 March 1967 2 years, 272 days
Indira Gandhi
11   Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 338 days
(10)  – Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 8 March 1971 2 years, 22 days
12   Indira Gandhi 9 March 1971 17 March 1971 8 days
13  – Sher Singh 18 March 1971 2 May 1971 45 days
14   Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna 2 May 1971 8 November 1973 2 years, 190 days
(4)   Raj Bahadur 8 November 1973 11 January 1974 64 days
15   Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 11 January 1974 10 October 1974 272 days
16   Shankar Dayal Sharma 10 October 1974 24 March 1977 2 years, 165 days
17   Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 26 March 1977 2 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
18   Parkash Singh Badal 26 March 1977 27 March 1977 2 days Shiromani Akali Dal
19   George Fernandes 28 March 1977 6 July 1977 100 days Janata Party
20  – Brij Lal Varma 6 July 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 22 days
21   Charan Singh 28 July 1979 30 July 1979 2 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
22  – Zulfiquarullah

(I/C)

30 July 1979 27 November 1979 120 days
(21)   Charan Singh 27 November 1979 7 December 1979 10 days
23  – Shyam Nandan Mishra 7 December 1979 14 January 1980 38 days
(12)   Indira Gandhi 15 January 1980 16 January 1980 1 day Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
24   Bhishma Narain Singh 16 January 1980 3 March 1980 47 days
25  – C. M. Stephen 3 March 1980 2 September 1982 2 years, 183 days
26 Anant Prasad Sharma 2 September 1982 14 February 1983 165 days
(12)   Indira Gandhi 14 February 1983 31 October 1984 1 year, 260 days
27   Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 4 November 1984 4 days Rajiv Gandhi
28  – V. N. Gadgil 4 November 1984 31 December 1984 57 days
29   Ram Niwas Mirdha

(I/C)

31 December 1984 22 October 1986 1 year, 295 days
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22 October 1986 14 February 1988 1 year, 115 days
31  – Vasant Sathe 14 February 1988 25 June 1988 132 days
32  – Bir Bahadur Singh 25 June 1988 30 May 1989 339 days
(27)   Rajiv Gandhi 31 May 1989 4 July 1989 34 days
33   Giridhar Gamang

(I/C)

4 July 1989 2 December 1989 151 days
34   V. P. Singh 2 December 1989 6 December 1989 4 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
35  – K.P. Unnikrishnan 6 December 1989 23 April 1990 138 days Congress (Secular)
36  – Janeshwar Mishra

(I/C)

30 April 1990 5 November 1990 189 days Janata Dal
(34)   V. P. Singh 6 November 1990 10 November 1990 4 days
37   Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 November 1990 11 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party
38   Sanjay Singh

(I/C)

22 November 1990 21 June 1991 211 days
39   Rajesh Pilot

(I/C)

21 June 1991 17 January 1993 1 year, 210 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
40  – Sukh Ram

(I/C)

17 January 1993 16 May 1996 3 years, 120 days
41   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
42   Beni Prasad Verma

((I/C till 10 July 1996)

1 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 291 days Deve GowdaI. K. Gujral Samajwadi Party
(41)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 21 March 1998 2 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
43   Buta Singh 21 March 1998 19 April 1998 11 days
(41)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 April 1998 20 April 1998 1 day
44   Sushma Swaraj 20 April 1998 11 October 1998 174 days
(41)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 11 October 1998 6 December 1998 56 days
45   Jagmohan 6 December 1998 8 June 1999 184 days
(41)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 8 June 1999 13 October 1999 127 days
46   Ram Vilas Paswan 13 October 1999 1 September 2001 1 year, 323 days Janata Dal (United)
47 Pramod Mahajan 1 September 2001 29 January 2003 1 year, 150 days Bharatiya Janata Party
48   Arun Shourie 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
49   Dayanidhi Maran 23 May 2004 15 May 2007 2 years, 357 days Manmohan Singh Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
50   A. Raja 16 May 2007 14 November 2010 3 years, 182 days
51   Manmohan Singh 15 November 2010 19 January 2011 65 days Indian National Congress
52   Kapil Sibal 19 January 2011 26 May 2014 3 years, 127 days
53   Ravi Shankar Prasad 26 May 2014 5 July 2016 2 years, 40 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party

References

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  1. ^ "List of Ministers of Communications". Department of Telecommunications,Communication and Information Technology. Ministry of Communication and Information Technology/National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
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