Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy) is an executive agency of the Union Government of the Republic of India. It was carved out of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on 19 July 2016 as a standalone ministerial agency responsible for IT policy, strategy and development of the electronics industry. Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the "Northeast Heritage" Web, owned by the Government of India, publishes information on Northeast India, in 5 Indian languages, Assamese, Meitei (Manipuri), Bodo, Khasi and Mizo, in addition to Hindi and English.[3]

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Branch of Government of India
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Ministry overview
Formed5 July 2016
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersSanchar Bhawan
New Delhi
28°37′18″N 77°12′50″E / 28.62167°N 77.21389°E / 28.62167; 77.21389
Annual budget16,549 crore (US$2.0 billion) (2023-24 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • S Krishnan IAS, Electronics and Information Technology Secretary
Websitemeity.gov.in
एमईआईटीवाई.सरकार.भारत

History

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Previously known as the "Department of Information Technology", it was renamed as the Department of Electronics and Information Technology in 2012.[4] On 19 July 2016, DeitY was made into full-fledged ministry, which henceforth is known as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, bifurcating it from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[5]

Organisation structure

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The following is a list of child agencies subordinated within the "Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Union Government of the Republic of India".[6]

To boost and leverage Quantum computing potential, ministry has done a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The initiative is said to boost researchers and scientists work on quantum computing and will provide access to Amazon’s Braket cloud-based quantum computing service. Ministry based on the proposal received and vetted by a steering committee will approve and sanction the set-up of the lab to bolster the quantum computing capability in India.[7]

Child agencies

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Companies under MeitY

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Autonomous Societies of MeitY

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Cabinet Ministers

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No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1   Ravi Shankar Prasad
(born 1954)
Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar, until 2019
MP for Patna Sahib, from 2019
5 July
2016
30 May
2019
5 years, 2 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
Modi II
2   Ashwini Vaishnaw
(born 1970)
Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha
7 July
2021
9 June
2024
3 years, 15 days
10 June
2024
Incumbent Modi III

Ministers of State

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No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1   P. P. Chaudhary
(born 1953)
MP for Pali
5 July
2016
3 September
2017
1 year, 60 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
2   Alphons Kannanthanam
(born 1953)
Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan
3 September
2017
14 May
2018
253 days
3   S. S. Ahluwalia
(born 1951)
MP for Darjeeling
14 May
2018
30 May
2019
1 year, 16 days
4   Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
(born 1959)
MP for Akola
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
5   Rajeev Chandrasekhar
(born 1964)
Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka
7 July
2021
9 June
2024
2 years, 338 days
6   Jitin Prasada
(born 1973)
MP for Pilibhit
10 June
2024
Incumbent 42 days Modi III

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2021.
  2. ^ "Who's who | Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". Meity.gov.in.
  3. ^ "Discover the Heritage of North East India ... English | हिंदी | অসমীয়া | Ka Ktien Khasi | Mizo ṭawng | Meitei | बड़". Northeast Heritage (in English, Hindi, Assamese, Manipuri, Bodo, Khasi, and Mizo).
  4. ^ "Department of Information Technology renamed", NDTV, Press Trust of India, 18 April 2012
  5. ^ Sharma, Aman (19 July 2016), "Deity becomes a new ministry leg up for Ravi Shankar Prasad", The Economic Times
  6. ^ "Deity Organisations". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  7. ^ "MeitY to establish Quantum Computing Applications Lab in collaboration with AWS". www.businesstoday.in. 20 January 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2021.