Third Nehru ministry

The Third Nehru ministry was formed on 17 April 1957 after the Indian National Congress won the 1957 general election with a vast majority.

Third Nehru ministry
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2nd ministry of the Republic of India
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Date formed17 April 1957 (1957-04-17)
Date dissolved2 April 1962 (1962-04-02)
People and organisations
Head of stateRajendra Prasad
Head of governmentJawaharlal Nehru
Member partyIndian National Congress
Status in legislatureMajority
371 / 494 (75%)
Opposition partyNone
Opposition leaderNone
History
Election(s)1957
Outgoing election1962
Legislature term(s)4 years, 11 months and 15 days
PredecessorSecond Nehru ministry
SuccessorFourth Nehru ministry

MinistryEdit

Key
  • Died in office
  • RES Resigned

Cabinet ministersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Prime Minister
Minister of External Affairs
Minister of Finance (13 February-13 March 1958)
Department of Atomic Energy
Second Nehru MinistryFourth Nehru ministry INC[1]
Minister of Finance17 April 195713 February 1958 INC[1]
13 March 1958Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Home Affairs17 April 19577 March 1961[†] INC[1]
4 April 1961Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[2]
Minister of Defence17 April 1957Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Railways17 April 1957Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of EducationFirst Nehru Ministry22 February 1958[†] INC[1]
Minister of Commerce and Industry17 April 195713 March 1958 INC[1]
13 March 19584 April 1961 INC[3][2]
4 April 1961Fourth Nehru ministry INC
Minister of Labour and Planning17 April 1957Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Transport and Communications17 April 195713 March 1958 INC[1][3]
13 March 19582 September 1959 INC[3][4]
2 September 1959Fourth Nehru ministry INC[5][6]
Minister of Steel, Mines and Fuel17 April 1957Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Works, Housing and Supply17 April 19574 April 1961 INC[1][2]
Minister of Food and Agriculture17 April 1957August 1959[RES] INC[1][4]
2 September 1959Fourth Nehru ministry INC[4]
Minister of Irrigation and Power17 April 195713 March 1958 INC[1][3]
13 March 1958Fourth Nehru ministry INC[3]

Ministers of StateEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Minister of Parliamentary AffairsFirst Nehru ministryFourth Nehru ministry INC[1]
Minister of Information and BroadcastingSecond Nehru MinistryFourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Rehabilitation and Minority AffairsSecond Nehru ministryFourth Nehru ministry INC[1][7]
Minister of Agriculture
(Minister of Cooperation April 1957-December 1958)
Second Nehru ministryFourth Nehru ministry INC[1][8][9]
Minister of Mines and Oil17 April 1957Fourth Nehru ministry INC[1][10]
Minister of Health17 April 1957Fourth Nehru ministry INC[1]
Minister of Commerce17 April 19571957 INC[1][10]
Minister of State (Education and Scientific Research)17 April 1957Fourth Nehru ministry INC[1]
Minister of IndustrySecond Nehru ministryFourth Nehru ministry INC[1][10]
Minister of State (Home Affairs)Second Nehru ministryFourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Community Development
(Minister of Community Development and Cooperation from December 1958)
Second Nehru ministryFourth Nehru Ministry INC[1][9]
Minister of State (Transport and Communications)Second Nehru ministryFourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of State (Transport and Communications)17 April 195713 March 1958 INC[1][3]
Minister of Scientific Research and Culture13 March 1958Fourth Nehru ministry INC[3]
Minister of Law17 April 1957Fourth Nehru Ministry INC[1]
Minister of Economic Affairs
(Minister of Revenue and Civil Expenditure from May 1958)
13 March 19584 April 1961 INC[3][11][2]
Minister of State (Works, Housing and Supply)4 April 1961Fourth Nehru ministry INC[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Press Communique - Members of the Cabinet" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 17 April 1957. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Redistribution of Portfolios" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 4 April 1961. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Press Communique - Members of the Cabinet (March 1958)" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 13 March 1958. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Shri Patil to Take Charge of Food and Agriculture Ministry" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 24 August 1959. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Dr. Subbarayan to Take Charge of Ministry of Transport and Communications" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 1 September 1959. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Gazette of India - Extraordinary" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 2 September 1959. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Minister for Minority Affairs" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 21 April 1957. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Designations of Ministers" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 25 April 1957. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Press Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 31 December 1958. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "Designation of Ministers of State" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 24 April 1957. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Press Communique" (PDF). Press Information Bureau of India - Archive. 12 May 1958. Retrieved 21 April 2020.