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Union Government ministries of India

The Government of India exercises its executive authority through a number of government ministries or departments of state. A ministry is composed of employed officials, known as civil servants, and is politically accountable through a minister. Most major ministries are headed by a Cabinet Minister, who sits in the Union Council of Ministers, and is typically supported by a team of junior ministers.

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List of Union Government ministriesEdit

Ministry name Established Minister responsible Minister rank[a]
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 1947 Radha Mohan Singh Cabinet
Ministry of AYUSH 9 November 2014 Shripad Yasso Naik Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 5 June 1991 Ananth Kumar Cabinet
Ministry of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju Cabinet
Ministry of Coal Piyush Goyal Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry 15 August 1947 Suresh Prabhu Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Communications 19 July 2016 Manoj Sinha Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan Cabinet
Ministry of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley Cabinet
Ministry of Culture Mahesh Sharma Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Defence 15 August 1947 Nirmala Sitharaman Cabinet
Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region 31 May 2009 Jitendra Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation 2011 Uma Bharti Cabinet
Ministry of Earth Sciences 2006 Harsh Vardhan Cabinet
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 19 July 2016 Ravi Shankar Prasad Cabinet
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change 1985 Harsh Vardhan Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of External Affairs 2 September 1946 Sushma Swaraj Cabinet
Ministry of Finance 29 October 1946 Arun Jaitley Cabinet
Ministry of Food Processing Industries 1988 Harsimrat Kaur Badal Cabinet
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 15 August 1947 Jagat Prakash Nadda Cabinet
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete Cabinet
Ministry of Home Affairs 15 August 1947 Rajnath Singh Cabinet
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 27 May 2004 Hardeep Singh Puri Cabinet
Ministry of Human Resource Development 15 August 1947 Prakash Javadekar Cabinet
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 15 August 1947 Smriti Irani Cabinet
Ministry of Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Law and Justice 15 August 1947 Ravi Shankar Prasad Cabinet
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 9 May 2007 Giriraj Singh Cabinet
Ministry of Mines Piyush Goyal Cabinet Minister
Ministry of Minority Affairs 2006 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Cabinet Minister
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy 1992 Piyush Goyal Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Panchayati Raj 27 May 2004 Narendra Singh Tomar Cabinet
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs 1949 Ananth Kumar Cabinet
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 1 August 1970 Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India (Additional Charge)
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan Cabinet Minister
Ministry of Planning Rao Inderjit Singh Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Power 2 July 1992 Piyush Goyal Cabinet Minister
Ministry of Railways 15 August 1947 Piyush Goyal Cabinet
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways July 1942 Nitin Gadkari Cabinet
Ministry of Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar Cabinet
Ministry of Science and Technology May 1971 Harsh Vardhan Cabinet
Ministry of Shipping 15 August 1947 Nitin Gadkari Cabinet
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 1985 Thawar Chand Gehlot Cabinet
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation D. V. Sadananda Gowda Cabinet
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 9 November 2014 Dharmendra Pradhan Cabinet
Ministry of Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh Cabinet
Ministry of Textiles Smriti Irani Cabinet
Ministry of Tourism 1999 Alphons Kannanthanam Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Tribal Affairs 1999 Jual Oram Cabinet
Ministry of Urban Development 2004 Narendra Singh Tomar Cabinet
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation January 1985 Nitin Gadkari Cabinet
Ministry of Women and Child Development 1985 Maneka Gandhi Cabinet
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports 27 May 2000 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Minister of State (Independent Charge)

Defunct ministriesEdit

The following ministries once functioned, but have since become defunct, generally because of a merger with another ministry or division into new ministries.

Ministry name Established Defunct Fate
Ministry of Agriculture August 1947 1 February 1951 Merged to constitute the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.[1]
Ministry of Food 29 August 1947
Ministry of Food and Agriculture 1 February 1951 October 1956 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Food.
Ministry of Agriculture October 1956 17 April 1957 Merged once again to form the Ministry of Food and Agriculture.[1]
Ministry of Food
Ministry of Food and Agriculture 17 April 1957 January 1966 Merged with the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperation to form the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Community Development and Cooperation. The new ministry was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture in 1971, with four departments.[1]
Ministry of Agriculture January 1966 1983 The Department of Food was separated from the ministry, and elevated to the new Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies.[1]
Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies 1983 June 1991 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Food and the Ministry of Civil Supplies.[1]
Ministry of Food June 1991 4 June 1997 Merged to form Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs with three departments - Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Department of Sugar and Edible Oils and Department of Consumer Affairs. On 15 October 1999, the new ministry was renamed as the Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, having the same three departments. On 17 July 2000, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution was renamed as the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, with two departments - Department of Food & Public Distribution and Department of Consumer Affairs.[1]
Ministry of Civil Supplies
Ministry of National Resources and Scientific Research 1951 [2]
Ministry of Irrigation and Power 1952 November 1974 Bifurcated into a separate Department of Irrigation under the reconstituted Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and a separate ministry.[2]
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation November 1974 22 July 1980 Following the formation of the Ministry of Irrigation in June 1980, three items of work were transferred from the ministry to the new ministry, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture.[2]
Ministry of Energy and Irrigation January 1980 9 June 1980 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Energy and the Department of Irrigation (which was brought under the ministry in January 1980) was elevated to the new Ministry of Irrigation.[2]
Ministry of Irrigation 9 June 1980 January 1985 Merged with the Ministry of Power to once again, form the Ministry of Irrigation and Power.[2]
Ministry of Irrigation and Power January 1985 September 1985 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Power and the Department of Irrigation was re-constituted as the Ministry of Water Resources. On 31 July 2014, the Ministry of Water Resources was renamed as Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation.[2]
Ministry of Surface Transport 22 October 1986 17 November 2000 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries October 1999 September 2001 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries and the Ministry of Small Scale Industries.
Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries September 2001 2007 Merged with the Ministry of Small Scale Industries to form the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Ministry of Small Scale Industries September 2001 2007 Merged with the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries to form the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs May 2004 7 January

2016

Merged with the Ministry of External Affairs (India)
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India) August 1947 5 July 2016 Bifurcated into the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Communications (India)

Independent departmentsEdit

The following are independent departments of the Government of India that are not under any union ministry.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cabinet : Cabinet rank
    MoS : Minister of State
    MoS (I) : Minister of State with Independent Charge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "History". dfpd.nic.in. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India". wrmin.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-06-06. 

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