List of Indian union ministries

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This is a list of the executive ministries of India, from the time of its independence to the present day.

List of ministries

"Ministry" refers collectively to all members of the Council of Ministers during a given term, including Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State alike. Articles listed by ministry contain information on the term of one prime minister, specifically the composition of their Council of Ministers.

Ministry Formation date Election Governing party Prime Minister
Interim 2 September 1946 1945 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
First Nehru 15 August 1947
Second Nehru 15 April 1952 1951–52
Third Nehru 4 April 1957 1957
Fourth Nehru 2 April 1962 1962
Shastri 9 June 1964 None Lal Bahadur Shastri
First Indira Gandhi 24 January 1966 None Indira Gandhi
Second Indira Gandhi 16 March 1971 1971
Desai 24 March 1977 1977 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Charan Singh 28 July 1979 None Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
Third Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 1980 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 1984 Rajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh 2 December 1989 1989 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 None Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
Rao 21 June 1991 1991 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
First Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
Gujral 21 April 1997 None I. K. Gujral
Second Vajpayee 19 March 1998 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Third Vajpayee 13 October 1999 1999
First Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004 2004 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Second Manmohan Singh 22 May 2009 2009
Modi 26 May 2014 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi


  • "Indian ministerial lists (1947–present)" (PDF). Leadtech. 22 July 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.

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