Minister of Commerce and Industry (India)

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Minister of Commerce and Industry
Emblem of India.svg
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer President (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Website www.commerce.nic.in

The Minister of Commerce and Industry is the head of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The current Minister of State (Independent Charge) is Nirmala Sitharaman, of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has held office since 26 May 2014.[1]

Past Ministers[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Nityanand Kanungo[2] 1957 1962 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Mohan Dharia 1977 1980 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Charan Singh
Shivraj Patil[3] Shivraj Patil.jpg 1982 1983 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
V. P. Singh[4] V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg January 1985 March 1985 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Arun Nehru[5][6] 5 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Ajit Singh[7][6] 5 December 1989 10 November 1990
Pranab Mukherjee[8] Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg January 1993 February 1995 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Kamal Nath[9] 23 May 2004 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Anand Sharma[10] Anand Sharma - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg 22 May 2009 26 May 2014
Nirmala Sitharaman[11][1] Nirmala Sitharaman.jpg 26 May 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of ministers in Narendra Modi's government". The Economic Times. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Third Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KANUNGO, SHRI NITYANAND". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Patil,Shri Shivraj V.". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SINGH, SHRI VISHWANATH PRATAP". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : NEHRU, SHRI ARUN KUMAR". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Arun Nehru was Minister of Commerce, while Ajit Singh was in charge of Industry
  7. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile :Singh,Shri Ajit". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Mukherjee,Shri Pranab". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile : Kamal Nath,Shri". loksabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Webpage of Shri Anand Sharma, Member of Parliament (RAJYA SABHA)". rajyasabha.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)

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