Minister of Human Resource Development (India)

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Minister of Human Resource Development
(मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्री)
Emblem of India.svg
Smriti Irani(c).jpg
Incumbent
Smriti Irani

since 26 May 2014
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Appointer President on the advice of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Formation 15 August 1947

The Minister of Human Resource Development is the head of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India.[1] Formerly, the office was known as Minister of Education. Currently Smriti Irani of the Bharatiya Janata Party holds the office since 26 May 2014.

Ministers of Education[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office[1] Party Prime Minister
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.jpg 15 August 1947 22 January 1958 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
K. L. Shrimali[2] 22 January 1958 31 August 1963
Humayun Kabir 1 September 1963 21 November 1963
M. C. Chagla 21 November 1963 13 November 1966 Jawaharlal Nehru,
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Indira Gandhi
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Dr fakhruddin ali ahmed.jpg 14 November 1966 13 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
Triguna Sen 16 March 1967 14 February 1969
V. K. R. V. Rao 14 February 1969 18 March 1971
Siddhartha Shankar Ray 18 March 1971 20 March 1972
S. Nurul Hasan[3] Saiyid Nurul Hasan 16.jpg 24 March 1972 24 March 1977
Pratap Chandra Chunder 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Karan Singh Dr-Karan-Singh-sept2009.jpg 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
B. Shankaranand 14 January 1980 17 October 1980 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
Shankarrao Chavan 17 October 1980 8 August 1981
Sheila Kaul[4] 10 August 1981 31 December 1984 Indira Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi
K. C. Pant 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 Rajiv Gandhi

Ministers of Human Resource Development[edit]

Name[1] Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
P. V. Narasimha Rao P V Narasimha Rao.png 26 September 1985 25 June 1988 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
P. Shiv Shankar 25 June 1988 2 December 1989
V. P. Singh V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
Rajmangal Pandey 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
Arjun Singh Arjun Singh.jpg 23 June 1991 24 December 1994 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
P. V. Narasimha Rao P V Narasimha Rao.png 25 December 1994 9 February 1995
Madhavrao Scindia 10 February 1995 17 January 1996
P. V. Narasimha Rao P V Narasimha Rao.png 17 January 1996 16 May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee (cropped).jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
S. R. Bommai Somappa Rayappa Bommai 132.jpg 5 June 1996 19 March 1998 Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Murli Manohar Joshi Murli Manohar Joshi 2.jpg 19 March 1998 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Arjun Singh Arjun Singh.jpg 22 May 2004 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
Kapil Sibal Kapil Sibal.jpg 29 May 2009 29 October 2012
M. M. Pallam Raju 30 October 2012–—°′≈≤−§ 26 May 2014
Smriti Irani Smriti Irani(c).jpg 26 May 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://hrm.mhrd.gov.in/ministers
  2. ^ Minister of State till 10 August 1962
  3. ^ Minister of State
  4. ^ Minister of State