Third Indira Gandhi ministry

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Third Indira Gandhi Ministry
9th Cabinet of the Republic of India
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Date formed 14 January 1980 (1980-01-14)
Date dissolved 31 October 1984 (1984-10-31)
People and organizations
Head of government Indira Gandhi
Head of state Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (until 25 July 1982)
Zail Singh (from 25 July 1982)
Member party Indian National Congress
(Congress alliance)
Status in legislature Majority
Opposition party Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Opposition leader Vacant (in Lok Sabha)
Lal Krishna Advani (in Rajya Sabha)
(21 January 1980 – 7 April 1980)
History
Election(s) 1980
Outgoing election 1984
Legislature term(s) 4 years, 9 months and 17 days
Previous Charan Singh ministry
Successor Rajiv Gandhi ministry

Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for the third time on 14 January 1980.[1] In her ministry, the ministers were as follows.

Indira Gandhi's cabinet included 6 Agriculturists, 9 Lawyers, 2 Journalists and 1 former Princely state rulers.[2]

Three of Gandhi's cabinet ministers namely Pranab Mukherjee, R. Venkataraman and Zail Singh later served as Presidents of India

Cabinet[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Ref
Prime Minister   Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 INC(I) [3]
Minister of Finance   R. Venkataraman 14 January 1980 15 January 1982 INC(I) [4]
  Pranab Mukherjee 15 January 1982 31 October 1984 INC(I) [5]
Minister of Home Affairs   Zail Singh 14 January 1980 22 June 1982 INC(I) [6]
  R. Venkataraman 22 June 1982 2 September 1982 INC(I) [4]
  Prakash Chandra Sethi 2 September 1982 19 July 1984 INC(I)
  P. V. Narasimha Rao 19 July 1984 Rajiv Gandhi Ministry INC(I) [7]
Minister of External Affairs   P. V. Narasimha Rao 14 January 1980 14 July 1984 INC(I) [7]
  Indira Gandhi 14 July 1984 31 October 1984 INC(I)
Minister of Defence   Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 1982 INC(I)
  R. Venkataraman 1982 1984 INC(I) [4]
  Shankarrao Chavan 1984 Rajiv Gandhi Ministry INC(I)
Minister of Railways   Kamalapati Tripathi 14 January 1980 12 November 1980 INC(I) [8]
  Kedar Pandey 12 November 1980 14 January 1982 INC(I) [8]
  Prakash Chandra Sethi 15 January 1982 2 September 1982 INC(I) [8]
  A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury 2 September 1982 Rajiv Gandhi Ministry INC(I) [8]
Minister of Agriculture   Rao Birendra Singh 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 INC(I) [9]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs   Bhishma Narain Singh 14 January 1980 29 January 1983 INC(I) [10]
  Buta Singh 29 January 1983 Rajiv Gandhi Ministry INC(I) [10]

Ministers of State[edit]

  • Shivraj Patil, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Electronics, Ministry of Space and Ocean Development.[11]
  • Shivraj Patil, Ministry of Commerce (Independent Charge).[11]
  • Saroj Khaparde, Ministry of Family Welfare (1980-82)[12]
  • S.K. Kamla Kumari, Ministry of Agriculture (1980-83)[12]
  • Ram Dulari Sinha, Ministry of Commerce (1980-82), Ministry of Industry, Steel and Mines (1982-84)[12]
  • Tanguturi Anjaiah, Ministry of Labour (8 June 1980 - 10 October 1980)[13]

References[edit]