Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India)

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Coordinates: 22°37′20″N 77°12′50″E / 22.62222°N 77.21389°E / 22.62222; 77.21389

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India)
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Ministry overview
Superseding agencies
Jurisdiction IndiaRepublic of India
Headquarters Sanchar Bhawan
New Delhi
22°37′20″N 77°12′50″E / 22.62222°N 77.21389°E / 22.62222; 77.21389
Website deity.gov.in

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was an Indian government ministry. It was bifurcated into Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in July 2016. It contained three departments viz. Department of Telecommunications, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) and Department of Posts.[citation needed]

The following cadre controlling authority of the Civil Services (including Indian Telecommunication Service, Indian Postal Service, Indian Radio Regulatory Service, Telegraph Traffic Service and Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service) are under the administration and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[citation needed]

Former Ministers[edit]

Following is the list of Ministers of Communication.[1]

Name Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai 15 August 1947 2 August 1951 Congress Nehru
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 2 August 1951 13 May 1952
Jagjivan Ram 13 May 1952 7 December 1956
Raj Bahadur 7 December 1956 17 April 1957
Lal Bahadur Shastri 17 April 1957 28 March 1958
S. K. Patil 29 March 1958 24 August 1959
Jawaharlal Nehru 25 August 1959 2 September 1959
P. Subbarayan 2 September 1959 9 April 1962
Jagjivan Ram 10 April 1963 31 August 1963
Ashoke Kumar Sen 1 September 1963 13 June 1964
Shastri
Satya Narayan Sinha 13 June 1964 12 March 1967
I. Gandhi
Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969
Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 8 March 1971
Indira Gandhi 9 March 1971 17 March 1971
Sher Singh 18 March 1971 2 May 1971
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna 2 May 1971 8 November 1973
Raj Bahadur 8 November 1973 11 January 1974
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 11 January 1974 10 October 1974
Shankar Dayal Sharma 10 October 1974 24 March 1977
Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 26 March 1977 JP Desai
Parkash Singh Badal 26 March 1977 27 March 1977 SAD
George Fernandes 28 March 1977 6 July 1977 JP
Brij Lal Varma 6 July 1977 28 July 1979
Charan Singh 28 July 1979 30 July 1979 JNP (S) C. Singh
Zulfiquarullah
(Independent Charge)
30 July 1979 27 November 1979
Charan Singh 27 November 1979 7 December 1979
Shyam Nandan Mishra 7 December 1979 14 January 1980
Indira Gandhi 15 January 1980 16 January 1980 Congress I. Gandhi
Bhishma Narain Singh 16 January 1980 3 March 1980
C. M. Stephen 3 March 1980 2 September 1982
Anant Prasad Sharma 2 September 1982 14 February 1983
Indira Gandhi 14 February 1983 31 October 1984
Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 4 November 1984 R. Gandhi
V. N. Gadgil 4 November 1984 31 December 1984
Ram Niwas Mirdha
(Independent Charge)
31 December 1984 22 October 1986
Arjun Singh 22 October 1986 14 February 1988
Vasant Sathe 14 February 1988 25 June 1988
Bir Bahadur Singh 25 June 1988 30 June 1989
Giridhar Gamang
(Independent Charge)
4 July 1989 2 December 1989
V. P. Singh 2 December 1989 6 December 1989 JD V. P. Singh
K.P. Unnikrishnan 6 December 1989 23 April 1990 Congress (S)
Janeshwar Mishra 30 April 1990 5 November 1990 JD
V. P. Singh 6 November 1990 10 November 1990
Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 November 1990 SJP Chandra Shekhar
Sanjay Singh 22 November 1990 21 June 1991
Rajesh Pilot
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 17 January 1993 Congress Rao
Sukh Ram
(Independent Charge)
17 January 1993 16 May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 BJP Vajpayee
Beni Prasad Verma 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 SP Dewe Gowda
Gujral
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 21 March 1998 BJP Vajpayee
Buta Singh 21 March 1998 19 April 1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 April 1998 20 April 1998
Sushma Swaraj 20 April 1998 11 October 1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 11 October 1998 6 December 1998
Jagmohan 6 December 1998 8 June 1999
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 8 June 1999 13 October 1999
Ram Vilas Paswan 13 October 1999 1 September 2001 JD (U)
Pramod Mahajan 2 September 2001 28 January 2003 BJP
Arun Shourie 29 January 2003 22 May 2004
Dayanidhi Maran 23 May 2004 15 May 2007 DMK M. Singh
A. Raja 16 May 2007 14 November 2010
Manmohan Singh 15 November 2010 Congress
Kapil Sibal 19 January 2011 26 May 2014
Ravi Shankar Prasad 26 May 2014 Incumbent BJP Modi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Ministers of Communications". Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Ministry of Communication and Information Technology/National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

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