Ministry of Civil Aviation (India)

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Ministry of Civil Aviation
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Civil Aviation
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
New Delhi
Annual budget6,602.86 crore (US$960 million) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Pradeep Singh Kharola, IAS, Civil Aviation Secretary

The Ministry of Civil Aviation of Government of India is the nodal Ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for development and regulation of Civil Aviation and for devising and implementing schemes for the orderly growth and expansion of civil air transport. Its functions also extend to overseeing airport facilities, air traffic services and carriage of passengers and goods by air. The Ministry also administers implementation of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937 and is administratively responsible for the Commission of Railways Safety.

Composition of the ministry[edit]

The ministry is under the charge of Minister of State (Independent) Hardeep Singh Puri.

The Secretary, an IAS officer, is administrative the head of the Ministry and is assisted by one Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, three Joint Secretaries, seven officers of the level of Director / Deputy Secretary / Financial Controller and ten officers of the level of Under Secretary. It is located at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.[2]


The Ministry has under its purview the following organisations:


Attached offices[edit]

Autonomous bodies[edit]

PSUs and Joint Ventures[edit]

Aircraft projects[edit]

Ministers of Civil Aviation[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party
Prime Minister
Raj Bahadur[5] August 1963 January 1966 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Gulzarilal Nanda
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Karan Singh[6] Dr-Karan-Singh-sept2009.jpg 13 March 1967 9 November 1973 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Purushottam Kaushik[7] 24 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Khurshed Alam Khan[8][9] February 1983 December 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Jagdish Tytler[10][11] Jagdish Tytler.jpg October 1986 February 1988 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Motilal Vora[12] 14 February 1988[13] 25 June 1988
Shivraj Patil[14] Shivraj Patil.jpg 25 June 1988 1989
Arif Mohammed Khan[15] 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Harmohan Dhawan[9][16] 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
Madhavrao Scindia[17] 1991 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad.jpg January 1993 16 May 1996
V. Dhananjaya Kumar[18] Danajaya kumar001.png 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
C. M. Ibrahim[19] 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Ananth Kumar[20] 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Sharad Yadav[21] Sharadyadavjdu.jpg 13 October 1999 31 August 2001 Janata Dal
National Democratic Alliance
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[22] 1 September 2001 23 May 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Rajiv Pratap Rudy[9][23] 24 May 2003 23 May 2004
Praful Patel 23 May 2004 18 January 2011 Nationalist Congress Party
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
Vayalar Ravi Vayalar Ravi-crop.jpg 19 January 2011 18 December 2011 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Ajit Singh 18 December 2011 26 May 2014 Rashtriya Lok Dal
United Progressive Alliance
Ashok Gajapathi Raju Shri Ashok Gajapati Raju.jpg 26 May 2014 9 March 2018 Telugu Desam Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi
Suresh Prabhu
Suresh Prabhu speech (cropped).jpg 9 March 2018 30 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Hardeep Singh Puri
Hardeep Singh Puri - 2018 (45176824921) (cropped).jpg
30 May 2019 Incumbent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Ministry of Civil Aviation." Government of India. Retrieved on 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Commission of Railway Safety Archived 29 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved on 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Fifth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : RAJ BAHADUR, SHRI".
  7. ^ "9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KAUSHIK, SHRI PURUSHOTTAM".
  8. ^ "8th Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : KHAN, SHRI KHURSHED ALAM".
  9. ^ a b c Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  10. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Tytler,Shri Jagdish".
  11. ^ Tytler was Minister of State (Independent Charge) till July 1987
  13. ^ "Vayudoot remains Harsh Vardhan's show". India Today.
  14. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Patil,Shri Shivraj V."
  15. ^ "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha : KHAN, SHRI ARIF MOHAMMED".
  16. ^ "9th Lok Sabha, Members Bioproile : DHAWAN, SHRI HARMOHAN".
  17. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Scindia,Shri Madhavrao".
  18. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Dhananjaya Kumar,Shri Venur".
  20. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Ananth Kumar,Shri".
  21. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Yadav, Shri Sharad".
  22. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Hussain,Shri Syed Shahnawaz".
  23. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Rudy,Shri Rajiv Pratap".

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