Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
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Ministry overview
Preceding Ministry
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersSanchar Bhawan
New Delhi
22°37′20″N 77°12′50″E / 22.62222°N 77.21389°E / 22.62222; 77.21389
Annual budget6,000 crore (US$840 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
Websitemeity.gov.in

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is an executive agency of the Union Government of the Republic of India. It was carved out of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on 19 July 2016 as a standalone ministerial agency responsible for IT policy, strategy and development of the electronics industry.

History[edit]

Previously known as "The Department of Information Technology", it was renamed to The Department of Electronics and Information Technology in 2012.[5] On 19 July 2016, DeitY was made into full-fledged ministry, which henceforth is known as the Ministry of Electronics and Technology, bifurcating it from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[6]

Organisation structure[edit]

The following is a list of child agencies subordinated within "The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Union Government of the Republic of India".[7]

Child agencies[edit]

Companies under MeitY[edit]

Autonomous Societies of MeitY[edit]

Ministers[edit]

For a list of ministers, see Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India)#Former Ministers.[8]

N Name Term of office Political party

(Alliance)

Prime Minister
1 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai 15 August 1947 2 August 1951 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Amrit Kaur 2 August 1951 13 May 1952
3 Jagjivan Ram 13 May 1952 7 December 1956
4 Raj Bahadur 7 December 1956 17 April 1957
5 Lal Bahadur Shastri 17 April 1957 28 March 1958
6 S. K. Patil 29 March 1958 24 August 1959
7 Jawaharlal Nehru 25 August 1959 2 September 1959
8 P. Subbarayan 2 September 1959 9 April 1962
9 Jagjivan Ram 10 April 1963 31 August 1963
10 Ashoke Kumar Sen 1 September 1963 13 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri
11 Satya Narayan Sinha 13 June 1964 12 March 1967
Indira Gandhi
12 Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969
13 Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 8 March 1971
14 Indira Gandhi 9 March 1971 17 March 1971
15 Sher Singh 18 March 1971 2 May 1971
16 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna 2 May 1971 8 November 1973
17 Raj Bahadur 8 November 1973 11 January 1974
18 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 11 January 1974 10 October 1974
19 Shankar Dayal Sharma 10 October 1974 24 March 1977
20 Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 26 March 1977 Janata Party Morarji Desai
21 Parkash Singh Badal 26 March 1977 27 March 1977 Shiromani Akali Dal
22 George Fernandes 28 March 1977 6 July 1977 Janata Party
23 Brij Lal Varma 6 July 1977 28 July 1979
24 Charan Singh 28 July 1979 30 July 1979 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
25 Zulfiquarullah
30 July 1979 27 November 1979
26 Shyam Nandan Mishra 7 December 1979 14 January 1980
27 Bhishma Narain Singh 16 January 1980 3 March 1980 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
28 C. M. Stephen 3 March 1980 2 September 1982
29 Anant Prasad Sharma 2 September 1982 14 February 1983
30 Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 4 November 1984 Rajiv Gandhi
31 V. N. Gadgil 4 November 1984 31 December 1984
32 Ram Niwas Mirdha 31 December 1984 22 October 1986
33 Arjun Singh 22 October 1986 14 February 1988
34 Vasant Sathe 14 February 1988 25 June 1988
35 Bir Bahadur Singh 25 June 1988 30 June 1989
36 Giridhar Gamang 4 July 1989 2 December 1989
37 V. P. Singh 2 December 1989 6 December 1989 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
38 K.P. Unnikrishnan 6 December 1989 23 April 1990 Congress (Secular)
39 Janeshwar Mishra 30 April 1990 5 November 1990 Janata Dal
40 Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 November 1990 Samajwadi Janata Party Chandra Shekhar
41 Sanjay Singh 22 November 1990 21 June 1991
42 Rajesh Pilot 21 June 1991 17 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
43 Sukh Ram 17 January 1993 16 May 1996
44 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
45 Beni Prasad Verma 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 Samajwadi Party H. D. Dewe GowdaI. K. Gujral
46 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 21 March 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
47 Buta Singh 21 March 1998 19 April 1998
48 Sushma Swaraj 20 April 1998 11 October 1998
49 Jagmohan 6 December 1998 8 June 1999
50 Ram Vilas Paswan 13 October 1999 1 September 2001 Janata Dal (United)
51 Pramod Mahajan 2 September 2001 28 January 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party
52 Arun Shourie 29 January 2003 22 May 2004
53 Dayanidhi Maran 23 May 2004 15 May 2007 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Manmohan Singh
54 A. Raja 16 May 2007 14 November 2010
55 Manmohan Singh 15 November 2010 19 January 2011 Indian National Congress
56 Kapil Sibal 19 January 2011 26 May 2014
57 Ravi Shankar Prasad 26 May 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi

Ministers of State[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Who's who | Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". Meity.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Secretary's Office - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". meity.gov.in.
  4. ^ "People and Offices". meity.gov.in. Archived from the original on 25 January 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Department of Information Technology renamed", NDTV, Press Trust of India, 18 April 2012
  6. ^ "Deity becomes a new ministry leg up for Ravi Shankar Prasad", economictimes.indiatimes.com
  7. ^ "Deity Organisations". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Former Ministers - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". meity.gov.in.