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
28°37′18″N 77°12′50″E / 28.62167°N 77.21389°E / 28.62167; 77.21389
Annual budget9,720.66 crore (US$1.4 billion) (2021-22 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
Websitemeity.gov.in

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY; Hindi: इलेक्ट्रॉनिकी और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय) 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 Information 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]

To boost and leverage Quantum computing potential, ministry has done a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The initiative is said to boost researchers and scientists work on quantum computing and will provide access to Amazon’s Braket cloud-based quantum computing service. Ministry based on the proposal received and vetted by a steering committee will approve and sanction the set-up of the lab to bolster the quantum computing capability in India.[8]

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.[9]

No Portrait Name Tenure Political Party Prime Minister
1 Ravi Shankar Prasad addressing at the inauguration of the “Electropreneur Park, a dedicated incubation centre of Electronic & IT”, in New Delhi.jpg Ravi Shankar Prasad 5 July 2016 7 July 2021 5 years, 2 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
2 AshwiniVaishnaw2021.jpg Ashwini Vaishnaw 7 July 2021 Incumbent 22 days

List of Ministers of State[edit]

Ministers of State For Electronics and Information Technology
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
P. P. Chaudhary P.P. Chaudhary delivering the inaugural address at the Plenary Session of the three-day International Competition Network Annual Conference 2018 (ICN2018), organised by the Competition Commission of India, in New Delhi.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2016 3 September 2017 425 days
Alphons Kannanthanam Alphons Kannanthanam (2019).jpg 3 September 2017 14 May 2018 253 days
S. S. Ahluwalia SS Ahluwalia, BJP.jpg 14 May 2018 30 May 2019 381 days
Sanjay Dhotre Sanjay Dhotre.jpg 30 May 2019 7 July 2021 769 days
Rajeev Chandrasekhar Rajeev Chandrasekhar.jpg 7 July 2021 Incumbent 22 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2021.
  2. ^ "Who's who | Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". Meity.gov.in.
  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. ^ "MeitY to establish Quantum Computing Applications Lab in collaboration with AWS". www.businesstoday.in. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Former Ministers - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India". meity.gov.in.