Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Emblem of India.svg
Agency overview
Formed1976 (44 years ago) (1976)
JurisdictionIndia India
HeadquartersCabinet Secretariat
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
28°36′50″N 77°12′32″E / 28.61389°N 77.20889°E / 28.61389; 77.20889
Annual budget69,000 crore (US$9.7 billion) (2020-21 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Rajesh Bhushan, IAS, Health Secretary
Websitehttps://www.mohfw.gov.in/

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is an Indian government ministry charged with health policy in India. It is also responsible for all government programs relating to family planning in India.[2][3]

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Harsh Vardhan.

Since 1955 the Ministry regularly publishes the Indian Pharmacopoeia through the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), an autonomous body for setting standards for drugs, pharmaceuticals and healthcare devices and technologies in India.[4]

Composition[edit]

The ministry is composed of two departments: Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Health Research.[5]

Department of Health[edit]

The Department of Health deals with health care, including awareness campaigns, immunisation campaigns, preventive medicine, and public health. Bodies under the administrative control of this department are:

Department of Family Welfare[edit]

The Department of Family Welfare (FW) is responsible for aspects relating to family welfare, especially in reproductive health, maternal health, pediatrics, information, education and communications; cooperation with NGOs and international aid groups; and rural health services. The Department of Family Welfare is responsible for:

Department of Health Research[edit]

The Department of Health Research (DHR) was created in 2007 and became functional the following year.[7]

Department of AYUSH[edit]

The Department of AYUSH no more falls under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was elevated to the Ministry of AYUSH with effect 9 November 2014.

The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) deals with ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, and homoeopathy, and other alternative medicine systems. Now 'Sowa-Rigpa' (the Tibetian medicine system) has also been added to AYUSH

The department was established in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy (ISM&H). The department is charged with upholding educational standards in the Indian Systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy colleges, strengthening research, promoting the cultivation of medicinal plants used, and working on pharmacopoeia standards. Bodies under the control of the Department of AYUSH are:

Ministers[edit]

Ministers Health and Family Welfare
Name Portrait Term of office Political Party Prime Minister Reference
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.jpg 15 August 1947 16 April 1957 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru [8]
D. P. Karmakar
(As MoS)
17 April 1957 9 April 1962 [9]
Sushila Nayar
(As MoS)
Dr Sushila Nayyar, 1947.jpg 10 April 1962 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi [10]
Sripati Chandrasekhar
(As MoS)
13 March 1967 14 November 1967 [11]
Satya Narayan Sinha 14 November 1967 14 February 1969
Kodardas Kalidas Shah 14 February 1969 19 May 1971 [12]
Uma Shankar Dikshit 19 May 1971 5 February 1973 [13]
R. K. Khadilkar
(As MoS)
5 February 1973 9 November 1973
Karan Singh Dr-Karan-Singh-sept2009.jpg 9 November 1973 24 March 1977
Raj Narain Raj Narain 2007 stamp of India.jpg 24 March 1977 1 July 1978 Janata Party Morarji Desai [14]
Morarji Desai 1 July 1978 25 January 1979 [15]
Rabi Ray Portrait of Rabi Ray.jpg 25 January 1979 14 July 1979 [16]
28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh [17]
B. Shankaranand 16 January 1980 31 December 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
[18]
Mohsina Kidwai 31 December 1984 24 June 1986 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi [19]
P. V. Narasimha Rao Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg 24 June 1986 14 February 1988 [20]
Motilal Vora 14 February 1988 24 January 1989
Ram Niwas Mirdha 24 January 1989 4 July 1989
Rafique Alam
(MoS, Independent Charge)
4 July 1989 2 December 1989
Nilamani Routray 6 December 1989 20 April 1990 Janata Dal
National Front
V. P. Singh
Rasheed Masood 21 April 1990 10 November 1990
Shakeel-Ur-Rehman 21 November 1990 20 February 1991 Janata Dal
National Front
Chandra Shekhar [21]
Chandra Shekhar 20 February 1991 21 June 1991
M. L. Fotedar 21 June 1991 17 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
B. Shankaranand 18 January 1993 22 December 1994
P. V. Narasimha Rao 23 December 1994 11 June 1995 [22]
A. R. Antulay 11 June 1995 16 May 1996
Sartaj Singh 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee [23]
Saleem Iqbal Shervani 29 June 1996 9 June 1997 Janata Dal
United Front
H. D. Dewe Gowda
Inder Kumar Gujral 9 June 1997 19 March 1998 Inder Kumar Gujral
Dalit Ezhimalai
(MoS, Independent Charge)
19 March 1998 14 August 1999 Pattali Makkal Katchi
National Democratic Alliance
Atal Bihari Vajpayee [24]
A. K. Patel
(MoS, Independent Charge)
14 August 1999 13 October 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
[25]
N. T. Shanmugam
(MoS, Independent Charge)
13 October 1999 27 May 2000 Pattali Makkal Katchi
National Democratic Alliance
C. P. Thakur 27 May 2000 30 June 2002 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
[26]
Shatrughan Sinha 1 July 2002 29 January 2003
Sushma Swaraj Sushma Swaraj in 2014.jpg 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 [27]
Anbumani Ramadoss Dr Anbumani Ramadoss (2456738711).jpg 22 May 2004 29 March 2009 Pattali Makkal Katchi
United Progressive Alliance
Manmohan Singh
Panabaka Lakshmi
(MoS, Independent Charge)
29 March 2009 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 22 May 2009 26 May 2014
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
Narendra Modi [28]
Jagat Prakash Nadda Shri J.P. Nadda is also seen in delhi.jpg 9 November 2014 28 May 2019
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 31 May 2019 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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