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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India
Branch of Government of India
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Ashwini Vaishnaw
Agency overview
Formed15 August 1947; 75 years ago
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Employees4,012 (2016 est.)[1]
Annual budget4,692 crore (US$560 million)(2023-24 est.)[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Information and Broadcasting Secretary
Websitewww.mib.gov.in

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Ministry of I&B) is a ministerial level agency of the Government of India responsible for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws in the areas of information, broadcasting, the press and the Cinema of India.[3]

The Ministry is responsible for the administration of Press Information Bureau, Prasar Bharati, the broadcasting arm of the Indian Government. The Central Board of Film Certification is the other important statutory body under this ministry being responsible for the regulation of motion pictures broadcast in India.

Organisation[edit]

Mandate[edit]

The mandate of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting are:[3]

  • News Services through All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) for the people.
  • Development of broadcasting and television.
  • Import and export of films.
  • Development and promotion of film industry.
  • Organisation of film festivals and cultural exchanges for the purpose.
  • Directorate of Advertising and visual publicity DAVP
  • Handling of press relations to present the policies of Government of India and to get feedback on the Government policies.
  • Administration of the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 in respect to newspapers.
  • Dissemination of information about India within and outside the country through publications on matters of national importance.
  • Research, Reference and Training to assist the media units of the Ministry to meet their responsibilities.
  • Use of interpersonal communication and traditional folk art forms for information publicity campaigns on public interest issues.
  • International cooperation in the field of information and mass media.

Civil Service[edit]

The Indian Information Service (IIS) is one of the Group ‘A’ Civil Services options available for candidates who successfully clear the UPSC Civil Service Examination. This is the media wing of the Government of India. They act as the bridge of communication between the Government of India and the Public. IIS cadre officers work under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

List of Ministers[edit]

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Note:

  • MoS (I/C) – Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  • MoS – Minister of State
No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Vallabhbhai Patel
(1875–1950)
Member, Constituent Assembly

(Deputy Prime Minister)
15 August
1947
26 January
1950
2 years, 164 days Indian National Congress Nehru I Jawaharlal Nehru
2 R. R. Diwakar
(1894–1990)
Member, Interim Parliament

(MoS)
31 January
1950
13 May
1952
2 years, 103 days
3 B. V. Keskar
(1908–1984)
MP for Musafirkhana

(Minister with cabinet rank, until 1957;
MoS, until 1962)
13 May
1952
17 April
1957
9 years, 331 days Nehru II
17 April
1957
9 April
1962
Nehru III
4 Bezawada Gopala Reddy
(1907–1997)
MP for Kavali
10 April
1962
31 August
1963
1 year, 143 days Nehru IV
5 Satya Narayan Sinha
(1900–1983)
MP for Samastipur
1 September
1963
27 May
1964
305 days
27 May
1964
9 June
1964
Nanda I Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
11 June
1964
2 July
1964
Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri
6 Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh
2 July
1964
11 January
1966
1 year, 344 days
11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days Nanda II Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
7 Raj Bahadur
(1912–1990)
MP for Bharatpur

(MoS)
24 January
1966
13 March
1967
1 year, 48 days Indira I Indira Gandhi
8 Kodardas Kalidas Shah
(1908–1986)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
13 March
1967
14 February
1969
1 year, 338 days Indira II
(5) Satya Narayan Sinha
(1900–1983)
MP for Darbhanga
14 February
1969
8 March
1971
2 years, 22 days Indian National Congress (R)
Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MP for Raebareli

(Prime Minister)
18 March
1971
8 November
1973
2 years, 235 days Indira III
9 Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Rajya Sabha MP for Punjab

(MoS)
8 November
1973
28 June
1975
1 year, 232 days
10 Vidya Charan Shukla
(1929–2013)
MP for Raipur

(MoS)
28 June
1975
24 March
1977
1 year, 269 days
11 Lal Krishna Advani
(born 1927)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat
26 March
1977
28 July
1979
2 years, 124 days Janata Party Desai Morarji Desai
12 Purushottam Kaushik
(1930–2017)
MP for Raipur
28 July
1979
14 January
1980
170 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh Charan Singh
13 Vasant Sathe
(1925–2011)
MP for Wardha
14 January
1980
2 September
1982
2 years, 231 days Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira IV Indira Gandhi
14 N. K. P. Salve
(1921–2012)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra

(MoS, I/C)
2 September
1982
14 January
1983
134 days
15 H. K. L. Bhagat
(1921–2005)
MP for East Delhi

(MoS, I/C)
14 January
1983
31 October
1984
1 year, 352 days
4 November
1984
31 December
1984
Rajiv I Rajiv Gandhi
16 Vitthalrao Gadgil
(1928–2001)
MP for Pune

(MoS, I/C)
31 December
1984
22 October
1986
1 year, 295 days Rajiv II
17 Ajit Kumar Panja
(1936–2008)
MP for Calcutta North East

(MoS, I/C)
22 October
1986
14 February
1988
1 year, 115 days
(15) H. K. L. Bhagat
(1921–2005)
MP for East Delhi
14 February
1988
2 December
1989
1 year, 291 days
18 P. Upendra
(1936–2009)
Rajya Sabha MP for Andhra Pradesh
6 December
1989
10 November
1990
339 days Telugu Desam Party Vishwanath V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
MP for Ballia

(Prime Minister)
21 November
1990
21 June
1991
212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar Chandra Shekhar
(17) Ajit Kumar Panja
(1936–2008)
MP for Calcutta North East

(MoS, I/C)
21 June
1991
18 January
1993
1 year, 211 days Indian National Congress Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
19 Brigadier
Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo AVSM
(born 1941)
MP for Dhenkanal

(MoS, I/C)
18 January
1993
15 September
1995
2 years, 240 days
20 P. A. Sangma
(1947–2016)
MP for Tura
15 September
1995
16 May
1996
244 days
21 Sushma Swaraj
(1952–2019)
MP for South Delhi
16 May
1996
1 June
1996
16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee I Atal Bihari Vajpayee
22 C. M. Ibrahim
(born 1948)
Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka
1 June
1996
21 April
1997
334 days Janata Dal Deve Gowda H. D. Deve Gowda
21 April
1997
1 May
1997
Gujral Inder Kumar Gujral
23 S. Jaipal Reddy
(1942–2019)
Rajya Sabha MP for Andhra Pradesh
1 May
1997
19 March
1998
322 days
(21) Sushma Swaraj
(1952–2019)
MP for South Delhi
19 March
1998
11 October
1998
206 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee II Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow

(Prime Minister)
11 October
1998
5 December
1998
55 days
24 Pramod Mahajan
(1949–2006)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
5 December
1998
13 October
1999
312 days
25 Arun Jaitley
(1952–2019)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat

(MoS, I/C)
13 October
1999
30 September
2000
353 days Vajpayee III
(21) Sushma Swaraj
(1952–2019)
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh, till 8 November 2000
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttarakhand, from 9 November 2000
30 September
2000
29 January
2003
2 years, 121 days
26 Ravi Shankar Prasad
(born 1954)
Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar

(MoS, I/C)
29 January
2003
22 May
2004
1 year, 114 days
(23) S. Jaipal Reddy
(1942–2019)
MP for Miryalguda
23 May
2004
18 November
2005
1 year, 179 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
27 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
(1945–2017)
MP for Raiganj
18 November
2005
11 November
2008
2 years, 359 days
Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
Rajya Sabha MP for Assam

(Prime Minister)
11 November
2008
22 May
2009
192 days
28 Ambika Soni
(born 1942)
Rajya Sabha MP for Punjab
28 May
2009
27 October
2012
3 years, 152 days Manmohan II
29 Manish Tewari
(born 1965)
MP for Ludhiana

(MoS, I/C)
28 October
2012
26 May
2014
1 year, 210 days
30 Prakash Javadekar
(born 1951)
Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh

(MoS, I/C)
27 May
2014
9 November
2014
99 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
(25) Arun Jaitley
(1952–2019)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat
9 November
2014
5 July
2016
1 year, 239 days
31 M. Venkaiah Naidu
(born 1949)
Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan
5 July
2016
18 July
2017
1 year, 13 days
32 Smriti Irani
(born 1976)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat
18 July
2017
14 May
2018
300 days
33 Colonel
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore AVSM
(born 1970)
MP for Jaipur Rural

(MoS, I/C)
14 May
2018
30 May
2019
1 year, 16 days
(30) Prakash Javadekar
(born 1951)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
34 Anurag Singh Thakur
(born 1974)
MP for Hamirpur
7 July
2021
9 June
2024
2 years, 338 days
35 Ashwini Vaishnaw
(born 1970)
Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha
10 June 2024 Incumbent 37 days Modi III

Ministers of State[edit]

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 R. R. Diwakar
(1894–1990)
Member, Constituent Assembly
7 October
1948
26 January
1950
1 year, 111 days Indian National Congress Nehru I Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Rajya Sabha MP for Punjab
14 February
1971
18 March
1971
32 days Indira II Indira Gandhi
3 Sher Singh Kadyan
(1917–2009)
MP for Rohtak
4 Nandini Satpathy
(1931–2006)
Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha
18 March
1971
14 June
1972
1 year, 88 days Indian National Congress (R) Indira III
(2) Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Rajya Sabha MP for Punjab
22 July
1972
8 November
1973
1 year, 109 days
5 Jagbir Singh
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh
14 August
1977
11 July
1978
331 days Janata Party Desai Morarji Desai
26 January
1979
15 July
1979
170 days
6 Ram Dulari Sinha
(1922–1994)
MP for Sheohar
8 June
1980
19 October
1980
133 days Indian National Congress (I) Indira IV Indira Gandhi
7 S. Krishna Kumar
(born 1993)
MP for Kollam
25 June
1988
2 December
1989
1 year, 160 days
8 Kamla Kant Tiwari
MP for Buxar
22 April
1989
2 December
1989
224 days
9 Subodh Kant Sahay
(born 1951)
MP for Ranchi
21 November
1990
21 June
1991
212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar Chandra Shekhar
10 P. M. Sayeed
(1941–2005)
MP for Lakshadweep
15 September
1995
16 May
1996
244 days Indian National Congress Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
11 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
(born 1957)
MP for Rampur
20 March
1998
13 October
1999
1 year, 207 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee II Atal Bihari Vajpayee
12 Ramesh Bais
(born 1947)
MP for Raipur
30 September
2000
29 January
2003
2 years, 121 days Vajpayee III
13 M. H. Ambareesh
(1952–2018)
MP for Mandya
24 October
2006
15 February
2007
142 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
14 Anand Sharma
(born 1953)
Rajya Sabha MP for Himachal Pradesh
18 October
2008
22 May
2009
216 days
15 Choudhury Mohan Jatua
(born 1935)
MP for Mathurapur
28 May
2009
22 September
2012
3 years, 117 days All India Trinamool Congress Manmohan II
16 S. Jagathrakshakan
(born 1950)
MP for Arakkonam
28 May
2009
28 October
2012
3 years, 153 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17 Colonel
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore AVSM
(born 1970)
MP for Jaipur Rural
9 November
2014
14 May
2018
3 years, 186 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
18 L. Murugan
(born 1977)
Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh
7 July
2021
Incumbent 3 years, 10 days Modi II

Deputy Ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Sham Nath
MP for Chandni Chowk
8 May
1962
27 May
1964
2 years, 32 days Indian National Congress Nehru IV Jawaharlal Nehru
27 May
1964
9 June
1964
Nanda I Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
2 C. R. Pattabhiraman
(1906–2001)
MP for Kumbakonam
15 June
1964
11 January
1966
1 year, 210 days Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri
11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days Nanda II Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
3 Nandini Satpathy
(1931–2006)
Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha
29 January
1966
13 March
1967
3 years, 16 days Indira I Indira Gandhi
18 March
1967
14 February
1969
Indira II
4 Dharam Bir Sinha
(born 1932)
MP for Barh
2 May
1971
23 March
1977
5 years, 325 days Indian National Congress (R) Indira III
5 Kumudben Joshi
(1934–1922)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat
19 January
1980
15 January
1982
1 year, 361 days Indian National Congress (I) Indira IV
6 Mallikarjun Goud
(1941–2002)
MP for Mahabubnagar
15 January
1982
7 February
1984
2 years, 23 days
7 Arif Mohammad Khan
(born 1951)
MP for Bahraich
15 January
1982
29 January
1983
1 year, 14 days
8 Ghulam Nabi Azad
(born 1949)
MP for Washim
8 February
1984
31 October
1984
266 days
9 S. Krishna Kumar
(born 1993)
MP for Kollam
14 February
1988
25 June
1988
132 days Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
10 Girija Vyas
(born 1946)
MP for Udaipur
21 June
1991
17 March
1993
1 year, 210 days Indian National Congress Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
The position of Deputy Minister was abolished.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central govt to hire 2.8 lakh more staff, police, I-T & customs to get lion's share - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2022.
  3. ^ a b About Us Main Page

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