Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India)

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India
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Agency overview
Formed15 August 1947; 73 years ago
JurisdictionIndia Republic of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Employees4,012 (2016 est.)[1]
Annual budget4,488.98 crore (US$600 million) (2018-19 est.)[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Apoorva Chandra, 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 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.

Criticism and controversies[edit]

The Ministry has often been criticised for the actions of the various bodies under it:

  • Arbitrary actions taken in the past to ban television channels which ostensibly showed explicit scenes, as well as actions taken to ban general use websites like Yahoo Groups, have been criticised.[4][5]
  • All India Radio is the only radio broadcaster allowed to broadcast news in India, though this is likely to change with the recommendations of the TRAI.[6]
  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting asked the media not to air a controversial documentary by BBC about rape in India.[7]

List of Ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Sardar patel (cropped).jpg Vallabhbhai Patel 15 August 1947 26 January 1950 2 years, 164 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 R.R DIVAKAR.jpg R. R. Diwakar
(MoS)
31 January 1950 15 April 1952 2 years, 103 days
3 B. V. Keskar
(MoS)
15 April 1952 9 April 1962 9 years, 356 days
4 Bezawada Gopala Reddy.jpg Bezawada Gopala Reddy 10 April 1962 31 August 1963 1 year, 143 days
5 Satya Narayan Sinha[8] 1 September 1963 9 June 1964 282 days
Lal Bahadur Shastri
6 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the US.jpg Indira Gandhi[9] 9 June 1964 24 January 1966 1 year, 229 days
7 Raj Bahadur 2013 stamp of India.jpg Raj Bahadur 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 1 year, 48 days Indira Gandhi
8 Kodardas Kalidas Shah 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 338 days
(5) Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 18 March 1971 2 years, 32 days
(6) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the US.jpg Indira Gandhi 18 March 1971 8 November 1973 2 years, 235 days
9 Inder Kumar Gujral 072.jpg Inder Kumar Gujral
(MoS)[10][11][12]
8 November 1973 28 June 1975 1 year, 232 days
10 Vidya Charan Shukla
(Independent Charge)[13]
28 June 1975 24 March 1977 1 year, 269 days
11 L.K. Advani 2015.jpg Lal Krishna Advani[14] 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
12 Purushottam Kaushik[15] 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 170 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
13 Vasant Sathe[16] 14 January 1980 2 September 1982 2 years, 231 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
14 N. K. P. Salve
(Independent Charge)
2 September 1982 14 February 1983 165 days
15 H. K. L. Bhagat
(Independent Charge)[17][18]
14 February 1983 1 December 1984 1 year, 291 days
Rajiv Gandhi
16 V. N. Gadgil
(Independent Charge)[19][18]
31 December 1984 22 October 1986 1 year, 295 days
17 Ajit Kumar Panja
(Independent Charge)[20][18]
22 October 1986 14 February 1988 1 year, 115 days
(15) H. K. L. Bhagat[17] 14 February 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 291 days
18 P. Upendra[21] 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Telugu Desam Party
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
19 Chandra Shekhar Singh.jpg Chandra Shekhar[22] 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
(17) Ajit Kumar Panja
(Independent Charge)[20][18]
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
20 K. P. Singh Deo
(Independent Charge)[23]
18 January 1993 15 September 1995 2 years, 240 days
21 The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png P. A. Sangma[24] 15 September 1995 16 May 1996 244 days
22 Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
23 C.M Ibrahim.jpg C. M. Ibrahim 1 June 1996 1 May 1997 334 days Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Dewe Gowda
24 Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg Jaipal Reddy[25][26] 1 May 1997 19 March 1998 322 days I. K. Gujral
(22) Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj 19 March 1998 11 October 1998 206 days Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 Atal Bihari Vajpayee.jpg Atal Bihari Vajpayee 11 October 1998 5 December 1998 55 days
26 Pramod Mahajan 5 December 1998 13 October 1999 312 days
27 The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg Arun Jaitley
(Independent Charge)
13 October 1999 30 September 2000 353 days
(22) Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj[27] 30 September 2000 29 January 2003 2 years, 121 days
28 Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg Ravi Shankar Prasad
(Independent Charge)
29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
(24) Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg Jaipal Reddy[25] 23 May 2004 18 November 2005 1 year, 179 days Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
29 The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi addressing a press conference at the conclusion of Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on August 25, 2006.jpg Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi[28] 18 November 2005 11 November 2008 2 years, 359 days
30 Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in March 2014.jpg Manmohan Singh 11 November 2008 22 May 2009 192 days
31 Ambika Soni - Kolkata 2006-07-04 04843.jpg Ambika Soni 28 May 2009 27 October 2012 3 years, 152 days
32 Manish Tewari 2014.jpg Manish Tewari
(Independent Charge)
28 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 210 days
33 Prakash Javadekar.jpg Prakash Javadekar
(Independent Charge)[29][18]
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
(27) The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg Arun Jaitley 9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days
34 Venkaiah Naidu official portrait.jpg Venkaiah Naidu 5 July 2016 17 July 2017 1 year, 12 days
35 Smriti Z Irani.jpg Smriti Irani 18 July 2017 14 May 2018 301 days
36 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (cropped).jpg Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(Independent Charge)
14 May 2018 30 May 2019 1 year, 16 days
(33) Prakash Javadekar.jpg Prakash Javadekar 30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
37 Anurag Thakur.jpg Anurag Singh Thakur 7 July 2021 Incumbent 97 days

List of Ministers of State[edit]

Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (IC) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addressing after felicitating the winners of the World Youth Boxing Championship 2017, at a function (cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 9 November 2014 14 May 2018 3 years, 186 days
Dr. L Murugan 7 July 2021 Incumbent 97 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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