First Indira Gandhi ministry

Indira Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India for the first time on 24 January 1966. In her ministry, the ministers were as follows.

Contents

  • 1Cabinet
    • 1.1Cabinet Ministers
    • 1.2Ministers of State
  • 2References

Cabinet

Cabinet Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 24 January 1966 15 March 1971 INC (R)
Minister of Finance Sachindra Chaudhuri 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 INC
Morarji Desai 13 March 1967 16 July 1969 INC (R)
Indira Gandhi 1970 1971 INC (R)
Minister of Home Affairs Gulzarilal Nanda 24 January 1966 14 November 1966 INC
Yashwantrao Chavan 14 November 1966 27 June 1970 INC (R)
Indira Gandhi 27 June 1970 II. I. Gandhi INC (R)
Minister of External Affairs Sardar Swaran Singh 24 January 1966 14 November 1966 INC
M. C. Chagla 14 November 1966 5 September 1967 INC
Indira Gandhi 6 September 1967 13 February 1969 INC (R)
Dinesh Singh 13 February 1969 27 June 1970 INC (R)
Sardar Swaran Singh 27 June 1970 II I. Gandhi INC (R)
Minister of Defence Yashwantrao Chavan 1966 1966 INC
Sardar Swaran Singh 1966 1970 INC (R)
Minister of Railways S. K. Patil 24 January 1966 12 March 1967 INC
C. M. Poonacha 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 INC (R)
Ram Subhag Singh 14 February 1969 4 November 1969 INC (R)
Panampilly Govinda Menon 4 November 1969 18 February 1970 INC (R)
Gulzarilal Nanda 18 February 1970 17 March 1971 INC (R)
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Kodardas Kalidas Shah[5] 1967 1971 INC (R)
Minister of Agriculture M. S. Gurupadaswamy 1967 1969 INC (R)
Minister of Health Sushila Nayyar 1966 1967 INC
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Satya Narayan Sinha Shastri ministry 13 March 1967 INC
Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 INC (R)
Minister of Education M. C. Chagla 24 January 1966 13 November 1966 INC
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 14 November 1966 13 March 1967 INC (R)
Triguna Sen 16 March 1967 18 March 1971 INC (R)

Ministers of State

  • Kotha Raghuramaiah, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs (14 February 1969 – 18 March 1971).

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