First Manmohan Singh Ministry

The First Ministry of Manmohan Singh was the first Union Council of Ministers of India under the Prime Ministership of Dr. Manmohan Singh. It was formed after the Indian general election, 2004 held in four phases during 20 April – 10 May 2004, to elect the 14th Lok Sabha, and it functioned from 2004 to May 2009. After which Singh took the oath as the Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2004, and continued to hold the post till full term, the next Council of Ministers of the Republic of India was sworn in on 22 May 2009, when Singh started his second term in office as PM.

With three female Cabinet ministers, the Manmohan Singh ministry was the first Indian government to appoint more than one female Cabinet minister.

Overview

All ministers are based in offices of their respective Union Ministries in New Delhi. All Cabinet members are mandated by the constitution to be members of either house of the Parliament of India. In a departure from the norm the current Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is a member of the Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, and has remained so for the duration of his entire term (2004–2009).This is a list of members of the Union Cabinet of the Government of India, 2004 to May 2009.

There are three categories of ministers, in descending order of rank:

  • Union Cabinet Minister – Senior minister in-charge of a ministry. A Cabinet minister may also hold additional charges of other Ministries, where no other Cabinet minister is appointed
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge)- with no overseeing Union Cabinet Minister for that portfolio
  • Minister of State (MoS) – the junior minister with an overseeing Cabinet Minister, usually tasked with a specific responsibility in that ministry. For instance, a MoS in the Finance Ministry may only handle Taxation

Cabinet ministers

[hide]Portfolios Name Image Parliamentary constituency Party
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Manmohansingh04052007.jpg Assam (Rajya Sabha) INC
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Planning Commission
Ministry of Coal
Environment and Forests
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg Jangipur INC
Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh Arjun Singh.jpg Madhya Pradesh (Rajya Sabha) INC
Ministry of Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar, Minister of AgricultureCrop.jpg Madha NCP
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Shipping T. R. Baalu Chennai South DMK
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran Chennai Central DMK
Minister of Railways Lalu Prasad Yadav Laluprasadyadav.jpg Chapra RJD
Ministry of Defence A. K. Antony എ.കെ. ആന്റണി.jpg Kerala (Rajya Sabha) INC
Minister of Home Affairs Shivraj Patil Shivraj Patil.jpg Maharashtra (Rajya Sabha) INC
Minister of Minority Affairs A. R. Antulay [[File: |65px]] Kolaba INC
Minister of Power Sushilkumar Shinde Sushilkumar Shinde.JPG Maharashtra (Rajya Sabha) INC
Minister of Chemicals, Fertilizers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan Ram Vilas Paswan.jpg Hajipur, Bihar LJP
Minister of Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy Jaipal Sudini Reddy 03212.JPG Miryalaguda INC
  1. Sis Ram OlaMinister of Mines
  2. Mahavir PrasadMinister of Small Scale Industries and Minister of Agro and Rural Industries
  3. P.R. KyndiahMinister of Tribal Affairs
  4. Shankersinh VaghelaMinister of Textiles
  5. Vayalar RaviMinister of Overseas Indian Affairs and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
  6. Kamal NathMinister of Commerce and Industry
  7. Hansraj BhardwajMinister of Law and Justice
  8. Sontosh Mohan DevMinister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  9. Saif-ud-din SozMinister of Water Resources
  10. Raghuvansh Prasad SinghMinister of Rural Development
  11. Priya Ranjan DasmunsiMinister of Information and Broadcasting
  12. Mani Shankar AiyarMinister of Panchayati Raj and Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
  13. Meira KumarMinister of Social Justice and Empowerment
  14. Murli DeoraMinister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  15. Ambika SoniMinister of Tourism and Minister of Culture
  16. Anbumani RamadossMinister of Health and Family Welfare
  17. Kapil SibalMinister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences
  18. Prem Chand GuptaMinister of Company Affairs

Ministers of State (Independent charge)[edit]

  1. Oscar Fernandes – Minister of State of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  2. Renuka Chowdhury – Minister of State of the Ministry of Women and Child Development
  3. Subodh Kant Sahay – Minister of State of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
  4. Vilas Muttemwar – Minister of State of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  5. Kumari Selja – Minister of State of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  6. Praful Patel – Minister of State of the Ministry of Civil Aviation
  7. G.K.Vasan – Minister of State of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
  8. M. S. Gill – Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

Ministers of State[edit]

  1. E. Ahammed – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
  2. B.K. Handique – Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of State in the Ministry of Mines
  3. Lakshmi Panabaka – Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  4. Shakeel Ahmad – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  5. Rao Inderjit Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
  6. Naranbhai Rathwa – Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  7. K.H. Muniappa – Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways.
  8. Kantilal Bhuria – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  9. Shriprakash Jaiswal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  10. Prithviraj Chavan – Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
  11. Taslimuddin – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  12. Suryakanta Patil – Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  13. Md. Ali Ashraf Fatmi – Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  14. R. Velu – Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways
  15. S.S. Palanimanickam – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
  16. S. Regupathy – Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests
  17. K. Venkatapathy – Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice
  18. Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
  19. E.V.K.S. Elangovan – Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles
  20. Kanti Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture
  21. Namo Narain Meena – Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests
  22. Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav – Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources
  23. Dr. Akhilesh Prasad Singh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  24. Pawan Kumar Bansal – Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
  25. Anand Sharma – Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs
  26. Ajay Maken – Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development
  27. Dinsha J. Patel – Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  28. M.M. Pallam Raju – Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
  29. Ashwani Kumar – Minister of State in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  30. Jairam Ramesh – Minister of State in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State in the Ministry of Power
  31. Chandra Sekhar Sahu – Minister of State in the Ministry of Rural Development
  32. D. Purandeswari – Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  33. M. H. Ambareesh – Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  34. V. Radhika Selvi – Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs
  35. V. Narayanasamy – Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning
  36. Santosh Bagrodia – Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal
  37. Raghunath Jha – Minister of State in the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  38. Rameshwar Oraon – Minister of State in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  39. Jyotiraditya Scindia – Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  40. Jitin Prasada – Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel

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