Third Nehru Ministry

The Third Nehru ministry was formed on 17 April 1957 after the Indian National Congress won the 1957 general election with a vast majority.

Cabinet

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
Minister of External Affairs
Minister of Finance (13 February-13 March 1958)
Department of Atomic Energy
  Jawaharlal Nehru Second Nehru Ministry Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Finance   T. T. Krishnamachari 17 April 1957 13 February 1958 INC
  Morarji Desai 13 March 1958 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Home Affairs   Govind Ballabh Pant 17 April 1957 7 March 1961 INC
  Lal Bahadur Shastri 4 April 1961 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Defence   V. K. Krishna Menon 17 April 1957 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Railways   Jagjivan Ram 17 April 1957 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Education   Abul Kalam Azad First Nehru Ministry 2 March 1958 INC
  K. L. Shrimali 2 March 1958 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Commerce and Industry   Morarji Desai 17 April 1957 1957 INC
  Nityanand Kanungo 1957 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Labour and Planning   Gulzarilal Nanda 17 April 1957 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Information and Broadcasting   B. V. Keskar Second Nehru Ministry Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Transport and Communications   Lal Bahadur Shastri 17 April 1957 4 April 1961 INC
Minister of Steel, Mines and Fuel   Swaran Singh 17 April 1957 Fourth Nehru Ministry INC
Minister of Works, Housing and Supply   K. Chengalaraya Reddy 17 April 1957 1961 INC
Minister of Food and Agriculture   Ajit Prasad Jain 17 April 1957 1959 INC
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