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Ministry of Civil Aviation
Ministry of Civil Aviation India.svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Civil Aviation
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
New Delhi
Annual budget6,602.86 crore (US$870 million) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Websitewww.civilaviation.gov.in

The 'Ministry of Civil Aviation in India is the nodal ministry responsible for the formulation of national policies and programmes for the development and regulation of civil aviation. It devises and implements schemes for the orderly growth and expansion of civil air transport in the country. Its functions also extend to overseeing airport facilities, air traffic services and carriage of passengers and goods by air. The ministry also administers the implementation of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937 and is administratively responsible for the Commission of Railway Safety.

Composition of the ministry

The ministry is under the charge of Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of State V. K. Singh. The secretary, an IAS officer, is administrative the head of the ministry and is assisted by one additional secretary and financial adviser, three joint secretaries, seven officers of the level of director/deputy secretary / financial controller and ten officers of the level of undersecretary. It is located at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.[2]

Structure

The ministry has under its ownership the following central government establishments:

Directorates

Regulatory Bodies

Attached Offices

Training Institutions

Statutory Bodies

Central Public Sector Undertakings

Aircraft projects

List of ministers

No Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1
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John Matthai 15 August 1947 22 September 1948 1 year, 38 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2
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N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 17 August 1948 13 May 1952 3 years, 270 days
3
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Lal Bahadur Shastri 13 May 1952 7 December 1956 4 years, 208 days
4 Hari Vinayak Pataskar 7 December 1956 16 April 1957 130 days
(3)
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Lal Bahadur Shastri 16 April 1957 28 March 1958 346 days
5 S. K. Patil 29 March 1958 24 August 1959 1 year, 148 days
6
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P. Subbarayan 2 September 1959 10 April 1962 2 years, 220 days
7
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Jagjivan Ram 10 April 1962 31 August 1963 1 year, 143 days
8 Satya Narayan Sinha 9 June 1964 13 June 1964 4 days Lal Bahadur Shastri
9
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Nityanand Kanungo
(As MoS)
13 June 1964 31 July 1965 1 year, 48 days
10
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Raj Bahadur 31 July 1965 24 January 1966 177 days
11
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Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 24 January 1966 16 March 1967 1 year, 51 days Indira Gandhi
12
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Karan Singh 16 March 1967 9 November 1973 6 years, 238 days
(10)
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Raj Bahadur 9 November 1973 22 December 1976 3 years, 43 days
13 Kotha Raghuramaiah 23 December 1976 24 March 1977 91 days
14 Purushottam Kaushik 24 March 1977 15 July 1979 2 years, 113 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
15 Mohammad Shafi Qureshi 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Charan Singh Indian National Congress (U)
16
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Janaki Ballabh Patnaik 14 January 1980 7 June 1980 145 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
17 Anant Sharma 19 October 1980 2 September 1982 1 year, 318 days
18
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Bhagwat Jha Azad
(Independent Charge)
2 September 1982 14 February 1983 134 days
19 Khurshed Alam Khan 14 February 1983 31 December 1984 1 year, 352 days
20
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Jagdish Tytler 22 October 1986 14 February 1988 1 year, 115 days Rajiv Gandhi
21
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Motilal Vora 14 February 1988[5] 25 June 1988 132 days
22
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Shivraj Patil
(Independent Charge)
25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days
23
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Arif Mohammad Khan 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Vishwanath Pratap Singh Janata Dal
24 Harmohan Dhawan
(Independent Charge)
21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
25
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Madhavrao Scindia 21 June 1991 9 January 1993 1 year, 202 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
26
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Ghulam Nabi Azad 9 January 1993 16 May 1996 3 years, 128 days
27
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V. Dhananjay Kumar 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
28 C. M. Ibrahim 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 291 days H. D. Deve Gowda Janata Dal
Inder Kumar Gujral
29
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Ananth Kumar 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
30
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Sharad Yadav 13 October 1999 31 August 2001 1 year, 322 days Janata Dal (United)
31
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Syed Shahnawaz Hussain 1 September 2001 23 May 2003 1 year, 264 days Bharatiya Janata Party
32
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Rajiv Pratap Rudy
(Independent Charge)
24 May 2003 22 May 2004 364 days
33
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Praful Patel
(Independent Charge)
23 May 2004 18 January 2011 6 years, 240 days Manmohan Singh Nationalist Congress Party
34
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Vayalar Ravi 19 January 2011 18 December 2011 333 days Indian National Congress
35
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Ajit Singh 18 December 2011 26 May 2014 2 years, 159 days Rashtriya Lok Dal
36
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Ashok Gajapathi Raju 26 May 2014 9 March 2018 3 years, 287 days Narendra Modi Telugu Desam Party
37
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Suresh Prabhu 10 March 2018 30 May 2019 1 year, 81 days Bharatiya Janata Party
38
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Hardeep Singh Puri
(Independent Charge)
30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
39
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Jyotiraditya Scindia 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 6 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation
Minister of State Political party Term Years
G. M. Siddeshwara Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Mahesh Sharma 9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days
Jayant Sinha 5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days
V. K. Singh 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 6 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d "Ministry of Civil Aviation." Government of India. Retrieved on 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Commission of Railway Safety Archived 29 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Civil Aviation. Retrieved on 19 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Vayudoot remains Harsh Vardhan's show". India Today.