Ministry of Coal
Agency overview
JurisdictionIndia Republic of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Coal,
Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi, India.
Annual budget770.91 crore (US$100 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Anil Kumar Jain IAS, COAL SECRETARY
  • Vinod Kumar Tiwari IAS, Additional COAL Secretary
Child agencies
WebsiteOfficial website
Coal India Bhawan, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata at the night as viewed from the background.
Coal India Bhawan, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata at the night as viewed from the background.

The Ministry of Coal is an Indian government ministry headquartered in New Delhi.[3] The portfolio is held by Cabinet Minister Pralhad Joshi.

The Ministry of Coal is charged with exploration of coal and lignite reserves in India, production, supply, distribution and price of coal through the government-owned corporations Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries,[4] as well as Neyveli Lignite Corporation.[5]

The Ministry of Coal also manages the Union Government's 49 percent equity participation in Singareni Collieries Company, a public sector undertaking that is a joint venture with Government of Telangana.[6] in which equity is held partly by the State Government of Telangana (51%) and the Government of India.[2]

Ministers of Coal

# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1
Biju Patnaik 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
2 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury 16 January 1980 15 January 1982 1 year, 364 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
3
N. D. Tiwari 2 September 1982 6 September 1982 4 days
4 Vasant Sathe 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days Rajiv Gandhi
5
P. A. Sangma
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days P. V. Narasimha Rao
6 Ajit Kumar Panja
(Independent Charge)
18 January 1993 13 September 1995 2 years, 238 days
7
Jagdish Tytler
(Independent Charge)
15 September 1995 16 May 1996 244 days
8
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
9
S. R. Bommai 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Dewe Gowda Janata Dal
10 Kanti Singh

(Independent Charge)

29 June 1996 10 January 1998 1 year, 195 days Devegowda
I. K. Gujral
11
Inder Kumar Gujral 10 January 1998 19 March 1998 68 days Inder Kumar Gujral
12
Dilip Ray
(Independent Charge)
19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Biju Janata Dal
13 N. T. Shanmugam
(Independent Charge)
27 May 2000 7 February 2001 256 days Pattali Makkal Katchi
14
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
(Independent Charge)
8 February 2001 1 September 2001 205 days Bharatiya Janata Party
15
Ram Vilas Paswan 1 September 2001 29 April 2002 240 days Lok Janshakti Party
(8)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 29 April 2002 1 July 2002 63 days Bharatiya Janata Party
16
L. K. Advani 1 July 2002 26 August 2002 56 days
17
Uma Bharati 26 August 2002 29 January 2003 156 days
18 Kariya Munda 29 January 2003 9 January 2004 345 days
19
Mamata Banerjee 9 January 2004 22 May 2004 134 days All India Trinamool Congress
20
Shibu Soren 22 May 2004 24 July 2004 63 days Manmohan Singh Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
21
Manmohan Singh 24 July 2004 27 November 2004 126 days Indian National Congress
(20)
Shibu Soren 27 November 2004 2 March 2005 95 days Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
(21)
Manmohan Singh 2 March 2005 29 January 2006 333 days Indian National Congress
(20)
Shibu Soren 29 January 2006 29 November 2006 304 days Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
(21)
Manmohan Singh 29 November 2006 22 May 2009 2 years, 174 days Indian National Congress
22
Sriprakash Jaiswal
(Independent Charge
till 19-Jan-2011)
22 May 2009 26 May 2014 5 years, 4 days
23
Piyush Goyal
(Independent Charge
till 3-Sep-2017)
26 May 2014 30 May 2019 5 years, 4 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
24
Pralhad Joshi 30 May 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 323 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State of Coal
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary
Bharatiya Janata Party 3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
Raosaheb Danve
7 July 2021 Incumbent 285 days

Organisations

Central Public Sector Units

Statutory Bodies

Functions And Responsibilities

The Ministry of Coal is responsible for development and exploitation of coal and lignite reserves in India. The subjects allocated to the Ministry which include attached and sub-ordinate or other organisations including PSUs concerned with their subjects under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, as amended from time to time, are as follows:

References

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Official Website Ministry of Coal(India)". Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ "CIL". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ "NLC". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17.
  6. ^ "SCCL". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.