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Ministry overview
Dissolved5 July 2016 (2016-07-05)
Superseding agencies
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersElectronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex,Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Websitemeity.gov.in

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was an Indian government ministry. It was bifurcated into Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in July 2016. It contained three departments viz. Department of Telecommunications, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY, now Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) and Department of Posts.[citation needed]

The following cadre controlling authority of the Civil Services (including Indian Telecommunication Service, Indian Postal Service, Indian Radio Regulatory Service, Telegraph Traffic Service, Indian Post & Telegraph Building Works Services and Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service) are under the administration and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.[citation needed]

List of Ministers

Following is the list of Ministers of Communications.[1]

Portrait Name Term of office Political party

(Alliance)

Prime Minister
1
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|Rafi Ahmed Kidwai
15 August 1947 2 August 1951 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2
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|Amrit Kaur
2 August 1951 13 May 1952
3
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|Jagjivan Ram
13 May 1952 7 December 1956
4
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|Raj Bahadur
7 December 1956 17 April 1957
5
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|Lal Bahadur Shastri
17 April 1957 28 March 1958
6
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|S. K. Patil
29 March 1958 24 August 1959
7
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|Jawaharlal Nehru
25 August 1959 2 September 1959
8
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|P. Subbarayan
2 September 1959 9 April 1962
9
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|Jagjivan Ram
10 April 1963 31 August 1963
10
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|Ashoke Kumar Sen
1 September 1963 13 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri
11 Satya Narayan Sinha 13 June 1964 12 March 1967
Indira Gandhi
12
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|Ram Subhag Singh
13 March 1967 14 February 1969
13 Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 1969 8 March 1971
14
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|Indira Gandhi
9 March 1971 17 March 1971
15 Sher Singh 18 March 1971 2 May 1971
16
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|Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna
2 May 1971 8 November 1973
17
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|Raj Bahadur
8 November 1973 11 January 1974
18
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|Kasu Brahmananda Reddy
11 January 1974 10 October 1974
19
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|Shankar Dayal Sharma
10 October 1974 24 March 1977
20
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|Morarji Desai
24 March 1977 26 March 1977 Janata Party Morarji Desai
21
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|Parkash Singh Badal
26 March 1977 27 March 1977 Shiromani Akali Dal
22
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|George Fernandes
28 March 1977 6 July 1977 Janata Party
23 Brij Lal Varma 6 July 1977 28 July 1979
24
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|Charan Singh
28 July 1979 30 July 1979 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
25 Zulfiquarullah
(MoS, Independent Charge)
30 July 1979 27 November 1979
26 Shyam Nandan Mishra 7 December 1979 14 January 1980
27 Bhishma Narain Singh 16 January 1980 3 March 1980 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
28 C. M. Stephen 3 March 1980 2 September 1982
29 Anant Prasad Sharma 2 September 1982 14 February 1983
30
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|Rajiv Gandhi
31 October 1984 4 November 1984 Rajiv Gandhi
31 V. N. Gadgil 4 November 1984 31 December 1984
32
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|Ram Niwas Mirdha
(MoS, Independent Charge)
31 December 1984 22 October 1986
33
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|Arjun Singh
22 October 1986 14 February 1988
34 Vasant Sathe 14 February 1988 25 June 1988
35 Bir Bahadur Singh 25 June 1988 30 June 1989
36
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|Giridhar Gamang
(MoS, Independent Charge)
4 July 1989 2 December 1989
37
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|V. P. Singh
2 December 1989 6 December 1989 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
38 K.P. Unnikrishnan 6 December 1989 23 April 1990 Congress (Secular)
39 Janeshwar Mishra
(MoS, Independent Charge)
30 April 1990 5 November 1990 Janata Dal
40
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|Chandra Shekhar
10 November 1990 21 November 1990 Samajwadi Janata Party Chandra Shekhar
41
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Sanjay Singh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
22 November 1990 21 June 1991
42
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| Rajesh Pilot
(MoS, Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 17 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
43 Sukh Ram
(MoS, Independent Charge)
17 January 1993 16 May 1996
44
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|Atal Bihari Vajpayee
16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
45 Beni Prasad Verma
(As MoS, Independent Charge
till 10 July 1996)
1 June 1996 19 March 1998 Samajwadi Party H. D. Dewe Gowda
I. K. Gujral
46
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|Atal Bihari Vajpayee
19 March 1998 21 March 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
47
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|Buta Singh
21 March 1998 19 April 1998
48
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|Sushma Swaraj
20 April 1998 11 October 1998
49
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|Jagmohan
6 December 1998 8 June 1999
50
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|Ram Vilas Paswan
13 October 1999 1 September 2001 Janata Dal (United)
51 Pramod Mahajan 2 September 2001 28 January 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party
52
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|Arun Shourie
29 January 2003 22 May 2004
53
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|Dayanidhi Maran
23 May 2004 15 May 2007 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Manmohan Singh
54
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|A. Raja
16 May 2007 14 November 2010
55
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|Manmohan Singh
15 November 2010 19 January 2011 Indian National Congress
56
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|Kapil Sibal
19 January 2011 26 May 2014
57
The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad briefing the media on the importance of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS 2017), in New Delhi.jpg
|Ravi Shankar Prasad
26 May 2014 5 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi

References

  1. ^ "List of Ministers of Communications". Department of Telecommunications,Communication and Information Technology. Ministry of Communication and Information Technology/National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2016.