Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Health India.svg
Agency overview
Formed1947 (75 years ago) (1947)
JurisdictionIndia India
HeadquartersCabinet Secretariat
Raisina Hill, New Delhi
28°36′50″N 77°12′32″E / 28.61389°N 77.20889°E / 28.61389; 77.20889
Annual budget223,000 crore (US$29 billion) (2021-22 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
Websitehttps://main.mohfw.gov.in/ [2]

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is an Indian government ministry charged with health policy in India. It is also responsible for all government programs relating to family planning in India.[3][4]

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while the current Minister of State for health (MOS: assistant to Minister i.e. currently assistant to Mansukh L. Mandaviya) is Dr Bharati Pawar .[5]

Since 1955 the Ministry regularly publishes the Indian Pharmacopoeia through the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), an autonomous body for setting standards for drugs, pharmaceuticals and healthcare devices and technologies in India.[6]

Composition

The ministry is composed of two departments: Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Health Research.[7]

See also: Healthcare in India

Department of Health

The Department of Health deals with health care, including awareness campaigns, immunisation campaigns, preventive medicine, and public health. Bodies under the administrative control of this department are:

Department of Family Welfare

The Department of Family Welfare (FW) is responsible for aspects relating to family welfare, especially in reproductive health, maternal health, pediatrics, information, education and communications; cooperation with NGOs and international aid groups; and rural health services. The Department of Family Welfare is responsible for:

Department of Health Research

The Department of Health Research (DHR) was created in 2007 and became functional the following month.[9] Researches on estimation of disease burden, health related affordable innovative technologies process/product development, Translational research and child health care, are included in Grant-In-Aid Scheme of DHR.[10]

Department of AYUSH

Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) was established in 1995. It was later renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in 2003. AYUSH focuses on research and education.

The Department of AYUSH no more falls under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was elevated to the Ministry of AYUSH with effect 9 November 2014.[11]

List Of Ministers

No Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Political Party
1
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Rajkumari Amrit Kaur 15 August 1947 16 April 1957 9 years, 244 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2 D. P. Karmakar
(MoS)
17 April 1957 9 April 1962 4 years, 357 days
3
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Sushila Nayar
(MoS)
10 April 1962 13 March 1967 4 years, 337 days Indira Gandhi
4 Sripati Chandrasekhar
(MoS)
13 March 1967 14 November 1967 246 days
5 Satya Narayan Sinha 14 November 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 92 days
6 Kodardas Kalidas Shah 14 February 1969 19 May 1971 2 years, 94 days
7 Uma Shankar Dikshit 19 May 1971 5 February 1973 1 year, 262 days
8
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R. K. Khadilkar
(MoS)
5 February 1973 9 November 1973 277 days
9
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Karan Singh 9 November 1973 24 March 1977 3 years, 135 days
10
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Raj Narain 28 March 1977 1 July 1978 1 year, 95 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
11
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Morarji Desai 1 July 1978 24 January 1979 207 days
12
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Rabi Ray 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 170 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
13 B. Shankaranand 16 January 1980 31 December 1984 4 years, 350 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Indian National Congress
14 Mohsina Kidwai 31 December 1984 24 June 1986 1 year, 175 days Rajiv Gandhi
15
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P. V. Narasimha Rao 24 June 1986 14 February 1988 1 year, 235 days
16
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Motilal Vora 14 February 1988 24 January 1989 345 days
17
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Ram Niwas Mirdha 24 January 1989 4 July 1989 161 days
18 Rafique Alam
(Independent Charge)
4 July 1989 2 December 1989 151 days
19
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Nilamani Routray 6 December 1989 23 April 1990 138 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
20 Rasheed Masood 23 April 1990 10 November 1990 201 days
21 Shakeelur Rehman 21 November 1990 20 February 1991 91 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
22
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Chandra Shekhar 20 February 1991 21 June 1991 121 days
23 M. L. Fotedar 21 June 1991 17 January 1993 1 year, 210 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
24 B. Shankaranand 18 January 1993 22 December 1994 1 year, 338 days
25
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P. V. Narasimha Rao 23 December 1994 11 June 1995 171 days
26 A. R. Antulay 11 June 1995 16 May 1996 340 days
27 Sartaj Singh 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
28
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H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Deve Gowda Janata Dal
29 Saleem Iqbal Shervani 29 June 1996 9 June 1997 345 days
30
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Inder Kumar Gujral 9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Inder Kumar Gujral
31 Dalit Ezhilmalai
(Independent Charge)
19 March 1998 14 August 1999 1 year, 148 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Pattali Makkal Katchi
32 A. K. Patel
(Independent Charge)
16 August 1999 13 October 1999 58 days Bharatiya Janata Party
33 N. T. Shanmugam
(Independent Charge)
13 October 1999 27 May 2000 227 days Pattali Makkal Katchi
34
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C. P. Thakur 27 May 2000 1 July 2002 2 years, 35 days Bharatiya Janata Party
35
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Shatrughan Sinha 1 July 2002 29 January 2003 212 days
36
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Sushma Swaraj 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
37
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Anbumani Ramadoss 22 May 2004 29 March 2009 4 years, 311 days Manmohan Singh Pattali Makkal Katchi
38
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Panabaka Lakshmi
(Independent Charge)
29 March 2009 22 May 2009 54 days Indian National Congress
39
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Ghulam Nabi Azad 28 May 2009 26 May 2014 4 years, 363 days
40
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Harsh Vardhan 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
41
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Jagat Prakash Nadda 9 November 2014 30 May 2019 4 years, 202 days
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Harsh Vardhan 30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
42
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Mansukh Mandaviya 7 July 2021 Incumbent 308 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years Prime Minister Political Party
Faggan Singh Kulaste
Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste taking charge as the Minister of State for Steel, in New Delhi on May 31, 2019 (cropped).jpg
Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2016 3 September 2017 1 year, 60 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
Anupriya Patel
The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel addressing at the release of the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018 and launch of the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR), in New Delhi.JPG
Apna Dal (Sonelal) 5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days Apna Dal (Sonelal)
Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Ashwini Kumar Choubey addressing at the signing ceremony of an MoU between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and MEITY, in New Delhi.JPG
Bharatiya Janata Party 3 September 2017 7 July 2021 3 years, 307 days Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharati Pawar
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7 July 2021 Incumbent 308 days

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Health & Family Welfare| National Portal of India".
  3. ^ "Suspension of anti-diabetes drug takes industry by surprise". The Hindu. June 27, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2013.
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  6. ^ "Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission". ipc.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  7. ^ "Departments :: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare".
  8. ^ Rath, Goura Kishor (Winter 2014). "National cancer control and registration program in India". Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. 34 (4): 288–90. doi:10.4103/0971-5851.144991. PMC 4264276. PMID 25538407 – via National Institutes of Health.
  9. ^ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India., Department of Health Research. "About us". www.dhrschemes.in/. Department of Health Research. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  10. ^ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India., Department of Health Research. "GRANT-IN-AID SCHEME FOR INTER-SECTORAL CONVERGENCE & COORDINATION FOR PROMOTION AND GUIDANCE ON HEALTH RESEARCH". www.dhrschemes.in/. Department of Health Research. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  11. ^ "About the Ministry – आयुष मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार". Retrieved 2021-07-10.