Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Agency overview
Formed1949[1]
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget18.86 crore (US$2.5 million) (2018-19 est.)[2]
Agency executives
Websitempa.nic.in

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is an Indian government ministry. It is headed by the Union Cabinet Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

It handles affairs relating to the Parliament of India, and works as a link between the two chambers, the Lok Sabha ("House of the People," the lower house) and the Rajya Sabha ("Council of States," the upper house). It was created in 1949 as a department but later became a full ministry.

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Pralhad Joshi. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

The subject of ‘Nomination of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by the Government’ has been allocated to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 made by the President under article 77(3) of the Constitution.

Functions assigned to the Ministry under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 made by the President under Article 77(3) of the Constitution of India:-

Dates of summoning and prorogation of the two Houses of Parliament, Dissolution of Lok Sabha, President's Address to Parliament. Planning and Coordination of legislative and other official business in both Houses. Allocation of Government time in Parliament for discussion of motions given notice of by Members. Liaison with Leaders and Whips of various Parties and Groups represented in Parliament. Lists of Members of Select and Joint Committees on Bills. Appointment of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by Government. Functioning of Consultative Committees of Members of Parliament for various Ministries. Implementation of assurances given by Ministers in Parliament. Governments stand on Private Members Bills and Resolutions. Secretarial assistance to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Advice to Ministries on procedural and other Parliamentary matters. Coordination of action by Ministries on recommendations of general application made by Parliamentary Committees. Officially sponsored visits of Members of Parliament to places of interest. Matters connected with powers, privileges and immunities of Members of Parliament. Parliamentary Secretaries - functions. Organisation of Youth Parliament Competitions in Schools/Colleges throughout the country. Organisation of All India Whips Conference. Exchange of Government Sponsored Delegations of Members of Parliament with other countries. Determination of Policy and follow up action in regard to matters raised under rule 377 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha and by way of Special Mentions in Rajya Sabha. Manual for Handling Parliamentary work in Ministries/Departments. The Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953 (20 of 1953). The Salary, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 (30 of 1954). The Salary, and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 (33 of 1977). The Leader and Chief Whips of Recognised Parties and Groups in Parliament (Facilities) Act, 1998 (5 of 1999).

List of ministers

No Image Name[3] Term of office Prime Minister Political party
1 Satya Narayan Sinha
(As MoS till 10-Apr-1962)
13 May 1952 13 March 1967 19 years, 210 days Jawaharlal Nehru
Gulzarilal Nanda
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Indian National Congress
Indira Gandhi
2
Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 338 days
3 Kotha Raghuramaiah
(Minister of State)
14 February 1969 18 March 1971 2 years, 32 days
4
Raj Bahadur 18 March 1971 5 February 1973 1 year, 324 days
(3) Kotha Raghuramaiah 5 February 1973 24 March 1977 4 years, 47 days
5 Ravindra Varma 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
6 K. Gopal 4 August 1979 14 January 1980 163 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
7 Bhishma Narain Singh 14 January 1980 29 January 1983 3 years, 15 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
8
Buta Singh 29 January 1983 31 December 1984 1 year, 337 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
9 H. K. L. Bhagat 31 December 1984 2 December 1989 4 years, 336 days Rajiv Gandhi
10 P. Upendra 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days V. P. Singh Telugu Desam Party
11 Satya Prakash Malaviya 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
12
Ghulam Nabi Azad 21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
13
Vidya Charan Shukla 18 January 1993 17 January 1996 2 years, 364 days
(12)
Ghulam Nabi Azad 17 January 1996 16 May 1996 120 days
14 Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
15
Ram Vilas Paswan 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Deve Gowda Janata Dal
16
Srikant Kumar Jena 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 263 days H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
17
Madan Lal Khurana 19 March 1998 31 January 1999 318 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
18 P. R. Kumaramangalam 31 January 1999 13 October 1999 255 days
(14) Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 29 January 2003 3 years, 108 days
19
Sushma Swaraj 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
(12)
Ghulam Nabi Azad 23 May 2004 1 November 2005 1 year, 163 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
20
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 1 November 2005 6 April 2008 2 years, 157 days
21
Vayalar Ravi 6 April 2008 22 May 2009 1 year, 46 days
22
Pawan Kumar Bansal 28 May 2009 28 October 2012 3 years, 153 days
23
Kamal Nath 28 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 210 days
24
M. Venkaiah Naidu 26 May 2014 5 July 2016 2 years, 40 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
25
Ananth Kumar 5 July 2016 12 November 2018 2 years, 130 days
26
Narendra Singh Tomar 13 November 2018 30 May 2019 198 days
27
Pralhad Joshi 30 May 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 324 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
R. K. Kumar
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 19 March 1998 22 May 1998 64 days
Santosh Gangwar
Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Prakash Javadekar
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Rajiv Pratap Rudy
9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
9 November 2014 3 September 2017 2 years, 298 days
S. S. Ahluwalia
5 July 2016 3 September 2017 1 year, 60 days
Vijay Goel
3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
Arjun Ram Meghwal
3 September 2017 Incumbent 4 years, 228 days
V. Muraleedharan
30 May 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 324 days

References

  1. ^ "Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs - About us". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ http://legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in/LS/ataglace.htm Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine LOK SABHA