Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Branch of Government of India
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Indian Port
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersParivahan Bhavan
1, Parliament Street
New Delhi
110001 28°37′9.58″N 77°12′37.29″E / 28.6193278°N 77.2103583°E / 28.6193278; 77.2103583
Annual budget1,881.83 crore (US$240 million) (2018-19 est.) [1]
Ministers responsible
Websiteshipmin.gov.in
Indian Port

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is the Indian ministry responsible for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to ports, shipping and waterways. The minister is Sarbananda Sonowal.

History

In 1999, the Ministry of Surface Transport was re-organized into two departments, namely the Department of Shipping and the Department of Road Transport and Highways.

In 2000, the Ministry of Surface Transport was bifurcated into two Ministries namely the Ministry of Surface Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Shipping.

In 2004, The Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Road Transport were again merged and renamed as Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways. There are two Department viz. Department of Shipping and Department of Road Transport & Highways.

In 2009, The Ministry of Shipping was again formed by bifurcating the Ministry Of Shipping, Road Transport, and Highways

Further, in 2020 the Ministry of Shipping was renamed as Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.[2]

Cabinet Ministers

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Shipping
1 Arun Jaitley
(1952–2019)
MP for Uttar Pradesh (Rajya Sabha)
7 November
2000
1 September
2001
298 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee III Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2 Ved Prakash Goyal
(1926–2008)
MP for Maharashtra (Rajya Sabha)
1 September
2001
29 January
2003
1 year, 150 days
3 Shatrughan Sinha
(born 1946)
MP for Bihar (Rajya Sabha)
29 January
2003
22 May
2004
1 year, 114 days
4 K. Chandrashekar Rao
(born 1954)
MP for Karimnagar
23 May
2004
25 May
2004
2 days Telangana Rashtra Samithi Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
5 T. R. Baalu
(born 1941)
MP for Chennai South
25 May
2004
2 September
2004
100 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Minister of Shipping
6 G. K. Vasan
(born 1964)
MP for Tamil Nadu (Rajya Sabha)
28 May
2009
26 May
2014
4 years, 363 days Indian National Congress Manmohan II Manmohan Singh
7 Nitin Gadkari
(born 1957)
MP for Nagpur
26 May
2014
30 May
2019
5 years, 4 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
8 Mansukh Mandaviya
(born 1972)
MP for Gujarat (Rajya Sabha)

(MoS, I/C)
31 May
2019
10 November
2020
1 year, 163 days Modi II
Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
(8) Mansukh Mandaviya
(born 1972)
MP for Gujarat (Rajya Sabha)

(MoS, I/C)
10 November
2020
7 July
2021
239 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi II Narendra Modi
9 Sarbananda Sonowal
(born 1962)
MP for Assam (Rajya Sabha)
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 312 days

Ministers of State

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of State for Shipping
1 Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
(born 1939)
MP for Madhubani
7 November
2000
2 November
2001
360 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee III Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2 Shripad Naik
(born 1952)
MP for Panaji
2 November
2001
14 May
2002
193 days
3 Su. Thirunavukkarasar
(born 1949)
MP for Pudukkottai
1 July
2002
29 January
2003
212 days
4 Dilipkumar Gandhi
(1951–2021)
MP for Ahmednagar
29 January
2003
15 March
2004
1 year, 46 days
Minister of State for Shipping
5 Mukul Roy
(born 1954)
MP for West Bengal (Rajya Sabha)
28 May
2009
20 March
2012
2 years, 297 days All India Trinamool Congress Manmohan II Manmohan Singh
6 Milind Deora
(born 1976)
MP for Mumbai South
31 October
2012
26 May
2014
1 year, 207 days Indian National Congress
7 Krishan Pal Gurjar
(born 1957)
MP for Faridabad
26 May
2014
9 November
2014
167 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
8 Pon Radhakrishnan
(born 1952)
MP for Kanniyakumari
9 November
2014
30 May
2019
4 years, 202 days
9 Mansukh Mandaviya
(born 1972)
MP for Gujarat (Rajya Sabha)
5 July
2016
30 May
2019
2 years, 329 days
Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways
10 Shripad Naik
श्रीपद नाइक
(born 1952)
MP for North Goa
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 312 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi II Narendra Modi
11 Shantanu Thakur
(born 1982)
MP for Bangaon

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. ^ "Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways". Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Retrieved 23 January 2023.