|Jurisdiction||Government of India|
1, Parliament Street
|Annual budget||₹1,881.83 crore (US$240 million) (2018-19 est.) |
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.
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.
|#||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Prime Minister||Political Party|
|1||Arun Jaitley||7 November 2000||1 September 2001||298 days||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Ved Prakash Goyal||1 September 2001||29 January 2003||1 year, 150 days|
|3||Shatrughan Sinha||29 January 2003||22 May 2004||1 year, 114 days|
|4||K. Chandrashekar Rao||22 May 2004||25 May 2004||3 days||Manmohan Singh||Bharat Rashtra Samithi|
|5||T. R. Baalu||25 May 2004||3 September 2004||101 days||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam|
|Ministry was merged with Road Transport and Highways in 2004|
|Ministry was split out from Road Transport and Highways in 2009|
|6||G. K. Vasan||28 May 2009||26 May 2014||4 years, 363 days||Manmohan Singh||Indian National Congress|
|7||Nitin Gadkari||26 May 2014||30 May 2019||5 years, 4 days||Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|8||Mansukh L. Mandaviya
|30 May 2019||7 July 2021||2 years, 38 days|
|9||Sarbananda Sonowal||7 July 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 336 days|
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term||Years|
|Krishan Pal Gurjar||Bharatiya Janata Party||26 May 2014||9 November 2014||167 days|
|Pon Radhakrishnan||9 November 2014||30 May 2019||4 years, 202 days|
|Mansukh L. Mandaviya||5 July 2016||30 May 2019||2 years, 329 days|
|Shripad Naik||7 July 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 336 days|
|Shantanu Thakur||7 July 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 336 days|