Rajiv Gandhi Ministry

12th ministry of the Republic of India
Portrait of Rajiv Gandhi
Date formed31 December 1984 (1984-12-31)
Date dissolved2 December 1989 (1989-12-02)
People and organisations
Head of stateZail Singh (until 25 July 1987)
R. Venkataraman (from 25 July 1987)
Head of governmentRajiv Gandhi
Member partyIndian National Congress
(Congress alliance)
Status in legislatureMajority
414 / 541 (77%)
Opposition partyNone
Opposition leaderNone
History
Election(s)1984
Outgoing election1989
Legislature term(s)4 years, 11 months and 2 days
PredecessorFirst Rajiv Gandhi ministry
SuccessorV. P. Singh ministry

The Second Rajiv Gandhi ministry was the 11th union council of ministers of India which was formed on 31 December 1984 after the 1984 general election which resulted in the formation of a majority government by the Indian National Congress party under the leadership of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet included 7 Agriculturists, 15 Lawyers, 4 Journalists and 3 former Princely state rulers.[1]

The ministry also included 2 ministers from Far Eastern India(North East India).

Council of Ministers

Cabinet Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Prime Minister
Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Minister of Science and Technology
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Electronics
Department of Ocean Development
Department of Space
And also in-charge of all other important portfolios and policy issues
not allocated to any Minister.
31 December 19842 December 1989 INC[2]
Minister of Home Affairs31 December 198411 March 1986 INC 
14 March 198612 May 1986 INC 
12 May 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Defence31 December 198429 September 1985 INC 
29 September 198524 January 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
24 January 198712 April 1987 INC 
12 April 19872 December 1989 INC 
Minister of External Affairs31 December 198425 September 1985 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
25 September 198512 May 1986 INC 
12 May 198622 October 1986 INC 
22 October 198625 July 1987 INC 
25 July 198725 June 1988 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Finance31 December 198424 January 1987 INC 
24 January 198725 July 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
25 July 198725 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Planning31 December 198414 January 1985 INC 
14 January 198525 July 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
25 July 198714 February 1988 INCMerged with Ministry of Programme Implementation
to form Ministry of Planning and Programme
Implementation.
Minister of Programme Implementation25 September 19854 May 1987 INC 
4 May 198725 July 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible
25 July 198714 February 1988 INCMerged with Ministry of Planning to form
Ministry of Planning and Programme
Implementation.
Minister of Planning and Programme Implementation14 February 198825 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Commerce and Supply31 December 198414 January 1985 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
14 January 198530 March 1985 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Commerce and
Ministry of Supply and Textiles.
Minister of Commerce30 March 198525 September 1985 INC 
25 September 198515 November 1985 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
15 November 198520 January 1986 INC 
20 January 198625 July 1987 INC 
25 July 198725 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Supply and Textiles30 March 198525 September 1985 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Renamed as Textiles.
Minister of Textiles15 September 198522 October 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
22 October 198615 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
15 February 19882 September 1989 INC 
Minister of Industry and Company Affairs31 December 198414 January 1985 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
14 January 198525 September 1985 INCRenamed as Industry.
Minister of Industry25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMerged into Ministry of Industry.
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
25 September 198527 January 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
27 January 198612 May 1986 INC 
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 19882 December 1989 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development31 December 198425 September 1985 INCRenamed as Agriculture.
Minister of Agriculture25 September 198512 May 1986 INC 
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Irrigation and Power31 December 198425 September 1985 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Water Resources and
Ministry of Energy.
Minister of Water Resources25 September 198522 August 1987 INC 
22 August 198710 November 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
10 November 198714 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
14 February 198825 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19884 July 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Energy25 September 19853 September 1988 INC 
3 September 198819 September 1988 INCAdditional charge during leave of Vasant Sathe.
19 September 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Works and Housing31 December 198425 September 1985 INCRenamed as Urban Development.
Minister of Urban Development25 September 198522 October 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Labour31 December 198420 January 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
20 September 19866 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
6 February 198814 February 1988 INC 
14 February 198825 June 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs31 December 19842 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Law and Justice31 December 198431 March 1987 INC 
25 September 198527 January 1986 INC 
27 January 198625 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC
Minister of Health and Family Welfare31 December 198424 June 1986 INC 
24 June 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 198824 January 1989 INC 
24 January 19894 July 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation31 December 198414 January 1985 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
Bifurcated into Ministry of Tourism and Department of
Civil Aviation.
Minister of Tourism25 September 198512 May 1986 INC 
12 May 198615 July 1987 INC 
15 July 198728 July 1987 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
28 July 198714 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
14 February 198825 June 1988 INCMerged with Ministry of Civil Aviation to form
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism.
Minister of Railways31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMerged with Ministry of Shipping and Transport and
Department of Civil Aviation to form Ministry of Transport.
Minister of Shipping and Transport31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Merged with Ministry of Railways and Department of Civil
Aviation to form Ministry of Transport.
Minister of Transport25 September 19854 June 1986 INC 
4 June 198624 June 1986 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
24 June 198622 October 1986 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Surface Transport,
Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Minister of Civil Aviation22 October 198614 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
14 February 198825 June 1988 INCMerged with Ministry of Tourism to form Ministry of
Civil Aviation and Tourism.
Minister of Education31 December 198425 September 1985 INCRenamed as Human Resource Development.
Minister of Human Resource Development25 September 198525 June 1988 INC 
25 June 19882 September 1989 INC 
Minister of Environment and Forests31 December 198422 October 1986 INCPrime Minister was responsible.
22 October 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 198825 June 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Petroleum31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Renamed as Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas25 September 198520 October 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
20 October 19869 July 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
9 July 198622 October 1986 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Steel, Mines and Coal31 December 198425 September 1985 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Steel and Mines, and
Department of Coal (Ministry of Energy).
Minister of Steel and Mines25 September 198512 April 1987 INC 
12 April 198725 July 1987 INC 
25 July 19872 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Information and Broadcasting31 December 198422 October 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
22 October 198614 February 1988 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of Communications31 December 198422 October 1986 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
22 October 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 198825 June 1988 INC 
25 June 198830 May 1989 INC 
31 May 19894 July 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INCMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Women and Social Welfare31 December 198425 September 1985 INCRenamed as Welfare.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Welfare25 September 19852 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Railways22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Surface Transport22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Civil Aviation and Tourism14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 

Ministers of State

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
12 August 198525 September 1985 INC 
P. A. Sangma (States)
25 September 198520 January 1986 INC 
Arun Nehru (Internal Security)
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
14 March 198614 June 1986 INC 
12 May 198622 October 1986 INC 
24 June 19862 December 1989 INC 
22 October 198625 June 1988 INC 
Santosh Mohan Dev
(Internal Security)
25 June 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
25 June 198822 April 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance31 December 198414 February 1988 INC 
B. K. Gadhvi (Expenditure)
12 May 19862 December 1989 INC 
24 January 198725 July 1987 INC 
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Eduardo Faleiro
(Economic Affairs)
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Departments of Science and Technology, Space,
Atomic Energy, Electronics, and Ocean Development
31 December 198422 October 1986 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
22 October 198614 February 1988 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
Sukh Ram
(Defence Production and
Supplies)
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
Arun Singh
(Defence Research and
Development Organisation)
25 September 198518 July 1987 INC 
Shivraj Patil
(Defence Production)
22 October 198625 June 1988 INC 
14 February 198825 June 1988 INC 
Chintamani Panigrahi
(Defence Production and
Supplies)
25 June 19884 July 1989 INC 
Dumar Lal Baitha
(Defence Production and
Supplies)
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
12 May 19864 July 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Supply1 January 198525 September 1985 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce12 May 198622 October 1986 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry and Company Affairs31 December 198425 September 1985 INCRenamed as Industry.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry
Rajkumar Jaichandra Singh
(Chemicals and Petrochemicals)
25 September 198518 February 1988 INC 
M. Arunachalam
(Industrial Development)
25 September 19852 December 1989 INC 
K. K. Tewary
(Public Enterprises)
12 May 198623 July 1987 INC 
P. Namgyal
(Chemicals and Petrochemicals)
4 July 19892 September 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development1 January 198525 September 1985 INCRenamed as Agriculture.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture
Yogendra Makwana
(Agriculture and Cooperation)
25 September 198514 February 1988 INC 
K. Natwar Singh (Fertilizers)
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
Ramanand Yadav
(Rural Development)
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
R. Prabhu (Fertilizers)
22 October 19862 September 1989 INC 
Janardhana Poojary
(Rural Development)
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Hari Krishna Shastri
(Agriculture Research and
Education)
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Shyamlal Yadav
(Agriculture and Cooperation)
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy
Arun Nehru (Power)
31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
25 September 198526 February 1986 INC 
12 May 19869 May 1988 INC 
14 February 19882 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel, Mines and Coal31 December 198425 September 1985 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Steel and Mines,
and Department of Coal (Ministry of Energy).
Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel and Mines25 September 198514 February 1988 INC
14 February 198812 April 1988 INC 
14 February 19882 October 1988 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMerged to form Ministry of Transport.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
Rajesh Pilot (Surface Transport)
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
Jagdish Tytler (Civil Aviation)
25 September 198522 October 1986 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs31 December 198425 September 1985 INC 
31 December 198412 May 1986 INC 
12 May 19862 December 1989 INC 
12 May 19862 September 1989 INC 
22 October 19862 December 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice31 December 19842 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel and Training, Public
Grievances and Pensions and Administrative Reforms
Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo
(Personnel and Administrative
Reforms)
31 December 198415 March 1985 INC 
15 March 198525 September 1985 INC 
25 September 19854 October 1985 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances
and Pensions
20 January 19862 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Department of Culture31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMerged into Ministry of Human
Resource Development.
Minister of State in the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports31 December 198425 September 1985 INCMerged into Ministry of Human
Resource Development.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
Sushila Rohatgi
(Education and Culture)
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
Margaret Alva
(Women and Child Development,
Youth Affairs and Sports)
14 February 19884 July 1989 INC 
Laliteshwar Prasad Shahi
(Education and Culture)
14 February 19884 July 1989 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Krishna Sahi (Culture)
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation31 December 198424 August 1985 INCBifurcated into Ministry of Tourism and
Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism25 September 198512 May 1986 INC 
12 May 198614 February 1988 INC 
14 February 198825 June 1988 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests31 December 198425 September 1985 INC
25 September 198514 February 1988 INC 
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development25 September 19852 December 1989 INC
Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies19 February 198622 October 1986 INC
22 October 19867 September 1987 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas24 June 198622 October 1986 INC
Minister of State in the Ministry of Water Resources14 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office25 June 19882 December 1989 INC
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting25 June 19882 December 1989 INC
22 April 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles25 June 19884 July 1989 INC
4 July 19892 December 1989 INC 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications22 October 198614 February 1988 INC
25 June 19884 July 1989 INC
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour4 July 19892 September 1989 INC

Deputy Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Commerce25 September 198527 September 1985 INC
P. Chidambaram
(Textiles)
27 September 19854 October 1985 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Welfare25 September 198515 February 1988 INC
15 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare25 September 198522 October 1986 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training,
Public Grievances and Pensions
4 October 198520 January 1986 INC
Biren Sing Engti
(Personnel and Training)
12 May 19864 June 1986 INC
4 June 198614 February 1988 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Textiles22 October 198614 February 1988 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting14 February 198825 June 1988 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Railways14 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies14 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas14 February 198825 June 1988 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Labour14 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Surface Transport15 February 19884 July 1989 INC
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs25 June 19884 July 1989 INC
25 June 19884 July 1989 INC

Parliamentary Secretaries

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister1 January 198525 September 1985 INC
1 January 198525 September 1985 INC
1 January 198525 September 1985 INC

References

  1. ^ Mathur, Kuldeep (1994). Top Policy Makers in India: Cabinet Ministers and Their Civil Service Advisors. p. 37. ISBN 9788170225300.
  2. ^ web.archive.org/web/20110511110825/http://pmindia.nic.in/former.htm