V. P. Singh ministry

13th ministry of the Republic of India
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
Date formed2 December 1989 (1989-12-02)
Date dissolved10 November 1990 (1990-11-10)
People and organisations
Head of stateR. Venkataraman
Head of governmentVishwanath Pratap Singh
Deputy head of governmentChaudhary Devi Lal
Member partyJanata Dal (National Front) (Supported by BJP 85/543 MPs).
Status in legislatureCoalition
280 / 543 (52%)
Opposition partyIndian National Congress
(Congress alliance)
Opposition leaderRajiv Gandhi (lok sabha)
History
Election(s)1989
Legislature term(s)11 months and 8 days
PredecessorRajiv Gandhi ministry
SuccessorChandra Shekhar ministry

Vishwanath Pratap Singh was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 2 December 1989. His initial ministry consisted of the following Cabinet ministers and their departments. The Cabinet was functional from the 2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990.

Council of Ministers

Cabinet Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party Remarks
Prime Minister
Minister of Defence
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.
2 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Deputy Prime Minister2 December 19891 August 1990 JD 
Minister of Agriculture2 December 19891 August 1990 JD 
1 August 199010 November 1990 JDPrime Minister was responsible.
Minister of Finance5 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of External Affairs6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Home Affairs6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Railways6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Industry6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Petroleum and Chemicals6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Commerce
Minister of Tourism
6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Food Processing Industries
Minister of Textiles
6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Environment and Forests2 December 198923 April 1990 JDPrime Minister was responsible.
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Health and Family Welfare6 December 198923 April 1990 JD 
23 April 199010 November 1990 JDMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Energy
Minister of Civil Aviation
6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Labour
Minister of Welfare
6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Surface Transport6 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Communications6 December 198923 April 1990 JD 
23 April 199010 November 1990 JDMinister of State (I/C) was responsible.
Minister of Steel and Mines
Minister of Law and Justice
6 December 198910 November 1990 AGP 
Minister of Urban Development6 December 198910 November 1990 DMK 
Minister of Information and Broadcasting6 December 198910 November 1990 TDP 
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies8 December 198910 November 1990 JD 
Minister of Kashmir Affairs13 March 199030 May 1990 JD 

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Water Resources6 December 19895 November 1990 JD

Ministers of State

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forests6 December 19896 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology18 December 198910 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy
Minister of State in the Department of Electronics
Minister of State in the Department of Space
Minister of State in the Department of Ocean Development
25 December 198910 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Programme Implementation20 January 199023 April 1990 JD
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
M. G. K. Menon
(Education)
20 January 199023 April 1990 JD
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence20 January 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture
Nitish Kumar
(Agriculture and Cooperation)
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Upendra Nath Verma
(Rural Development)
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs23 April 19905 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry
Srikant Kumar Jena
(Small Scale Industries and Agro
and Rural Industries)
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism
23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce23 April 199010 November 1990 JD

Deputy Ministers

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Human Resource Development
Bhakta Charan Das
(Youth Affairs and Sports)
23 April 19905 November 1990 JD
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Welfare
Bhakta Charan Das
(Women and Child Development)
23 April 19905 November 1990 JD
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs23 April 19905 November 1990 JD
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Finance23 April 199010 November 1990 JD
Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Railways23 April 199010 November 1990 JD

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