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Minister of Commerce and Industry (India)

Minister of Commerce & Industry
( वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री)
Incumbent
Nirmala Sitharaman[1]

since 26 May 2014
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Style The Honourable
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer President (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Website .in.nic.commercewww

The Minister of Commerce and Industry is the head of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The first Minister of Commerce and Industry of independent India was Syama Prasad Mukherjee. The current Minister of State (Independent Charge) is Nirmala Sitharaman, of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has held office since 26 May 2014.[2]

Past Ministers

Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
Syama Prasad Mukherjee 15 August 1947 6 April 1950 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Nityanand Kanungo[3] 1957 1962 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Mohan Dharia 1977 1980 Janata Party Morarji Desai
Charan Singh
Pranab Mukherjee[4] January 1980 January 1982 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
Shivraj Patil[5] 1982 1983 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
Pranab Mukherjee[6] September 1984 31 December 1984 Indian National Congress (Indira) Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh[7] January 1985 March 1985 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Arun Nehru[8][9] 5 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Ajit Singh[10][9] 5 December 1989 10 November 1990
Pranab Mukherjee[11] January 1993 February 1995 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ramakrishna Hegde[12][13] 1998 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kamal Nath[14] 23 May 2004 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Anand Sharma[15] 22 May 2009 26 May 2014
Nirmala Sitharaman[16][2] 26 May 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi

References

  1. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)
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  4. ^ http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/members/former_Biography.aspx?mpsno=4195
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  6. ^ http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/members/former_Biography.aspx?mpsno=4195
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  9. ^ a b Arun Nehru was Minister of Commerce, while Ajit Singh was in charge of Industry
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  13. ^ Minister of Commerce
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  16. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)

External links

  • Department of Commerce


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