Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)

Summary

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry administers two departments, the Department of Commerce and the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade. The head of the Ministry is a Minister of Cabinet rank.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India)
Ministry of Commerce and Industry.svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersVanijya Bhawan
16, Akbar Road, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Agency executives
WebsiteDepartment of Commerce

[1]

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

Minister of Commerce and IndustryEdit

Minister of Commerce and Industry
वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री
 
 
Incumbent
Piyush Goyal[2]

since 31 May 2019
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerPresident (on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Inaugural holderSyama Prasad Mukherjee
Formation1947
Websitecommerce.gov.in

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 is Piyush Goyal of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Goyal took over from Suresh Prabhu on 31 May 2019.[3]

Past Ministers: IndustryEdit

# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1   Syama Prasad Mukherjee 15 August 1947 19 April 1950 2 years, 247 days Jawaharlal Nehru Hindu Mahasabha
2   Jawaharlal Nehru 19 April 1950 13 May 1950 24 days Indian National Congress
3   Harekrushna Mahtab 13 May 1950 13 May 1952 2 years, 0 days
4   T. T. Krishnamachari 13 May 1952 30 August 1956 4 years, 109 days
5   Morarji Desai 1 January 1957 28 March 1958 1 year, 86 days
6   Lal Bahadur Shastri 28 March 1958 5 April 1961 3 years, 8 days
7   K. Chengalaraya Reddy 5 April 1961 19 July 1963 2 years, 105 days
8 Nityanand Kanungo 19 July 1963 9 June 1964 326 days
9 H. C. Dasappa 19 July 1964 29 October 1964 102 days Lal Bahadur Shastri
10 Tribhuvan Narain Singh 30 October 1964 24 January 1966 1 year, 86 days
11   Damodaram Sanjivayya 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 1 year, 48 days Indira Gandhi
12   Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 13 March 1967 27 June 1970 3 years, 106 days
13 Dinesh Singh 27 June 1970 18 March 1971 264 days
14   Moinul Hoque Choudhury 18 March 1971 22 July 1972 1 year, 126 days
15   Chidambaram Subramaniam 22 July 1972 10 October 1974 2 years, 80 days
16 T. A. Pai 10 October 1974 24 March 1977 2 years, 165 days
17 Brij Lal Varma 28 March 1977 6 July 1977 100 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
18   George Fernandes 6 July 1977 15 July 1977 2 years, 9 days
19   Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 30 July 1979 27 November 1979 120 days Charan Singh Indian National Congress (Urs)
(16) T. A. Pai 27 November 1979 14 January 1980 48 days
20   N. D. Tiwari 8 August 1981 3 August 1984 2 years, 361 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
21   Indira Gandhi 3 August 1984 14 August 1984 11 days
22   V. P. Singh 14 August 1984 7 September 1984 24 days
23 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy 7 September 1984 31 December 1984 115 days
24   Rajiv Gandhi 31 December 1984 14 January 1985 14 days Rajiv Gandhi
25 Veerendra Patil 14 January 1985 25 September 1985 254 days
(20)   N. D. Tiwari 25 September 1985 22 October 1986 1 year, 27 days
26 Jalagam Vengala Rao 22 October 1986 2 December 1989 3 years, 41 days
27   Ajit Singh 5 December 1989 10 November 1990 340 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
28   Chandra Shekhar 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
29   K. Karunakaran 11 June 1995 16 May 1996 340 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
30   Suresh Prabhu 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Shiv Sena
31   Murasoli Maran 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 291 days H. D. Dewe Gowda Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
32   Sikander Bakht 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party

Past Ministers: CommerceEdit

# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1 C. H. Bhabha 15 August 1947 6 April 1948 235 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2 Kshitish Chandra Neogy 6 April 1948 19 April 1950 2 years, 13 days
3   Jawaharlal Nehru 19 April 1950 29 May 1950 40 days
4   Sri Prakasa 29 May 1950 26 December 1950 211 days
5   Harekrushna Mahatab 26 December 1950 13 May 1952 1 year, 139 days
6   T. T. Krishnamachari 13 May 1952 30 August 1956 4 years, 109 days
7   Swaran Singh 30 August 1956 14 November 1956 76 days
8   Morarji Desai 14 November 1956 28 March 1958 1 year, 134 days
9   Lal Bahadur Shastri 28 March 1958 5 April 1961 3 years, 8 days
10   K. Chengalaraya Reddy 5 April 1961 19 July 1963 2 years, 105 days
11 Manubhai Shah 19 July 1963 13 March 1967 3 years, 237 days Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 Dinesh Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 338 days Indira Gandhi
13   Bali Ram Bhagat 14 February 1969 27 June 1970 1 year, 133 days
14   Lalit Narayan Mishra
(MoS)
27 June 1970 5 February 1973 2 years, 223 days
15 D. P. Chattopadhyay 5 February 1973 24 March 1977 4 years, 47 days
16   Mohan Dharia 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
17   Charan Singh 28 July 1979 30 July 1979 2 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
18 Hitendra Desai 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days
19   Pranab Mukherjee 14 January 1980 15 January 1982 2 years, 1 day Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
20   Shivraj Patil 15 January 1982 29 January 1983 1 year, 14 days
21   V. P. Singh 29 January 1983 7 September 1984 1 year, 222 days
(19)   Pranab Mukherjee 7 September 1984 31 December 1984 115 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
22   Rajiv Gandhi 31 December 1984 14 January 1985 14 days Rajiv Gandhi
(21)   V. P. Singh 14 January 1985 25 September 1985 254 days
23   Arjun Singh 15 November 1985 20 January 1986 66 days
24 P. Shiv Shankar 20 January 1986 25 July 1987 1 year, 186 days
25   N. D. Tiwari 25 July 1987 25 June 1988 336 days
(12) Dinesh Singh 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days
(21)   V. P. Singh 2 December 1989 6 December 1989 4 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
26 Arun Nehru 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days
27   Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 November 1990 11 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
28   Subramanian Swamy 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Janata Party
29   P Chidambaram 21 June 1991 9 July 1992 1 year, 18 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
30   P. V. Narasimha Rao 9 July 1992 18 January 1993 193 days
(19)   Pranab Mukherjee 18 January 1993 10 February 1995 2 years, 23 days
29   P Chidambaram 10 February 1995 3 April 1996 1 year, 53 days
(30)   P. V. Narasimha Rao 3 April 1996 16 May 1996 43 days
31   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
32 Devendra Prasad Yadav 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Dewe Gowda Janata Dal
33 Bolla Bulli Ramaiah 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 263 days Dewe Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Telugu Desam Party
34 Ramakrishna Hegde 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Lok Shakti

Present : Commerce & IndustryEdit

# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1   Murasoli Maran 13 October 1999 9 November 2002 3 years, 27 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2   Arun Shourie 9 November 2002 29 January 2003 81 days Bharatiya Janata Party
3   Arun Jaitley 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
4   Kamal Nath 22 May 2004 22 May 2009 5 years, 0 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
5   Anand Sharma 22 May 2009 26 May 2014 5 years, 4 days
6   Nirmala Sitharaman 26 May 2014 3 September 2017 3 years, 100 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
7   Suresh Prabhu 3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
8   Piyush Goyal 30 May 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 189 days

List of Ministers of StateEdit

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
C. R. Chaudhary   3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
Hardeep Singh Puri   30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
Som Parkash   30 May 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 189 days
Anupriya Patel   7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 151 days Apna Dal (Sonelal)

Department of CommerceEdit

The department is entrusted with formulating and implementing the foreign trade policy and responsibilities relating to multilateral and bilateral commercial relations, state trading, export promotion measures, and development and regulation of certain export oriented industries and commodities.

In order for the smooth functioning, the Department is divided into eight divisions:[4]

  • Administrative and General Division
     
    Ministry of Commerce and Industries India
  • Finance Division
  • Economic Division
  • Trade Policy Division
  • Foreign Trade Territorial Division
  • State Trading & Infrastructure Division
  • Supply Division
  • Plantation Division

The subjects under the administrative control of the Department include:[5]

  • International trade
  • Foreign Trade
  • State trading
  • Management of Indian Trade Services
  • Special Economic Zones

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal TradeEdit

This department was established in the year 1995, and in the year 2000 Department of Industrial Development was merged with it. This department is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual administrative ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is responsible for the overall Industrial Policy. It is also responsible for facilitating and increasing the FDI flows to the country. It is also responsible to calculate WPI (I.e. Wholesale Price Index).

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is also responsible for intellectual property rights relating to patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights and geographical indication of goods and oversees the initiative relating to their promotion and protection.

Recently instituted National Startup Award by ministry of commerce and industry recognised 46 startups [6] on the eve of First National Startup Day announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. udChalo, Ratan Tata backed Repos and others remarkable startups [7] are among the winners.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ India, Welcome to department of commerce, Government of. "Welcome to department of commerce, Government of India". commerce.gov.in.
  2. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  3. ^ "List of ministers in Narendra Modi's government". The Economic Times. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Organisational Set-up and Functions". Department of Commerce, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Subjects under Administrative Control". Department of Commerce, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008.
  6. ^ "46 Startups announced winners of the National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator".
  7. ^ "Meet the 46 Indian Startups That Won National Startup Awards 2021". 15 January 2022.

External linksEdit

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade