Ministry of Power (India)

Summary

Ministry of Power
Ministry of Power logo.png
The Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh addressing a Curtain Raiser Press Conference regarding 2nd Global RE-invest, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018 (cropped).JPG
Raj Kumar Singh
Ministry overview
Formed2 July 1992; 29 years ago (1992-07-02)
Preceding Ministry
  • Ministry of Energy Sources
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersShram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi, India
Annual budget15,046.92 crore (US$2.0 billion) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Websitepowermin.gov.in

The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The current Union Cabinet Minister is Raj Kumar Singh. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, including generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects.

The ministry acts as a liaison between the central government and state electricity operations, as well as with the private sector. The ministry also oversees rural electrification projects.

History

The Ministry of Power became a ministry on July 2, 1992 during the P. V. Narasimha Rao government.[2] Prior to that time it had been a department (the Department of Power) in the Ministry of Power, Coal and Non-Conventional Energy Sources. That ministry was split into the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, and Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (renamed the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 2006).

In 2012, the Ministry of Power inaugurated the Smart Grid project in Puducherry.[3]

List of Power Ministers

No. Name Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Narhar Vishnu Gadgil Narhar Vishnu Gadgil 1985 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 15 August 1947 12 December 1950 3 years, 119 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Gulzarilal Nanda Gulzarilal Nanda 1.jpg 6 June 1952 17 April 1957 4 years, 315 days
3 S.K. Patil 17 April 1957 2 April 1958 350 days
4 Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim Hafiz Mohammed Ibrahim Official portrait 1965.jpg 2 April 1958 26 June 1963 5 years, 85 days
5 H. C. Dasappa 9 June 1964 19 July 1964 40 days Lal Bahadur Shastri
6 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1977 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 29 January 1966 13 November 1966 288 days
7 K. L. Rao
(MoS)
13 November 1966 9 November 1973 6 years, 361 days Indira Gandhi
8 K C Pant Shri K.C Pant (cropped).jpg 9 November 1973 24 March 1977 3 years, 135 days
9 P. Ramachandran 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
(8) K C Pant Shri K.C Pant (cropped).jpg 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Indian National Congress (Urs) Charan Singh
10 P Shiv Shankar 2 September 1982 31 December 1984 2 years, 120 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
11 B. Shankaranand 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days Rajiv Gandhi
12 Vasant Sathe 25 September 1985 2 December 1989 4 years, 68 days
13 Arif Mohammad Khan Governor Arif Mohammad Khan.jpg 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Janata Dal V. P. Singh
15 Kalyan Singh Kalvi 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
16 Kalpnath Rai
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
17 N. K. P. Salve 18 January 1993 16 May 1996 3 years, 119 days
18 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee (cropped).jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
19 H. D. Deve Gowda H-d-deve-gowda 1.jpg 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 324 days Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
20 I. K. Gujral Inder Kumar Gujral 017.jpg 21 April 1997 9 June 1997 49 days I. K. Gujral
21 Yoginder K Alagh
(Independent Charge)
Shri Yogendra Alagh.jpg 9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Independent
22 P R Kumaramangalam 19 March 1998 23 August 2000 2 years, 157 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(18) Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee (cropped).jpg 23 August 2000 30 September 2000 38 days
23 Suresh Prabhu Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu addressing at the inauguration of the International Conference on "Technology for Ultra High Speed Rolling Stock" (1).jpg 30 September 2000 24 August 2002 1 year, 328 days Shiv Sena
24 Anant Geete Anant Geete in April 2017.jpg 26 August 2002 22 May 2004 1 year, 270 days
25 P M Sayeed Shri P.M. Sayeed assumes the charge of Union Minister for Power in New Delhi on May 25, 2004.jpg 22 May 2004 18 December 2005 1 year, 210 days Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
26 Manmohan Singh Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in March 2014.jpg 18 December 2005 29 January 2006 42 days
27 Sushil Kumar Shinde Sushilkumar Shinde.JPG 29 January 2006 31 July 2012 6 years, 184 days
28 Veerappa Moily A delegation of Central Committee of Communist Party of China calling on the Union Minister for Law & Justice, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily.jpg 31 July 2012 28 October 2012 89 days
29 Jyotiraditya Scindia
(Independent Charge)
Jyotiraditya Scindia.jpg 29 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 209 days
30 Piyush Goyal
(Independent Charge)
Piyush Goyal.jpg 26 May 2014 3 September 2017 3 years, 100 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
31 Raj Kumar Singh
(Independent Charge till 7 July 2021)
The Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh addressing a Curtain Raiser Press Conference regarding 2nd Global RE-invest, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018 (cropped).JPG 3 September 2017 Incumbent 4 years, 39 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Power
Name Portrait Political party Term Years
Krishan Pal Gurjar Krishan Pal addressing at the inauguration of the “National Workshop on Autism Tools”, organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi.jpg BJP 7 July 2021 Incumbent 97 days

References

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ About ministry, Ministry of Power (India), archived from the original on 26 October 2012
  3. ^ "Smart grid project inaugurated". Puducherry. The Hindu. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.

External links

  • Official website