Ministry of Power (India)

Summary

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.

Ministry of Power
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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; 30 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$1.9 billion) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Ministry executive
  • Alok Kumar IAS Power Secretary
Websitepowermin.gov.in

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.

HistoryEdit

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 MinistersEdit

No. Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Political party
(Alliance)
1   Narhar Vishnu Gadgil 15 August 1947 12 December 1950 3 years, 119 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2   Gulzarilal Nanda 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 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 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 9 November 1973 24 March 1977 3 years, 135 days
9 P. Ramachandran 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
(8)   K C Pant 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Charan Singh Indian National Congress (Urs)
10 P. Shiv Shankar 2 September 1982 31 December 1984 2 years, 120 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
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 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
15 Kalyan Singh Kalvi 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
16 Kalpnath Rai
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
17 N. K. P. Salve 18 January 1993 16 May 1996 3 years, 119 days
18   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
19   H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 324 days Deve Gowda Janata Dal
20   I. K. Gujral 21 April 1997 9 June 1997 49 days I. K. Gujral
21   Yoginder K Alagh
(Independent Charge)
9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Independent
22 Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 19 March 1998 23 August 2000 2 years, 157 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
(18)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 23 August 2000 30 September 2000 38 days
23   Suresh Prabhu 30 September 2000 24 August 2002 1 year, 328 days Shiv Sena
24   Anant Geete 26 August 2002 22 May 2004 1 year, 270 days
25   P M Sayeed 22 May 2004 18 December 2005 1 year, 210 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
26   Manmohan Singh 18 December 2005 29 January 2006 42 days
27   Sushil Kumar Shinde 29 January 2006 31 July 2012 6 years, 184 days
28   Veerappa Moily 31 July 2012 28 October 2012 89 days
29   Jyotiraditya Scindia
(Independent Charge)
29 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 209 days
30   Piyush Goyal
(Independent Charge)
26 May 2014 3 September 2017 3 years, 100 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
31   Raj Kumar Singh
(Independent Charge till 7-Jul-2021)
3 September 2017 Incumbent 5 years, 89 days

List of Ministers of StateEdit

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Power
Name Portrait Political party Term Years
Krishan Pal Gurjar   BJP 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 147 days

Central Public Sector UndertakingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit

  • Official website