Ministry of Steel

Summary

Ministry of Steel
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Steel
Udyog Bhawan
Dr. Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi,110011
New Delhi
Annual budget47.90 crore (US$6.4 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Websitesteel.gov.in

The Ministry of Steel is an executive branch agency of the Government of India that is responsible for formulating all policies regarding steel production, distribution and pricing in India.[2] As of July 2021, the ministry is headed by a minister of cabinet rank, Ramchandra Prasad Singh and is assisted by a Minister of State, Faggan Singh Kulaste.

Functions of the ministry

  • Coordination of data from various sources for the growth of the iron and steel industry in India
  • Formulation of policies in respect of production, pricing, distribution, import and export of iron & steel and ferro alloys
  • Planning and development of and assistance to the entire iron and steel industry in the country
  • Development of the input industries relating to iron ore, manganese ore, refractories and others required by the steel industry

Attached/subordinate offices and institutes

  • Joint Plant Committee (JPC)
    • A select organisation whose goal is the promotion of steel, coordinating work of the main producers
  • National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology (NISST)
    • NISST aims to be a single source for all the requirements of the secondary steel sector
  • Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute
    • Situated in Puri, BPNSI is an institute of modern steel technology. It provides education and training, research and development, and consultancy to the steel sector.

Steel Consumers Council

The members of the Steel Consumers Council[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] are nominated by the Minister of Steel & Mines. The tenure of the council was initially fixed for two years, and it was re-constituted on 25 February 2010. The term of the present council is up to 29 February 2012.[10][11]

Central Public Sector Units

Steel Ministers of India

No Name Term of office Party Prime Minister
1 Swaran Singh
(Steel, Mines, and Fuel)
17 April 1957 10 April 1962 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 C Subramaniam
(Steel and Heavy Industry)
10 April 1962 21 November 1963
C Subramaniam
(Steel, Mines, and Heavy Industry)
21 November 1963 09 June 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru
Gulzari Lal Nanda
3 N. Sanjeeva Reddy
(Steel and Mines)
09 June 1964 24 January 1966 Lal Bahadur Shastri
4 Tribhuvan Narain Singh
(Iron and Steel)
29 January 1966 13 March 1967 Indira Gandhi
5 M. Chenna Reddy
(Steel, Mines, and Metals)
16 March 1967 27 April 1968
6 Prakash Chandra Sethi
(Iron and Steel, Mines, and Metals)
24 April 1968 14 February 1969
7 C. M. Poonacha
(Steel and Heavy Engineering)
14 February 1969 15 November 1969
(1) Swaran Singh

(Steel and Heavy Engineering)

15 November 1969 27 June 1970
8 Bali Ram Bhagat

(Steel and Heavy Engineering)

27 June 1970 18 March 1971
9 Surendra Mohan Kumaramangalam

(Steel and Heavy Engineering)

18 March 1971 02 May 1971
Surendra Mohan Kumaramangalam
(Steel and Mines)
02 May 1971 31 May 1973
10 Indira Gandhi

(Steel and Mines)

6 June 1973 23 July 1973
11 T. A. Pai

(Steel and Mines)

23 July 1973 11 January 1974
12 Keshav Dev Malviya

(Steel and Mines)

11 January 1974 10 October 1974
13 Chandrajit Yadav
(MoS)
10 October 1974 24 March 1977
14 Biju Patnaik

(Steel and Mines)

26 March 1977 15 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
(Steel, Mines and Coal) 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
15 Pranab Mukherjee
(Steel and Mines)
16 January 1980 15 January 1982 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
16 N. D. Tiwari

(Steel and Mines)

15 January 1982 14 February 1983
17 N. K. P. Salve

(Steel and Mines)
(Independent Charge)

14 February 1983 31 December 1984 Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
18 Vasant Sathe
(Steel, Mines, and Coal)
31 December 1984 25 September 1985 Rajiv Gandhi
19 K. C. Pant
(Steel and Mines)
25 September 1985 12 April 1987
(18) Vasant Sathe

(Steel and Mines)

12 April 1987 25 July 1987
20 M. L. Fotedar

(Steel and Mines)

25 July 1987 02 December 1989
21 Dinesh Goswami

(Steel and Mines)

06 December 1989 10 November 1990 Asom Gana Parishad V. P. Singh
22 Ashoke Kumar Sen

(Steel and Mines)

21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
23 Sontosh Mohan Dev
(Steel)
21 June 1991 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
24 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 01 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 H. D. Deve Gowda 01 June 1996 29 June 1996
26 Birendra Prasad Baishya
(Steel and Mines)
29 June 1996 19 March 1998 Asom Gana Parishad H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
27 Naveen Patnaik 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 Biju Janata Dal Atal Bihari Vajpayee
28 Dilip Ray
(Steel)
(Independent Charge)
13 October 1999 27 May 2000
29 Braja Kishore Tripathy
(MoS, Independent Charge)
27 May 2000 22 May 2004
30 Ram Vilas Paswan 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 Lok Janshakti Party
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
31 Virbhadra Singh 28 May 2009 19 January 2011 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
32 Beni Prasad Verma
(MoS, Independent Charge till 12 July 2011)
19 January 2011 26 May 2014
33 Narendra Singh Tomar 26 May 2014 05 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
34 Birender Singh 05 July 2016 30 May 2019
35 Dharmendra Pradhan 30 May 2019 07 July 2021
36 Ramchandra Prasad Singh 07 July 2021 Janata Dal (United)
(National Democratic Alliance)

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Steel
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
Vishnudeo Sai The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour & Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai addressing the SIMA conference, in New Delhi on August 01, 2014.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 30 May 2019 1830 days
Faggan Singh Kulaste Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste taking charge as the Minister of State for Steel, in New Delhi on May 31, 2019 (cropped).jpg 30 May 2019 Incumbent 869 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. ^ "Website of Ministry of Steel on National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ "India is the world's third-largest producer of crude steel". steel.ibef.org. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ "India overtakes US as 3rd largest steel producer". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Beni Prasad Verma promises 10 steel units in Uttar Pradesh". business-standard.com. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "18th national steel consumers council chaired by Cabinet Minister". business-standard.com. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  7. ^ "24th Meeting of Steel Consumer's Council Chaired by Steel Ministy [sic] Of India". industrialnews.in. 3 February 2014.
  8. ^ "24th Meeting of Steel Consumer's Council Circular". 3 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Formation of Steel Consumers Council" (PDF). steel.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Boards Councils Committees". steel.gov.in. Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Steel Consumers Council". steel.gov.in. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.

External links

  • Ministry of Steel - Official website