Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

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Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Kārmika, Loka Śikāyata Aura Peṃśana Maṃtrī
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Incumbent
Narendra Modi

since 26 May 2014
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Style The Honourable
Member of Union Council of Ministers of India
Reports to Prime minister
Residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg (as Prime minister)
Seat South Block, Secretariat Building, New Delhi
Nominator Prime minister
Appointer President
Formation 1 August 1970; 48 years ago (1970-08-01)
First holder Indira Gandhi
Unofficial names Personnel Minister, Minister of Personnel
Deputy Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

The Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (IAST: Kārmika, Loka Śikāyata Aura Peṃśana Maṃtrī) is the cabinet minister in charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The position is generally held by the prime minister, but sometimes it has been held by other senior members of the cabinet, such as the Minister of Home Affairs. The minister is generally assisted by a minister of state.

Powers[edit]

As the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the prime minister exercises control over the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),[1] the country's premier civil service,[2][3] which staffs most of the senior civil service positions;[2][3] the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB);[4][5] and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),[4][5] except for the selection of its director, who is chosen by a committee of: (a) the prime minister, as chairperson; (b) the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha; (c) and the chief justice.[6]

List of ministers[edit]

Ministers and Ministers of State of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions[7][8]
Lok Sabha Sr. No. Cabinet minister

designation

Portrait Political party Term Tenure (in days) Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
4th 1 Indira Gandhi
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 1 August 1970 24 March 1977 2427 days Ram Niwas Mirdha Indian National Congress 23 August 1970 10 October 1974 1509 days
5th
Om Mehta 10 October 1974 24 March 1977 896 days
6th 2 Charan Singh
Deputy prime minister and home minister
upright = 0.74 Janata Party 26 March 1977 30 June 1978 461 days
3 Morarji Desai
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 1 July 1978 23 January 1979 206 days
4 Yashwantrao Chavan
Deputy prime minister and home minister
upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress (Socialist) 28 July 1979 13 January 1980 169 days
7th 5 Zail Singh
Home minister
upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 14 January 1980 22 June 1982 890 days
6 R. Venkataraman
Home minister
upright = 0.74 22 June 1982 2 September 1982 72 days
7 Prakash Chandra Sethi
Home minister
2 September 1982 19 July 1984 686 days
8 P. V. Narasimha Rao
Home minister
upright = 0.74 19 July 1984 31 December 1984 165 days
8th 9 Rajiv Gandhi
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 31 December 1984 2 December 1989 1797 days Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo Indian National Congress 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days
P. Chidambaram upright = 0.74 26 December 1985 2 December 1989 1437 days
9th 10 V. P. Singh
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Janata Dal 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 343 days
11 Chandra Shekhar
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) 10 November 1990 21 June 1991 223 days
10th (8) P. V. Narasimha Rao
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 1791 days Margaret Alva upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 1791 days
11th 12 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Bharatiya Janata Party 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days
13 H. D. Deve Gowda
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Janata Dal 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 324 days S. R. Balasubramoniyan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 27 June 1996 17 March 1998 628 days
14 I. K. Gujral
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 22 April 1997 18 March 1998 330 days
12th (12) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Bharatiya Janata Party 19 March 1998 30 January 2003 1778 days Kadambur R. Janarthanan 18 March 1998 8 April 1999 386 days
13th Vasundhara Raje[a] upright = 0.74 Bharatiya Janata Party 9 April 1999 30 January 2003 1392 days
Arun Shourie[b] upright = 0.74 22 November 1999 1 September 2001 649 days
15 L. K. Advani
Deputy prime minister and home minister
upright = 0.74 30 January 2003 22 May 2004 478 days Harin Pathak upright = 0.74 30 January 2003 22 May 2004 478 days
14th 16 Manmohan Singh
Prime minister
upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 23 May 2004 26 May 2014 3655 days Suresh Pachouri upright = 0.74 Indian National Congress 23 May 2004 6 April 2008 1413 days
Prithviraj Chavan upright = 0.74 6 April 2008 10 November 2010 948 days
15th
V. Narayanasamy upright = 0.74 11 November 2010 26 May 2014 1292 days
16th 17 Narendra Modi

Prime minister

upright = 0.74 Bharatiya Janata Party 27 May 2014 Incumbent 1580 days Jitendra Singh upright = 0.74 Bharatiya Janata Party 27 May 2014 Incumbent 1580 days
Notes
  1. ^ Co-served with Arun Shourie from 22 November 1999 to 1 September 2001 (710 days).
  2. ^ Co-served with Vasundhara Raje.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd ed.). Noida: McGraw-Hill Education (published 25 August 2014). p. 7.6. ISBN 978-9339204785. 
  2. ^ a b "Service Profile for the Indian Administrative Service" (PDF). Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Tummala, Krishna Kumar (1996). Public Administration in India. Mumbai: Allied Publishers. pp. 154–159. ISBN 978-8170235903. OCLC 313439426. 
  4. ^ a b Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd ed.). Noida: McGraw-Hill Education (published 25 August 2014). p. 7.37. ISBN 978-9339204785. 
  5. ^ a b "Organisation Under DOPT". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "All about CBI director's appointment as PM Modi, CJI Kehar, Kharge meet to vet names". India Today. New Delhi: Aroon Purie. 16 January 2017. ISSN 0254-8399. Retrieved 8 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Name of Cabinet Ministers who have held the charge of this department/ministry since its inception in 1970" (PDF). Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "Name of Minister of States who have held the charge of this department/ministry since its inception in 1970" (PDF). Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. Retrieved March 6, 2018.