|सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार|
|Formed||15 August 1947; 73 years ago|
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
|Employees||4,012 (2016 est.)|
|Annual budget||₹4,488.98 crore (US$630 million) (2018-19 est.)|
|Deputy Minister responsible|
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Ministry of I&B) is a ministerial level agency of the Government of India responsible for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws in the areas of information, broadcasting, the press and the Cinema of India.
The Ministry is responsible for the administration of Prasar Bharati, the broadcasting arm of the Indian Government. The Central Board of Film Certification is the other important statutory body under this ministry being responsible for the regulation of motion pictures broadcast in India.
The mandate of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting are:
The Ministry has often been criticised for the actions of the various bodies under it:
|No.||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Political party|
|1||Vallabhbhai Patel||15 August 1947||26 January 1950||2 years, 164 days||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|2|| R. R. Diwakar |
|31 January 1950||15 April 1952||2 years, 103 days|
|3|| B. V. Keskar |
|15 April 1952||9 April 1962||9 years, 356 days|
|4||Bezawada Gopala Reddy||10 April 1962||31 August 1963||1 year, 143 days|
|5||Satya Narayan Sinha||1 September 1963||9 June 1964||282 days|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri|
|6||Indira Gandhi||9 June 1964||24 January 1966||1 year, 229 days|
|7||Raj Bahadur||24 January 1966||13 March 1967||1 year, 48 days||Indira Gandhi|
|8||Kodardas Kalidas Shah||13 March 1967||14 February 1969||1 year, 338 days|
|(5)||Satya Narayan Sinha||14 February 1969||18 March 1971||2 years, 32 days|
|(6)||Indira Gandhi||18 March 1971||8 November 1973||2 years, 235 days|
|9|| Inder Kumar Gujral |
|8 November 1973||28 June 1975||1 year, 232 days|
|10|| Vidya Charan Shukla |
|28 June 1975||24 March 1977||1 year, 269 days|
|11||Lal Krishna Advani||26 March 1977||28 July 1979||2 years, 124 days||Janata Party||Morarji Desai|
|12||Purushottam Kaushik||28 July 1979||14 January 1980||170 days||Janata Party (Secular)||Charan Singh|
|13||Vasant Sathe||14 January 1980||2 September 1982||2 years, 231 days||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|14|| N. K. P. Salve |
|2 September 1982||14 February 1983||165 days|
|15|| H. K. L. Bhagat |
|14 February 1983||1 December 1984||1 year, 291 days|
|16|| V. N. Gadgil |
|31 December 1984||22 October 1986||1 year, 295 days|
|17|| Ajit Kumar Panja |
|22 October 1986||14 February 1988||1 year, 115 days|
|(15)||H. K. L. Bhagat||14 February 1988||2 December 1989||1 year, 291 days|
|18||P. Upendra||6 December 1989||10 November 1990||339 days|| Telugu Desam Party |
|V. P. Singh|
|19||Chandra Shekhar||21 November 1990||21 June 1991||212 days||Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)||Chandra Shekhar|
|(17)|| Ajit Kumar Panja |
|21 June 1991||18 January 1993||1 year, 211 days||Indian National Congress||P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|20|| K. P. Singh Deo |
|18 January 1993||15 September 1995||2 years, 240 days|
|21||P. A. Sangma||15 September 1995||16 May 1996||244 days|
|22||Sushma Swaraj||16 May 1996||1 June 1996||16 days||Bharatiya Janata Party||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|23||C. M. Ibrahim||1 June 1996||1 May 1997||334 days|| Janata Dal |
|H. D. Dewe Gowda|
|24||Jaipal Reddy||1 May 1997||19 March 1998||322 days||I. K. Gujral|
|(22)||Sushma Swaraj||19 March 1998||11 October 1998||206 days|| Bharatiya Janata Party |
(National Democratic Alliance)
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|25||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||11 October 1998||5 December 1998||55 days|
|26||Pramod Mahajan||5 December 1998||13 October 1999||312 days|
|27|| Arun Jaitley |
|13 October 1999||30 September 2000||353 days|
|(22)||Sushma Swaraj||30 September 2000||29 January 2003||2 years, 121 days|
|28|| Ravi Shankar Prasad |
|29 January 2003||22 May 2004||1 year, 114 days|
|(24)||Jaipal Reddy||23 May 2004||18 November 2005||1 year, 179 days|| Indian National Congress |
(United Progressive Alliance)
|29||Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi||18 November 2005||11 November 2008||2 years, 359 days|
|30||Manmohan Singh||11 November 2008||22 May 2009||192 days|
|31||Ambika Soni||28 May 2009||27 October 2012||3 years, 152 days|
|32|| Manish Tewari |
|28 October 2012||26 May 2014||1 year, 210 days|
|33|| Prakash Javadekar |
|26 May 2014||9 November 2014||167 days|| Bharatiya Janata Party |
(National Democratic Alliance)
|(27)||Arun Jaitley||9 November 2014||5 July 2016||1 year, 239 days|
|34||Venkaiah Naidu||5 July 2016||17 July 2017||1 year, 12 days|
|35||Smriti Irani||18 July 2017||14 May 2018||301 days|
|36||Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore |
|14 May 2018||30 May 2019||1 year, 16 days|
|(33)||Prakash Javadekar||30 May 2019||7 July 2021||2 years, 38 days|
|37||Anurag Singh Thakur||7 July 2021||Incumbent||6 days|
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term||Days|
|Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore||Bharatiya Janata Party||9 November 2014||14 May 2018||1282 days|
|Dr. L Murugan||7 July 2021||Incumbent||6 days|
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