Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India)

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India
सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
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Agency overview
Formed15 August 1947; 73 years ago
Jurisdiction Flag of India.svg Republic of India
Headquarters New Delhi
Employees4,012 (2016 est.) [1]
Annual budget4,488.98 crore (US$630 million) (2018-19 est.) [2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executive
Website www.mib.gov.in

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. [3]

Contents

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.

Organisation

Mandate

The mandate of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting are: [3]

Criticism and controversies

The Ministry has often been criticised for the actions of the various bodies under it:

List of Ministers

No.PortraitNameTerm of officePolitical party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Sardar patel (cropped).jpg Vallabhbhai Patel 15 August 194726 January 19502 years, 164 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 R.R DIVAKAR.jpg R. R. Diwakar
(MoS)
31 January 195015 April 19522 years, 103 days
3 B. V. Keskar
(MoS)
15 April 19529 April 19629 years, 356 days
4 Bezawada Gopala Reddy.jpg Bezawada Gopala Reddy 10 April 196231 August 19631 year, 143 days
5 Satya Narayan Sinha [8] 1 September 19639 June 1964282 days
Lal Bahadur Shastri
6 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the US.jpg Indira Gandhi [9] 9 June 196424 January 19661 year, 229 days
7 Raj Bahadur 2013 stamp of India.jpg Raj Bahadur 24 January 196613 March 19671 year, 48 days Indira Gandhi
8 Kodardas Kalidas Shah 13 March 196714 February 19691 year, 338 days
(5) Satya Narayan Sinha 14 February 196918 March 19712 years, 32 days
(6) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the US.jpg Indira Gandhi 18 March 19718 November 19732 years, 235 days
9 Inder Kumar Gujral 072.jpg Inder Kumar Gujral
(MoS) [10] [11] [12]
8 November 197328 June 19751 year, 232 days
10 Vidya Charan Shukla
(Independent Charge) [13]
28 June 197524 March 19771 year, 269 days
11 L.K. Advani 2015.jpg Lal Krishna Advani [14] 26 March 197728 July 19792 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
12 Purushottam Kaushik [15] 28 July 197914 January 1980170 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
13 Vasant Sathe [16] 14 January 19802 September 19822 years, 231 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
14 N. K. P. Salve
(Independent Charge)
2 September 198214 February 1983165 days
15 H. K. L. Bhagat
(Independent Charge) [17] [18]
14 February 19831 December 19841 year, 291 days
Rajiv Gandhi
16 V. N. Gadgil
(Independent Charge) [19] [18]
31 December 198422 October 19861 year, 295 days
17 Ajit Kumar Panja
(Independent Charge) [20] [18]
22 October 198614 February 19881 year, 115 days
(15) H. K. L. Bhagat [17] 14 February 19882 December 19891 year, 291 days
18 P. Upendra [21] 6 December 198910 November 1990339 days Telugu Desam Party
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
19 Chandra Shekhar Singh.jpg Chandra Shekhar [22] 21 November 199021 June 1991212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
(17) Ajit Kumar Panja
(Independent Charge) [20] [18]
21 June 199118 January 19931 year, 211 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
20 K. P. Singh Deo
(Independent Charge) [23]
18 January 199315 September 19952 years, 240 days
21 The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png P. A. Sangma [24] 15 September 199516 May 1996244 days
22 Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj 16 May 19961 June 199616 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
23 C. M. Ibrahim 1 June 19961 May 1997334 days Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Dewe Gowda
24 Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg Jaipal Reddy [25] [26] 1 May 199719 March 1998322 days I. K. Gujral
(22) Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj 19 March 199811 October 1998206 days Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 Atal Bihari Vajpayee.jpg Atal Bihari Vajpayee 11 October 19985 December 199855 days
26 Pramod Mahajan.jpg Pramod Mahajan 5 December 199813 October 1999312 days
27 The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg Arun Jaitley
(Independent Charge)
13 October 199930 September 2000353 days
(22) Secretary Tillerson is Greeted by Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj (24074726498) (cropped).jpg Sushma Swaraj [27] 30 September 200029 January 20032 years, 121 days
28 Ravi Shankar Prasad At Office.jpg Ravi Shankar Prasad
(Independent Charge)
29 January 200322 May 20041 year, 114 days
(24) Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg Jaipal Reddy [25] 23 May 200418 November 20051 year, 179 days Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
29 The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi addressing a press conference at the conclusion of Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on August 25, 2006.jpg Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi [28] 18 November 200511 November 20082 years, 359 days
30 Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in March 2014.jpg Manmohan Singh 11 November 200822 May 2009192 days
31 Ambika Soni - Kolkata 2006-07-04 04843.jpg Ambika Soni 28 May 200927 October 20123 years, 152 days
32 Manish Tewari 2014.jpg Manish Tewari
(Independent Charge)
28 October 201226 May 20141 year, 210 days
33 Prakash Javadekar.jpg Prakash Javadekar
(Independent Charge) [29] [18]
26 May 20149 November 2014167 days Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
(27) The official photograph of the Defence Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley (cropped).jpg Arun Jaitley 9 November 20145 July 20161 year, 239 days
34 Venkaiah Naidu official portrait.jpg Venkaiah Naidu 5 July 201617 July 20171 year, 12 days
35 Smriti Z Irani.jpg Smriti Irani 18 July 201714 May 2018301 days
36 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (cropped).jpg Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(Independent Charge)
14 May 201830 May 20191 year, 16 days
(33) Prakash Javadekar.jpg Prakash Javadekar 30 May 20197 July 20212 years, 38 days
37 Anurag Thakur.jpg Anurag Singh Thakur 7 July 2021Incumbent6 days

List of Ministers of State

Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Minister of state PortraitPolitical partyTermDays
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (IC) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addressing after felicitating the winners of the World Youth Boxing Championship 2017, at a function (cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 9 November 201414 May 20181282 days
Dr. L Murugan Murugan L.jpg 7 July 2021Incumbent6 days

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