Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (India)

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Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
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Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of Coal.jpg
Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget18.86 crore (US$2.6 million) (2018-19 est.)[2]
Agency executives

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is an Indian government ministry.

It handles affairs relating to the Parliament of India, and works as a link between the two chambers, the Lok Sabha ("House of the People," the lower house) and the Rajya Sabha ("Council of States," the upper house). It was created in 1949 as a department but later became a full ministry.

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is Pralhad Joshi. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

The subject of ‘Nomination of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by the Government’ has been allocated to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 made by the President under article 77(3) of the Constitution.

Functions assigned to the Ministry under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 made by the President under Article 77(3) of the Constitution of India:-

Dates of summoning and prorogation of the two Houses of Parliament, Dissolution of Lok Sabha, President's Address to Parliament. Planning and Coordination of legislative and other official business in both Houses. Allocation of Government time in Parliament for discussion of motions given notice of by Members. Liaison with Leaders and Whips of various Parties and Groups represented in Parliament. Lists of Members of Select and Joint Committees on Bills. Appointment of Members of Parliament on Committees and other bodies set up by Government. Functioning of Consultative Committees of Members of Parliament for various Ministries. Implementation of assurances given by Ministers in Parliament. Governments stand on Private Members Bills and Resolutions. Secretarial assistance to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Advice to Ministries on procedural and other Parliamentary matters. Coordination of action by Ministries on recommendations of general application made by Parliamentary Committees. Officially sponsored visits of Members of Parliament to places of interest. Matters connected with powers, privileges and immunities of Members of Parliament. Parliamentary Secretaries - functions. Organisation of Youth Parliament Competitions in Schools/Colleges throughout the country. Organisation of All India Whips Conference. Exchange of Government Sponsored Delegations of Members of Parliament with other countries. Determination of Policy and follow up action in regard to matters raised under rule 377 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha and by way of Special Mentions in Rajya Sabha. Manual for Handling Parliamentary work in Ministries/Departments. The Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament Act, 1953 (20 of 1953). The Salary, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 (30 of 1954). The Salary, and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977 (33 of 1977). The Leader and Chief Whips of Recognised Parties and Groups in Parliament (Facilities) Act, 1998 (5 of 1999).

List of ministers[edit]

No Name[3] Image Term of office Political party Prime Minister
1 Satya Narayan Sinha
(As MoS till 10 April 1962)
13 May 1952 13 March 1967 19 years, 210 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Gulzarilal Nanda
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Indira Gandhi
2 Ram Subhag Singh Ram Subhag Singh.jpg 13 March 1967 14 February 1969 1 year, 338 days
3 Kotha Raghuramaiah
(Minister of State)
14 February 1969 18 March 1971 2 years, 32 days
4 Raj Bahadur Raj Bahadur 2013 stamp of India.jpg 18 March 1971 5 February 1973 1 year, 324 days
(3) Kotha Raghuramaiah 5 February 1973 24 March 1977 4 years, 47 days
5 Ravindra Varma 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Janata Party Morarji Desai
6 K. Gopal 4 August 1979 14 January 1980 163 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
7 Bhishma Narain Singh 14 January 1980 29 January 1983 3 years, 15 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
8 Buta Singh Buta Singh (headshot).jpg 29 January 1983 31 December 1984 1 year, 337 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
9 H. K. L. Bhagat 31 December 1984 2 December 1989 4 years, 336 days Rajiv Gandhi
10 P. Upendra 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Telugu Desam Party V. P. Singh
11 Satya Prakash Malaviya 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
12 Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
13 Vidya Charan Shukla 18 January 1993 17 January 1996 2 years, 364 days
(12) Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 17 January 1996 16 May 1996 120 days
14 Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
15 Ram Vilas Paswan Ram Vilas Paswan.jpg 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
16 Srikant Kumar Jena Srikant Kumar Jena addressing in New Delhi on November 18, 2013 (cropped).jpg 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 263 days H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
17 Madan Lal Khurana Madan Lal Khurana.jpg 19 March 1998 31 January 1999 318 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
18 P. R. Kumaramangalam 31 January 1999 13 October 1999 255 days
(14) Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 29 January 2003 3 years, 108 days
19 Sushma Swaraj Minister Sushma Swaraj in NYC - 2017 (36466238704) (cropped).jpg 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
(12) Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad-cropped.JPG 23 May 2004 1 November 2005 1 year, 163 days Indian National Congress
Manmohan Singh
20 Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Priyaranjan Dasmunsi addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Panorama during the 37th International Film Festival (IFFI-2006) in Panaji, Goa on November 24, 2006 (1).jpg 1 November 2005 6 April 2008 2 years, 157 days
21 Vayalar Ravi Vayalar Ravi-crop.jpg 6 April 2008 22 May 2009 1 year, 46 days
22 Pawan Kumar Bansal The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurating the New Block of Civil Hospital at Manimajra, in Chandigarh on April 07, 2013.jpg 28 May 2009 28 October 2012 3 years, 153 days
23 Kamal Nath KamalNath.jpg 28 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 210 days
24 M. Venkaiah Naidu M. Venkaiah Naidu (cropped).jpg 26 May 2014 5 July 2016 2 years, 40 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
25 Ananth Kumar The Leader of Opposition, BThe Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananthkumar, in New Delhi on January 08, 2015 (cropped).jpg 5 July 2016 12 November 2018 2 years, 130 days
26 Narendra Singh Tomar Narendra Singh Tomar.jpg 13 November 2018 30 May 2019 198 days
27 Pralhad Joshi A delegation of MPs from Karnataka along with Pralhad joshi.jpg 30 May 2019 Incumbent 4 years, 186 days

List of Ministers of State[edit]

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Days
Santosh Gangwar Santosh Kumar Gangwar oath as Minister.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Prakash Javadekar Shri Prakash Javadekar MIB.jpg 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Rajiv Pratap Rudy Rajivrudy.png 9 November 2014 5 July 2016 604 days
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi addressing a press conference on the achievements of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, during 3 years of NDA Government, in New Delhi.jpg 9 November 2014 3 September 2017 1029 days
S. S. Ahluwalia SS Ahluwalia, BJP.jpg 5 July 2016 3 September 2017 425 days
Vijay Goel The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (IC), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel addressing at the inauguration the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme by NYKS, in New Delhi.jpg 3 September 2017 30 May 2019 634 days
Arjun Ram Meghwal Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal taking charge as the Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in New Delhi on September 04, 2017.jpg 3 September 2017 Incumbent 2281 days
V. Muraleedharan Vellamvelly Muraleedharan and Gustavo Zlauvinen 02 (cropped).jpg 30 May 2019 Incumbent 1647 days


  1. "Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs - About us". Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. "Budget data" (PDF). 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. Archived 21 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine LOK SABHA

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