|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
|Annual budget||₹42,901 crore (US$6.0 billion) (2020-21 est.) |
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG) is a ministry of the Government of India. It is responsible for the exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing, import, export, and conservation of petroleum, natural gas, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas in India.
Important areas of work allocated to the Ministry
- Exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources, including natural gas.
- Production, supply distribution, marketing and pricing of petroleum including natural gas and petroleum products.
- Oil refineries, including Lube plants.
- Additives for petroleum and petroleum products.
- Lube blending and greases.
- Planning, development and control of, and assistance to all industries dealt with by the Ministry.
- All attached or subordinate offices or other organisations concerned with any of the subject specified in this list.
- Planning, development and regulation of oilfield services.
- Public sector projects failing under the subjects included in this list,
- Engineers India limited and IBP Company. together with its subsidiaries, except such projects as are specifically allotted to any other Ministry/Dept,
- Administration of various Central laws relating to Petroleum and Natural Gas
List Of Ministers
|No||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Party||Prime Minister|
|1||Humayun Kabir||21 November 1963||24 January 1966||Indian National Congress||Jawaharlal Nehru |
Lal Bahadur Shastri
|2||O. V. Alagesan
|24 January 1966||12 March 1967||Indira Gandhi|
|3||Asoka Mehta||13 March 1967||22 August 1968|
|22 August 1968||14 February 1969|
|5||Triguna Sen||14 February 1969||18 March 1971|
(MoS, Independent Charge)
|18 March 1971||02 May 1971|
|7||Prakash Chandra Sethi||02 May 1971||29 January 1972|
|8||H. R. Gokhale||29 January 1972||05 February 1973|
|9||Devakanta Barua||05 February 1973||10 October 1974|
|10||Keshav Dev Malviya||10 October 1974||24 March 1977|
|11||Morarji Desai||26 March 1977||28 March 1977||Janata Party||Morarji Desai|
|12||H. N. Bahuguna||28 March 1977||15 July 1979|
|13||Ravindra Varma||15 July 1979||28 July 1979|
|14||T. A. Pai||28 July 1979||24 August 1979||Janata Party (Secular)||Charan Singh|
|15||Aravinda Bala Pajanor||24 August 1979||23 December 1979||All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam|
|16||Charan Singh||23 December 1979||27 December 1979||Janata Party (Secular)|
|17||S. N. Kacker||27 December 1979||14 January 1980|
|18||Indira Gandhi||14 January 1980||16 January 1980||Indian National Congress||Indira Gandhi|
|(7)||Prakash Chandra Sethi||16 January 1980||07 March 1980|
|19||Virendra Patil||07 March 1980||19 October 1980|
|(7)||Prakash Chandra Sethi||19 October 1980||15 January 1982|
|20||P Shiv Shankar||15 January 1982||31 December 1984||Indira Gandhi |
|21||Nawal Kishore Sharma
|31 December 1984||20 January 1986||Rajiv Gandhi|
|20 January 1986||24 June 1986|
|23||N. D. Tiwari||24 June 1986||22 October 1986|
|22 October 1986||02 December 1989|
|25||V. P. Singh||2 December 1989||6 December 1989||Janata Dal||V. P. Singh|
|26||M. S. Gurupadaswamy||6 December 1989||10 November 1990|
|27||Chandra Shekhar||10 November 1990||21 November 1990||Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)||Chandra Shekhar|
|28||Satya Prakash Malaviya||21 November 1990||21 June 1991|
|29||B. Shankaranand||21 June 1991||18 January 1993||Indian National Congress||P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|18 January 1993||16 May 1996|
|31||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16 May 1996||1 June 1996||Bharatiya Janata Party||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|32||H. D. Deve Gowda||1 June 1996||21 April 1997||Janata Dal||H. D. Deve Gowda|
|33||I. K. Gujral||21 April 1997||9 June 1997||I. K. Gujral|
|34||Janeshwar Mishra||9 June 1997||19 March 1998||Samajwadi Party|
|35||Vazhappady K. Ramamurthy||19 March 1998||13 October 1999||Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress||width="4px" bgcolor="Template:Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress/meta/color" rowspan=1|||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|36||Ram Naik||13 October 1999||22 May 2004||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|37||Mani Shankar Aiyar||22 May 2004||29 January 2005||Indian National Congress||Manmohan Singh|
|38||Murli Deora||29 January 2005||20 January 2011|
|39||S. Jaipal Reddy||20 January 2011||29 October 2012|
|40||M. Veerappa Moily||29 October 2012||26 May 2014|
(Independent Charge till 3 September 2017)
|26 May 2014||7 July 2021||Bharatiya Janata Party||Narendra Modi|
|42||Hardeep Singh Puri||7 July 2021||Incumbent|
List of Ministers of State
|Minister of state||Portrait||Political party||Term||Days|
|Dinsha Patel||Indian National Congress||2006||2009|
|Jitin Prasada||Indian National Congress||26 May 2009||18 Jan 2011||602 days|
|R. P. N. Singh||Indian National Congress||19 Jan 2011||28 Oct 2012||648 days|
|Panabaka Lakshmi||Indian National Congress||28 Oct 2012||17 May 2014||566 days|
|Rameswar Teli||Bharatiya Janata Party||7 July 2021||Incubment||875 days|
Central Public Sector Units
- Balmer Lawrie
- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
- Engineers India Limited
- Gas Authority of India Limited
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited
- Oil India Limited
- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
RGIPT is a training and education institute that gives technical and management training to the petroleum industry and was formally opened on July 2008. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG), Government of India founded the institute through an Act of Parliament ("Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Act 2007").
- Jais Campus: Started academic sessions in June 2008 at a temporary campus at Rae Bareli. On 15 October 2016, the institute moved from temporary campus to the permanent campus at Jais.
- Noida Campus: Besides main center at Jais, Amethi, the RGIPT also have this campus for MBA and related courses.
- Assam Campus: New campus is under construction at Sivasagar, Assam. In consonance with the charter of RGIPT, the primary objective of the Assam Center of RGIPT is envisaged to offer programmes of education and training of skilled technical manpower at the diploma and advance diploma levels including B.Sc - M.Sc integrated courses in various areas in the domain of the petroleum sector as per requirements of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. On 13 May 2017, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan jointly launched the full swing construction work of second campus at Sivasagar, Assam.
- Bangalore Campus: In July 2013, Karnataka government agreed to offer 200 acres of land to set up the Bangalore centre which is going to be the Asia's first centre on fire and safety for oil and gas sector. The institute will start functioning from 2018-19 academic year and it is purely for research in energy policy and science and technology as it is related to petroleum and energy. The institute coming up will cost Rs.1,000 crore.
On 20 February 2015, A group of seven Indian petroleum ministry and oil firm employees were arrested for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents to energy companies in exchange for cash payments. The group stole, photocopied and leaked confidential oil ministry documents related to energy pricing and policy in exchange for undisclosed sums of money. They were apprehended when Delhi police received a tip that the men were trying to break into offices at the ministry.
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