Railway Ministers of India with Name, Tenure and related Political Party

Name of Appointed Railway Ministers of India

The Minister of Railways is the head of the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. The railway minister is usually accorded a cabinet rank, and is responsible for Indian Railways, the largest employer in the world. An important responsibility of the railway minister is to present in Parliament the Railway Budget, the Annual Financial Statement of Indian Railways. Suresh Prabhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current Minister of Railways, serving since 10 November 2014.

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Below are the list of all railway ministers of India, the premier transport organization of the country is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest under one management:

Name of Appointed Railway Ministers of India

Name Tenure Political Party (Alliance) Prime Minister
Asaf Ali 2-Sep-46 to 14-Aug-47 Indian National Congress None (Interim govt)
John Mathai 15-Aug-47 to 22-Sep-48 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 22-Sep-48 to 13-May-52 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri 13-May-52 to 7-Dec-56 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Jagjivan Ram 7-Dec-56 to 10-Apr-62 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Swaran Singh 10-Apr-62 to 21-Sep-63 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
H. C. Dasappa 21-Sep-63 to 8-Jun-64 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
S. K. Patil 9-Jun-64 to 12-Mar-67 Indian National Congress Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi
C. M. Poonacha 13 March 1967 to 14-Feb-69 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Ram Subhag Singh 14-Feb-69 to 4-Nov-69 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Panampilli Govinda Menon 4-Nov-69 to 18-Feb-70 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Gulzarilal Nanda 18-Feb-70 to 17-Mar-71 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
K. Hanumanthaiya 18-Mar-71 to 22-Jul-72 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
T. A. Pai 23-Jul-72 to 4-Feb-73 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Lalit Narayan Mishra 5-Feb-73 to 2-Jan-75 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Kamalapati Tripathi 11-Feb-75 to 23-Mar-77 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Madhu Dandavate 26-Mar-77 to 28-Jul-79 Janata Party Morarji Desai
T. A. Pai 30-Jul-79 to 13-Jan-80 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
Kamalapati Tripathi 14-Jan-80 to 12-Nov-80 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Kedar Pandey 12-Nov-80 to 14-Jan-82 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Prakash Chandra Sethi 15-Jan-82 to 2-Sep-82 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury 2-Sep-82 to 31-Dec-84 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi
Bansi Lal 31-Dec-84 to 4-Jun-86 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Mohsina Kidwai 24-Jun-86 to 21-Oct-86 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Madhavrao Scindia 22-Oct-86 to 1-Dec-89 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
George Fernandes 5-Dec-89 to 10-Nov-90 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Janeshwar Mishra 21-Nov-90 to 21-Jun-91 Samajwadi Janata Party Chandra Shekhar
C. K. Jaffer Sharief 21-Jun-91 to 16-Oct-95 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Ram Vilas Paswan 1-Jun-96 to 19-Mar-98 Janata Dal (United Front) H. D. Deve Gowda and I. K. Gujral
Nitish Kumar 19-Mar-98 to 5-Aug-99 Samata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ram Naik 6-Aug-99 to 12-Oct-99 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Mamata Banerjee 13-Oct-99 to 15-Mar-01 All India Trinamool Congress (NDA) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Nitish Kumar 20-Mar-01 to 22-May-04 Janata Dal (United) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Lalu Prasad Yadav 23-May-04 to 25-May-09 Rashtriya Janata Dal (NDA) Manmohan Singh
Mamata Banerjee 26-May-09 to 19-May-11 All India Trinamool Congress (NDA) Manmohan Singh
Dinesh Trivedi 12-Jul-11 to 14-Mar-12 All India Trinamool Congress (NDA) Manmohan Singh
Mukul Roy 20-Mar-12 to 21-Sep-12 All India Trinamool Congress (NDA) Manmohan Singh
C. P. Joshi 22-Sep-12 to 28-Oct-12 Indian National Congress (UPA) Manmohan Singh
Pawan Kumar Bansal 28-Oct-12 to 10-May-13 Indian National Congress (UPA) Manmohan Singh
C. P. Joshi 11-May-13 to 16-Jun-13 Indian National Congress (UPA) Manmohan Singh
Mallikarjun Kharge 17-Jun-13 to 25-May-14 Indian National Congress (UPA) Manmohan Singh
D. V. Sadananda Gowda 26-May-14 to 9-Nov-14 Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA) Narendra Modi
Suresh Prabhu 10-Nov-14 to Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA) Narendra Modi
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