Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (India)

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Ministry Of Parliamentary Affairs
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A delegation of MPs from Karnataka along with Pralhad joshi.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]

Name[3] Image Term of office Political party
Prime Minister
Satya Narayan Sinha
(As MoS till 10 April 1962)
13 May 1952 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
Gulzarilal Nanda
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Gulzarilal Nanda
Indira Gandhi
Ram Subhag Singh Ram Subhag Singh.jpg 13 March 1967 14 February 1969
Kotha Raghuramaiah (Minister of State) 14 February 1969 18 March 1971
Raj Bahadur 18 March 1971 5 February 1973
Kotha Raghuramaiah 5 February 1973 24 March 1977
Ravindra Varma 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party Morarji Desai
K. Gopal 4 August 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
Bhishma Narain Singh 14 January 1980 29 January 1983 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Buta Singh Buta Singh at DJ Sheizwoods house (11) (cropped).jpg 29 January 1983 31 December 1984 Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
H. K. L. Bhagat 31 December 1984 2 December 1989 Rajiv Gandhi
P. Upendra 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 Telugu Desam Party
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
Satya Prakash Malaviya 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party Chandra Shekhar
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad.jpg 21 June 1991 18 January 1993 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Vidya Charan Shukla 18 January 1993 17 January 1996
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad.jpg 17 January 1996 16 May 1996
Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ram Vilas Paswan Ram Vilas Paswan.jpg 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Deve Gowda
Srikant Kumar Jena 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Madan Lal Khurana 19 March 1998 31 January 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
P. R. Kumaramangalam 31 January 1999 13 October 1999
Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 29 January 2003
Sushma Swaraj BJP Party leader Sushma Swaraj2.jpg 29 January 2003 22 May 2004
Ghulam Nabi Azad Ghulam Nabi Azad.jpg 23 May 2004 01 November 2005 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi[4] 01 November 2005 06 April 2008
Vayalar Ravi 06 April 2008 22 May 2009
Pawan Kumar Bansal PawanKumarBansalChd.JPG 28 May 2009 28 October 2012
Kamal Nath Kamal Nath - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008.jpg 28 October 2012 26 May 2014
M. Venkaiah Naidu 26 May 2014 5 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
Ananth Kumar[5] Ananth Kumar addressing the media on announcement for launching of ‘Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins’, under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)’, on the International Women’s Day, in New Delhi.jpg 5 July 2016 12 November 2018
Narendra Singh Tomar Narendra Singh Tomar addressing a press conference after launching the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin)- 2017, in New Delhi.jpg 13 November 2018 30 May 2019
Pralhad Joshi A delegation of MPs from Karnataka along with the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar and the Union Minister for Law & Justice (1) (cropped).jpg 31 May 2019

Ministers of State[edit]


  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
  4. ^ "Council of Ministers" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolios of Modi's ministers". 5 July 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.

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