List of Information and Broadcasting Ministers of India in chronological order

If you're interested in the history of Indian media and its governance, you may want to know who has held the position of Information and Broadcasting Minister in India over the years. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is responsible for policies related to print and electronic media, films, advertising, and public relations.
List of Information and Broadcasting Ministers of India in chronological order

Since India’s independence in 1947, several prominent politicians have served as Information and Broadcasting Ministers, shaping the country’s media landscape in various ways. In this blog post, we present a chronological list of all the Information and Broadcasting Ministers of India, along with their tenure and some key facts about their contributions and controversies. From the first Minister, B. V. Keskar, to the current one, Anurag Thakur, you’ll get a glimpse of the diverse personalities and priorities that have influenced the media ecosystem of India.

Here is the list of Information and Broadcasting Ministers of India in chronological order:

  1. B. V. Keskar (1947-1952)
  2. R. R. Diwakar (1952-1957)
  3. B. V. Keskar (1957-1962)
  4. Satyendra Narayan Sinha (1962-1964)
  5. Indira Gandhi (1964-1966)
  6. I. K. Gujral (1966-1967)
  7. Indira Gandhi (1967-1975)
  8. L. K. Advani (1975-1977)
  9. Vidya Charan Shukla (1977-1979)
  10. Vasant Sathe (1979-1980)
  11. K. C. Pant (1980-1983)
  12. Vasant Sathe (1983-1984)
  13. N. K. P. Salve (1984-1985)
  14. H. K. L. Bhagat (1985-1986)
  15. V. P. Singh (1986-1987)
  16. P. V. Narasimha Rao (1987-1988)
  17. Rajiv Gandhi (1988-1989)
  18. V. P. Singh (1989-1990)
  19. S. Jaipal Reddy (1990-1991)
  20. N. Janardhana Reddy (1991-1996)
  21. Sushma Swaraj (1996)
  22. P. A. Sangma (1996-1998)
  23. Arun Jaitley (1998-1999)
  24. Sushma Swaraj (1999-2000)
  25. Arun Jaitley (2000-2002)
  26. Sushma Swaraj (2002-2003)
  27. Ravi Shankar Prasad (2003-2004)
  28. S. Jaipal Reddy (2004-2006)
  29. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi (2006-2008)
  30. Anand Sharma (2008-2012)
  31. Ambika Soni (2012-2013)
  32. Manish Tewari (2013-2014)
  33. Arun Jaitley (2014-2016)
  34. Venkaiah Naidu (2016-2017)
  35. Smriti Irani (2017-2021)
  36. Anurag Thakur (2021-present)

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