Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India Personal ProfileIndia’s fourteenth Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. He is well regarded forhis diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in a village in the Punjab province of undivided India. Dr.Singh completed his Matriculation examinations from the Punjab University in 1948. His academic career took him from Punjabto the University of Cambridge, UK, where he earned a First Class Honours degree in Economics in 1957. Dr. Singh followedthis with a D. Phil in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962. His book, “India’s Export Trends andProspects for Self-Sustained Growth” [Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964] was an early critique of India’s inward-oriented tradepolicy.Dr. Singh’s academic credentials were burnished by the years he spent on the faculty of Punjab University and the prestigiousDelhi School of Economics. He had a brief stint at the UNCTAD Secretariat as well, during these years. This presaged asubsequent appointment as Secretary General of the South Commission in Geneva between 1987 and 1990.In 1971, Dr. Singh joined the Government of India as Economic Advisor in the Commerce Ministry. This was soon followed byhis appointment as Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance in 1972. Among the many Governmental positions thatDr. Singh has occupied are Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission; Governor of theReserve Bank of India; Advisor of the Prime Minister; and Chairman of the University Grants Commission.In what was to become the turning point in the economic history of independent India, Dr. Singh spent five years between 1991and 1996 as India’s Finance Minister. His role in ushering in a comprehensive policy of economic reforms is now recognizedworldwide. In the popular view of those years in India, that period is inextricably associated with the persona of Dr. Singh.Among the many awards and honours conferred upon Dr. Singh in his public career, the most prominent are India’s secondhighest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan (1987); the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian ScienceCongress (1995); the Asia Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year (1993 and 1994); the Euro Money Award for FinanceMinister of the Year (1993), the Adam Smith Prize of the University of Cambridge (1956); and the Wright’s Prize forDistinguished Performance at St. John’s College in Cambridge (1955). Dr. Singh has also been honoured by a number of otherassociations including the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Dr. Singh is a recipient of honorary degrees from many universitiesincluding the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
Dr. Singh has represented India at many international conferences and in several international organizations. He has led Indian Delegations to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Cyprus (1993) and to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993. In his political career, Dr. Singh has been a Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament (the Rajya Sabha) since 1991, where he was Leader of the Opposition between 1998 and 2004. Dr. Manmohan Singh was sworn in as Prime Minister on 22nd May after the 2004 general elections and took the oath of office for a second term on 22nd May 2009. Dr. Singh and his wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur have three daughters. Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister and also in-charge of the Ministries/ Departments not specifically allocated to the charge of any Minister viz.:Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions;Ministry of Planning;Department of Atomic Energy; andDepartment of Space CABINET MINISTERS Shri Pranab Mukherjee Minister of Finance Shri Sharad Pawar Minister of Agriculture Minister of Food Processing Industries Shri A. K. Antony Minister of Defence Shri P. Chidambaram Minister of Home Affairs Shri S. M. Krishna Minister of External Affairs Shri Virbhadra Singh Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Shri Vilasrao DeshmukhMinister of Science and TechnologyMinister of Earth SciencesShri Ghulam Nabi AzadMinister of Health and Family WelfareShri Sushil Kumar ShindeMinister of PowerShri M. Veerappa MoilyMinister of Corporate AffairsDr. Farooq AbdullahMinister of New and Renewable EnergyShri S. Jaipal ReddyMinister of Petroleum and Natural GasShri Kamal NathMinister of Urban DevelopmentShri Ajit SinghMinister of Civil AviationShri Vayalar RaviMinister of Overseas Indian AffairsSmt. Ambika SoniMinister of Information and BroadcastingShri Mallikarjun KhargeMinister of Labour and EmploymentShri Kapil SibalMinister of Human Resource DevelopmentMinister of Communications and Information TechnologyShri Anand SharmaMinister of Commerce and IndustryMinister of TextilesShri C. P. JoshiMinister of Road Transport and HighwaysKumari SeljaMinister of Housing and Urban Poverty AlleviationMinister of CultureShri Subodh Kant SahayMinister of TourismShri G. K. VasanMinister of ShippingShri Pawan K. BansalMinister of Parliamentary Affairs
Minister of Water ResourcesShri Mukul WasnikMinister of Social Justice and EmpowermentShri M. K. AlagiriMinister of Chemicals and FertilizersShri Praful PatelMinister of Heavy Industries and Public EnterprisesShri Shriprakash JaiswalMinister of CoalShri Salman KhursheedMinister of Law and JusticeMinister of Minority AffairsShri V. Kishore Chandra DeoMinister of Tribal AffairsMinister of Panchayati RajShri Beni Prasad VermaMinister of SteelShri Dinesh TrivediMinister of RailwaysShri Jairam RameshMinister of Rural DevelopmentMinister of Drinking Water and SanitationMINISTER OF STATE (IND.CHARGE)Shri Dinsha J. PatelMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of MinesSmt. Krishna TirathMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Women and Child DevelopmentShri Ajay MakenMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Youth Affairs and SportsProf. K. V. ThomasMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionShri Srikant JenaMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Statistics and Programme Implementation andMinister of State of theMinistry of Chemicals and FertilizersSmt. Jayanthi NatrajanMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Environment and ForestsShri Paban Singh GhatowarMinister of State (Independent Charge) of theMinistry of Development of North Eastern Region and
Minister of State of theMinistry of Parliamentary AffairsMINISTER OF STATEShri E. AhamedMinister of State in the Ministry of External AffairsMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentShri Mullappally RamachandranMinister of State in the Ministry of Home AffairsShri V. NarayanasamyMinister of State in the Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances and PensionsMinister of State in the Prime Ministers OfficeShri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao ScindiaMinister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and IndustrySmt. D. PurandeswariMinister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentShri K.H. MuniappaMinister of State in the Ministry of RailwaysSmt. Panabaka LakshmiMinister of State in the Ministry of TextilesShri Namo Narain MeenaMinister of State in the Ministry of FinanceShri M.M. Pallam RajuMinister of State in the Ministry of DefenceShri Saugata RayMinister of State in the Ministry of Urban DevelopmentShri S.S. PalanimanickamMinister of State in the Ministry of FinanceShri Jitin PrasadaMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and HighwaysSmt. Preneet KaurMinister of State in the Ministry of External AffairsShri Harish RawatMinister of State in the Ministry of AgricultureMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing IndustriesMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary AffairsShri Bharatsinh SolankiMinister of State in the Ministry of RailwaysShri Mahadev S. KhandelaMinister of State in the Ministry of Tribal AffairsShri Sisir AdhikariMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentShri Sultan AhmedMinister of State in the Ministry of TourismShri Mukul RoyMinister of State in the Ministry of ShippingShri Choudhury Mohan Jatua
Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and BroadcastingShri D. NapoleonMinister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentDr. S. JagathrakshakanMinister of State in the Ministry of Information and BroadcastingShri S. GandhiselvanMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareShri Tusharbhai ChaudharyMinister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and HighwaysShri Sachin PilotMinister of State in the Ministry of Communications andInformation TechnologyShri Prateek Prakashbapu PatilMinister of State in the Ministry of CoalShri R.P.N. SinghMinister of State in the Minister of Petroleum and Natural GasMinister of State in the Minister of Corporate AffairsShri Vincent PalaMinister of State in the Ministry of Water ResourcesMinister of State in the Ministry of Minority AffairsShri Pradeep JainMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentMs. Agatha SangmaMinister of State in the Ministry of Rural DevelopmentShri Ashwani KumarMinister of State in the Ministry of PlanningMinister of State in the Ministry of Science and TechnologyMinister of State in the Ministry of Earth SciencesShri K. C. VenugopalMinister of State in the Ministry of PowerShri Sudip BandopadhyayMinister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareShri Charan Das MahantMinister of State in the Ministry of AgricultureMinister of State in the Ministry of Food Processing IndustriesShri Jitendra SinghMinister of State in the Ministry of Home AffairsShri Milind DeoraMinister of State in the Ministry of Communications andInformation TechnologyShri Rajeev ShuklaMinister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Prime Ministers of IndiaName Tenure PartyDr. Manmohan Singh May 22, 2004 - till date INCShri Atal Bihari Vajpayee March 19, 1998 - May 22, 2004 Bharatiya Janata PartyShri Inder Kumar Gujral April 21, 1997 - March 19, 1998 Janata DalShri H. D. Deve Gowda June 1, 1996 - April 21, 1997 Janata DalShri Atal Bihari Vajpayee May 16, 1996 - June 1, 1996 Bharatiya Janata PartyShri P. V. Narasimha Rao June 21, 1991- May 16, 1996 Congress (I)Shri Chandra Shekhar November 10, 1990 - June 21, Janata Dal (S) 1991Shri Vishwanath Pratap December 2, 1989 - November Janata DalSingh 10, 1990Shri Rajiv Gandhi October 31, 1984 - December 2, Congress (I) 1989Mrs. Indira Gandhi January 14, 1980 - October 31, Congress (I) 1984Shri Charan Singh July 28, 1979 - January 14, Janata Party 1980Shri Morarji Desai March 24, 1977 - July 28, 1979 Janata PartyMrs. Indira Gandhi January 24, 1966 - March 24, Congress 1977Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda January 11, 1966 - January 24, Congress 1966Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri June 9, 1964 - January 11, Congress 1966
Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda May 27, 1964 - June 9, 1964 CongressShri Jawaharlal Nehru August 15, 1947 - May 27, 1964 Congress