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Railway Ministers Of India

Railway Ministers Of India

Railway Ministers of India

Years Railway Minister
1947 (Nov.) John Mathai (not formally designated the Minister for Railways) presents the first Railway budget for independent India
1948-1952 N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar; worked on consolidating the various railways into the zonal railways
1952-1956 Lal Bahadur Shastri; resigned in 1956 taking responsibility for three fatal railway accidents
1956-1962 Jagjivan Ram
1962 Sardar Swaran Singh
1967?? Kengal Hanumanthaiah (Note: Some sources suggest he was Railway Minister later, in 1971). Ram Sew Singh is also mentioned in some sources as a railway minister in 1966-1968, he may not have been a Cabinet minister for railways.
1968 Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha
1969 Govinda Menon Panampilly
1970-1971 Gulzari Lal Nanda Note: Kengal Hanumanthaiah may have been the Railway Minister briefly in 1971.
1972-1973 Tonse Ananth Pai
1973-1975 Lalit Narayan Mishra; killed by a bomb blast 2-Jan-1975, at the opening of a railway line in Samastipur.
1975-1977 Kamlapati Tripathi (again briefly in 1980?)
1977-1979 Prof. Madhu Dandavate
1980-1981 Kedar Pandey (Kamlapathi Tripathi briefly in 1980)
(1981?) 1982-1984 ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury.
1984 Bansi Lal; his was a brief stint during a reorganization of some ministries and government departments
(1985?) 1984-1989 Madhav Rao Scindia
1989-1990 George Fernandes
1990-1991 Jnaneshwar Mishra; very short tenure
1991-1995 C K Jaffer Sharief
1995-1996 Suresh Kalmadi (briefly), followed by Atal Behari Vajpayee also briefly, who held the Railways portfolio along with being PM.
1996-1998 Ram Vilas Paswan
1998-1999 Nitish Kumar
2000 Mamata Banerjee
2001-2004 Nitish Kumar


2004-2009 Laloo Prasad Yadav


2009- Mamata Banerjee


Yearly List of Presenters of the Railway Budget of India


Fiscal Year Budget Presenter
1 1947-48 Transport Member, Railway Board
2 1947-48 Col. R. E. Emerson (Chief Commissioner, Railways)
3 1948-49 Dr. John Mathai
4 1949-50 N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
5 1950-51 N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
6 1951-52 N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
7 1952-53 (interim) N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar
8 1952-53 (final) Lal Bahadur Shastri
9 1953-54 Lal Bahadur Shastri
10 1954-55 Lal Bahadur Shastri
11 1955-56 Lal Bahadur Shastri
12 1956-57 Lal Bahadur Shastri
13 1957-58 (interim) Jagjivan Ram
14 1957-58 (final) Jagjivan Ram
15 1958-59 Jagjivan Ram
16 1959-60 Jagjivan Ram
17 1960-61 Jagjivan Ram
18 1961-62 Jagjivan Ram
19 1962-63 Jagjivan Ram
20 1962-63 (final) Sardar Swaran Singh
21 1963-64 Sardar Swaran Singh
22 1964-65 H. C. Dasappa
23 1965-66 S. K. Patil
24 1966-67 S. K. Patil
25 1967-68 (interim) C. M. Poonacha
26 1967-68 (final) C. M. Poonacha
27 1968-69 C. M. Poonacha
28 1969-70 Dr. Ram Subhag Singh
29 1970-71 Gulzari Lal Nanda
30 1971-72 (interim) K. Hanumanthaiya
31 1971-72 (final) K. Hanumanthaiya
32 1972-73 K. Hanumanthaiya
33 1973-74 Lalit Narayan Misra
34 1974-75 Lalit Narayan Misra
35 August 1974 Lalit Narayan Misra
36 1975-76 Kamalapati Tripathi
37 1976-77 Kamalapati Tripathi
38 1977-78 (interim) Prof. Mathu Dandavate
39 1977-78 (final) Prof. Mathu Dandavate
40 1978-79 Prof. Madhu Dandavate
41 1979-80 Prof. Madhu Dandavate
42 1980-81 (interim) Kamalapati Tripathi
43 1980-81 (final) Kamalapati Tripati
44 1981-82 Kedar Pande
45 1982-83 P. C. Sethi
46 1983-84 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury
47 1984-85 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury
48 1985-86 Bansi Lal
49 1986-87 Bansi Lal
50 November 1986 Madhavrao Scindia
51 1987-88 Madhavrao Scindia
52 1988-89 Madhavrao Scindia
53 1989-90 Madhavrao Scindia
54 1990-91 George Fernandes
55 1991-92 (interim) Janeshwar Mishra
56 1991-92 (final) C. K. Jaffar Sharief
57 1992-93 C. K. Jaffar Sharief
58 1993-94 C. K. Jaffar Sharief
59 1994-96 C. K. Jaffar Sharief
60 1996-97 C. K. Jaffar Sharief
61 1996-97 (interim) Suresh Kalmadi
62 1996-97 (final) Ram Vilas Paswan
63 1997-98 Ram Vilas Paswan
64 1998-99 (interim) Nitish Kumar
65 1998-99 (final) Nitish Kumar
66 1999-2000 Nitish Kumar
67 2000-01 Mamata Banerjee
68 2001-02 Mamata Banerjee
69 2002-03 Nitish Kumar
70 2003-04 Nitish Kumar
71 2004-05 (interim) Nitish Kumar
72 2004-05 (final) Lalu Prasad Yadav
73 2005-06 Lalu Prasad Yadav
74 2006-07 Lalu Prasad Yadav
75 2007-08 Lalu Prasad Yadav
76 2008-09 Lalu Prasad Yadav
77 2009-2010 Mamata Banerjee




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