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List Of Indian Railway Ministers 2014

The Minister of Indian Railways is the head of the Ministry of Railways  of the Indian Government.
C. P. Joshi is the current Railway Minister Of India. Indian Railway is the world's largest job producing sector. Here I am providing the list of Railway ministers. With there name and duration of there work.

List Of Railway Ministers

John Mathai
Born 10 January 1886
Dead 1959
1. John Mathai 1947
He was India's first Railway Minister (Independent India) and subsequently as the India's Finance Minister. He was the first to present the Indian Railway Budget. His tenure was for one year only and resigned in following the 1950 Finance Budget in protest at the increasing power of the Planning Commission and P.C. Mahalanobis.
He was also the first Chairman of the State Bank Of India, which was set up in 1955. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1976.

N. Gopalaswamy Ayyangar
Born 1882
Dead 1953
2. N. Gopalaswamy Ayyangar 1948-1952
He worked for consolidating the various railways into the zonal railways.
He also served as prime minister of Kashmir (1937-1943) During British Empire .

3. Lal Bahadur Shastri 1952-1956
Lal Bahadur Shastri was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi. He became loyal follower of Gandhi.
He participated in various Indian national moments. He resigned after taking the responsibility of three fatal railway accidents in 1956. Continui

Lal Bahadur Shastri :*Denomination: 1 Forint
Lal Bahadur Shastri (Wikipedia)
Born 2 October 1904
Dead 11 Jan 1966

4. Babu Jagjivan Ram 1956-1962
Babu Jagjivan Ram
Born 5 April 1908
Dead 6 July 1986

He was a freedom fighter and social reformer from scheduled caste of Bihar.

5. Sardar Swaran Singh 1962
He was an Indian Politician. He was India's longest serving union cabinet minister.

6. Ram Subhang Singh & Kengal Hanumanthaiah 1967
Some sources suggest that kengal Hanumanthaiah was the Railway Minister later, in 1971-72. Ram Subhag Singh is also mentioned in some sources as railway minister in 1969.

7. C.M. Poonacha 1968
According to some sources his tenure was 1966-68

8. Panampilly Govinda Menon 1969
He was Indian politician, Freedom Fighter and Lawyer.

9. Gulzari Lal Nanda 1970-71
He was the inerim Prime Minister Of India two time for thirteen days each: First time after death of PM Jawaharlal Nehru 1964, Second after death of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.

10. T.A. Pai 1972-1973

11. Lalit Narayan Mishra 1973-75
He was Killed by Bomb Blast on 2nd Jan 1975, During the opening of a Railway Line In Samstipur.

12. Kamalpati Tripathi 1975-77

13. Prof. Madhu Dandavate 1977-79

14. Kedar Pandey 1980-1981

15. A. B. A. Ghani Khan Chowdhury 1982-84
A. B. A. Ghani Khan
Full name Abu Barkat Ataur Ghani Khan Chowdhury also called as Barkatda. He played active role in introducing the Metro Railways and Circular railways in Kolkata.

16. Bansi Lal 1984-1986 

17. Madhav Rao Scindia 1986-89

18. Janeshwar Mishra 1990-91
For very short tenure.

19. C. K. Jaffer Sheriff 1991-95

20. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
He was the prime minister of India. He became railway minister for short term in 13 day BJP government where he was also the Prime Minister.

21. Ram Vilas Paswan 1996-98

22. Nitish Kumar 1998-99

23. Mamata Banerjee 1999-2000
Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee became the first women Railway Minister  Of India.
Born 5 Jan 1955, she is the 11th Chief Minister Of Bengal. First Women to hold the office. Her another name is "Didi".

24. Nitish Kumar 2001-2004

25. Laloo Prasad Yadav 2004-2009 

26. Mamata Banerjee 2009-11
Mamata Banerjee resigned from the Railway Ministry on 19th may 2011, After she became Chief Minister Of West Bengal.

27. Manmohan Singh 2011 
He held railways portfolio along with being PM, after resign of Mamata Banerjee.
He is our Present Prime Minister.

28. Dinesh Trivedi 12th July 2011-14th March 2012

29. Mukul Roy

30. C. P. Joshi
22 September 2012 to 28 October 2012

31. Pawan Kumar Bansal 

Railway Minister, since 28th October to 10th may 2013.allegations of corruption, bribery and serious irregularities, he resigned as the Railway Minister on 10 May 2013.

32. C. P. Joshi
11th may 2013 to 16th June 2013 from Congress Party.

33. Mallikarjun Kharge

From 17 June 2013 to 25th May 2014
from Indian National Congress.

34. D. V. Sadananda Gowda
He is current railway minister from
26 May 2014 till date. From Bhartiya Janta Party.

Source : Wikipedia


  1. Lalu was an excellent minister ever.......

  2. Lalu was an awesome railway minister of India.

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  4. I want lalu back as indian railway minister