List Of All Prime Ministers Of India (1947 to 2024)

Prime Ministers Of India

Last Updated: 23 December 2023

India follows a Parliamentary System. The Prime Minister of India is the Chief of the Executive of the Government and presiding Head of the Government.

Eligibility For The Prime Minister Of India
  • Should be a Citizen of India
  • Should be a Member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha
  • Should be above 25 years of age if He/She is a Member of the Lok Sabha and above 30 years if He/She is a Member of the Rajya Sabha
  • He/She should not hold any office of profit under the state government or government of India

List Of All Prime Ministers Of India

No.NameTerm InTerm OutParty
1Jawaharlal Nehru05 Aug 194727 May 1964INC
~Gulzarilal Nanda27 May 196409 Jun 1964INC
2Lal Bahadur Shastri09 Jun 196411 Jan 1966INC
~Gulzarilal Nanda11 Jan 196624 Jan 1966INC
3Indira Gandhi24 Jan 196624 Mar 1977INC
4Morarji Desai24 Mar 197728 Jul 1979JP
5Charan Singh28 July 197914 Jan 1980JP(S)
~Indira Gandhi14 Jan 198031 Oct 1984INC
6Rajiv Gandhi31 Oct 198402 Dec 1989INC
7V. P. Singh02 Dec 198910 Nov 1990JD
8Chandra Shekhar10 Nov 199021 Jun 1991SJP
9P. V. Narasimha Rao21 Jun 199116 May 1996INC
10Atal Bihari Vajpayee16 May 199601 Jun 1996BJP
11H. D. Deve Gowda01 Jun 199621 Apr 1997JD
12Inder Kumar Gujral21 Apr 199719 Mar 1998JD
~Atal Bihari Vajpayee19 Mar 199822 May 2004BJP
13Manmohan Singh22 May 200426 May 2014INC
14Narendra Modi26 May 2014IncumbentBJP

Full-Forms Of Party Names

1INCIndian National Congress
2JPJanata Party
3JP(S)Janata Party (Secular)
4JDJanata Dal
5SJPSamajwadi Janata Party
6BJPBharatiya Janata Party

Related: Union Cabinet Ministers Of India With PDF (2024 Updated)

Power And Function Of Prime Minister Of India

  • Prime Minister nominates the Members of their Party to the President. In simple words, he proposes the names of the Members of his Political Party to the President for appointment as Ministers.
  • The Prime Minister of India is responsible for aiding and advising the president in the distribution of work of the government to various ministries and offices.
  • Prime Minister is in charge of:
    • Cabinet Secretariat
    • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
    • Cabinet Committee on Security
    • Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
    • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
    • NITI Aayog
    • Department of Atomic Energy
    • Department of Space
    • Nuclear Command Authority
  • The Prime Minister represents India in various delegations, high-level meetings, and international organizations.
  • He/She also addresses the nation on various issues of national or other importance.
  • Prime Minister recommends the president of India, names for the appointment of:
    • Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC)
    • Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)
    • Chairperson and Members of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
    • Commissioners of India (ECs)
    • Chairperson and Members of the Finance Commission (FC)
    • Solicitor General of India (SG) and Attorney General of India (AG)
    • Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC) and Information Commissioners of India
  • He/She can suggest the President of India for the resignation or removal of any Minister from his Cabinet.
  • The Prime Minister can resign at any time and can suggest the President dissolve the Cabinet.
  • He/She can suggest the President dissolve Lok Sabha and organize fresh elections.
  • The Prime Minister also exercises the control over Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
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