Government of India

The first ministry of Independent India under Jawaharlal Nehru

Formed on: 15 August 1947

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
Minister of External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations
Minister of Scientific Research
Jawaharlal Nehru 15 August 1947 Second Nehru ministry INC
Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 15 August 1947 15 December 1950 INC
Minister of Home Affairs and States Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 15 August 1947 15 December 1950[†] INC
C. Rajagopalachari 26 December 1950 25 October 1951[RES] INC
Kailash Nath Katju 1951 Second Nehru ministry INC
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 15 August 1947 1949 INC
R. R. Diwakar 1949 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Finance R. K. Shanmukham Chetty 15 August 1947 1949 INC
John Mathai 1949 1950 INC
C. D. Deshmukh 1950 Second Nehru ministry INC
Minister of Law B. R. Ambedkar 15 August 1947 1951 SCF
Minister of Defence Baldev Singh 15 August 1947 Second Nehru ministry Panthic Party
Minister of Railways and Transport John Mathai 15 August 1947 22 September 1948 INC
N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 22 September 1948 Second Nehru ministry INC
Minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 15 August 1947 Second Nehru ministry INC
Minister of Food and Agriculture Rajendra Prasad 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Industries and Supplies Syama Prasad Mookerjee 15 August 1947 6 April 1950 Hindu Mahasabha
Minister of Labour Jagjivan Ram 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Commerce Cooverji Hormusji Bhabha 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Communications Rafi Ahmed Kidwai 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Health Amrit Kaur 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Works, Mines and Power Narhar Vishnu Gadgil 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation K. C. Neogy 15 August 1947 April 1950 INC
Minister without portfolio N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 15 August 1947 22 September 1948 INC
Mohanlal Saxena 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 INC
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