In government exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, etc we find many questions from the general awareness section. this is a very broad section and sometimes questions are very factual. we will cover the General awareness section comprehensively so that students can learn and get most of the questions correct in this section. In this article, we will provide a complete list of Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers of India.
Prime Minister of India: An Introduction
Article 75 of the Indian Constitution mentions that a Prime Minister is someone who is appointed by the President. There is no specific procedure for their election or appointment.
Article 74(1) states that there will be a Council of Ministers headed by a Prime Minister who will assist and advise the President. Indian Constitution itself recognizes a Council of Ministers.
List of Prime Ministers of India:
Name of the Prime Minister
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
15th Aug 1947- 27th May 1964
Gulzarilal Nanda (interim)
27th May 1964- 9th Jun 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri
9th June 1964 -11th January 1966
11th January 1966- 24th January 1966
24th January 1966- 24th March 1977
24th March 1977- 28th July 1979
28th July 1979- 14th January 1980
14th January 1980- 31st October 1984
31st October 1984- 2nd December 1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
2nd December 1989- 10th November 1990
10th November 1990-21st June 1991
P. V Narasimha Rao
21st June 1991- 16th May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
16th May 1996-1st June 1996
H. D Deve Gowda
1st June 1996- 21st April 1997
Inder Kumar Gujral
21st April 1997- 18th March 1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
18th March 1998- 22nd May 2004
Dr Manmohan Singh
22nd May 2004 -17th May 2014
26th May 2014 -23rd May 2019
30th May 2019 -Till present
Deputy Prime Minister: An Introduction
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of India is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Federal Government of India. The Deputy Prime Minister is the Union’s second senior-most minister and presides over meetings of the Council of Ministers in the Prime Minister’s absence.
There is no provision in the Constitution for Deputy Prime Minister.