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All Prime Ministers of India List PDF (1947 – 2022)

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All Prime Ministers of India: Prime Minister of India is the Executive Head of the government. He is appointed by the President of India once his/her political party is able to attain the majority in the general elections of India or form a coalition government with other political parties to merge to seat strength in the Parliament.

Usually, the leader of the political party who has won the majority in the general election is nominated as the Prime Minister of India. In the case of a coalition government, one person is nominated with the consent of all political parties in the coalition to be nominated as the Prime Minister of India. The Current Prime Minister of India is Narender Modi.

Presidents of India List Till 2022

Who is the Prime Minister of India?

The Prime Minister of India is the Head of the Cabinet Ministers. The Prime Minister is vested with the main executive power of the government. The post of Prime Minister is very crucial in the hierarchy of the government as, the Prime Minister of India acts as a link between the Nominal Head of the Government, the President of India and the Cabinet. In Article 78 of the constitution of India, the power, responsibility and suits of the Prime Minister of India are mentioned in detail.

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Eligibility of Prime Minister of India

In the following section, you will find the eligibility criteria for the Prime Minister of India. In case the Prime Ministerial Candidates fail to comply with the following criteria then their candidature will stand cancelled, rejected or disqualified.

  • The Prime Minister of India must be a citizen of India.
  • The Prime Minister of India must be a member of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. In case the chosen Prime Minister is not a member of Parliament at the time of his/her appointment, then they must become a member of Parliament within six months of his/her appointment.
  • The Prime Minister of India must be above the age of 25 years if they are a member of Lok Sabha and above 30 years if they are a member of Rajya Sabha.
  • The Prime Minister of India must not hold any office of profit under the Government of India, State Government or any other local authority.

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Tenure of Prime Minister of India

The full tenure of the Prime Minister of India is 5 Years. After the completion of the 5-year tenure, the Prime Minister must go through the electoral process again to gain the mandate of the people of India to continue as Prime Minster for the next 5-year term. According to Article 75 of the Constitution of India, the Ministers (including Prime Minister) shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. Thus, there is no limitation on the maximum number of years for the Prime Minister to hold office. As long as the Prime Minister has the majority support in the Lok Sabha, they can continue as Prime Minister of India.

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All Prime Ministers of India List

Check out the following table to get the All Prime Minister of India List. You will find the name of All Prime Ministers of India along with their term of office and some major remarks on their Prime Ministerial journey.

S.N. Name Term of office Remark
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru 15th August 1947 to 27th May 1964 The first prime minister of India and the longest-serving PM of India, the first to die in office.
2. Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting) 27th May 1964 to 9th June 1964 First acting PM of India
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri 9th June 1964 to 11th January 1966 He has given the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1965
4. Gulzari Lal Nanda  (Acting) 11th January 1966 to 24th January 1966
5. Indira Gandhi 24th January 1966 to 24th March 1977 First female Prime Minister of India
6. Morarji Desai 24th March 1977 to  28th July 1979 Oldest to become PM (81 years old) and first to resign from office
7. Charan Singh 28th July 1979 to 14th January 1980 Only PM who did not face the Parliament
8. Indira Gandhi 14th January 1980 to 31st October 1984 The first lady who served as PM for the second term
9. Rajiv Gandhi 31st October 1984 to 2nd December 1989 Youngest to become PM (40 years old)
10. V. P. Singh 2nd December 1989 to 10th November 1990 First PM to step down after a vote of no confidence
11. Chandra Shekhar 10th November 1990 to 21st June 1991 He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party
12. P. V. Narasimha Rao 21st June 1991 to 16th May 1996 First PM from south India
13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16th May 1996 to 1st June 1996 PM for shortest tenure
14. H. D. Deve Gowda 1st June 1996 to 21st April 1997 He belongs to  Janata Dal
15. Inder Kumar Gujral 21st April 1997 to 19th March 1998 ——
16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19th March 1998 to 22nd May 2004 The first non-congress PM who completed a full term as PM
17. Manmohan Singh 22nd May 2004 to 26th May 2014 First Sikh PM
18. Narendra Modi 26th May 2014 – Present 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures

All Prime Ministers of India: FAQs

Q: Who served for the shortest tenure as the Prime Minister of India?

A: Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the Prime Minister of India for the shortest tenure of 16 days.

Q: Who is the current Prime Minister of India?

A: Narendra Modi is the Current Prime Minister Of India.

Q: Who is the longest-serving Prime Minister of India?

A: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru is the Longest-Serving Prime Minister Of India. He served as the Prime Minister of India from 15th August 1947 to 27th May 1964.

Q: Who was the first female Prime Minister of India?

A: Indira Gandhi was the First and only Female Prime Minister Of India to date.

Q: Who was the first Prime Minister of India?

A: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the First Prime Minister Of India.

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