The Prime Minister of India is the leader of the democratically elected government in the country. Which is accountable to the Parliament for the work done by the government. The Prime Minister is also the chief advisor to the President. The oath of office and secrecy is administered by the President of India before assuming the office of the Prime Minister. That is, the Prime Minister is appointed by the President of India. In the article, you have been given the Prime Minister of India List PDF which you can also download.
List Of All Prime Minister Of India (1947 to 2022) with Tenure
|S.N.||Name||Term of office||Tenure|
|1||Jawahar Lal Nehru||15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964||16 years, 286 days|
|2||Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting)||27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964,||13 days|
|3||Lal Bahadur Shastri||9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966||1 year, 216 days|
|4||Gulzari Lal Nanda (Acting)||11 January 1966 to 24 January 1966||13 days|
|5||Indira Gandhi||24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977||11 years, 59 days|
|6||Morarji Desai||24 March 1977 to 28 July 1979||2 year, 126 days|
|7||Charan Singh||28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980||170 days|
|8||Indira Gandhi||14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984||4 years, 291 days|
|9||Rajiv Gandhi||31 October 1984 to 2 December 1989||5 years, 32 days|
|10||V. P. Singh||2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990||343 days|
|11||Chandra Shekhar||10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991||223 days|
|12||P. V. Narasimha Rao||21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996||4 years, 330 days|
|13||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996||16 days|
|14||H. D. Deve Gowda||1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997||324 days|
|15||Inder Kumar Gujral||21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998||332 days|
|16||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004||6 years, 64 days|
|17||Manmohan Singh||22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014||10 years, 4 days|
|18||Narendra Modi||26 May 2014 – Present||–|
Qualifications to become the Prime Minister of India
- To get a constitutional post in India, you must have certain qualifications, only after which you can be a candidate for that post.
- The prime ministerial candidate must first be an Indian citizen.
- The age of the candidate should be at least 25 years.
- He must be a member of either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha.
- If he is not a member of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, then he will have to be a member of either house at least within 6 months after becoming the Prime Minister. If this does not happen then he will have to resign from the post of Prime Minister.
- Must have a majority in the Lok Sabha.
Powers and Functions of Prime Minister
- If the Prime Minister resigns due to any reason, or he/she dies, then the entire Council of Ministers has to resign.
- The President selects the members of the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
- Can the Prime Minister reshuffle the expansion of the cabinet according to his wish?
- The PM is the chairman of the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
- On the recommendation of the Prime Minister of India, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the Attorney General of India, the Advocate General of India, the election of the Chairman and members of the Union Public Service Commission, the election of the Election Commissioners, the Chairman and members of the Finance Commission are Selected.
- He can dissolve the Lok Sabha at any time.
- The PM is the main spokesperson of the central government and the ruling party.
- He is the political head of the armies.
- The most important responsibility of the Prime Minister is to represent India on the international stage.
- The PM of India is in-charge of sensitive and high-level departments like the Central Secretariat, Cabinet Defense Committee, Cabinet Economic Committee, Cabinet Appointments Committee, NITI Aayog, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Nuclear Command Authority, workers, Ministry of Public Grievances and Pensions, etc.
What is the salary of the Prime Minister?
Prime Minister is the biggest post in India, it has a huge responsibility. That’s why salary doesn’t matter that much. At present, the salary of the Prime Minister of India is 1.5 lakhs. In addition to the salary, the Prime Minister gets the facility of a government car, a luxurious house in Delhi, free treatment, security, and monthly pension after retirement.