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Subjects for which the various Ministers are responsible for answering questions in the Rajya Sabha
(Corrected upto 17th September, 2008)


The last edition of the Pamphlet `Subjects for which the various Ministers are responsible for answering Questions in the Rajya Sabha’ was issued in the year 2006 corrected upto the 30th October, 2006.
      The present edition of the Pamphlet has been brought up-to-date on the basis of various Notifications issued by the Government of India amending the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 and communications received in this regard from various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India since the last issue of the pamphlet. It indicates the position as on the 17th September, 2008.

17th September, 2008
Bhadrapada 26, 1930 (Saka)

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1.Ministry of Agriculture:
A. Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
B. Department of Agricultural Research and Education
C. Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
2.Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers:
A. Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals
B. Department of Fertilizers
C. Department of Pharmaceuticals
3. Ministry of Civil Aviation
4.Ministry of Coal
5.Ministry of Commerce and Industry:
A. Department of Commerce
B. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
6.Ministry of Communications and Information Technology:
A. Department of Telecommunications
B. Department of Posts
C. Department of Information Technology
7.Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution:
A. Department of Consumer Affairs
B. Department of Food and Public Distribution
8. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
9.Ministry of Culture
10.Ministry of Defence:
A. Department of Defence
B. Department of Defence Production
C. Department of Defence Research and Development
D. Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
11.Ministry of Development of  North Eastern Region
12.Ministry of Earth Sciences
13. Ministry of Environment and Forests
14.Ministry of External Affairs
15.Ministry of Finance:
A. Department of Economic Affair
B. Department of Expenditure
C. Department of Revenue
D. Department of Financial Services
E. Department of Disinvestment
  16.Ministry of Food Processing Industries
17.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
A. Department of Health and Family Welfare
B. Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
C. Department of Health Research
18.Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises:
A. Department of Heavy Industries...
B. Department of Public Enterprises.
  19.Ministry of Home Affairs:
A. Department of Internal Security
B. Department of States…
C. Department of Official Language.
D. Department of Home…
E. Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs.
F. Department of Border Management.
20. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
21.Ministry of Human Resource Development:
A. Department of School Education and Literacy.
B. Department of Higher Education...
22.Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
23.Ministry of Labour and Employment
24.Ministry of Law and Justice:
A. Department of Legal Affairs.
B. Legislative Department.
C. Department of Justice…
25.Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
26.Ministry of Mines.
27. Ministry of Minority Affairs
28. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy .
29. Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs..
30.Ministry of Panchayati Raj
31.Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
32.Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions:
A. Department of Personnel and Training.
B. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.
C. Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare.
33.Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
34.Ministry of Planning.
35.Ministry of Power
36.Ministry of Railways...
37.Ministry of Rural Development:
A. Department of Rural Development.
B. Department of Land Resources…
C. Department of Drinking Water Supply.
38.Ministry of Science and Technology:
A. Department of Science and Technology
B. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
C. Department of Bio-technology….
39.Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways:
A. Department of Shipping
B. Department of Road Transport and Highways
40.Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
41. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
42.Ministry of Steel.
43.Ministry of Textiles
44. Ministry of Tourism
45.Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
46.Ministry of Urban Development
47.Ministry of Water Resources
48. Ministry of Women and Child Development
49.Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
A. Department of Youth Affairs
B. Department of Sports
50.Department of Atomic Energy
51.Department of Space
52.Cabinet Secretariat
53. Prime Minister’s Office
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