TNPSC Geneal Knowledge: First in India - Governance - Men

Governance - Men

President of the Indian National Congress: Womesh Chandra Bannerjee, 1885

President of the Indian National Congress of independent India: Acharya Kripalani, till November 1947

President: Rajendra Prasad (1950–1962)

Chief Election Commissioner : Sukumar Sen

Industries and Supplies Minister:
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

Person to resign from the Central Cabinet: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

Vice-President: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Prime Minister: Jawaharlal Nehru (1947–64). India held its first constitutional elections in 1952 after which he was re-elected.

Deputy Prime Minister: Vallabhbhai Patel (1947–1950)

Law Minister of India: B. R. Ambedkar

Leader of Opposition: A. K. Gopalan

Prime Minister to be voted out of office: Indira Gandhi (1977), when the Indian National Congress lost to the Janata Party

Non-Congress government: Janata Party, with Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister (1977–1980)

Non-Congress State government with Majority by a single party:
E. M. S. Namboodiripad of CPI, Kerala 1957

Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term (five years): P. V. Narasimha Rao, 21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996

Person outside the Nehru-Gandhi family to serve as Prime Minister for a full term (five years):
P. V. Narasimha Rao, 21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996

Non Congress Prime Minister to serve a full term: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister from South India:
P. V. Narasimha Rao, 1991, H.D.Deve Gowda

Viceroy of India:
Lord Canning, 1858

Governor-General of India: Warren Hastings, 1773

Governor-General of Independent India: Lord Mountbatten, 1947

Indian Governor-General of Indian Union:
C Rajagopalachari, 1948

Chief Justice of India: H. J. Kania (1947–1951)

First Sikh Prime Minister:
Manmohan Singh (2004–2014)

First Muslim President: Zakir Hussain (1967–1969)

First Sikh President: Giani Zail Singh

Indian ICS Officer: Satyendranath Tagore, 1863

Speaker of Lok Sabha: G.V. Mavlankar (1952–1956)

Finance Minister of Independent India: R.K. Shanmukhan Chetty (1947–1949), for others see First Indian Cabinet

Presentation of First Budget after India's Independence: R. K. Shanmukhan Chetty on 26 November 1947

First Home Minister of India: Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel[15]

First Indian President to die in Office:
Zakir Hussain, 3 May 1969

First Chief Minister to die in Office: C.N.Annadurai, Tamil Nadu

First Indian Prime Minister to resign from office: Morarji Desai, 1979

First Prime Minister to be born after India's independence:
Narendra Modi , 17 September 1950(birth)
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