Departments/Organisations/Bodies headed by Prime Minister of India

By | September 17, 2017

There are several departments/organisations/bodies headed by prime minister of India. List of these departments/organisations/bodies headed by prime minister of India is given below with their brief introduction and the role of the bodies.

The departments/organisations/bodies headed by the prime minister of India

  1. NITI Aayog(National Institution for Transforming India)
  2. National Integration Council
  3. National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)
  4. National Development Council (NDC)
  5. National Commission for Population Control
  6. Department of Space (DoS)
  7. Department of Atomic Energy
  8. Nuclear Command Authority
  9. Indian Board of Wildlife
  10. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
  11. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  12. PM’s Council on Climate Change

Introduction to the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India

NITI Aayog(National Institution for Transforming India)

On 1 January 2015 a Cabinet resolution was passed to replace the Planning Commission with the newly formed NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).

The role for NITI Aayog is to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy making process by the State Governments of India. The emphasis is on bottom-up approach and make the country to move towards cooperative federalism.

Members of NITI Ayog

  1. The Prime Minister as the Chairperson.
  2. A Governing Council composed of Chief Ministers of all the States and Union        territories with Legislatures and lieutenant governors of Union Territories(except Delhi and Pondichery)
  3. Regional Councils composed of Chief Ministers of States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories.
  4. Full-time organizational framework composed of a Vice-Chairperson, five full- time members, two part-time members (from leading universities, research organizations and other relevant institutions in an ex-officio capacity), four ex-officio members of the Union Council of Ministers, a Chief Executive Officer (with the rank of Secretary to the Government of India) who looks after administration, and a secretariat.
  5. Experts and specialists in various fields.

National Integration Council

The National Integration Council originated in a conference convened by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in September–October 1961.

The purpose was to find ways to counter problems that were dividing the country including attachment to specific communities, castes, religions and languages.

The National Integration Council (NIC) is a group of senior politicians and public figures in India that looks for ways to address the problems of communalism, casteism and regionalism.It is also one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India.

National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)

NGRBA was established by the Government of India, on 20 February 2009 under Section 3(3) of the Environment Protection Act, 1986, which also declared Ganges as the “National River” of India.It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India 

NGRBA functions include development of a Ganga River Basin Management Plan, regulation of activities aimed at prevention, control and abatement of pollution, to maintain water quality and to take measures relevant to the river ecology in the Ganga basin states. It is mandated to ensure the maintenance of minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga and abate pollution through planning, financing and execution of programmes including that of-

  • Augmentation of Sewerage Infrastructure
  • Catchment Area Treatment
  • Protection of Floodplains
  • Creating Public Awareness

Members of NGRBA

There are total of 23 members of the NGRBA. 14 out of 23 come from the government sectors whereas the remaining 9 come from the NGO sector.

Members belonging to the government sector are as follows:

  1. Prime Minister of India, chair
  2. Minister of Environment and Forests (Union Minister)
  3. Minister of Finance
  4. Minister of Urban Development
  5. Minister of Water Resources
  6. Minister of Power
  7. Minister of Sciences and Technology
  8. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
  9. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
  10. Chief Minister of Bihar
  11. Chief Minister of Jharkhand
  12. Chief Minister of West Bengal
  13. Ministry of Environment and Forests (state minister)
  14. Ministry of Environment and Forests, secretary

National Development Council (NDC)

The National Development Council (NDC) or the Rashtriya Vikas Parishad is the apex body for decision making and deliberations on development matters in India, It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India. It was set up on 6 August 1952 to strengthen and mobilize the effort and resources of the nation in support of the Plan, to promote common economic policies in all vital spheres, and to ensure the balanced and rapid development of all parts of the country.

Members of NDC

The Council comprises the Prime Minister, the Union Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers of all States or their substitutes, representatives of the Union Territories and the members of the NITI Aayog.

National Commission for Population Control

National Commission for Population Control is chaired by the prime minister with the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission as vice chairman. Chief ministers of all states, ministers of the related central ministries, secretaries of the concerned departments, eminent physicians, demographers and the representatives of the civil society are members of the commission.It is also one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India 

Department of Space (DoS)

Department of Space (DoS) is an Indian government department responsible for administration of the Indian space program.It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India. It manages several agencies and institutes related to space exploration and space technologies. DoS is the department headed by the prime minister of India

The Department of Space manages the following agencies and institutes:[2]

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – The primary research and development arm of the DoS.
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), Sriharikota.
  • ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore.
  • Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad.
  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad.
  • ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU), Ahmedabad.
  • Master Control Facility (MCF), Hassan.
  • ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network(ISTRAC), Bangalore.
  • Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS), Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.
  • Antrix Corporation – The marketing arm of ISRO.
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.
  • National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki.
  • North-Eastern Space Applications Centre[3] (NE-SAC), Umiam.
  • Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Mohali.
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram – India’s space university.

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is a department directly under the Prime Minister of India with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research.

Nuclear Command Authority

The Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) of India is the authority responsible for command, control and operational decisions regarding India’s nuclear weapons. NCA is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India 

Indian Board of Wildlife

Indian Board for Wild Life is a “Statutory Organisation” constituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India. Theoretically, the board is “advisory” in nature and advises the Central Government on framing policies and measures for conservation of wildlife in the country.

Members of Indian board of wildlife

The National Board for Wildlife is chaired by India’s Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Environment. Further, the board is mammoth body with 47-members including Parliament Members, NGOs, eminent conservationists, ecologists and environmentalists, Government secretaries of various departments, Chief of the Army Staff, Director General of Forests, tourism etc.It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India 

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

National Disaster Management Authority, abbreviated as NDMA is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs.It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India  whose primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response.[2] NDMA was established through the Disaster Management Act enacted by the Government of India in December 2005.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was established by the Government of India in 1942 is an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India. It is one of the Organisations headed by Prime Minister of India. It runs thirty-seven laboratories and thirty-nine field stations or extension centres throughout the nation. Although it is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

PM’s Council on Climate Change

The Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change coordinate National Action for Assessment, Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change.

This is the brief introduction about departments/organisations/bodies headed by prime minister of India.

 

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