Prime Minister of India

Powers of Prime Minister

  • Appoints the Council of Ministers.
  • Allocates portfolios. Can ask a minister to resign and can get him dismissed by President.
  • Assist the President in appointment of all high officials.
  • Can recommend to the President to declare emergency on grounds of war, external aggression or armed rebellion.
  • Advises President about President's rule in the State or emergency due to financial instability.
  • The President convenes and prorogues all sessions of Parliamenr in consultation with him/her.
  • Can recommend the dissolution of Lok Sabha before expire.
  • Leader of the House

Current and past Prime Minister of India

Prime Minister of India - Shri Narendra Modi

Shri Narendra Modi
May 26, 2014 - Till date
Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh
May 22, 2004 - May 26, 2014
Prime Minister of India - Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Mar 19, 1998 - May 22, 2004
Prime Minister of India - Shri I K Gujral

Shri I K Gujral
Apr 21, 1997 - Mar 19, 1998
Prime Minister of India - Shri H. D. Deve Gowda

Shri H. D. Deve Gowda
June 1, 1996 - Apr 21, 1997
Prime Minister of India - Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
May 16, 1996 - June 1, 1996
Prime Minister of India - P. V. Narshimha Rao

P. V. Narshimha Rao
June 21, 1991 - May 16, 1996
Prime Minister of India - Shri Chandra Shekhar

Shri Chandra Shekhar
Nov 10, 1990 - June 21, 1991
Prime Minister of India - Shri V. P.  Singh

Shri V. P. Singh
Dec 2, 1989 - Nov 10, 1990
Prime Minister of India - Shri Rajiv Gandhi

Shri Rajiv Gandhi
Oct 31, 1984 - Dec 2, 1989
Prime Minister of India - Smt. Indira Gandhi

Smt. Indira Gandhi
Jan 14, 1980 - Oct 31, 1984
Prime Minister of India - Shri Charan Singh

Shri Charan Singh
July 28, 1979 - Jan 14, 1980
Prime Minister of India - Shri Morarji Desai

Shri Morarji Desai
Mar 24, 1977 - July 28, 1979
Prime Minister of India - Smt. Indira Gandhi

Smt. Indira Gandhi
Jan 24, 1966 - Mar 24, 1977
Prime Minister of India - Shri Gulzarilal Nanda

Shri Gulzarilal Nanda
Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 24, 1966
Prime Minister of India - Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri
June 9, 1964 - Jan 11, 1966
Prime Minister of India - Shri Gulzarilal Nanda

Shri Gulzarilal Nanda
May 27, 1964 - June 9, 1964
Prime Minister of India - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Aug 15, 1947 - May 27, 1964

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