Indian Government Departments, Indian Ministries
Indian Government Departments are administrative bodies, working for their respective ministries and consist of thousands of employees. They have been set up to look after the welfare of the Indian citizens. Some of these departments are Department of Defence, Department of Space and Narcotics Control Bureau.
Indian Government Departments perform their duties under the supervision of several ministries. The Central Ministry is a part of the executive branch of the Government of India. India partly follows a federal form of government. Hence, the Indian government departments are divided into central government departments and state government departments. As far as the Central Ministry is concerned, it works independently, but certain departments of the state governments work under the supervision of the Central Government.
Officials of Indian Government Departments
Elections are conducted in India at an interval of 5 years, and with it the ministers presiding over the Indian government departments may alter. However, the bureaucrats and other officials working in these departments remain unaltered. Most of these government officials are appointed through competitive exams that are held throughout India and conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and other exams are held annually across the nation. Managed by efficient and erudite teams, the Indian government departments function collectively as a government machinery to provide proper facilities to the citizens.
Indian Government Departments of Different Ministries
Indian Ministries have been established so that the work for public welfare can be executed easily. Some of the Ministries of India are as follows;
Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Ministry of External Affairs,
Ministry of Corporate Affairs,
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Ministry of Railways,
Ministry of Environment and Forests,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises,
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Power,
Ministry of Labor and Employment,
Ministry of Tourism,
Ministry of Women and Child Development and
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Indian Ministries are further divided into Indian government departments. The Ministry of Home Affairs is divided into various departments like the Department of Official Language, Department of Internal Security (which is further divided into organizations like Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau and National Crime Records Bureau), Department of Border Management and Department of Home. Indian Ministry of Defence has departments like the Department of Defence, Department of Defence Research and Development and Department of Defence Production. Ministry of Finance has departments like the Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Revenue. Ministry of Agriculture has departments like the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and National Commission on Agriculture. Ministry of Civil Aviation has departments like the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Department of Space is responsible for managing agencies like the Indian Space Research Organization. Ministry of Culture has various institutions under it like the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts and National School of Drama.
(Last Updated on : 03-10-2017)
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