John Mathai (not formally designated the Minister for Railways) presents the first Railway budget for independent India 1948 - 1952 N Gopalaswamy Ayyangar; worked on consolidating the various railways into the zonal railways 1952 - 1956 Lal Bahadur Shastri; resigned in 1956 taking responsibility for three fatal railway accidents 1956 - 1962 Jagjivan Ram 1962 Sardar Swaran Singh 1967?? Kengal Hanumanthaiah (Note: Some sources suggest he was Railway Minister later, in 1971). Ram Sew Singh is also mentioned in some sources as a railway minister in 1966-1968, he may not have been a Cabinet minister for railways. 1968 Cheppudira Muthana Poonacha 1969 Govinda Menon Panampilly 1970 - 1971 Gulzari Lal Nanda Note: Kengal Hanumanthaiah may have been the Railway Minister briefly in 1971. 1972 - 1973 Tonse Ananth Pai 1973 - 1975 Lalit Narayan Mishra; killed by a bomb blast 2-Jan-1975, at the opening of a railway line in Samastipur. 1975 - 1977 Kamlapati Tripathi (again briefly in 1980?) 1977 - 1979 Prof. Madhu Dandavate 1980 - 1981 Kedar Pandey (Kamlapathi Tripathi briefly in 1980) ( 1981 ?) 1982 - 1984 ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury. 1984 Bansi Lal; his was a brief stint during a reorganization of some ministries and government departments ( 1985 ?) 1984 - 1989 Madhav Rao Scindia 1989 - 1990 George Fernandes 1990 - 1991 Jnaneshwar Mishra; very short tenure 1991 - 1995 C K Jaffer Sharief 1995 - 1996 Suresh Kalmadi (briefly), followed by Atal Behari Vajpayee also briefly, who held the Railways portfolio along with being PM. 1996 - 1998 Ram Vilas Paswan 1998 - 1999 Nitish Kumar 2000 Mamata Banerjee 2001 - 2004 Nitish Kumar 2004 - 2009 Laloo Prasad Yadav 2009 - Mamata Banerjee 2011 -Dinesh Trivedi 2012 -Mukul Roy 2012 -C P Joshi 2012 -Pawan Kumar Bansal 2013 -C P Joshi 2013 -Mallikarjun Khadge Source:- click here
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