• The Prime Minister is appointed by the president and other ministers are appointed by the president on the advice of Prime Minister. [Article 75(i)].
  • A person who is not a member of any house can also become a minister, but he can not continue as a minister for more than 6 months unless he secures a seat in either House of Parliament by Election or nomination in the meantime [article-75 (5)].
  • If Prime Minister resigns or passes away, the entire Ministry goes automatically.
  • Article- 78 envisages the duties of a prime minister in respect of furnishing information to the President.
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List of Prime Minister of India and their Period

S.N.
Name List of Prime Minister of India
Party
Tenure(Period)
1
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
INC
Aug. 15, 1947, to may 27, 1964

Guljailal Nanda (Acting)
INC
May 27, 1964, to June 9, 1964
2
Lal Bahadur Shastri(Died in office)
INC
June 9, 1964, to Jan 11, 1966

Guljailal Nanda (Acting)
INC
Jan 11, 1966, to Jan 24, 1966
3
Indira Gandhi
INC
Jan 24, 1966, to March 24, 1977
4
Morarji Desai
Janata Party
March 24, 1977, to July 28, 1979
5
Chaudhary Charan Singh
Janata Party(s)
July 28, 1979, to Jan 14, 1980
6
Indira Gandhi(died in office)
Congress(I)
Jan 14, 1980, to Oct 31, 1984
7
Rajiv Gandhi
Congress(I)
Oct 31, 1984 to Dec 2, 1989
8
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
Janata Dal
Dec 2, 1989, to Nov 10, 1990
9
Chandra Shekhar
SJP/Janata Dal(s)
Nov 10, 1990, to June 21, 1991
10
P.V. Narasimha Rao
Congress(I)
June 21, 1991, to May 16, 1996

Atal Bihari Bajpayee
BJP
May 16, 1996, to June 1, 1996
11
H.D.Deve Gowda
Janata Dal
June 1, 1996, to April 21, 1997
12
Inder Kumar Gujral
Janata Dal
April 21, 1997, to March 19, 1998
13
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
BJP
March 19, 1998, to May 22, 2004
14
Manmohan Singh
INC
May 22, 2004, to May 27, 2014
15
Narendra Modi
BJP
May 27, 2014, to Till date

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