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The Minister of Finance is the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India.

The first finance minister of independent India was R. K. Shanmukham Chetty, who also presented its first Budget.



Lists of finance ministers

Liaquat Ali Khan
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
John Mathai
C. D. Deshmukh
T. T. Krishnamachari
Jawaharlal Nehru
Morarji Desai
T. T. Krishnamachari
Sachindra Chaudhuri
Morarji Desai
Indira Gandhi
Yashwantrao Chavan
Chidambaram Subramaniam
Haribhai M. Patel
Charan Singh
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna
R. Venkataraman
Pranab Mukherjee
V. P. Singh
Rajiv Gandhi
N. D. Tiwari
Shankarrao Chavan
Madhu Dandavate
Yashwant Sinha
Manmohan Singh
Jaswant Singh
P. Chidambaram
I. K. Gujral
P. Chidambaram
Yashwant Sinha
Jaswant Singh
P. Chidambaram
Manmohan Singh
Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh
P. Chidambaram
Arun Jaitley
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Can you tell me who the Finance Minister of India is? Give me details of the person?
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The Minister of Finance or finance minister is the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. One of the senior-most offices in the Union Cabinet, the finance minister is responsible for the fiscal policy of the government.

One presents the annual Union Budget in Parliament which details the government's plan for taxation and spending in the coming financial year.

Right now, as on 19th Feb 2015, the Finance Minister of India is Arun Jaitley who was born 28 December 1952. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the current Leader of the House at Rajya Sabha.

He graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi in 1973. He passed his Law degree from the University of Delhi. He was President of the Students Union of Delhi University in 1974.

Jaitley has been married to Sangeeta Jaitley since 24 May 1982 and have two children, a son named Rohan and a daughter named Sonali. In the 2014 general election, he contested as BJP’s candidate for Amritsar, where he was defeated by Indian National Congress candidate, Captain Amarinder Singh.

Lists of Finance Ministers in India

Name Term of office
Liaquat Ali Khan 29-Oct-46 14-Aug-47
(Interim govt)
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty 15-Aug-47 1949
John Mathai 1949 1950
C. D. Deshmukh 1950 1957
T. T. Krishnamachari 1957 13-Feb-58
Jawaharlal Nehru 13-Feb-58 13-Mar-58
Morarji Desai 13-Mar-58 29-Aug-63
T. T. Krishnamachari 29-Aug-63 1965
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Sachindra Chaudhuri 1965 13-Mar-67
Indira Gandhi
Morarji Desai 13-Mar-67 16-Jul-69
Indira Gandhi 1970 1971
Yashwantrao Chavan 1971 1975
Chidambaram Subramaniam 1975 1977
Haribhai M. Patel 24-Mar-77 24-Jan-79
Charan Singh 24-Jan-79 28-Jul-79
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna 28-Jul-79 14-Jan-80
R. Venkataraman 14-Jan-80 15-Jan-82
Pranab Mukherjee 15-Jan-82 31-Dec-84
V. P. Singh 31-Dec-84 24-Jan-87
Rajiv Gandhi 24-Jan-87 25-Jul-87
N. D. Tiwari 25-Jul-87 25-Jun-88
Shankarrao Chavan 25-Jun-88 2-Dec-89
Madhu Dandavate 2-Dec-89 10-Nov-90
(National Front) V. P. Singh
Yashwant Sinha 10-Nov-90 21-Jun-91
Manmohan Singh 21-Jun-91 16-May-96
Jaswant Singh 16-May-96 1-Jun-96
P. Chidambaram 1-Jun-96 21-Apr-97
(United Front) H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral 21-Apr-97 1-May-97
P. Chidambaram 1-May-97 19-Mar-98
Yashwant Sinha 19-Mar-98 1-Jul-02
Jaswant Singh 1-Jul-02 22-May-04
P. Chidambaram 22-May-04 30-Nov-08
Manmohan Singh 30-Nov-08 24-Jan-09
Pranab Mukherjee 24-Jan-09 26-Jun-12
Manmohan Singh 26-Jun-12 31-Jul-12
P. Chidambaram 31-Jul-12 26-May-14
Arun Jaitley 26-May-14 Incumbent
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