India’s first prime minister : PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU
First female prime minister of India : INDIRA GANDHI
The Prime Minister is the senior member of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. The Prime Minister selects and can dismiss other members of the cabinet; allocates posts to members within the Government; is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet.
Eligibility According to Article 84 of the Constitution of India, which sets the principal qualification for member of Parliament, and Article 75 of the Constitution of India, which sets the qualifications for the minister in the Union Council of Minister, and the argument that the position of prime minister has been described as ‘first among equals’,
A prime minister must:
- Be a citizen of India.
- Be a member of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha. If the person chosen as the prime minister is neither a member of the Lok Sabha nor the Rajya Sabha at the time of selection, they must become a member of either of the houses within six months.
- Be above 25 years of age if they are a member of Lok Sabha or above 30 years of age if they are a member of the Rajya Sabha.
- Not hold any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments.
If however a candidate is elected as the prime minister they must vacate their post from any private or government company and may take up the post only on completion of their term.
|Date of Birth||Date of Death|
|1||Jawahar Lal Nehru||14-Nov-1889||27 May 1964|
|2||Gulzarilal Nanda||4 July 1898||15 January 1998|
|3||Lal Bahadur Shastri||02-Oct-1904||11 January 1966|
|4||Gulzarilal Nanda||4 July 1898||15 January 1998|
|5||Indira Gandhi||19-Nov-1917||31 October 1984|
|6||Morarji Desai||29-Feb-1996||10 April 1995|
|7||Charan Singh||23-Dec-1902||29 May 1987|
|8||Indira Gandhi||19-Nov-1917||31 October 1984|
|9||Rajiv Gandhi||20-Aug-1944||21 May 1991|
|10||Vishwanath Pratap Singh||25 June 1931||27 November 2008|
|11||Chandra Shekhar||1 July 1927||8 July 2007|
|12||P. V. Narasimha Rao||28 June 1921||23 December 2004|
|13||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||25 December 1924|
|14||H. D. Deve Gowda||18 May 1933|
|15||Inder Kumar Gujral||4 December 1919||30 November 2012|
|16||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||25 December 1924|
|17||Dr. Manmohan Singh||26 September 1932|
|18||Narendra Modi||17 September 1950|