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Governance ( First in India)

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First Viceroy of India: Lord Canning, 1858
First Governor-General of India: Lord William Bentinck, 1833
First Governor-General of Independent India: Lord Mountbatten, 1947
First Indian Governor-General of Indian Union: C. Rajagopalachari, 1948
First President of the Indian National Congress: Womesh Chandra Bannerjee, 1885
First President of the Indian National Congress of independent India: Acharya Kripalani, until November 1947
First President of India: Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950–62)
First Women President: Pratibha Patil
First Muslim President: Zakir Hussain (1967–69)
First Sikh President: Giani Zail Singh
First Indian President to die in Office: Zakir Hussain, 3 May 1969
First Vice-President of India: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
First Prime Minister of India: Jawaharlal Nehru (1947–64); India held its First constitutional elections in 1952 after which he was re-elected
First Prime Minister to be voted out of office: Indira Gandhi (1977), when the Indian National Congress lost to the Janata Party
First Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term (five years): P. V. Narasimha Rao, 21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
First Person outside the Nehru-Gandhi family to serve as Prime Minister for a full term (five years): P. V. Narasimha Rao, 21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
First Non Congress Prime Minister to serve a full term: Atal Bihari Vajpayee
First Prime Minister from South India: P. V. Narasimha Rao, 1991, H.D.Deve Gowda
First Sikh Prime Minister: Manmohan Singh (2004–14)
First Indian Prime Minister to resign from office: Morarji Desai, 1979
First Prime Minister born after India's independence: Narendra Modi, born 17 September 1950
First Woman Indian Prime Minister to die in Office: Indira Gandhi, 1984
First Deputy Prime Minister of India: Vallabhbhai Patel (1947–50)
First Leader of the Opposition: A. K. Gopalan
First Speaker of Lok Sabha: G. V. Mavlankar (1952–56)
First Woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Meira Kumar
First Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sukumar Sen
First Industries and Supplies Minister: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
First person to resign from the Central Cabinet: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
First Minister of Law and Justice: B. R. Ambedkar
First Chief Justice of India: H. J. Kania (1947–51)
First Indian ICS Officer: Satyendranath Tagore, 1863
First Finance Minister of Independent India: R. K. Shanmukham Chetty (1947–49)
First Presentation of the First budget after India's Independence: R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on 26 November 1947
First Home Minister of India: Sardar Vallabhai Patel
First Actor to become Chief Minister in India: M. G. Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu.
First Actress to become Chief Minister in India: Janaki Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu.
First Actress to become Chief Minister in India by winning election: J. Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu.
First Chief Minister to die in Office: Gopinath Bordoloi, Assam.
First Woman Chief Minister to die in Office: J. Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu.
First Chairperson of Lokpal of India: Pinaki Chandra Ghose
First Woman Cabinet Minister in India: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
First Female president of the United Nations General Assembly : Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman Chief Minister: Sucheta Kriplani from Uttar Pradesh.
First Woman Finance Minister of State Government in India: Dr Upinderjit Kaur, in Punjab Govt.
First Woman Home Minister of State Government in India: Sabitha Indra Reddy from Andhra Pradesh
First woman Finance Minister of India: Nirmala Sitharaman
First Non-Congress government: Janata Party, with Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister (1977–1980)
First Non-Congress State government with Majority by a single party: E. M. S. Namboodiripad of CPI, Kerala 1957


Last updated on: 21/11/2019

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