List of Indian Government Ministries, Departments & Other Agencies for UPSC Exam - Part I

Ministries And Departments Of Government Of India UPSC/Ministries and departments of the Government UPSC

How the government of India functions, what are the various ministries, departments, organisations and agencies, form an integral part of understanding how the government machinery works. This is an important topic in polity for the UPSC civil services. A good knowledge of this will enable you to write better answers in the polity sections. BYJU’S brings you a series of articles listing the Indian government ministries, departments and other agencies for the USPC exam preparation.

Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Department of Home
  • Department of Border Management
  • Department of States
  • Department of Internal Security
  • Department of Official Language
  • Department of Jammu & Kashmir Affairs

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (Including Pharmaceuticals)

  • Department of Pharmaceuticals
  • Department of Fertilizers
  • Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals

Ministry of Agriculture

  • National Centre for Integrated Pest Management
  • National Horticulture Board
  • National Dairy Development Board
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board
  • National Centre for Cold-chain Development
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation

Ministry of Coal

  • Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation
  • Coal Controller
  • Commissioner of Payments

Ministry of Civil Aviation

  • Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
  • Airports Authority of India
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation
  • Airports Economic Regulatory Authority
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy
  • Commission of Railway Safety

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Telecommunications
  • Department of Posts
  • Electronics Regional Test Laboratory
  • National Informatics Centre
  • Standardisation, Testing and Quality Certification
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
  • Centre for Development of Telematics
  • Education and Research Network
  • Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology
  • Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council
  • Software Technology Parks of India
  • Society for Applied Microwave Electronic Engineering and Research
  • MIT Accreditation of Computer Courses

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
  • Office of the Economic Adviser
  • Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals
  • Directorate General of Foreign Trade
  • Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  • Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks
    • Indian Patent Office
  • Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Tariff Commission
  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
  • Indian Diamond Institute
  • Federation of Indian Export Organisations
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Intellectual Property Appellate Board
  • Indian Institute of Packaging
  • Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association
  • National Institute of Design
  • Marine Products Export Development Authority
  • National Productivity Council
  • National Numbering Organisation
  • Export Inspection Council
  • Export Inspection Agency
  • Coffee Board
  • Tobacco Board
  • Rubber Board
  • Tea Board
  • Spices Board
  • Brahmaputra Board
  • National Bee Board
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council of India
  • Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council
  • Council for Leather Exports
  • Chemical and Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council
  • Engineering Export Promotion Council
  • National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
  • Plastics Export Promotion Council
  • Sports Goods Export Promotion Council
  • Project Exports Promotion Council of India

Example question from UPSC Prelims Exam 2008:

Q) Department of Border Management is a Department of which one of the following Union Ministries?

  • a) Ministry of Defense
  • b) Ministry of Home Affairs
  • c) Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
  • d) Ministry of Environment and Forests

Answer: b

To read the rest of the list, click on the link below:

List of Indian Government Ministries, Departments & Other Agencies for UPSC Exam – Part II

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