Who is Prime minister?

The Prime Minister is the head of the Council of Ministers of the Central Government and the Chief Advisor to the President. The post of Prime Minister has been given the highest prominence in the Republic of India.

India is the largest democracy in the world. There have been many Prime Ministers in India, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Strength of PM

According to the power given in the constitution, the PM of India is actually the most powerful person in the country.

  • The Prime Minister of India appoints cabinet ministers. 
  • The Prime Minister of India can advise the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha before his term ends.
  •  The Prime Minister of India advises the President on important appointments like Auditor General of India, Chairman of UPSC, Rajayapala, etc. The President is obliged to seek advice.
  •  The Prime Minister of India presides over the Council of Ministers as well as the Council of Ministers. 
  • The President can declare an emergency if the Prime Minister advises him to do so. 
  • The Prime Minister of India represents the country nationally and internationally.
  •  The Prime Minister of the country has the power to give appropriate orders to the departments of the Center as well as the IPS / IAS.

Who appoints the prime minister and how?

The President appoints the Prime Minister but the President cannot appoint the Prime Minister with his authority. The one who is the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha is elected by the President for the post of Prime Minister.

Prime Minister of India List


Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India was appointed on 15th August 1947 and Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current prime minister of India. Check the List of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2020 List in the table below.

Prime Minister NamePeriod
Jawahar Lal Nehru15-Aug-1947 to 27-May-1964
Gulzarilal Nanda27-May-1964 to 9 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri09-Jun-1964 to 11-Jan-1966
Gulzarilal Nanda11-Jan-1966 to 24 January 1966
Indira Gandhi24-Jan-1966 to 24-Mar-1977
Morarji Desai24-Mar-1977 to 28-Jul-1979
Charan Singh28-Jul-1979 to 14-Jan-1980
Indira Gandhi14-Jan-1980 to 31-Oct-1984
Rajiv Gandhi31-Oct-1984 to 02-Dec-1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh02-Dec-1989 to 10-Nov-1990
Chandra Shekhar10-Nov-1990 to 21-Jun-1991
P. V. Narasimha Rao21-Jun-1991 to 16-May-1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee16-May-1996 to 01-Jun-1996
H. D. Deve Gowda01-Jun-1996 to 21-Apr-1997
Atal Bihari Vajpayee19-Mar-1998 to 22-May-2004
Dr. Manmohan   Singh22-May-2004 to 26-May-2014
Narendra Damodardas Modi26-May-2014  to Incumbent

PM’s salary and allowances

The Prime Minister of India gets the same amount of salary as an MP.

  • Basic Pay – Rs. 50,000
  • Contact allowance – Rs.3000
  • Daily Allowance – Rs. 62,000 @ 2000 per day
  • Constituency Allowance – Rs. 45,000
  • Total monthly salary – Rs. 1,60,000

What is the salary of prime minister of India?

Indian Prime Minister’s salary is ₹275,000 (US$3,900) (salary received as a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha)

Benefits given to former Prime Minister of India?

Lifetime free accommodation. Free medical assistance, 14 people’s staff, Six domestic level air tickets (executive class), Fully free travel via train, 5 years of office expenses, SPG security for one year, Free electricity and water for life, After five years: a personal assistant and peon, 6,000 rupees annually for office expenses.

What is the email ID of Prime Minister’s Office India?

You can contact PM Modi on one of these email ids: and his PMO email id:

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