Minister of State for Finance (Vishwamitra)

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Minister of State for Finance
वित्त राज्यमंत्री
Incumbent
Johannes Mattias Toome, Baron Toome

since 14 May 2023
Ministry of Finance
StyleThe Right Honourable (formally)
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister
Minister of Finance
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerThe Rashtradhyaksh
on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Illustrious and Royal Majesty's pleasure
Formation6 December 2015;
8 years, 5 months ago
First holderAbhiraj Kar

The Minister of State for Finance (Hindi: वित्त राज्यमंत्री), commonly shortened as State Minister for Finance is the junior minister in the Ministry of Finance who is also a member of the union council of ministers. The minister of state is responsible to carry out specialised duties as directed to them from time to time by the Prime Minister or the cabinet minister within the ministerial jurisdiction. The first Minister of State for Finance was Abhiraj Kar who was appointed by prime minister Sarala Baishya on 6 December 2015, while the current minister of state is Devin Purcell who has been in office since 18 March 2023.

The Minister of State for Finance often assists their senior ministerial colleague, the Minister of Finance and also carries out duties and heads various departments within the ministry. The minister of state for finance has occasionally simultaneously served as the minister of state in the Ministry of Salaries between 2016 and 2017.

History

Following the constitutional changes of December 2015, the position of the Minister of States were introduced in the government and Sarala Baishya became the first prime minister to appoint junior ministers in the various ministries of the government. The Minister of State for Finance is one of the longest continuing junior ministerial position that exists in the nation and has been existing since 6 December 2015. Abhiraj Kar was the first to be appointed as a minister of state for finance by prime minister Sarala Baishya in her second cabinet. The current minister of state is Johannes Mattias Toome who has been in office since 14 May 2023.

The Minister of State of Finance was known as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Chancellor of Treasury between May and October 2018 after the Ministry of Finance was renamed as the Treasury.

Sixteen individuals have served as the Minister of State for Finance since the introduction of the position in December 2015. Bishakha Das was appointed as the minister of state for finance on six separate occasions while Arsal Abbas Mirza is the only former minister of state to serve as the cabinet minister of finance. He was appointed as the cabinet minister immediately after relinquishing the duties of the minister of state. Since July 2022, the ministers of state of finance have also served as the minister of state for external affairs as well. Arsal Abbas Mirza, Johannes Mattias Toome, and Devin Purcell have served as ministers of state in both the finance and external affairs ministries at the same time.

Roles and duties

The Minister of State for Finance is responsible for assisting the Minister for Finance in the discharge of their functions in formulating Vishwamitra's nation's economy, financial infrastructure, management, etc. and other duties over the ministry and the various departments, including:

  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Digital Economy
  • Department of Budget
  • Department of Financial Services
  • Department of Monetary Development and Creation

List of ministers

* Denotes those who later went on to become the Cabinet Minister for Finance.

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister Finance Minister
From To Period
Ministers of State for Finance (6 December 2015 – 13 May 2018)
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Abhiraj Kar
अभिराज कर
(born 2006)
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
127 days Independent Sarala II Sarala Baishya Mridul Amin
File:Arnab Deka in 2017.jpg Arnab Deka
अर्नब डेका
(born 2002)
11 April
2016
10 July
2016
90 days Secular Party Varuna III Varuna Sriraya Arnab Sil
Bishnu Chetry
Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
भार्गब ज्योति मेधी
(born 2001)
10 July
2016
2 October
2016
84 days
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
अनिर्बान फतोवाली
(born 2009)
2 October
2016
13 November
2016
42 days Tanishkaa Patranabish
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
13 November
2016
30 December
2016
47 days
File:Anirban Phatowali new photo.jpg Anirban Phatowali
अनिर्बान फतोवाली
(born 2009)
30 December
2016
17 February
2017
49 days Independent Party Varuna IV Varuna Sriraya
(Prime Minister)
Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
भार्गब ज्योति मेधी
(born 2001)
17 February
2017
12 April
2017
54 days
File:Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Baishya III Sarala Baishya Sarala Baishya
(Prime Minister)
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
5 July
2017
13 May
2018
312 days Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Tanishkaa Patranabish
Congress Varuna V Varuna Sriraya
Varuna VI
Parliamentary Secretaries to the Chancellor of the Treasury (13 May – 12 October 2018)
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish Tanishkaa Patranabish
(President of the
Council of Ministers)
Ministers of State for Finance (12 October 2018 – present)
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
मोहम्मद मृदुल अमीन
(born 2003)
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
86 days Congress Varuna VII Varuna Sriraya Varuna Sriraya
(President)
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
7 January
2019
16 July
2019
190 days Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish Tanishkaa Patranabish
(Prime Minister)
Tanishkaa V
File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mohammad Mridul Amin
मोहम्मद मृदुल अमीन
(born 2003)
16 July
2019
2 September
2019
48 days Asmi Patranabis
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
2 September
2019
15 October
2019
43 days
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
15 October
2019
16 November
2019
32 days
Asmi Patranabis
File:Portrait of Princess Bishakha (2022).jpg Bishakha Das
विशाखा दास
(born 2013)
16 November
2019
24 November
2019
8 days Arnab Sil
Position vacant (24 November – 26 November 2019)
Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
26 November
2019
8 December
2019
12 days Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish Arnab Sil
Position vacant (8 December 2019 – 3 March 2020)
Pallavi Rai
पल्लवी राय
(born 2006)
3 March
2020
22 March
2020
19 days Congress Anoushkaa I Anoushkaa Patranabish Ankurjyoti Thakuria
Anoushkaa Patranabish
(Prime Minister)
Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
22 March
2020
29 March
2020
7 days Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish Tanishkaa Patranabish
(Prime Minister)
File:Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
29 March
2020
30 April
2020
32 days
Arnab Sil
Position vacant (1 May – 13 May 2020)
Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
13 May
2020
17 June
2020
35 days Congress Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish Arnab Sil
Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa Princess Anoushkaa
(Prime Minister)
Position vacant (17 June 2020 – 6 August 2021)
Ezri Ambriz
एज़्री अंब्रीज़
(born 2007)
6 August
2021
9 September
2021
34 days Congress Ștefan II Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu NEsted Vlasyn
Position vacant (9 September – 11 June 2022)
Rey Jr. Mancio,
1st Baron Mancio of Cebu

रे जूनियर मन्सियो
(born 2007)
11 June
2022
1 July
2022
20 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika Matthew Tonna
Thomas Jacobs
एंड्रयू ब्रदरटन
(born 2008)
1 July
2022
16 July
2022
15 days
Position vacant (16 July – 31 July 2022)
Arsal Abbas Mirza,
1st Baron Mirza of Lahore

अरसल अब्बास मिर्ज़ा
(born 2006)
*
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
103 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika Rory Leonard
Johannes Mattias Toome
जोहान्स मटियास टूम
(born 2006)
12 November
2022
18 March
2023
126 days Congress Farhaz IV Arsal Abbas Mirza
Tan Sri
Devin Purcell,
Baron Purcell

डेविन परसेल
(born 2006)
18 March
2023
14 May
2023
57 days Independent Rafe Burfield
Johannes Mattias Toome,
Baron Toome

जोहान्स मटियास टूम
(born 2006)
14 May
2023
Incumbent 1 year, 15 days Congress

See also