Ministry of Culture (Vishwamitra)
The Ministry of Culture is a ministerial level agency of the State of Vishwamitra responsible for the promotion, protection and dissemination of culture, historical heritage, national museums, art, books, reading and literary creation and also for organizing various culture related activities.
The Ministry of Culture was formed on 2 October 2015 by then Prime Minister Tanishkaa Patranabish after dissolving the Ministry of Education. Dhrubajyoti Roy was appointed as the first Minister of Culture and remained in office until 30 December 2016. Since June 2020, the Ministry of Culture had been a part of the Ministry of Education as a department.
Rajdeep Deka, the current Minister of Education is also entrusted with the duties of the Minister of Culture, who has been serving in office since 17 June 2020.
List of Ministers of Culture
|№||Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party
|Head of Government|
|1||Dhrubajyoti Roy||2 October 2015||6 December 2015||Independent||Tanishkaa Patranabish|
|2||Arnab Deka||6 December 2015||11 April 2016||Sarala Baishya|
|3||Sarala Baishya||11 April 2016||10 July 2016||Friends Society Independent Party||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|10 July 2016||12 April 2017||Friends Society Secular Party|
|4||Arnab Sil||12 April 2017||5 July 2017||Friends Society Freedom Party||Sarala Baishya|
|5||Anoushkaa Patranabish||5 July 2017||23 July 2017||Friends Society Secular Party||Tanishkaa Patranabish|
|6||Anirban Phatowali||23 July 2017||6 August 2017|
Minister of HRD-in-charge
Merged with Ministry of HRD during the period
|6 August 2017||8 September 2017|
|(6)||Anirban Phatowali||8 September 2017||25 December 2018|
|25 December 2017||21 March 2018||Friends Societal Congress||Dhrubajyoti Roy|
|8||Abhiraj Kar||21 March 2018||13 May 2018|
|9||Saikat Seal||13 May 2018||12 October 2018||Tanishkaa Patranabish|
|12 October 2018||6 January 2019||Dhrubajyoti Roy|