Ministry of Culture (Vishwamitra)

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Ministry of Culture of Vishwamitra
संस्कृति मंत्रालय
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Vishwamitra
Minister responsible
  • Rajdeep Deka,
    Minister of Culture

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
(Alliance)
Head of Government
1 Dhrubajyoti Roy Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg 2 October 2015 6 December 2015 Independent Tanishkaa Patranabish
2 Arnab Deka Arnab 20170929 190608.jpg 6 December 2015 11 April 2016 Sarala Baishya
3 Sarala Baishya No picture available-female.png 11 April 2016 10 July 2016 Friends Society Independent Party Dhrubajyoti Roy
(1) Dhrubajyoti Roy
Prime Minister
Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg 10 July 2016 12 April 2017 Friends Society Secular Party
4 Arnab Sil Arnab-sil.PNG 12 April 2017 5 July 2017 Friends Society Freedom Party Sarala Baishya
5 Anoushkaa Patranabish DSCN5411-2 (2).jpg 5 July 2017 23 July 2017 Friends Society Secular Party Tanishkaa Patranabish
6 Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 23 July 2017 6 August 2017
7 Bishnu Chetry
Minister of HRD-in-charge
Merged with Ministry of HRD during the period
Bishnu Chetry.png 6 August 2017 8 September 2017
(6) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 8 September 2017 25 December 2018
(1) Dhrubajyoti Roy
Prime Minister
Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg 25 December 2017 21 March 2018 Friends Societal Congress Dhrubajyoti Roy
8 Abhiraj Kar Abhiraj Kar.jpg 21 March 2018 13 May 2018
9 Saikat Seal Saikat-Seal.PNG 13 May 2018 12 October 2018 Tanishkaa Patranabish
(1) Dhrubajyoti Roy
President
Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg 12 October 2018 6 January 2019 Dhrubajyoti Roy