Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Vishwamitra)

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Vishwamitra
सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Vishwamitra
Minister responsible
  • H.R.H. Prince Saikat,
    Minister of Information and Broadcasting

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Ministry of I&B) is a ministerial level agency of the State of Vishwamitra responsible for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws in the areas of information, broadcasting, the press and the propaganda department.

The Ministry was formed on 10 July 2016 by then Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy who became the first Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Since, then the Ministry had been hold by a Cabinet rank minister and occasionally by a Minister of State (Independent Charge). The Cabinet Minister is also assisted by a Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. The Minister of Culture had occasionally discharged the duties of the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

List of Ministers of Information and Broadcasting

Name Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Head of Government
1 Dhrubajyoti Roy
Prime Minister-in-charge
Dhrubajyoti Roy - Official Photo 1.jpg 10 July 2016 2 October 2016 Friends Society Secular Party Dhrubajyoti Roy
2 Asmi Patranabis No picture available-female.png 2 October 2016 30 December 2016
3 Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
Minister of State (I/c)
No picture available-male.jpg 30 December 2016 5 February 2017 Friends Society Independent Party
(2) Asmi Patranabis No picture available-female.png 5 February 2017 12 April 2017 Friends Society Secular Party
4 Sarala Baishya
Prime Minister-in-charge
No picture available-female.png 12 April 2017 05 July 2017 Friends Society Independent Party Sarala Baishya
5 Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 5 July 2017 8 September 2017 Friends Society Secular Party Tanishkaa Patranabish
6 Bishnu Chetry Bishnu Chetry.png 8 September 2017 25 December 2017
7 Arnab Sil Arnab-sil.PNG 25 December 2017 21 March 2018 Friends Society Freedom Party Dhrubajyoti Roy
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 21 March 2018 13 May 2018 Friends Societal Congress
8 Saikat Seal Saikat-Seal.PNG 13 May 2018 12 October 2018 Tanishkaa Patranabish
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 12 October 2018 28 February 2019 Dhrubajyoti Roy
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(3) Bhargab Jyoti Medhi
Minister of State (I/c)
No picture available-male.jpg 28 February 2019 19 March 2019
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 19 March 2019 20 April 2019
9 Manoj Chetry Manoj Chetry.PNG 20 April 2019 5 May 2019
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 5 May 2019 18 May 2019
(8) Saikat Seal Saikat-Seal.PNG 18 May 2019 23 May 2019
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 23 May 2019 3 June 2019
(9) Manoj Chetry Manoj Chetry.PNG 3 June 2019 16 July 2019
(8) Saikat Seal Saikat-Seal.PNG 16 July 2019 2 September 2019
10 Nishwan Baidantic
Minister of State (I/c)
No picture available-male.jpg 2 September 2019 20 September 2019
(8) Saikat Seal Saikat-Seal.PNG 20 September 2019 29 September 2019
(10) Nishwan Baidantic
Minister of State (I/c)
No picture available-male.jpg 29 September 2019 15 October 2019
(5) Anirban Phatowali Anirban Phatowali - Official Photo - Crop1.jpg 15 October 2019 24 November 2019
(10) Nishwan Baidantic No picture available-male.jpg 24 November 2019 03 January 2020
11 Bishakha Das Bishakha Das-Official Portrait.png 3 January 2020 30 April 2020 Tanishkaa Patranabish
National People's Congress
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Tanishkaa Patranabish
12 Pallavi Rai
Minister of State (I/c)
No picture available-female.png 13 May 2020 08 June 2020
(3) Bhargab Jyoti Medhi No picture available-male.jpg 9 June 2020 17 June 2020 H.R.H. Princess Anoushkaa
(8) H.R.H. [[Prince Saikat Saikat-Seal.PNG 17 June 2020 Incumbent