List of Budgets Presented By Indian Finance Ministers From 1947 Till Date

(Update As On 26th May 2014)

Mr.Arun Jaitley of the Bharatia Janata Party/BJP was sworn in as the Finance Minister of India
wef 26th May 2014 in Narendra Modi’s -NDA Cabinet.

The  Indian Union Finance Minister,  P.Chidambaram,  presented the Union Budget 2013-14, on 28th February 2013 in the Lokh Sabha.

Mr.P.Chidambaram had been the Finance Minister of India, of the UPA II Cabinet of Dr. Manmohan Singh, from 31st July 2012 to 26th May 2014.


The 2013-14 Budget is the 82nd Union Budget of India from the year 1947, including:

  • 66 Regular/normal annual budgets
  • 12 interim budgets and
  • 4 special- occasion budgetary proposals / mini budgets.

The first ever  Union Budget of the independent India was presented by the then, the First Finance Minister of Independent India, R K Shanmukham Chetty, on November 26, 1947.

 R K Shanmukham Chetty

The following is a list of Number of Budgets presented by the Union Finance Ministers of India From the year 1947 Till the year 2013:-

Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai- 
( 4 times as the Deputy Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio and 6 times as the Finance Minister)
10 Times–  The Highest  numbers of budgets presented by an individual- Finance Minister of India

P. Chidambaram

    P. Chidambaram-8 Times- 
    The Second Highest  numbers of budgets presented by an individual Finance Minister of India

    Pranab Mukherjee-7 Times

    Pranab Mukherjee

    Yaswant Sinha-7 Times

    Yaswant Sinha

      Y.B.Chavan-7 Times




          Dr.Manmohan Singh-6 Times

            Dr.Manmohan Singh

              T T Krishnamachari-6 Times

                 T T Krishnamachari

                  R Venkatraman -3 Times

                    R Venkatraman

                    H M Patel-3 Times

                      H M Patel

                      Jaswant Singh-2 Times

                      Jaswant Singh

                        V P Singh-2 Times

                          V P Singh

                            C Subramaniam-2 Times

                            C Subramaniam
                            John Mathai -2 Times
                               John Mathai

                              R K Shanmukham Chetty-2 Times

                                 R K Shanmukham Chetty

                                  Jawahar Lal Nehru -(As the Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio)-1Time

                                    Jawahar Lal Nehru

                                       Indira Gandhi(As the Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio) -1Time

                                        Indira Gandhi

                                         Rajiv Gandhi(As the Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio) -1 Time

                                           Rajiv Gandhi

                                            Charan Singh (As the Deputy Prime Minister holding Finance Portfolio)-1Time

                                            Charan Singh

                                                N D Tiwari-1 Time

                                                  N D Tiwari

                                                    Madhu Dandwate-1 Time

                                                     Madhu Dandwate

                                                        S B Chavan-1Time

                                                           S B Chavan

                                                          Sachindra Chaurdhuri -1Time

                                                           Sachindra Chaurdhuri
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