Name of the Elevated as President of India

Name the portfolio held by Sri Pranab Mukherjee before he was elevated as President of India :

  1. External Affairs Minister
  2. Home Minister
  3. Railway Minister
  4. Finance Minister
Manish Listener Asked on 9th July 2015 in Politics.
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Finance Minister

Pranab Mukherjee (11 December 1935) hold finance minister portfolio before he was elevated as president of India. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee elected as 13th President of India on July 2012. He succeeded Pratibha Patil (2007-12), India’s first woman president. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is a seasoned Indian politician with a political career span of about six decades. Pranab Mukherjee’s entry into the parliament was in 1969, held by the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee also holds several post likes are:

  • Union Minister of Industrial Development 1973–1974
  • Union Minister of Shipping and Transport 1974
  • Minister of State for Finance 1974–1975
  • Union Minister of Revenue and Banking 1975–1977
  • Treasurer of the Congress Party 1978–79
  • Treasurer of the All India Congress Committee 1978–79
  • Leader of the House of the Rajya Sabha 1980–85
  • Union Minister of Commerce and Steel and Mines 1980–1982
  • Union Minister of Finance 1982–1984
  • Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund 1982–1985
  • Board of Governors of the World Bank 1982–1985
  • Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank 1982–1984
  • Union Minister of Commerce and Supply 1984
  • Chairman of the Campaign Committee of Congress for conducting national elections to Parliament 1984, 1991, 1996 and 1998
  • Chairman of the Group of 24 (a ministerial group attached to IMF and World Bank) 1984 and 2009–2012
  • President of the State Unit of Congress Party in West Bengal 1985 and 2000–10
  • Chairman of the Economic Advisory Cell of the AICC 1987–1989
  • Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission 1991–1996
  • Union Minister of Commerce 1993–1995
  • Union Minister of External Affairs 1995–1996
  • President, SAARC Council of Ministers’ Conference 1995
  • General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee 1998–1999
  • Chairman of the Central Election Coordination Committee 1999–2012
  • Leader of the House of the Lok Sabha 2004–2012
  • Union Minister of Defence 2004–2006
  • Union Minister of External Affairs 2006–2009
  • Union Minister of Finance 2009–2012
  • President of India since 25 July 2012.

Mr Pranab Mukhrjee also received several honours which are:

  • In 1984, he was rated as the best Finance Minister in the World according to a survey of Euromoney magazine
  • Awarded Finance Minister of the Year for Asia by Emerging Markets, the daily newspaper of record for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund|IMF in 2010
  • The Banker recognised him as the Finance Minister of the Year in December 2010
  • Honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India, in 2008
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Wolverhampton in 2011
  • Honorary D.Litt by the Assam University and Visvesvaraya Technological University in March 2012
  • Honorary Doctorate of Law by the President of Bangladesh and DU Chancellor Mohammad Zillur Rahman at the University of Dhaka on March 4, 2013
  • Awarded Bangladesh’s second highest award Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona (Liberation War award) on March 5, 2013
  • Awarded Doctor of Civil Law (honoris causa) by the University of Mauritius on March 13, 2013
  • Honorary Doctorate by the Istanbul University on 5 October 2013
  • Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calcutta.

Mr. Mukhrjee also wrote some books.

  • Midterm Poll
  • Beyond Survival
  • Emerging dimensions of Indian Economy
  • Off the Track, Saga of Struggle and Sacrifice
  • Challenge before the Nation
  • The Dramatic Decade.The Days Of Indira Gandhi
Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 10th July 2015.
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