General Awareness - SPLessons
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Important Offices

General Awareness - SPLessons

Important Offices

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Some of the most commonly appearing competitive exams such as Bank exams, IBPS, include some of the important offices in India include President’s office, Office of Prime Minister of India among several others.

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Below presented is the list of some of the important offices of India along with the chief persons of the respective offices.

Constitutional Offices:

President of India: Pranab Mukherjee, Since 25 July 2012
Vice President/Chairman of Rajya Sabha: Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Since 11 August 2007
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha: P. J. Kurien
Chief Justice of India: T. S. Thakur, Since 3 December 2015

Constitutional Political Offices:
Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi, Since 26 May 2014
Speaker of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan, Since 6 June 2014
Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha: M. Thambidurai, Since 13 August 2014

Political Offices:
Minister of Defence: Manohar Parrikar
Minister of External Affairs: Sushma Swaraj
Minister of Finance: Arun Jaitley
Minister of Home Affairs: Rajnath Singh
Minister of Agriculture: Radha Mohan Singh
Minister of Human Resource Development: Prakash Javadekar
Minister of Railways: Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Law and Justice: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Heads of Government Apex Wings:
Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission: Justice H. L. Dattu
Chief Election Commissioner of India: Nasim Zaidi
Chief Commissioner, Central Information Commission: R. K. Mathur
Chairman, National Commission for Minorities: Naseem Ahmad
Chairman, National Commission for SC: P. L. Punia
Chairman, National Commission for ST: Rameshwar Oraon
Chairperson, National Commission for Backward Classes: V. Eshwaraiah
Chairperson, National Commission for Women: Lalitha Kumaramangalam
Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission: Sekhar Basu
Chairman, ISRO: A S Kiran Kumar
Chairman, Union Public Service Commission: Deepak Gupta
Chairman, National Knowledge Commission: Sam Pitroda
Chairman, University Grants Commission: Ved Prakash
Chairman, Central Water Commission of India: Ashwin B. Pandya
Space Applications Center, Administrator (Director): Tapan Misra

Heads of Financial Bodies:
Chairman, 14th Finance Commssion of India: Y. Venugopal Reddy, Since 3rd January 2013
Governor of Reserve Bank of India: Raghuram Rajan, Since 4th September 2013
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India: Upendra Kumar Sinha, Since 18th February 2011
Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India: T. S. Vijayan, Since 23rd February 2013
Chairman, 7th Pay Commission: Ashok Kumar Mathur, Since 4th February 2014
Chairman, SIDBI: K Kshatrapati Shivaji, Since February 2015
Chairman, Company Law Board: Justice Dilip Raosaheb Deshmukh
Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India: Shri Yaduvendra Mathur
CEO and Managing Director, National Housing Bank: Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman
Chairman, NABARD: Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
Chairman and Managing Director, India Infrastruture Company Ltd: S. B. Nayar
Chairman and Managing Director, Irrigation & Water Resources Finance Corporation: S. B. Nayar
CEO and Managing Director, Industrial Finance Corporation of India: Shri Malay Mukherjee
Chairman, National Stock Exchange: Ashok Chawla
Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange: Sudhakar Rao
Chairperson, State Bank of India: Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chairman, IDBI: Kishore Kharat
Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India: S. K. Roy
Chairman, Central Water Commission: G. S. Jha
Chairman, National Statistical Commission: Radha Binod Barman
Director-General, Archaeological Survey of India: Dr. Rakesh Tewari
President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia
Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India: Ram Sevak Sharma
Director, Enforcement Directorate: Karnal Singh
Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India: Hemant G Contractor
President, Confederation of Indian Industry: Naushad Forbes
Chairman, Investment Commission: Ratan Tata
President, ASSOCHAM: Sunil Kanoria
CMD, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation: Dinesh K. Sarraf
Chairman and MD, GAIL: B. C. Thripathi
Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd: B. Ashok
Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education: Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi

Bureaucrats:
National Security Adviser: Ajit Kumar Doval
Cabinet Secretary of India: Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Secretary- General of Rajya Sabha: Shumsher K. Sheriff
Secretary-General of Lok Sabha: Anoop Mishra
Attorney General of India: Mukul Rohatgi
Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Shashi Kant Sharma
Solicitor General of India: Ranjit Kumar
Principal Scientific Adviser: R. Chidambaram
Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations: Syed Akbaruddin
Chairman, Railway Board: AK Mittal
Foreign Secretary: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Union Home Secretary: Rajiv Mehrishi
Finance Secretary: Ashok Lavasa

Defense and Security:
Chief of Army Staff: General Dalbir Singh Suhag
Chief of Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha (also chairman of Staff Committee)
Chief of Naval Staff: Sunil Lanba
Chief of Integrated Defence Staff: Air Marshal PP Reddy
Director General, Border Security Force: K. K. Sharma
Director General, Central Reserve Police Force: K. Durga Prasad
Director General, Central Industrial Security Force: Surender Singh
Director-General of Military Intelligence: Lt. Gen K G Krishna
Director, Central Bureau of Investigation: Anil Kumar Sinha
Director, Intelligence Bureau: Dineshwar Sharma
Director-General, National Investigation Agency: Sharad Kumar
Secretary (Research): Rajinder Khanna
Member (Investigation CBDT): Atulesh Jindal
Director General of ITBP: Krishna Chaudhary
Director General of National Security Guard: R C Tayal


shape Model Questions

1. Who is the President of India?
A. Mohammad Hamid Ansari
B. Narendra Modi
C. Pranab Mukherjee
D. Sushma Swaraj
Answer-C
2. Who is the Prime Minister of India?
A. Pranab Mukherjee
B. Narendra Modi
C. Rajnath Singh
D. Nitin Gadkari
Answer-B
3. Who is the Lok Sabha Speaker?
A. Sushma Swaraj
B. Narendra Modi
C. Mohammad Hamid Ansari
D. Sumitra Mahajan
Answer-D
4. Who is the Minister of Finance?
A. Sushma Swaraj
B. Rajnath Singh
C. Arun Jaitley
D. Radha Mohan Singh
Answer-C
5. Who is the Minister of Human Resource Development?
A. Arun Jaitley
B. Rajnath Singh
C. Nasim Zaidi
D. Prakash Javadekar
Answer-D
6. Who is the Governor of Reserve Bank of India?
A. Ratan Tata
B. S. B. Nayar
C. Y. Venugopal Reddy
D. Raghuram Rajan
Answer-D
7. Who is the National Security Adviser?
A. Ajit Kumar Doval
B. Y. Venugopal Reddy
C. A K Mittal
D. S. B. Nayar
Answer-A
8. Who is the Chief of Army Staff?
A. Surender Singh
B. Sunil Lanba
C. General Dalbir Singh Suhag
D. General V K Singh
Answer-C
9. Who is the Director of Central bureau of Investigation?
A. Surender Singh
B. Anil Kumar Sinha
C. Rajinder Khanna
D. K. K. Sharma
Answer-B
10. Who is the Chairperson of State Bank of India?
A. Kishore Kharat
B. Sudhakar Rao
C. Arundhati Bhattacharya
D. Ram Sevak Sharma
Answer-C