Finance Miniter

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister

Finance Minister Details

Name Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name Shrimati Savitri
Date of Birth 18th August 1959
Place of Birth Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12th September 1986
Spouse's Name Dr. Parakala Prabhakar
Children One daughter
Educational Qualifications M.A. (Economics), M.Phil, Educated at Seethalakshmi
Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirapalli,
Tamil Nadu and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Profession Economist and Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address C/o, K. LAKSHMI NARAYAN, 911, 21st Main, 38th Cross,
4th T-Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka560041 Tel. - 080-26548557
Present Address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Tel. - 23793791, 23793792
Email appointment[dot]fm[at]gov[dot]in
Position Held
2003-2005 Member, National Commission for Women
26th May, 2014 - 9th Nov, 2014 Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
26th May, 2014 - 3rd September, 2017 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
June, 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016)
July, 2016 Elected to Rajya Sabha
3rd September, 2017 onwards Minister of Defence

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and Other Special Interests

  1. Travel, trekking, music and cooking
  2. Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation

Countries Visited

  1. Indonesia, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia, 21-24 Oct. 2018
  2. Singapore, to attend 5th ADMM Plus meeting, 18-21 Oct. 2018
  3. France, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 11-12 Oct. 2018
S.no Country Date Purpose
1 Indonesia 21st-24th October, 2018 To attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia
2 Singapore 18th-21st October, 2018 To attend 5th ADMM Plus meeting
3 France 11th-12th October, 2018 As leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting
4 Kazakhstan 2nd-4th October, 2018 To attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Kazakhstan
5 Egypt To attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Egypt
6 Thailand 26th-9th August, 2018 TO enhance the bilateral relations with the defence establishment of the Kingdom of Thailand
7 Vietnam 12th-15th June, 2018 To attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Vietnam
8 Cambodia 10th-12th June, 2018 To attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Cambodia
9 China 23rd-25th April, 2018 To attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Meeting
10 Russia 3rd-5th April, 2018 As leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting
11 Philippines 23rd-25th October, 2017 To attend 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus)
12 Italy May, 2017 To attend Joint Commission meeting
13 Japan April , 2017 Bilateral visit to Japan
14 Cyprus February, 2018 Bilateral visit to Cyprus
15 Davos (Switzerland) January, 2017 To represent India at the World Economic Forum
16 Philippines November, 2016 to participate in the 2nd Intersessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting
17 Bhutan November, 2016 For signing of the agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan
18 Norway October, 2016 To attend the WTO Trade Ministers Meeting
19 Sri Lanka September, 2016 To attend bilateral meeting
20 Canada September, 2016 To attend the Annual ministerial dialogue
21 Russia July, 2016 To attend the INNOPROM -2016
22 Myanmar May, 2016 For the India -Myanmar Business conclave
23 Paris (France) June, 2016 To attend the Informal Gathering of the WTO Ministers
24 Brussels & London March-April, 2016 To participate in India - EU Summit and bilateral meeting with EU
25 Nairobi (Kenya) December, 2015 To attend the WTO Ministerial Conference 2015
26 San Francisco (U.S.A) November, 2015 To attend Fortune Global Forum - 2015
27 Minsk (Belarus) September, 2015 To participate in the seventh Session of India-Belarus Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Scientific & Cultural Cooperation and bilateral meeting
28 New York and San Jose (U.S.A.) September, 2015 To participate in the meetings as part of delegation led by the Prime Minister of India
29 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) July & August, 2015 To participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial and Bilateral Meeting
30 Algeria May, 2015 To attend the India - Algeria Joint Commission Meeting
31 Australia July, 2014 To attend the Trade Ministers Meeting of G-20 held in Sydney
32 Cairns (Australia) September, 2014 to attend the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of G-20
33 Brazil July, 2014 As a Member of the Prime Minister's Delegation to the 6th BRICS Summit held in Fortaleza
34 China June, 2014 As a Member of the Vice-President of India's Delegation
35 Taiwan and U.S.A March, 2009 & July, 2012 As a Member of the Party Delegation
36 U.K. March, 2007 As a Member of the International Jury

Other Information

  1. Member, National Executive, B.J.P since 2008
  2. National Spokesperson, B.J.P 2010-2014