Ministry of Earth Sciences India

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), under the Government of India, is mandated to provide services for weather, climate, ocean and coastal state, hydrology, seismology, and natural hazards; to explore and harness marine living and non-living resources in a sustainable manner for the country and to explore the three poles of the Earth (Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas).

MoES was formerly the Department of Ocean Development (DOD), which was created in July 1981 as a part of the Cabinet Secretariat directly under the charge of the Prime Minister of India. It came into existence as a separate department in March 1982. The erstwhile DOD functioned as a nodal institution for organizing, coordinating and promoting ocean development activities in the country. The Government of India notified DOD as the Ministry of Ocean Development in February 2006.

In July 2006, the Ministry of Ocean Development was reorganized by the Government of India vide Presidential notification into the new Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). This brought the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida under the purview of MoES administration. The Government also approved the setting up of Earth Commission on the pattern of Space Commission (government department responsible for administration of the Indian space program) and Atomic Energy Commission (governing body of the Department of Atomic Energy).

Vision

To excel as a knowledge and technology enterprise in the earth system science realm towards socio-economic benefit of the society.

Mission
To provide services for weather, climate, ocean and coastal state, hydrology, seismology and natural hazards; to explore and harness marine living and non-living resources in a sustainable manner and to explore the three poles of the Earth (Arctic, Antarctic and Himalayas).

Functions

To augment and sustain long-term observations of atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and solid earth to record the vital signs of Earth System and changes. To develop forecasting capability of atmosphere and oceanic phenomena through dynamical models and assimilation techniques and to build prediction system for weather climate and hazards. To understand interaction between components of Earth Systems and human systems at various spatial and temporal scales. To explore polar and high seas regions of the Earth towards discovery of new phenomenon and resources. To translate knowledge and insights from Earth systems science into services for societal, environmental and economic benefit. Development of ocean technology for exploration of oceanic resources and societal applications.

Minister

Dr.Jitendra Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance

Father,s NameLate Shri Rajinder Singh
Mother’s NameSmt. Shanti Devi
Date of Birth06 Nov 1956
Place of BirthJammu (Jammu and Kashmir)
Marital StatusMarried
Date of Marriage16 Apr 1982
Spouse,s NameSmt. Manju Singh
No. of Sons2
Educational
Qualifications
M.B.B.S., M.D. (Medicine),Fellowship (Diabetes) MNAMS (Diabetes and Endocrinology), Hon.Ph.d
Educated at Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, All India
Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, Government Medical College,Jammu and Amity NOIDA
ProfessionMedical Practitioner
Author,Professor,Newspaper Columnist,Diabetologist & Consultant Physician
Permanent Address169, Trikuta Nagar,
Jammu-180012, Jammu and Kashmir
Tel. : (0191) 2477722
07042304567, 09419192900 (M)
Present Address4, Kushak Road,
New Delhi-110 011
Tels. : (011) 23794542, 23794559, 07042304567 (M)
Fax : (011) 23794559
Email: [email protected]
Positions Held
YearsPositions Held
May, 2014Elected to 16 th  Lok Sabha
27 May 2014 – 25 May 2019Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space
09 Nov. 2014 – 25 May 2019Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
22 May 2016 – 28 May 2016Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
May, 2019Re-elected to 17th  Lok Sabha (2nd  term)
30 May 2019 onwardsUnion Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Minister of State, Prime Minister`s Office; Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions; Minister of State, Department of Atomic Energy and Minister of State, Department of Space
8 July 2021 onwardsMinister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology,
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy and
Minister of State in the Department of Space
Books Published
Author of 8 Books including Monograms on Diabetes and World Book Fair “Best Seller”, “Diabetes Made Easy”; Author of Chapters on Diabetes consecutively in around dozen successive editions of API Text Books for Post Graduate Course (Medicine); Syndicated weekly column “Tales of Travesty”, popularly read and regularly published for three decades
Literary, artistic and scientific accomplishments
Author of 8 books; Over 10,000 published articles in newspapers & journals; Awarded coveted “Jamna Devi Gian Devi Award for Journalism, Gold Medal for Oration at JIPMER, Puducherry, and Outstanding Personality Award, 2009; Has flair for Writing; Newspaper Columnist.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading biographies, Writing on Medical as well as topical subjects, Listening to old film music from 1950s and early 1960s (Favourites – Mehdi Hasan, Mohd Rafi, Begum Akhtar).
Other information
Professor, Medicine & Diabetes, 1986-2011

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