First Appointments in India

Appointment                                     Person

First President :                                Dr. Rajendra Prasad

First Vice President :                       Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

First Prime Minister :                      Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

First Home Minister :                      Vallabhbhai Patel

First Railway Minister :                  John Mathai

First Defense Minister :                 Sardar Baldev Singh

First Finance Minister :                  R. Shanmugam Chetty

First Governor General (Indian) :C. Rajagopalachari

First Governor General:                 Lord Mountbatten

India’s first Chief Justice:              Harilal J. Kania

First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen

First Chief Information Commissioner: Wajahat Habibullah

First Central Vigilance Commissioner :N Srinivas Rao

First Chairman of Lok Sabha: GVV Mavalankar

First cabinet secretary :                  N. P. Pillai

First Army Chief :                            General Rajendra Singh ji

First Air Force Chief :                     Air Marshal Thomas Elmhurst

First Naval Chief :                           Vice Admiral RD Kati