| Cabinet of India|
15 August 1947
| John Mathai|
on the advice of the Prime Minister|Minister of Railways (India) Wikipedia
The Minister of Railways is the head of the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. The railway minister is usually accorded a cabinet rank, and is responsible for Indian Railways, the largest employer in the world. An important responsibility of the railway minister is to present in Parliament the Railway Budget, the Annual Financial Statement of Indian Railways. Suresh Prabhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current Minister of Railways, serving since 10 November 2014.