First in Indian Governance

* First President of Indian Republic: Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962).
* First Prime Minister of India: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964). The first term lasted till 1952 after which he was re-elected.
* First Vice President of India: Dr. S Radhakrishan.
* First Deputy Prime Minister of India: Vallabhbhai Patel.
* First Prime Minister to be voted out of Office: India Ghandi (1977) when the Indian National Congress lost to the Janta Party.
* First Non-Congress Government: by Janta Party with Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister (1977-1980).
* First Prime Minster of India who resigned without completing his full term: Morarji Desai.
* First Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term (five years): P. V. Narasimha Rao, June 21, 1991 to May 16 1996.
* First Governor-General: Warren Hastings.
* First British Governor-General: Lord William Bentick.
* First British Viceroy of India: Lord Canning.
* First Governor General of Independent India: Lord Mountbatten, 1947.
* First and Last Indian Governor-General of Indian Union: C Rajagopalachari, 1948.
* First Chief Justice of India (Supreme Court): Justice Hiralal J Kania.
* First Indian to pass ICS: Surendra Nath Banerjee.
* First Indian ICS Officer: Satyendranath Tagore, 1863.
* The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha: Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar.
* First Finance Minister of Independent India: Shri R.K.Shanmukhan Chettys.
* Presentation of First Budget after India's Independence: Shri R.K.Shanmukhan Chettys on Nov. 26, 1947.
* First President to die in Office: Dr. Zakhir Hussain.
* First Prime Minister who did not face the Parliament: Chaudhary Charan Singh.
* First Chief Justice of Supreme Court to become President of India: Justice M Hidaytullah.
* First Education Minister: Abul Kalam Azad.
* First Home Minister: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
* First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen.
* First Minister to resign from Union Cabinet: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (1950).
* The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council: S.P.Sinha.

* The first Judge of International Court of Justice: Dr. Nagendra Singh.

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