The Ministry of Commerce and Industry administers two departments, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. The head of the Ministry is a Minister of Cabinet rank. As of March 2011, the Minister of Commerce and Industry is Anand Sharma, who is assisted by Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia.
Department of Commerce
The department is entrusted with formulating and implementing the foreign trade policy and responsibilities relating to multilateral and bilateral commercial relations, state trading, export promotion measures, and development and regulation of certain export oriented industries and commodities.
In order for the smooth functioning, the Department is divided into eight divisions:
Administrative and General Division
Trade Policy Division
Foreign Trade Territorial Division
State Trading & Infrastructure Division
The subjects under the administrative control of the Department include: