Who is the Home Minister?

The head of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India is called the Home Minister. One of the senior most posts in the Union Cabinet, the main responsibility of the Home Minister is to look after matters related to India's internal security.

Current Home Minister of India 2024:

The current Home Minister of India is Amit Shah. He has assumed office as Home Minister on 30 May 2019, before that Rajnath Singh was working in this post from 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Home Minister of India. He served in this post from 02 September 1946 to 15 December 1950.

List of all Home Ministers of India (1947-2024):

Name Term Political parties (coalitions)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 02 September 1946 15 December 1950 Indian National Congress
C. Rajagopalachari 26 December 1950 25 October 1951
Kailash Nath Katju 1951 1955
Govind Ballabh Pant 10 January 1955 07 March 1961
Lal Bahadur Shastri April 4, 1961 29 August 1963
Gulzarilal Nanda 29 August 1963 14 November 1966
Yashwantrao Chavan 14 November 1966 June 27, 1970
Indira Gandhi June 27, 1970 04 February 1973
Uma Shankar Dixit 04 February 1973 1974
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 1974 24 March 1977
Charan Singh 24 March 1977 July 01, 1978 Janata Dal
Morarji Desai July 01, 1978 28 July 1979
Yashwantrao Chavan 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Dal (Secular)
Gyani Jail Singh 14 January 1980 June 22, 1982 Indian National Congress
R. Venkataraman June 22, 1982 02 September 1982
Prakash Chandra Sethi 02 September 1982 July 19, 1984
P. V. Narasimha Rao July 19, 1984 31 December 1984
Shankarrao Chavan 31 December 1984 12 March 1986
P. V. Narasimha Rao 12 March 1986 May 12, 1986
Sardar Buta Singh May 12, 1986 02 December 1989
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal (National Front)
Chandrashekhar 10 November 1990 June 21, 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (National Front)
Shankarrao Chavan June 21, 1991 May 16, 1996 Indian National Congress
Murli Manohar Joshi May 16, 1996 June 01, 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
HD Deve Gowda June 01, 1996 June 29, 1996 Janata Dal (United Front)
Indrajit Gupta June 29, 1996 March 19, 1998 Communist Party of India (United Front)
L.K. Advani March 19, 1998 May 22, 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)
Shivraj Patil May 22, 2004 30 November 2008 Indian National Congress (UPA)
P. Chidambaram 30 November 2008 July 31, 2012
Sushil Kumar Shinde July 31, 2012 May 26, 2014
Rajnath Singh May 26, 2014 May 30, 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)
Amit Shah May 30, 2019 deputy Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)

Ministry of Home Affairs (India):

The Ministry of Home Affairs is one of the important ministries of the Government of India. The Ministry of Home Affairs provides manpower and financial assistance, guidance and expertise to the State Governments for maintaining security, peace and harmony without interfering with the constitutional rights of the States.

Departments of the Ministry of Home Affairs:

The following are the constituent departments of the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961:

  • Internal Security Department: Oversees police, law and order and rehabilitation related work.
  • State Department: The Center deals with the matters relating to State Relations, Inter-State Relations, Union Territories and Freedom Fighters Pension.
  • Home Department: Deals with the functions of the President and the Vice-President, notification regarding the appointment of the Prime Minister and other ministers, etc.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Affairs Department: deals with all constitutional provisions relating to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and all other matters relating to the State, except those relating to the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Border Management Department: deals with border management including coastal borders.
  • Department of Official Language: deals with the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution relating to the Official Language and the provisions of the Official Languages ​​Act, 1963.

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