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Minister of Home Affairs (India)

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The Minister of Home Affairs (or simply, the Home Minister) is the head of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. One of the senior-most offices in the Union Cabinet, the chief responsibility of the Home Minister is the maintenance of India's internal security; the country's large police force comes under his ambit. Occasionally, he is assisted by the Minister of State of Home Affairs and the lower-ranked Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.

Union Minister of Home Affairs
Emblem of India.svg
Rajnath Singh at Hunkar Rally 2.jpg
Incumbent
Rajnath Singh
Ministry of Home Affairs
Style The Honourable
Member of Union Cabinet
National Security Council
Reports to The Prime Minister
Seat North Block, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Appointer President on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
Formation 2 September 1946

Ever since the time of independent India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the office has been seen as second in seniority only to the Prime Minister in the Union Cabinet. Like Patel, several Home Ministers have since held the additional portfolio of Deputy Prime Minister.

Since 26 May 2014, the Home Minister of India is Rajnath Singh of the Bharatiya Janta Party, taking over the reins from Sushilkumar Shinde.

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List of Home MinistersEdit

Name Portrait Term of office Political party
(Alliance)
Prime Minister
1 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel   2 September 1946 15 December 1950 Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 C. Rajagopalachari   26 December 1950 25 October 1951
3 Kailash Nath Katju 1951 1955
4 Govind Ballabh Pant   10 January 1955 7 March 1961
5 Lal Bahadur Shastri   4 April 1961 29 August 1963
6 Gulzarilal Nanda 29 August 1963 14 November 1966 Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Indira Gandhi
7 Yashwantrao Chavan 14 November 1966 27 June 1970 Indira Gandhi
8 Indira Gandhi   27 June 1970 4 February 1973
9 Uma Shankar Dikshit 4 February 1973 1974
10 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy 1974 24 March 1977
11 Charan Singh   24 March 1977 1 July 1978 Janata Party Morarji Desai
12 Morarji Desai   1 July 1978 28 July 1979
(7) Yashwantrao Chavan 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
13 Giani Zail Singh   14 January 1980 22 June 1982 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
14 R. Venkataraman   22 June 1982 2 September 1982
15 Prakash Chandra Sethi 2 September 1982 19 July 1984
16 P. V. Narasimha Rao 19 July 1984 31 December 1984 Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
17 Shankarrao Chavan 31 December 1984 12 March 1986 Rajiv Gandhi
(16) P. V. Narasimha Rao 12 March 1986 12 May 1986
18 Sardar Buta Singh   12 May 1986 2 December 1989
19 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
20 Chandra Shekhar   10 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party
(National Front)
Himself
(17) Shankarrao Chavan 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
21 Murli Manohar Joshi   16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
22 H.D. Deve Gowda   1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal
(United Front)
Himself
23 Indrajit Gupta 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 Communist Party of India
(United Front)
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
24 L. K. Advani   19 March 1998 22 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
25 Shivraj Patil   22 May 2004 30 November 2008 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
26 P. Chidambaram   30 November 2008 31 July 2012
27 Sushilkumar Shinde   31 July 2012 26 May 2014
28 Rajnath Singh   26 May 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party BJP
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Damodardas Modi

Ministers of State of Home AffairsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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