Ministry of Home Affairs


TheMinistry of Home Affairs is one of the nodal Indian Central Government Executive bodies responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Indian Republic. The Ministry is currently headed by the Honorable Minister Shri Shivraj Patil.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is a senior ministry. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has the following subsidiary government departments under its administrative fold:
  • Department of Internal Security
  • Department of Home
  • Department of Official Languages
  • Department of States
  • Department of Border Management
  • Department of Jammu & Kashmir Affairs
Allied organizations linked to its administrative fold include:
  • National Institute of Disaster Management
  • National Foundation for Communal Harmony
  • National Disaster Management Authority

Some of the attached and subordinate offices of the ministry of home affairs are listed below:
  • Border Security Force
  • Indo-Tibet Border Police
  • Assam Rifles
  • Intelligence Bureau
  • Central Reserve Police Force
  • Sashashtra Seema Bal
  • Bureau of Police Research & Development
  • Central Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Zonal Council Secretariat
  • Narcotic Control Bureau
  • Central Translation Bureau
  • Sardar Vallbh Bhai Patel National Police Academy
  • National Crime Record Bureau
  • National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science
  • Director General of Civil Defence and Home Guards
  • Committee of Parliament on Official Language
  • National Fire Service College

Intelligence Bureau

The Intelligence Bureau is India's premier internal intelligence body. The Indian Central Government organization is more popularly known by its initials, IB.

The Intelligence Bureau is a secretive organization. The Intelligence entity is responsible for the collation of relevant information within India's borders. The Intelligence body also executes counter-intelligence moves. Counter-terrorism activities are also executed by the Central Intelligence Bureau. The IB is responsible for verifying the antecedents of key Indian government personnel. The organization also has the power to break privacy laws like the tapping of communication devices including telephones. The Intelligence Bureau has a subsidiary state level organization-Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau or SIB in every Indian state government capital.

The address of the Ministry of Home Affairs is:

Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, Central Secretariat
New Delhi-110 001

Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012