The Prime Minister's Office is located in the capital city of New Delhi, in the country of India.Prime Minister works through the Prime Minister's Office and is the head of the Union or the Federal Government of India. India follows the Westminster model in case of the constitutional democracy and this is one of the prime reasons why the Prime Minister's Office is of so much importance to the Indian political arena. The Prime Minister's Office in India is situated at the Raisina Hills with the South Block being one of the two secretariat blocks that surround the Rashtrapati Bhavana.
The Prime Ministerís Office receives only those policy issues which are deemed important by the concerned Minister and submitted to the Prime Minister. The PMO is also subject to receiving of all significant files related to the Planning Commission. This is due to the fact that the Prime Minister is the Chairman of the Planning Commission of India. The two other most important areas that are taken care of by the Office of the Prime Minister are National Defense Fund and the Prime Ministerís National Relief Fund.
The first Prime Minister to hold the Prime Minister's Office was Jawaharlal Nehru, who became the head of the State in the year 1947, on 15th of August. The present Prime Minister of India is Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was appointed for the post on the 22nd of May, in 2004. A total of 14 Prime Ministers have used the Prime Minister's Office since Independence, to date.
The address of the Prime Ministerís Office is as follows:
Fax: 91-11-23019545 / 91-11-23016857
Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012