Prime Minister's Office

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.

In India, the Prime Minister's Office is popularly referred to as the PMO and its chief purpose is to offer assistance to the President of the nation. The head of the Prime Minister's Office is the chief secretary of the Prime Minister himself. There is also an anti-corruption cell at the Prime Minister's Office, India, which deals with the detection and eradication of various types of corruption in the country. The public unit at the office of the Prime Minister which deals with the complaints and grievances is also headed by the Prime Minister who takes care of the files related to the people of the nation.

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:

South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi,
110 011
Phone: 91-11-23012312.
Fax: 91-11-23019545 / 91-11-23016857

Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012