The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels.


Union Home Minister is in charge of the internal administration of the country, with responsibility for Central police forces and domestic counter-intelligence, as well as supervision of the Indian Administrative Service. Home ministers are also responsible for law and order situation in the country.

Past Ministers

In the past the post has been occupied by Sardar Patel, Rajaji, Kailash Nath Katju, Lal Bahadur Sastri, Gulzari Lal Nanda, Morarji Desai,Yashwantrao Chavan, Shankarrao Chavan, Giani Zail Singh, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Buta Singh, Indrajit Gupta, Lal Krishna Advani, Govind Ballabh Pant and Shivraj Patil. Chidambaram Palaniappan is the current Union Home Minister.

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