The Minister of Home Affairs holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The current minister is P. Chidambaram. The ministry has been headed by some of the most influential names of Indian politics, such as Sardar Patel, C. Rajagopalachari, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Shivraj Patil and Lal Krishna Advani.
The Offices and the Chambers of the Ministry are located at the North Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi.
Department of Border Management
Department of Border Management, dealing with management of borders, including coastal borders.
Department of Internal Security
Department of Internal Security, dealing with police, law and order and rehabilitation.
Department of J&K Affairs
Department of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Affairs, dealing with the constitutional provisions in respect of the State of Jammu & Kashmir and all other matters relating to the State excluding those with which the Ministry of External Affairs is concerned.
Department of Home
Dealing with the notification of assumption of office by the President and Vice President, notification of appointment of the Prime Minister and other Ministers, etc
Department of Official Language
Dealing with the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution relating to official languages and the provisions of the Official Languages Act, 1963.
Department of States
Dealing with Centre-State relations, Inter-State relations, Union Territories and Freedom Fighters’ pension.