Minister of Home Affairs (Vishwamitra)

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Minister of Home Affairs
गृह मंत्री
Coat of arms of Vishwamitra (2021).svg
Portrait of Princess Sarala (2021).jpg
Incumbent
Princess Sarala

since 31 July 2022
Ministry of Home Affairs
StyleHis/Her Excellency (formally)
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerThe Rashtradhyaksh
on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation6 December 2015; 5 years ago
First holderAnoushkaa Patranabish
DeputyMinister of State for Home Affairs

The Minister of Home Affairs (commonly shortened to Home Minister) is the minister in the Government of Vishwamitra who is responsible for overseeing the nation's internal affairs, particularly public security, emergency management, civil registration and identification, supervision of regional and local governments, conduct of elections and heads the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Minister of Home Affairs is one of the senior-most ministerial positions in the nation and is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

The Minister of Home Affairs is often assisted by a junior minister, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, who form the core-ministerial team in the ministry are responsible for the affairs of the ministry.

The first Minister of Home Affairs was Anoushkaa Patranabish who was appointed on 6 December 2015 following the establishment of the ministry under prime minister Sarala Baishya. The current minister is Sarala Baishya who is also the current deputy prime minister and has been in office since 31 July 2022.

History of office

The Minister of Home Affairs has been the head of the Ministry of Home Affairs since its formation on 6 December 2015 under prime minister Sarala Baishya. The first minister was Anoushkaa Patranabish who has served as the home minister on several other occasions as well. Often prime ministers including Dhrubajyoti Roy, Tanishkaa Patranabish, Farhaz Hazarika subsequently served as the ministers of home affairs during their premiership. The Minister of Home Affairs is one of the senior-most members of the cabinet and often ranked after the Prime Minister as the senior-most government member. Nishwan Baidantic is the only person to have served as both cabinet and state minister in the ministry.

The position of the Minister of Home Affairs is usually held by a resident citizen with an only exception to Carson Snyder who served as the home minister in the caretaker government of Phillip Joseph Pillin between October and November 2021.

The ministers have often been referred through various titles. From the inception of the ministry till 6 August 2017, the minister was referred as the Minister of Home Affairs. Following the renaming of the ministry on 6 August 2017, the minister came to be known as the Minister of Internal Affairs and subsequently was reverted back to its original name in March 2018. Following the constitutional coup of 2018, the position was renamed to that of Cabinet Secretary with Arnab Sil being the first and only person to hold said position. In the post-coup governments until the establishment of the monarchy in June 2020, the minister was titled again as Minister of Home Affairs. On 17 June 2020, the position was renamed to that of Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security which was again renamed to its original name on 28 January 2021 and the name has been renamed the same since then.

Roles and duties

The minister is usually one of the most senior members of Cabinet and a member on the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The minister is seen as one of the people most responsible for formulating Vishwamitra's internal security, as they along with other relevant ministers advise the Prime Minister in developing and implementing internal laws, matters related to administration, etc, and also acts as the government's main spokesperson on internal affairs issues.

The minister along with their deputy, the minister of state for home affairs, preside over the following departments and agencies which fall under the jurisdiction of the ministry:

  • Department of Internal Security
  • Department of General Administration
  • Department of National Co-existence and Official Languages
  • Department of Protocol
  • Department of Elections
  • Gazette of Vishwamitra
  • Royal Police Force
  • Election Commission

Ministers

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister Minister(s) of State
From To Period
Ministers of Home Affairs (6 December 2015 – 6 August 2017)
Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2010)
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
127 days Independent Sarala II Sarala Baishya Saikat Seal
Woman without face.svg Asmi Patranabis
अस्मी पत्रनबिस
(born 2007)
11 April
2016
2 October
2016
174 days Secular Party Dhrubajyoti III Dhrubajyoti Roy
Manoj Chetry
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
2 October
2016
27 November
2016
56 days
Tanishkaa Patranabish (2010-2018).jpg Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2004)
27 November
2016
30 December
2016
82 days
30 December
2016
17 February
2017
Dhrubajyoti IV Rajdeep Deka
Woman without face.svg Asmi Patranabis
अस्मी पत्रनबिस
(born 2007)
17 February
2017
12 April
2017
54 days
Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
अर्नब सिल
(born 2004)
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Freedom Party Sarala III Sarala Baishya Saikat Seal
Sarala Baishya (2).jpg Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
5 July
2017
6 August
2017
32 days Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Manoj Chetry
Ministers of Internal Affairs (6 August 2017 – 21 March 2018)
Sarala Baishya (2).jpg Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
6 August
2017
25 December
2017
141 days Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Manoj Chetry
Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Dhrubajyoti Roy
ध्रुबज्योति रॉय
(born 2002)
Prime Minister
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
86 days Congress Dhrubajyoti V Dhrubajyoti Roy
Ministers of Home Affairs (21 March – 13 May 2018)
Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Dhrubajyoti Roy
ध्रुबज्योति रॉय
(born 2002)
Prime Minister
21 March
2018
13 May
2018
53 days Congress Dhrubajyoti VI Dhrubajyoti Roy Tusharjit Deka
Cabinet Secretary (14 May – 12 October 2018)
Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
अर्नब सिल
(born 2004)
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish Jemina Hazarika
(Parliamentary Secretary)
Dhrubajyoti Roy
Ministers of Home Affairs (12 October 2018 – 17 June 2020)
Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2010)
Vice President
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
86 days Secular Party Dhrubajyoti VII Dhrubajyoti Roy Abhirup Patranabis
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
7 January
2019
29 January
2019
22 days Congress Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish
Official Portrait of Tanishkaa Patranabish (October 2018).jpg Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2004)
Prime Minister
(Additional charge)
29 January
2019
1 February
2019
3 days Secular Party
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
1 February
2019
17 March
2019
50 days Congress
17 March
2019
23 March
2019
Tanishkaa V
Woman without face.svg Asmi Patranabis
अस्मी पत्रनबिस
(born 2007)
(Additional charge)
23 March
2019
29 March
2019
6 days
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
29 March
2019
16 July
2019
109 days
Arpan Deka
Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
अर्नब सिल
(born 2004)
16 July
2019
13 September
2019
59 days Bishakha Das
Nishwan Baidantic
Ankurjyoti Thakuria.jpg Ankurjyoti Thakuria
अंकुरज्योति ठाकुरिया
(born 2002)
13 September
2019
29 September
2019
16 days
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
29 September
2019
8 November
2019
40 days Arpan Deka
Abhirup Patranabis
Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2010)
8 November
2019
12 December
2019
34 days
Jemina Hazarika
Harlong Terang
Vacant
Arpan Deka
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
12 December
2019
10 January
2020
29 days
Official Portrait of Tanishkaa Patranabish (October 2018).jpg Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2004)
Prime Minister
10 January
2020
1 February
2020
22 days
Portrait of Arnab Sil.png Arnab Sil
अर्नब सिल
(born 2004)
1 February
2020
3 March
2020
31 days
Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2010)
Prime Minister
3 March
2020
9 March
2020
6 days Anoushkaa I Anoushkaa Patranabish Tusharjit Deka
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
9 March
2020
22 March
2020
13 days
Portrait of Anoushkaa Patranabish in 2018.jpg Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनबिश
(born 2010)
22 March
2020
30 April
2020
39 days Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish
Position vacant between 1 May and 13 May 2020.
Bishnu Chetry.png Bishnu Chetry
बिष्णु छेत्री
(born 2001)
13 May
2020
8 June
2020
26 days Congress Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish Arpan Deka &
Abhirup Patranabis
Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Prince Abhiraj
राजकुमार अभिराज
(born 2006)
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa Arpan Deka
Ministers of Home Affairs and Internal Security (17 June 2020 – 1 March 2021)
Man without face.svg Nishwan Baidantic
निश्वान बैदांतिक
(born 2001)
17 June
2020
20 August
2020
64 days Congress Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa Jemina Hazarika
Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Prince Abhiraj
राजकुमार अभिराज
(born 2006)
20 August
2020
28 January
2021
161 days
Portrait of Dhrubajyoti Roy (June 2020).jpg Rashtradhyaksh
Dhrubajyoti Roy
ध्रुबज्योति रॉय
Advisor to the Prime Minister
28 January
2021
1 March
2021
32 days Independent Ștefan I Duke
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Tusharjit Deka
Position vacant between 1 March and 5 March 2021.
Ministers of Home Affairs (6 March 2021 – present)
Portrait of Farhaz Hazarika.jpg Duke
Farhaz Hazarika

फ़रहाज़ हज़ारिका
(born 2001)
6 March
2021
11 September
2021
229 days Congress Ștefan II Duke
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Vacant
Abayat Ibtiyaz
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Farhaz I Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
Carson 2021.PNG Carson Snyder
कार्सन स्नाइडर
(born 2003)
21 October
2021
22 November
2021
32 days Independent Phillip Count
Phillip Joseph Pillin
Vacant
Portrait of Princess Anoushkaa (2021).jpg Princess
Anoushkaa

राजकुमारी अनुष्का
(born 2010)
22 November
2021
17 March
2022
115 days Congress Hazarika II Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
W. Pranit Singh
Portrait of Farhaz Hazarika (November 2021).jpg Duke
Farhaz Hazarika

फ़रहाज़ हज़ारिका
(born 2001)
Prime Minister
17 March
2022
12 May
2022
136 days Vacant
12 May
2022
31 July
2022
Independent Hazarika III Baron
W. Pranit Singh
Portrait of Princess Sarala (2021).jpg Crown Princess
Sarala

युवराजकुमारी सरला
(born 2005)
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
183 days
12 November
2022
Incumbent Congress Farhaz IV Baron
Preetam Kapei

See also