Minister of State for Home Affairs (Vishwamitra)

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Minister of State for Home Affairs
गृह राज्यमंत्री
Coat of arms of Vishwamitra (2021).svg
Incumbent
Preetam Kapei

since 12 November 2022
Ministry of Home Affairs
StyleThe Right Honourable (formally)
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister
Minister of Home Affairs
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerThe Rashtradhyaksh
on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt His Illustrious and Royal Majesty's pleasure
Formation6 December 2015;
7 years, 1 month ago
First holderSaikat Seal

The Minister of State for Home Affairs (Hindi: गृह राज्यमंत्री), commonly shortened as State Minister for Home Affairs is the junior minister in the Home Ministry who is also a member of the union council of ministers. The minister of state is responsible to carry out specialised duties as directed to them from time to time by the Prime Minister or the cabinet minister within the ministerial jurisdiction. The first Minister of State for Home Affairs was Saikat Seal who was appointed by prime minister Sarala Baishya on 6 December 2015, while the current minister of state is Preetam Kapei who has been in office since 12 November 2022.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs often assists their senior ministerial colleague, the Minister of Home Affairs and also carries out duties and heads various departments within the ministry.

Apart from the Minister of State for Home Affairs who is the principal junior minister in the ministry, several other ministers of state have historically been appointed in the ministry. Those ministers of state held the independent charge over particular departments of the ministry instead of the entire ministry. These include the Minister of State for Internal Security, the Minister of State for Official Languages, etc.

History

Following the constitutional changes of December 2015, the position of the Minister of States were introduced in the government and Sarala Baishya became the first prime minister to appoint junior ministers in the various ministries of the government. The Minister of State for Home Affairs is one of the longest continuing junior ministerial position that exists in the nation and has been existing since 6 December 2015. Saikat Seal was the first to be appointed as a minister of state for home affairs by prime minister Sarala Baishya in her second cabinet. The current minister of state is Preetam Kapei who has been in office since 12 November 2022.

Among the other ministers of state include Mridul Amin who served as the Minister of State for Official Languages (independent charge).

Roles and duties

The Minister of State for Home Affairs is responsible for assisting the Minister for Home Affairs in the discharge of their functions and duties over the ministry and the various departments, including:

  • 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

List

Ministers of State for Home Affairs

* Denotes those who later went on to become the Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs.

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister Home Minister
From To Period
Ministers of State for Home Affairs (6 December 2015 – 6 August 2017)
Saikat-Seal.PNG Saikat Seal
सैकत सील
(born 2006)
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
217 days Independent Sarala II Sarala Baishya Anoushkaa Patranabish
11 April
2016
10 July
2016
Secular Party Dhrubajyoti III Dhrubajyoti Roy Asmi Patranabis
Manoj Chetry.PNG Manoj Chetry
मनोज छेत्री
(born 2005)
10 July
2016
30 December
2016
173 days
Bishnu Chetry
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Man without face.svg Rajdeep Deka
राजदीप देका
(born 2002)
30 December
2016
12 April
2017
103 days Independent Party Dhrubajyoti IV
Asmi Patranabis
Saikat-Seal.PNG Saikat Seal
सैकत सील
(born 2006)
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Freedom Party Baishya III Sarala Baishya Arnab Sil
Manoj Chetry.PNG Manoj Chetry
मनोज छेत्री
(born 2005)
5 July
2017
6 August
2017
32 days Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Sarala Baishya
Ministers of State for Internal Affairs (6 August 2017 – )
Manoj Chetry.PNG Manoj Chetry
मनोज छेत्री
(born 2005)
6 August
2017
25 December
2017
141 days Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish Sarala Baishya
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
Congress Dhrubajyoti V Dhrubajyoti Roy Dhrubajyoti Roy
Ministers of State for Home Affairs (21 March – 13 May 2018)
Man without face.svg Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
21 March
2018
13 May
2018
53 days Secular Party Dhrubajyoti VI Dhrubajyoti Roy Dhrubajyoti Roy
Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary (14 May – 12 October 2018)
Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish Arnab Sil
(Cabinet Secretary)
Dhrubajyoti Roy
Ministers of State for Home Affairs (12 October 2018 – 17 June 2021)
Man without face.svg Abhirup Patranabis
अभिरूप पत्रनबिस
(born 2012)
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
234 days Secular Party Dhrubajyoti VII Dhrubajyoti Roy Anoushkaa Patranabish
7 January
2019
17 March
2019
Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish Bishnu Chetry
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(Additional charge)
Bishnu Chetry
17 March
2019
3 June
2019
Congress Tanishkaa V
Asmi Patranabis
(Additional charge)
Bishnu Chetry
Man without face.svg Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
3 June
2019
16 July
2019
43 days
Portrait of Princess Bishakha (cropped).jpg Bishakha Das
बिशाखा दास
(born 2013)
16 July
2019
2 September
2019
48 days Arnab Sil
Man without face.svg Nishwan Baidantic
निश्वान बैदांतिक
(born 2001)
*
2 September
2019
29 September
2019
27 days
Ankurjyoti Thakuria
Man without face.svg Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
29 September
2019
23 October
2019
24 days Bishnu Chetry
Man without face.svg Abhirup Patranabis
अभिरूप पत्रनबिस
(born 2012)
23 October
2019
16 November
2019
24 days
Anoushkaa Patranabish
Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
16 November
2019
20 November
2019
4 days
Man without face.svg Harlong Terang
हार्लोंग तेरांग
(born 2005)
20 November
2019
24 November
2019
4 days
Position vacant between 24 and 26 November 2020.
Man without face.svg Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
26 November
2019
3 March
2020
98 days Congress
Bishnu Chetry
Tanishkaa Patranabish
Arnab Sil
Man without face.svg Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
3 March
2020
22 March
2020
58 days Anoushkaa I Anoushkaa Patranabish Anoushkaa Patranabish
Bishnu Chetry
22 March
2020
30 April
2020
Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish Anoushkaa Patranabish
Position vacant between 1 May and 13 May 2020.
Man without face.svg Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
13 May
2020
8 June
2020
26 days Congress Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish Bishnu Chetry
Man without face.svg Abhirup Patranabis
अभिरूप पत्रनबिस
(born 2012)
Man without face.svg Arpan Deka
अर्पण डेका
(born 2008)
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Anoushkaa II Princess
Anoushkaa
Senior Prince
Abhiraj
Ministers of State for Home Affairs and Internal Security (17 June 2020 – )
Jemina Hazarika.jpg Jemina Hazarika
जेमिना हज़ारिका
(born 2006)
17 June
2020
28 January
2021
225 days Congress Anoushkaa II Princess
Anoushkaa
Nishwan Baidantic
Senior Prince
Abhiraj
Man without face.svg Tusharjit Deka
तुषारजीत डेका
(born 2006)
28 January
2021
1 March
2021
32 days Ștefan I Duke
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Dhrubajyoti Roy
(The Rashtradhyaksh)
Position vacant between 1 March and 18 June 2021.
Man without face.svg Abayat Ibtiyaz
अबायत इब्तियाज़
(born 2006)
18 June
2021
11 September
2021
125 days Congress Ștefan II Duke
Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Farhaz I Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
Position vacant between 21 October and 22 November 2021.
Man without face.svg W. Pranit Singh
व. प्रणीत सिंह
(born 2001)
22 November
2021
17 March
2022
115 days Congress Farhaz II Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
Princess
Anoushkaa
Position vacant between 17 March and 12 May 2022.
Man without face.svg Baron
W. Pranit Singh

व. प्रणीत सिंह
(born 2001)
12 May
2022
30 July
2022
265 days Independent Farhaz III Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
Duke
Farhaz Hazarika
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
Crown Princess
Sarala
Man without face.svg Baron
Preetam Kapei
प्रीतम कापेई
(born 2008)
12 November
2022
Incumbent 81 days Congress Farhaz IV

Ministers of State in the Department of Official Languages

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister Home Minister
From To Period
Mridul AminP.jpg Mridul Amin
मृदुल अमीन
(born 2003)
(Independent charge)
3 June
2019
16 July
2019
43 days Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish Bishnu Chetry

See also