Minister of State for Home Affairs (Vishwamitra)

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Minister of State for Home Affairs
गृह राज्यमंत्री
Incumbent
Shivangi Roy

since 13 October 2023
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;
8 years, 2 months 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 Shivangi Roy who has been in office since 13 October 2023.

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 Shivangi Roy who has been in office since 13 October 2023.

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 Civil Administration
  • Department of Internal Security
  • Department of Protocol and Ceremonies
  • Election Commission of Vishwamitra
  • Gazette of Vishwamitra
  • Royal Police Force of Vishwamitra

List

Ministers of State for Home Affairs

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

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of State for Home Affairs
1 Saikat Seal
(born 2006)
Rajya Sabha MP (until Jul'2016)
MP for Maligaon III (from Jul'2016)
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
217 days Independent Sarala II Sarala Baishya
11 April
2016
10 July
2016
Children's Group Secular Party Varuna III Varuna Sriraya
2 Manoj Chetry
(born 2005)
MP for North Krishnanagar II
10 July
2016
30 December
2016
173 days
3 File:Photo of Rajdeep Deka.jpg Rajdeep Deka
(born 2002)
MP for Adarsha I
30 December
2016
12 April
2017
103 days Friends Society Independent Party Varuna IV
(1) Saikat Seal
(born 2006)
MP for Maligaon III
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Friends Society Freedom Party Baishya III Sarala Baishya
(2) Manoj Chetry
(born 2005)
MP for Kalapani Rural
5 July
2017
6 August
2017
32 days Friends Society Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish
Minister of State for Internal Affairs
(2) Manoj Chetry
(born 2005)
MP for Kalapani Rural
6 August
2017
25 December
2017
141 days Friends Society Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
Friends Societal Congress Varuna V Varuna Sriraya
Minister of State for Home Affairs
5 Tusharjit Deka
(born 2006)
MP for Krishnanagar II
21 March
2018
13 May
2018
53 days Friends Society Secular Party Varuna VI Varuna Sriraya
Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary
6 Jemina Hazarika
(born 2006)
MP for Inner Basistha I
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish
Varuna Sriraya
Minister of State for Home Affairs
7 Abhirup Patranabis
(born 2012)
MP for Bhetapara Rural
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
234 days Friends Society Secular Party Varuna VII Varuna Sriraya
7 January
2019
17 March
2019
Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish
17 March
2019
3 June
2019
Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa V
8 Arpan Deka
(born 2008)
MP for Adarsha
3 June
2019
16 July
2019
43 days
9 Bishakha Das
(born 2013)
MP for Bhaskarnagar
16 July
2019
2 September
2019
48 days
10 Nishwan Baidantic
(born 2001)
Unelected

*
2 September
2019
29 September
2019
27 days
(8) Arpan Deka
(born 2008)
MP for Adarsha
29 September
2019
23 October
2019
24 days
(7) Abhirup Patranabis
(born 2012)
MP for Bhetapara Rural
23 October
2019
16 November
2019
24 days
(6) Jemina Hazarika
(born 2006)
16 November
2019
20 November
2019
4 days
11 Harlong Terang
(born 2005)
20 November
2019
24 November
2019
4 days
(8) Arpan Deka
(born 2008)
MP for Adarsha
26 November
2019
3 March
2020
98 days
(5) Tusharjit Deka
(born 2006)
Unelected (until Mar'2020)
MP for Devkotanagar II (from Mar'2020)
3 March
2020
22 March
2020
58 days National People's Congress Anoushkaa I Anoushkaa Patranabish
22 March
2020
30 April
2020
Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish
(8) Arpan Deka
(born 2008)
MP for West Gotanagar
13 May
2020
8 June
2020
26 days Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish
(7) Abhirup Patranabis
(born 2012)
MP for Bhetapara Rural
(8) Arpan Deka
(born 2008)
MP for West Gotanagar
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa
Minister of State for Home Affairs and Internal Security
(6) Jemina Hazarika
(born 2006)
MP for Basistha Rural
17 June
2020
28 January
2021
225 days National People's Congress Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa
(5) Tusharjit Deka
(born 2006)
MP for West Gotanagar
28 January
2021
1 March
2021
32 days Ștefan I Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Minister of State for Home Affairs
12 Abayat Ibtiyaz
(born 2006)
MP for Rashtra Niwas
18 June
2021
9 September
2021
123 days National People's Congress Ștefan II Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Farhaz I Farhaz Hazarika
13 W. Pranit Singh
(born 2001)
MP for Basistha Rural
22 November
2021
17 March
2022
115 days Farhaz II
12 May
2022
11 November
2022
183 days Independent Farhaz III
14 Suryadeva Kapei
(born 2008)
MP for Maligaon
12 November
2022
13 October
2023
335 days National People's Congress Farhaz IV
15 Shivangi Roy
(born 2010)
MP for Sri Vijayapur
13 October
2023
Incumbent 122 days Farhaz V

Ministers of State in the Department of Official Languages

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 File:Mridul AminP.jpg Mridul Amin
(born 2003)
MP for B.G. Colony

(MoS, I/C)
3 June
2019
16 July
2019
43 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa V Tanishkaa Patranabish

See also