Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration

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Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration
संघीय मामले और प्रशासन मंत्रालय
Central overview
Formed10 June 2022
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of Local Administration
  • Ministry of Interstate Cooperation
Jurisdiction Vishwamitra
Ministers responsible
Child agencies
  • Department of Federal Affairs
  • Department of Local Governance and Administration
  • Department of Municipalities and Mayoral Councils
  • Department of Interstate Communication and Cooperation
  • Department of Territorial Development

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration (Hindi: संघीय मामले और प्रशासन मंत्रालय) is a ministry in the government of Vishwamitra which deals with the management of the local government in Vishwamitra. The ministry is responsible for the affairs of the federation, local governance and its administration, municipalities and the mayoral councils, interstate communication and cooperation and territorial development.

The ministry came into existence on 10 June 2022 after the merger of the Ministry of Local Administration and Ministry of Interstate Cooperation.

History

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration was formed as a result of the merger of the two independent ministries of Local Administration and Interstate Cooperation. The Ministry of Local Administration was concerned with the affairs of the local governance and its administration along with the administration of the city councils and the municipalities; while the Ministry of Interstate Cooperation was responsible for the affairs concerning cooperation between the states and the affairs concerning the development of the states and its relations with the centre.

Since the ministries performed related job, the two ministries were united as one through a Gazette Notification published by the Rashtradhyaksh on 10 June 2022 which resulted in the formation of the "Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration".

Departments

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration has five departments:

  • Department of Federal Affairs
  • Department of Local Governance and Administration
  • Department of Municipalities and Mayoral Councils
  • Department of Interstate Communication and Cooperation
  • Department of Territorial Development

Organisation

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Administration is headed by the Minister of Federal Affairs and Administration who is a member of the cabinet of Vishwamitra and often holds a cabinet rank. The cabinet minister is occasionally assisted by a junior minister, or the Minister of State for Federal Affairs and Administration. The first minister was Prince Abhiraj of Purvanchal who served following the formation of the ministry on 10 June 2022 until 11 November 2022. The current minister is Suryadeva Kapei who has been in office since 14 June 2023.

Ministers

Key
  • MoS, I/C means Minister of State (Independent charge)
Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
File:Photo of Abhiraj Kar.jpg Prince Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Basant Bahar
10 June
2022
11 November
2022
154 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika
File:Portrait of W. Pranit Singh.jpg W. Pranit Singh
(born 2001)
MP for Basant Bahar
12 November
2022
14 June
2023
214 days National People's Congress Farhaz IV
Suryadeva Kapei
(born 2008)
MP for Maligaon

(MoS, I/C until 9 October 2023)
14 June
2023
9 October
2023
340 days
13 October
2023
Incumbent Farhaz V

Ministers of State

Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Shivangi Roy
(born 2010)
Unelected (2022)
MP for Sri Vijayapur (2023–)
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
103 days Independent Farhaz III Farhaz Hazarika
13 October
2023
Incumbent 219 days National People's Congress Farhaz V

See also