Minister of Home Affairs (Vishwamitra)

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Minister of Home Affairs
गृह मंत्री
Incumbent
Farhaz Hazarika
(Prime Minister)

since 13 October 2023
Ministry of Home Affairs
StyleThe Most Honourable
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 Prime Minister Farhaz Hazarika who has been in office since 13 October 2023.

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

Ministers

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Home Affairs
1 Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
127 days Independent Sarala II Sarala Baishya
2 Asmi Patranabis
(born 2007)
11 April
2016
2 October
2016
174 days Children's Group Secular Party Dhrubajyoti III Dhrubajyoti Roy
3 Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for North Krishnanagar I
2 October
2016
27 November
2016
56 days
4 Tanishkaa Patranabish
(born 2004)
MP for Beltola

(Deputy Prime Minister)
27 November
2016
30 December
2016
82 days
30 December
2016
17 February
2017
Dhrubajyoti IV
(1) Asmi Patranabis
(born 2007)
MP for Beltola IV
17 February
2017
12 April
2017
54 days Friends Society Secular Party
5 Arnab Sil
(born 2004)
MP for Maligaon II

(Deputy Prime Minister)
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
84 days Friends Society Freedom Party Sarala III Sarala Baishya
6 Sarala Baishya
(born 2005)
MP for Basant Bahar

(Deputy Prime Minister)
5 July
2017
6 August
2017
32 days Friends Society Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish
Minister of Internal Affairs
(6) Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
(Deputy Prime Minister)
6 August
2017
25 December
2017
141 days Friends Society Independent Party Tanishkaa II Tanishkaa Patranabish
7 Dhrubajyoti Roy
(born 2002)
Unelected

(Prime Minister)
25 December
2017
21 March
2018
86 days Friends Societal Congress Dhrubajyoti V Dhrubajyoti Roy
Minister of Home Affairs
(7) Dhrubajyoti Roy
(born 2002)
MP for Maligaon

(Prime Minister)
21 March
2018
13 May
2018
53 days Friends Societal Congress Dhrubajyoti VI Dhrubajyoti Roy
Cabinet Secretary
(5) Arnab Sil
(born 2004)
MP for Goshala
14 May
2018
12 October
2018
151 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa III Tanishkaa Patranabish
Dhrubajyoti Roy
Minister of Home Affairs
(1) Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
(Vice President)
12 October
2018
6 January
2019
86 days Friends Society Secular Party Dhrubajyoti VII Dhrubajyoti Roy
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for Kalapani
7 January
2019
29 January
2019
22 days Friends Societal Congress Tanishkaa IV Tanishkaa Patranabish
(4) Tanishkaa Patranabish
(born 2004)
(Prime Minister)
Additional charge
29 January
2019
1 February
2019
3 days Friends Society Secular Party
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for Kalapani

(Deputy Prime Minister from
17 March 2019)
1 February
2019
17 March
2019
50 days Friends Societal Congress
17 March
2019
23 March
2019
Tanishkaa V
(2) Asmi Patranabis
(born 2007)
MP for Bhetapara Rural

Additional charge
23 March
2019
29 March
2019
6 days
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for Kalapani

(Deputy Prime Minister)
29 March
2019
16 July
2019
109 days
(5) Arnab Sil
(born 2004)
MP for Maligaon

(Senior Minister)
6 July
2019
13 September
2019
59 days
8 Ankurjyoti Thakuria
(born 2002)
Unelected

(Deputy Prime Minister)
13 September
2019
29 September
2019
16 days
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
(Deputy Prime Minister)
29 September
2019
8 November
2019
40 days
(1) Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
(Deputy Prime Minister)
8 November
2019
12 December
2019
34 days
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for Kalapani
12 December
2019
10 January
2020
29 days
(4) Tanishkaa Patranabish
(born 2004)
(Prime Minister)
10 January
2020
1 February
2020
22 days
(5) Arnab Sil
(born 2004)
MP for Maligaon
1 February
2020
3 March
2020
31 days
(1) Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
Unelected

(Prime Minister)
3 March
2020
9 March
2020
6 days National People's Congress Anoushkaa I Anoushkaa Patranabish
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
Unelected

(Deputy Prime Minister)
9 March
2020
22 March
2020
13 days
(1) Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
MP for Beltola Urban

(Deputy Prime Minister)
22 March
2020
30 April
2020
39 days Tanishkaa VI Tanishkaa Patranabish
(3) Bishnu Chetry
(born 2001)
MP for Kalapani
13 May
2020
8 June
2020
26 days Tanishkaa VII Tanishkaa Patranabish
9 Prince Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram

(Deputy Prime Minister)
8 June
2020
17 June
2020
9 days Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security
10 Nishwan Baidantic
(born 2001)
MP for Dhirenpara
17 June
2020
20 August
2020
64 days National People's Congress Anoushkaa II Princess Anoushkaa
(9) Prince Abhiraj Kar
(born 2006)
MP for Bharat Sevashram

(Deputy Prime Minister)
20 August
2020
28 January
2021
161 days
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Home Affairs
(7) Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
(born 2002)
Unelected
28 January
2021
1 March
2021
32 days Independent Ștefan I Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
Minister of Home Affairs
11 Farhaz Hazarika
(born 2003)
MP for Basistha City

(Deputy Prime Minister from
18 June 2021,
Prime Minister from
11 September 2021)
6 March
2021
11 September
2021
229 days National People's Congress Ștefan II Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Farhaz I Farhaz Hazarika
12 Carson Snyder
(born 2003)
Unelected
21 October
2021
22 November
2021
32 days Independent Phillip Phillip Joseph Pillin
(1) Princess Anoushkaa Patranabish
(born 2010)
MP for Brikshasthana
22 November
2021
17 March
2022
115 days National People's Congress Hazarika II Farhaz Hazarika
(11) Farhaz Hazarika
(born 2001)
MP for Rashtra Niwas

(Prime Minister)
17 March
2022
12 May
2022
136 days
12 May
2022
31 July
2022
Independent Hazarika III
(6) Princess Sarala Baishya
(born 2005)
MP for Rashtra Niwas (since Nov'2022)

(Deputy Prime Minister)
31 July
2022
11 November
2022
1 year, 70 days
12 November
2022
9 October
2023
National People's Congress Farhaz IV
(11) Farhaz Hazarika
(born 2001)
MP for Basisthapur

(Prime Minister)
13 October
2023
Incumbent 41 days Farhaz V

See also