Home Secretary of India

The Home Secretary (IAST: Gṛha Saciva) is the administrative head of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This post is held by senior IAS officer of the rank of Secretary to Government of India. The current Home Secretary is Ajay Kumar Bhalla.[8]

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Home Secretary
Gṛuha Sachiva
Emblem of India
Incumbent
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, IAS

since 22 August 2019[1]
Ministry of Home Affairs
Member ofStrategic Policy Group
Committee of Secretaries on Administration
Reports to
Residence3, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi[2]
SeatMinistry of Home Affairs
North Block, Cabinet Secretariat
Raisina Hill
New Delhi
AppointerAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
Term lengthTwo years, term can be extended.[3][4][5]
Formation1947 (1947)
Salary225,000 (US$3,300) monthly[6][7]
WebsiteOfficial Website

As a Secretary to Government of India, the Home Secretary ranks 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.[9][10][11][12]

Powers, responsibilities and postings

Home Secretary is the administrative head of the Ministry of Home Affairs, and is the principal adviser to the Home Minister on all matters of policy and administration within the Home Ministry.[13]

The role of Home Secretary is as follows:

Emolument, accommodation and perquisites

The Home Secretary is eligible for a Diplomatic passport. The official earmarked residence of the Union Home Secretary is 3, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi, a Type-VIII bungalow.[2]

As the Home Secretary is of the rank of Secretary to Government of India, his/her salary is equivalent[15] to Chief Secretaries of State Governments and to Vice Chief of Army Staff/Commanders, in the rank of Lieutenant General and equivalent ranks in Indian Armed Forces.[15]

Home Secretary monthly pay and allowances
Base Salary as per 7th Pay Commission (Per month) Pay Matrix Level Sources
225,000 (US$3,300) Pay Level 17 [6][7]

List of Home Secretaries

List of Union Home Secretaries
Name Assumed office Left office Ref
Ajay Kumar Bhalla22 August 2019Incumbent[16][17]
Rajiv Gauba31 August 201722 August 2019[18]
Rajiv Mehrishi31 August 201530 August 2017[19]
L C Goyal5 February 201531 August 2015[20]
Anil Goswami1 July 20134 February 2015[21]
Raj Kumar Singh30 June 201130 June 2013[22]
Gopal Krishna Pillai30 June 200930 June 2011[23]
Vinod Kumar DuggalMarch 200531 March 2007
Dhirendra Singh1 July 2004March 2005[24]
Anil Baijal
N. Gopalaswami
Naresh Chandra1 March 19901 December 1990
Narinder Nath Vohra1 April 199331 May 1994

See also

References

  1. @PIBHomeAffairs (22 August 2019). "Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla I.A.S. (AM:1984) taking charge as Union Home Secretary, from Shri Rajiv Gauba I.A.S. (JH:1982)" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  2. Singh, Vijaita (September 16, 2015). "Home Secretary gives the miss to fortified bungalow". The Hindu. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  3. Khare, Harish (February 8, 2005). "Fixed tenure planned for Home, Defence Secretaries". The Hindu. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  4. "Fixed tenure for defence, home secretaries". Rediff.com. September 22, 2005. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  5. "Fixed tenure for Defence, Home Secretaries". Outlook. September 22, 2005. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  6. "Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission of India" (PDF). Seventh Central Pay Commission, Government of India. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  7. Biswas, Shreya, ed. (June 29, 2016). "7th Pay Commission cleared: What is the Pay Commission? How does it affect salaries?". India Today. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. "ajay-bhalla-to-be-new-home-secretary". thehindu. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  9. "Order of Precedence" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. President's Secretariat. July 26, 1979. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  10. "Table of Precedence" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. July 26, 1979. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  11. "Table of Precedence". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  12. Maheshwari, S.R. (2000). Indian Administration (6th Edition). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan Private Ltd. ISBN 9788125019886.
  13. "Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure - 14th Edition (2015)" (PDF). Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension. p. 6. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  14. Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd Edition). Noida: McGraw Hill Education. pp. 3.1–3.10. ISBN 978-9339204785.
  15. "Army Pay Rules, 2017" (PDF). Ministry of Defence, Government of India. May 3, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  16. @PIBHomeAffairs (22 August 2019). "Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla I.A.S. (AM:1984) taking charge as Union Home Secretary, from Shri Rajiv Gauba I.A.S. (JH:1982)" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  17. "ajay-bhalla-to-be-new-home-secretary". thehindu. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  18. "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary". 31 August 2017.
  19. "Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as Home Secretry". 31 August 2015.
  20. "L.C. Goyal takes over as Home Secretary". 5 February 2015.
  21. "Anil Goswami takes charge as new Home Secretary". 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  22. "Rajkumar Singh to be new Home Secretary". 2011-06-24.
  23. "G S Pillai new home secretary". 2009-06-12.
  24. "Dhirendra Singh takes over as Home Secretary". 2004-07-01.

Bibliography

  • Maheshwari, S.R. (2000). Indian Administration (6th Edition). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan Private Ltd. ISBN 9788125019886.
  • Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd Edition). Noida: McGraw Hill Education. ISBN 978-9339204785.
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