Home Secretary (India)

Summary

Home Secretary
Gṛha Saciva
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The Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla in New Delhi on May 31, 2019 (cropped).jpg
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; 74 years ago (1947)
Salary225,000 (US$3,000) monthly[6][7]
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Home Secretary (IAST: Gṛiha Sachiva गृह सचिव) is the administrative head of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This post is held by a very senior IAS officer of the rank of Secretary to Government of India. The current Home Secretary is Ajay Kumar Bhalla.[8]All Central Forces as CRPF,CISF,BSF,etc and State Police Forces is under the Union Home Secretary. The Union Home Secretary is the Chief Advisor to Union Home Minister on all matters as policy framation,etc.The Post Of Union Home Secretary is equivalent to Chief Secretary Of State.And Union Home Secretary draws salary at the pay level 17 of 7th Central pay Commission i.e 2,25,000+Other Allowances per month applicable that is equivalent to Chief Secretary's Salary.

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$3,000) Pay Level 17 [6][7]

List of Home Secretaries

Name Assumed office Left office Ref
Ajay Kumar Bhalla 22 August 2019 Incumbent [16][17]
Rajiv Gauba 31 August 2017 22 August 2019 [18]
Rajiv Mehrishi 31 August 2015 30 August 2017 [19]
L. C. Goyal 05 February 2015 31 August 2015 [20]
Anil Goswami 30 June 2013 4 February 2015 [21]
R. K. Singh 30 June 2011 30 June 2013 [22]
Gopal Krishna Pillai 30 June 2009 30 June 2011 [23]
Vinod Kumar Duggal 31 March 2005 31 March 2007
Dhirendra Singh 01 July 2004 31 March 2005 [24]
Anil Baijal 08 February 2004 01 July 2004
N. Gopalaswami 15 October 2002 08 February 2004
Kamal Pande 05 May 1999 15 October 2002
B. P. Singh 01 November 1997 04 May 1999
K. Padmanabhaiah 01 June 1994 31 October 1997
N. N. Vohra 06 April 1993 31 May 1994
Madhav Godbole 04 October 1991 23 March 1993
R. K. Bhargava 12 December 1990 03 October 1991
Naresh Chandra 21 March 1990 11 December 1990
Shiromani Sharma 29 December 1989 20 March 1990
J. A. Kalyankrishnan 17 October 1988 29 December 1989
C. G. Somiah 01 July 1986 16 October 1988
R. D. Pradhan 15 January 1985 30 June 1986
Prem Kumar 06 November 1984 15 January 1985
M. M. K. Wali 01 March 1984 04 November 1984
T. N. Chaturvedi 12 August 1981 29 February 1984
S. M. H. Burney 29 February 1980 12 August 1981
T. C. A. Srinivasavaradan 31 March 1977 29 February 1980
S. L. Khurana 23 June 1975 30 March 1977
Nirmal Kumar Mukarji 04 July 1973 23 June 1975
Govind Narain 01 January 1971 18 May 1973
L. P. Singh 18 September 1964 01 January 1971
V. Vishwanathan 27 November 1961 18 September 1964
B. N. Jha 15 January 1958 26 November 1961
A. V. Pai 01 March 1953 14 January 1958
H. V. R. Iyengar 01 August 1948 28 February 1953
R. N. Banerjee 05 May 1947 02 July 1948

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. ^ a b 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.[dead link]
  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. ^ a b "Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission of India" (PDF). Seventh Central Pay Commission, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 20, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  7. ^ a b 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 4, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Table of Precedence" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. July 26, 1979. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  11. ^ "Table of Precedence". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. Archived from the original on April 28, 2014. 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. ^ a b c Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd Edition). Noida: McGraw Hill Education. pp. 3.1–3.10. ISBN 978-9339204785.
  15. ^ a b "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.