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Home Secretary India

The Home Secretary (IAST: G?ha 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 Rajiv Gauba.[7][8][9][10]

As a Secretary to Government of India, the Home Secretary ranks 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.[11][12][13][14]

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.[15]

The role of Home Secretary is as follows:

Emolument, accommodation and perquisites

An Indian Diplomatic Passport and an Official Passport generally issued to the Home Secretary.

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.[1]

As the Home Secretary is of the rank of Secretary to Government of India, his/her salary is equivalent[17] 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.[17]

Home Secretary monthly pay and allowances
Base Salary as per 7th Pay Commission (Per month) Pay Matrix Level Sources
(US$3,100) Pay Level 17 [5][6]

See also


  1. ^ a b Singh, Vijaita (September 16, 2015). "Home Secretary gives the miss to fortified bungalow". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Khare, Harish (February 8, 2005). "Fixed tenure planned for Home, Defence Secretaries". The Hindu. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Fixed tenure for defence, home secretaries". Rediff.com. September 22, 2005. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Fixed tenure for Defence, Home Secretaries". Outlook. September 22, 2005. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission of India" (PDF). Seventh Central Pay Commission, Government of India. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ 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 2017.
  7. ^ Ahuja, Rajesh (June 21, 2017). "Urban development secretary Rajiv Gauba to be next home secretary". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Rajiv Gauba replaces Rajiv Mehrishi as home secretary". Times of India. June 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Rajiv Gauba to Replace Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary". The Wire. June 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Gauba to replace Rajiv Mehrishi as Union Home Secretary". Indian Express. June 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Order of Precedence" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. President's Secretariat. July 26, 1979. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Table of Precedence" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. July 26, 1979. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Table of Precedence". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. President's Secretariat. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Maheshwari, S.R. (2000). Indian Administration (6th Edition). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan Private Ltd. ISBN 9788125019886.
  15. ^ "Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure - 14th Edition (2015)" (PDF). Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension. p. 6. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ a b c Laxmikanth, M. (2014). Governance in India (2nd Edition). Noida: McGraw Hill Education. pp. 3.1-3.10. ISBN 978-9339204785.
  17. ^ a b "Army Pay Rules, 2017" (PDF). Ministry of Defence, Government of India. May 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017.


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