About the Ministry
The Ministry of Minority Affairs was carved out of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and created on 29th January, 2006 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities namely Muslim, Christian, Budhist, Sikhs, Parsis and Jain. The mandate of the Ministry includes formulation of overall policy and planning, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programmes for the benefit of the minority communities.
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has assumed the office as a Union Minister for Minority Affairs on Monday, 4 September, 2017 in New Delhi.
Dr. Virendra Kumar has assumed the office as a Minister of State for Minority Affairs on Monday, 4 September, 2017 in New Delhi.
Ms. Shakuntala Doley Gamlin is the Secretary of the Ministry. The Secretary is assisted by a Additional Secretary, three Joint Secretaries and a Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (additional charge). The Ministry has a sanctioned strength of 118 Officers/Staff.