The ministerial team at the MHA is headed by the Union Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs, who is supported by two Minister's of State and civil servants assigned to them to manage the ministers office and ministry.
The Ministers are supported by a number of civilian, scientific and professional advisors. The Home Secretary is the senior civil servant at the MHA. His/Her role is to ensure the MHA operates effectively as a department of the government.
The Ministry of Home Affairs extends manpower and financial support, guidance and expertise to the State Governments for the maintenance of security, peace and harmony without trampling upon the constitutional rights of the States.