About Ministry of Minority Affairs
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, Buddhist, 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.
Smt Smriti Zubain Irani is the Hon'ble Union Cabinet Minister for Minority Affairs and Shri John Barla is the Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs.
Shri Shri. Mukhmeet S. Bhatia is the Secretary of the Ministry. The Secretary is assisted by one Additional Secretary, Two Joint Secretaries and a Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (additional charge).