Railway Protection Force

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with safeguarding railway passengers, passenger regions and railway property of the Indian Railways. It has the power to take in custody, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is responsible for the authority of the Ministry of Railways (India). The strength of RPF is …

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is based on the Directive Principles, contained in Article 47 of the Indian Constitution, which direct the State to endeavor to bring about prohibition of the consumption, excluding for medicinal reasons, of intoxicating drugs injurious to health. The government’s policy on the subject which flows from …

Rapid Action Force (RAF)

The Union Home Ministry established the Rapid Action Force (RAF) on 11 December 1991, with the objective of responding to large-scale communal riots and related public disorders. This specially trained anti-riot force became fully operational in October 1992, and there are recently 10 battalions comprised of personnel from all communities. RAF is deployed to includes …

Department of Atomic Energy

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) came into action on August 3, 1954, under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order. As per the Resolution constituting the AEC, the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Atomic Energy is ex-officio Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. DAE has …

Department of Space

The Department of Space (DoS) is an Indian government department undertaken for the administration of the Indian space program. It organizes several agencies and institutes related to space exploration and space technologies. The Indian space program under the DoS focus to promote the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefit …

ministry of commerce and industry

The Minister of Commerce and Industry is the major of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and one of the cabinet ministers of the Government of India. The pioneer Minister of Commerce and Industry of independent India was Syama Prasad Mukherjee. The present Minister is Suresh Prabhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party and he has …

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is an Indian government ministry. It looks after the affairs relating to the Parliament of India and works as a link between the two chambers, the Lok Sabha (“House of the People,” the lower house) and the Rajya Sabha (“Council of States,” the upper house). It was set up in …

ministry of power

The Ministry of Power is an Indian government ministry. The present Union Minister of State (Independent charge) is R.K. Singh. The ministry is charged with overseeing electricity production and infrastructure development, covering generation, transmission, and delivery, as well as maintenance projects. India faces problems in electrical supply and delivery and is often unable to meet …

ministry of housing and urban affairs

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, is the main body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to the housing and urban development in India. The ministry was in the charge of Venkaiah Naidu and was given to Hardeep Singh Puri when Naidu was elected Vice …

Ministry of Textiles

The Ministry of Textiles is undertaken for the formulation of policy, planning, development, export promotion and regulation of the textile industry in India. This covers all natural, artificial, and cellulosic fibers that go into the making of textiles, clothing, and Handicrafts. The present Minister of Textiles is Smriti Zubin Irani. Main works of the Ministry …

ministry of shipping

Maritime Transport is the main infrastructure for the social and economic development of a country. It influences the pace, structure, and pattern of development. The Department of Shipping encompasses within its fold shipping and ports sectors which cover shipbuilding and ship-repair, major ports, national waterways, and inland water transport. Department of Shipping has been entrusted …

Ministry of Earth Sciences

The Ministry of Earth Sciences was set up in the year 2006 from a merger of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and Earth Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC), and the Ministry of Ocean Development. Currently, the ministry is led …