The Ministry of Home Affairs or Home Ministry is a ministry of the Government of India. As the interior ministry of India, it is mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday clarified the ground level issues being faced by states in ensuring smooth flow of the supply chain of essential items during nationwide lockdown to fight COVID-19.
The Union home ministry on Friday issued the 4th Addendum to the guidelines issued regarding lockdown, to exempt shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Friday wrote to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) for effective exemption of agriculture operations from lockdown to ensure smooth harvesting and sowing by farmers.
Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday announced that its team, Union Territories (UTs) without legislation and Central Police organisations will jointly donate their one-day salary amounting Rs 89 crore in PM-CARES Fund in fight against COVID-19.
People from as many as 40 countries attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held recently at Nizamuddin in the national capital, government sources said. The event has emerged as India's biggest COVID-19 hotspot.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the transit of COVID-19 negative foreigners stranded in India and release of quarantined persons after being tested COVID-19 negative.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to States and Union Territories to ensure smooth disbursal of money to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PM-GKY) during 21-day lockdown to fight COVID-19.
India on Thursday blacklisted 960 foreigners involved in Tablighi Jamaat activities and also cancelled their tourist visas for violating the lockdown measures imposed nationwide to break the chain of novel coronavirus pandemic.
Union Home Ministry has identified 9,000 Tablighi Jamat workers and their contacts and placed them in quarantine across the country in view of the coronavirus infection. Out of these, 1306 are foreign nationals, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Punya Salila Srivastava said on Thursday.
With 437 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the tally of COVID-19 positive cases in India shot up to 1,834 on Wednesday night.