Ministry of Home Affairs (Bangladesh)
|Formed||April 14, 1971|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Bangladesh|
|Headquarters||Building No. 8, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka|
|Annual budget||৳88.576 billion (US$1.1 billion) (2013-2014)|
The Ministry of Home Affairs (Bengali: স্বরাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রণালয়; Sarāṣṭra Montronaloya) (abbreviated as MHA) or Home Ministry is a ministry of the Government of Bangladesh. An interior ministry, it is mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy. It contains two divisions:
The ministerial team at the MHA (mha.gov.bd) is headed by the Minister of Home Affairs, who is assigned to them to manage the ministers office and ministry.
- Minister — Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan, MP (Bangladesh Awami League)
Home Secretary and other senior officials
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.
- Home Secretary — Mostafa Kamal Uddin
Public Security Division
- Matters relating to coordination by administrative, diplomatic, security, intelligence, legal, regulatory and economic agencies of the country for the management of international borders, creation of infrastructure like roads/fencing and floodlighting of borders, border areas development programme pilot project on Multi-purpose National Identity Card.
- Dealing with management of coastal borders.
- Dealing with management assistance of law and order along with other enforcement agencies. Village Defence Party works for the village law and order along with socioeconomic development.
Security Services Division
- Controls the Illegal trafficking, use and consumption of narcotic Drugs.
- Department of Immigration & Passport
- Department of Fire Service & Civil Defence
- Department of Prison
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