The Department of Home is headed by the Home Secretary. It deals with the policy matters relating to police, jails and matters connected thereto. Besides, the following matters are dealt with in the department.
  • Gallantry Awards to the Defence Personnel.
  • Ex-gratia to Defence personnel.
  • Appointment of Executive Magistrates and Specials Executive Magistrates.
  • Extension to say in India, of Foreign Nationals of Indian origin except Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • Return visa/No objection to return to India to the persons of Indian origin and foreign nationals.
  • The documents which are to be sent to the Embassies i.e. Marriage Certificate, birth certificate, death certificate, Qualification etc. are countersigned by the Joint Secretary Home/Under Secretary Home/Home Secretary.
  • Extension of area of the Arms Licences issued for Non-prohibited Bores.
  • Dealership Licences (Arms Dealers) in different forms, release of weapons, increasing the quota of arms and ammunition in the Arms Licences.
  • Character verification reports and Police Clearance certificates.

Draft Recruitment Rules (2018)for the Ministerial posts i.e. Superintendent Gr-II, Personal Assistants, Senior Assistants and Senior Scale Stenographer(Group B) and Junior Scale Stenographers (Group C) Chandigarh Administration for inviting comments from stake holders.