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, Budhist, 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.
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has assumed the office as a Union Minister for Minority Affairs on Friday, 31st May, 2019 in New Delhi.
Shri John Barla has assumed the office as a Minister of State for Minority Affairs on Thursday, 8th July, 2021 in New Delhi.
Ms. Renuka Kumar has assumed the office as a Secretary (Minority Affairs) on Thursday, 8th July, 2021 in New Delhi.