Shri Amit Shah assumes charge as Union Home Minister


Shri Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs, assumed charge of his office here today. He was greeted by Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba and Director, Intelligence Bureau Shri Rajiv Jain upon arrival at the North Block.

Shri Amit Shah was also felicitated by new Ministers of State (Home), Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Shri Nityanand Rai who also took charge of office today.

Shri Amit Shah was recently elected to the 17th Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar constituency. He has been a Rajya Sabha member, Minister in Gujarat Government and MLA in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Professionally he pursued Agriculture and has been a Political and Social Worker.

Born to Smt. Kusumben and Shri Anilchandra Shah, an affluent Gujarati family, in the year 1964 in Mumbai, Shri Amit Shah lived and studied in his paternal village Maansa, Gujarat until the age of 16, when upon completion of his school education, his family shifted to Ahmedabad. He acquired his B.Sc. (Second Year) degree from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.

Shri Amit Shah has been a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from 1997 to 2017 and he served as a Minister in the Government of Gujarat from 2002 to 2010, and held key portfolios including Home, Transport, Prohibition, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, and Excise. In August, 2017 he was elected to the Rajya Sabha, and ceased to be a Member w.e.f. May 23, 2019 following his election to the 17th Lok Sabha.

He has been Chairman of the Gujarat State Financial Corporation, turning around the company and even got it listed on the Stock Exchange. He also served as Presidents of the Gujarat Chess Association in 2006, Central Board of Cricket Association in 2009 and Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2014. He is also a Trustee of the Shree Somnath Temple Trust since 2016.