Coordination&Internation Cooperation Division

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Coordination & International Cooperation(CIC) Division

Coordination Matter

  • The Coordination Division deals with the intra Ministry Coordination work relating to:-
  • Parliamentary matters
  • Public Grievances (PGs)
  • Publication of Annual Report of the Ministry
  • Record Retention Schedule
  • List of Files/Records transferred to National Archives of Indianew
  • Annual Action Plan of the Ministry
  • Custody of classified and non-classified records of the Ministry
  • Internal work study
  • Furnishing of various reports relating to employment of SCs/STs and Persons with Disabilities etc.

Parliament Matters

Annual Reports

Administrative Reforms

Public Grievances

  • Coordination work relating to Public Grievances in respect of MHA. The Public Grievances received in hard copy/e-mail and on the Internal Grievances Redressal Machinery (IGRM), are sent to the concerned Division in the MHA who attend to all grievances. The Joint Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances) has been designated as the Director of Public Grievances.
  • The name, designation, room number, telephone number, etc. of Director of Public Grievances are as under:

                          Ms. Saheli Ghosh Roy
                          Joint Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances)
                          Room No. 188, North Block
                          New Delhi-110001
                          Telefax No.23092392
                          E-Mail: jscpg-mha[at]nic[dot]in

  • A public Grievance Officer is required to be nominated, by each Division also to monitor the progress of the redressal of Public Grievances relating to the respective Division. The details thereof may be available in the website of the respective Divisions.
  • For lodging Grievances centrally, Please click

Monthly Reports/ Returns

  • Coordination work relating to:
  • Compilation of Achievements of the Ministry on monthly/ yearly basis for dissemination through PIB
  • Compilation of pendency position in regard to receipts/ MP/VIP references, PMO references in different Divisions, Monthly Summary for Cabinet and Monthly DO letter to Cabinet Secretary.

National /International Days

Official Language

  • The Division looks after the work relating to :-
  • Implementation of Official Language Act in the MHA and its Attached and Subordinate Offices
  • The entire work of translation from English to Hindi and vice -versa,
  • Organising the meetings of the Hindi Salahkar Samiti
  • Administering various schemes for promotion of use of Hindi in the Ministry


  • The Library housed in MHA have about 1,10,000 books relating to different disciplines such as Philosophy, Law, Public Administration, Terrorism, Naxalite Management, Center State Relations, Border Management, Disaster Management, Internal Security, Police and Police Modernization, Literature, Fiction, Geography, History etc. that are relevant to the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Library houses Census of India publications since 1931, some selected parts of Gazette of India Publications, Law Journals like All India Reporter, Supreme Court Reports, Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha Debates, Annual Reports of the Ministry of Home since mid 50's. Some of the other important journals are Supreme Court Cases, Service Law Reporter, Criminal Law Journal, All India Service Law Journal etc. As a part of Reference Collection, the library has Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, AIR Manuals , Encyclopedia of Central Acts and Rules, important Reports of the Commissions appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Miscellaneous Matters

  • Revision of allocation of work in different Divisions.
  • Compilation of yearly unclassified Action Plans of different Divisions of MHA
  • Matters relating to filling up of posts reserved for SCs/STs/ OBCs/ Physically Handicapped Persons. [The updated compilation of orders on the subject is available on the website of the nodal Deptt. i.e .DOPT]
  • Matters relating to the status of the pending Court Cases of different Divisions
  • Preparation of Material for Budget Speech of Finance Minister and address of the President of India
  • Apart from above the Coordination Division also looks after other miscellaneous items, e.g. receipt and distribution of dak including the classified dak; and maintenance and custody of top secret files 


International Cooperation Matter

A.  International Cooperation

  • The Division deals with matters relating to policies/coordination in respect of International/Bilateral Security issues such as Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, Agreement/MoU on security related matters, security issues pertaining to SAARC, BIMSTEC, ASEAN etc.
  • The modus operandi of perpetrators or potential perpetrators of crime, particularly of those engaged in international terrorism, organized crime and illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs etc has evolved and changed with the advancement of technology and has assumed a transnational dimension. Accordingly, the Ministry has entered into and pursued a variety of multilateral/bilateral initiatives on security related issues with various countries to counter transnational crime, terrorism, and other serious offences, such as drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeit currency, smuggling of arms and explosives etc.


  • The legal framework for combating Crime including International terrorism includes Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Memorandum of Understandings/Bilateral Agreements to counter Organized Crimes, Joint Working Groups on Counter Terrorism/International Terrorism which are signed between India and other countries on bi-lateral basis. Such treaties/agreements are with a view to securing bilateral cooperation against various forms of crime like terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeiting of Indian currency notes.


  • The Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal Ministry for concluding Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in Criminal Matters which are designed to facilitate widest measures of mutual assistance in investigation, prosecution and prevention of crime, service of summons and other judicial documents, execution of warrants and other judicial commissions and tracing, restraint, forfeiture or confiscation of proceeds and instruments of crime.
  • These agreements assume importance in combating transnational organized crimes, trans-border terrorism, crimes and other serious offences, such as drug trafficking, money laundering, counterfeit currency, smuggling of arms and explosives, etc. India has so far operationalised these Treaties with the following 39 countries:-
Australia Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Bulgaria
Bosnia & Herzegovina Canada Egypt France Iran
Kazakhstan Kuwait Malaysia Mauritius Mexico
Myanmar Mongolia Russia Singapore Spain
Sri Lanka South Africa South Korea Switzerland Tajikistan
Thailand Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
USA Uzbekistan Vietnam Hongkong SAR Oman
Israel Indonesia Azerbaijan South Korea  
  • Further India along with other SAARC countries has signed a Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters in 2008. India has since ratified the Convention. The Convention will come into force after ratification of the Convention by Nepal, Pakistan and Afganistan. The Convention aims to strengthen regional cooperation in investigation and prosecution of crime.


  • Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal authority for setting up of JWG on Counter Terrorism to exchange information and strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime. PP Division acts as an interface with MEA on issues concerning Joint Working Groups on Counter Terrorism set up between India and other countries to discuss bilateral security issues.


  • India has signed bilateral agreements on drug related issues with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Laos PDR, Mauritius, Myanmar, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, UAE, USA and Zambia. Further Memoranda of Understanding on Drug related issues have also been signed by India with Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, USA and Vietnam.


  • SAARC was set up in 1985 as an association of States whose aim was to promote the well-being of the population of South Asia and improve their standard of living; to speed up economic growth, social progress and cultural development; to reinforce links between the countries of this area; and, lastly, to promote mutual collaboration and assistance in the economic, social, cultural technical and scientific fields.
  • SAARC is the only regional organization for cooperation in South Asia. It aims to promote peace, trade and development in the region through dialogue and cooperation. The SAARC Secretariat is based in Kathmandu (Nepal).


  • Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a group of countries comprising of ten countries namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. MLATs with Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are already in force.


  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an International Organization involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. The Members of this group are: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. BIMSTEC provides a unique link between South Asia and Southeast Asia in the field of multilateral security cooperation. It seeks to build upon the traditional links amongst its member countries. From time to time the member countries hold meetings on security cooperation intelligence sharing, capacity building etc.




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