The main functions of the Department are to deal with matter relating to Law and Order, Vigilance cases against Government servants, Preventive Detention Act and Rules, Foreigners Act and Rules, etc. During the year 1979-80, two Cells has been created viz,
(a) Emergency plan for Natural Calamity Cell and
(b) Prevention of Infiltration Cell.
The former is to deal with the Earth Quake disaster Calamity and the latter is to check and deport illegal entry of foreigners into the State. A Foreigners tribunal is also set up to decide and dispose off the cases of foreigners. The Department had constituted the State Level and District Level Grievances Committees to hear the various grievances of the public and to redress them.
Political Department does not have any subordinate offices of its own. It is under the direct supervision of the Chief Secretary, which is assisted by Principal Secretary, Commissioner & Secretary, Officer On Special Duty and Under Secretary.