The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, is meant to act towards the normalization of the internal security of the nation. On the other hand, it has also been conferred with the task of maintaining smooth Union-State relationship. All the matters pertaining to Centre-State and inter-state relationship is under the scanner of MHA. It also has to ensure that the governance of various states is functioning smoothly in accordance with the Constitution of India. Sundry other matters such as that of citizenship and naturalization and that of the Census of population are under the purview of the Ministry. Preserving and maintaining the principles of human rights are also dealt with the Ministry.