Following the 1961 General Elections, the portfolios assigned to the Ministry of Home Affairs were amended to include:

  • The Maintenance of law and order and the administration of the Police Force (now the Police Service)
  • The administration of the Probation and the Prison Services
  • The administration of the Immigration Services
  • The administration of the Cadet Corps Movement
  • The issue of Marriage Licences and Missionary Permits
  • Advising the Governor General on the exercise of Mercy

The Ministry was no longer responsible for:

  • The Social Services Department (Public Assistance, Old Age, the Co-operative Department and Community Development)
  • The District Administration Services
  • The Government Printery