Government of Odisha

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Government of Odisha
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Seat of governmentBhubaneswar
GovernorProf. Ganeshi Lal
Chief ministerNaveen Patnaik, (BJD)
Chief SecretaryAsit Tripathy, IAS
SpeakerSurjya Narayan Patro, (BJD)
Deputy SpeakerRajani Kant Singh, (BJD)
Members in Assembly147
High CourtOrissa High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri
Secretariat of Odisha, Bhubaneswar
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The government of the Indian state of Odisha and its 30 districts consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Odisha, a judiciary, and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Odisha is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Orissa High Court, located in Cuttack, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[1]

The present Legislative Assembly of Odisha is unicameral, consisting of 147 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

The state of Odisha is represented at the Centre by its 21 Member of Parliaments in the Lok Sabha and 10 Member of Parliaments in Rajya Sabha. There are 21 Lok Sabha constituencies from which candidates gets elected in the General Election to the Lok Sabha. The Members of Rajya Sabha were elected and / or nominated by the Member of Legislative Assembly through their parent political parties.


Department Minister
Home, General Administration & Public Grievances and any other Departments specifically not assigned Naveen Patnaik
(Chief Minister of Odisha)
Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education Arun Kumar Sahoo
(Cabinet Minister)
Forest & Environment,

Parliamentary Affairs

Bikram Keshari Arukha
(Cabinet Minister)
Health & Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das
(Cabinet Minister)
Finance, Excise Niranjan Pujari
(Cabinet Minister)
Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport Padmanabha Behera
(Cabinet Minister)
Steel & Mines, Works Prafulla Kumar Mallik
(Cabinet Minister)
Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development Pratap Jena
(Cabinet Minister)
Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation Ranendra Pratap Swain
(Cabinet Minister)
Revenue & Disaster Management Sudam Marndi
(Cabinet Minister)
Rural Development, Labour & Employees' State Insurance Susanta Singh
(Cabinet Minister)
Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Smt. Tukuni Sahu
(Cabinet Minister)
Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability Ashok Chandra Panda
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Home Dibya Shankar Mishra
Minister of State (Independent Charge) &
Minister of State for Home
S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Jagannath Sarka
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Smt. Padmini Dian
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Skill Development & Technical Education Premananda Nayak
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Water Resources, Information & Public Relations Rahunandan Das
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
School & Mass Education Samir Ranjan Das
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Affairs Tusharkanti Behera
Minister of State (Independent Charge)

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  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Orissa Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 12 May 2008.

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