Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
TamilNadu Logo.svg
Seat of Government Chennai
Governor Konijeti Rosaiah
Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly 235
High Court Madras High Court
Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Fort St George, Chief Secretariat, Govt of Tamil Nadu

The Government of Tamil Nadu is the governing authority for the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is seated at Fort St George, Chennai. The legislature of Tamil Nadu was bicameral until 1986, when it was replaced by a unicameral legislature, like most other states in India.[1]


The Governor is the constitution head of the state while the Chief Minister is the head of the government and heads the council of ministers. The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court is the head of the judiciary.


Presently Konijeti Rosaias is the governor and J.Jayalalithaa is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu respectively.[2][3] Sanjay Kishan Kaul is the current Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 7,21,38,958 as per the 2011 Census[5] and covers an area of 1,30,058 km². The major administrative units of the state constitutes 32 districts, 76 revenue divisions, 220 taluks, 12 municipal corporations, 148 municipalities, 385 panchayat unions (Blocks), 561 town panchayats and 12,524 village panchayats.[6][7]


The Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency is the entity that facilitates E-Governance efforts in Tamil Nadu. As part of the e-Governance initiative, a large part of government records like land ownership records have been digitised. All major administrative offices like local governance bodies and various government departments have been computerised.[8][9]

Council of Ministers[edit]

Source: Government of Tamil Nadu, Council of Ministers

Portfolio Minister Departments
Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police, Home
Finance O. Panneerselvam Finance, Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections and Passports
Electricity and Prohibition and Excise R. Viswanathan Electricity, Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses
Municipal Administration and Rural Development K. P. Munusamy Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness, Urban and Rural Water Supply
Housing and Urban Development R. Vaithilingam Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
Rural Industries P. Mohan Rural Industries including Cottage Industries and Small Industries
Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal B. Valarmathi Social Welfare including Women's and Children's Welfare, Orphanages and Correctional Administration, Integrated Child Development and Beggar Homes, Welfare of the Differently abled and Social Reforms and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme
Higher Education P. Palaniappan Higher Education including Technical Education, Electronics, Science and Technology
Agriculture S. Damodaran Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development
Cooperation Sellur K. Raju Cooperation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Forests K. T. Pachaimal Forests and Cinchona
Highways & Minor Ports K. Palanisamy Highways and Minor Ports
Food R. Kamaraj Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control
Milk and Dairy Development V. Moorthy Milk and Dairy Development
Environment M. C. Sampath Environment and Pollution Control
Public Works K. V. Ramalingam Public Works, Irrigation including Minor Irrigation, Programme Works
Animal Husbandry T. K. M. Chinnayya Animal Husbandry
Industries P. Thangamani Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals, and Special Initiatives
Handlooms and Textiles S. Sundararaj Handlooms and Textiles
Khadi and Village Industries P. Chendur Pandian Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoothan and Gramadhan
Tourism S. Gokula Indira Tourism, Tourism Development Corporation
Commercial Taxes and Registration B. V. Ramanaa Commercial Taxes and Registration and Stamp Act
Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare N. Subramanian Adi Dravidar Welfare, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
Transport V. Senthil Balaji Transport, Nationalised Transport, Motor Vehicles Act
Fisheries K. A. Jayapal Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation
School Education and Sports and Youth Welfare, Law, Courts and Prisons N. R. Sivapathi School Education and Archaeology, Sports and Youth Welfare, Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Law, Courts and Prisons, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and Prevention of Corruption
Information Technology Mukkur N. Subramanian Information Technology
Information, Special Programme Implementation K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Information and Publicity, Film Technology and Cinematograph Act, Stationery and Printing and Government Press, Implementation of Special Programmes including implemenation of the Election manifesto
Labour S. T. Chellapandian Labour, Population, Employment and Training, Newsprint Control, Census and Urban and Rural Employment
Health V. S. Vijay Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare
Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare A. Mohammedjan Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Overseas Indians, Refugees & Evacuees, Minorities Welfare including Wakf
HR & CE M. S. M. Anandan Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE)
Revenue N. D. Venkatachalam Revenue, District Revenue Establishment, Deputy Collectors, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending, Chits, Registration of Companies

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The State Legislature - Origin and Evolution". Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Governor of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  3. ^ "Chief Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  4. ^ "Chief Justice, Madras High Court". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  5. ^ "Provisional population totals of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). O/o the Registrar and Census commissioner. 
  6. ^ "Administrative Units in Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  7. ^ "List of Municipalities in Tamil Nadu". Comm. of Municipal Admin., Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tamilnadu e-Governance Agency". TneGA, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  9. ^ Haque, M. Shamsul (2002). "E-governance in India: its impacts on relations among citizens, politicians and public servants" (PDF). International Review of Administrative Sciences (London, Thousand Oaks, California, and New Delhi: Sage Publications) 68: 231–250. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 

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