Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
TamilNadu Logo.svg
Seat of GovernmentFort St. George, Chennai
GovernorBanwarilal Purohit
Chief MinisterEdappadi K. Palaniswami
Deputy Chief MinisterO. Panneerselvam
Chief SecretaryK. Shanmugam, IAS
SpeakerP. Dhanapal
Deputy SpeakerPollachi V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly232
High CourtMadras High Court
Chief JusticeJustice Sanjib Banerjee
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 constitutional head of state while the Chief Minister heads the council of ministers. The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court is the head of the judiciary.


Presently Banwarilal Purohit is the governor and Edappadi K. Palanisamy is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.[2][3] Amreshwar Pratap Sahi is the current Chief Justice of Madras High Court.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 72,138,959 as per the 2011 Census[5] and covers an area of 130,058 km². The major administrative units of the state constitute 38districts, 76 revenue divisions, 220 taluks, 15 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]

Edappadi K. Palaniswami ministry[edit]

Source: Government of Tamil Nadu, Council of Ministers

Portfolios Name Photo Constituency
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg

Indian Administrative Service
Indian Police Service
Indian Forest Service
General Administration
District Revenue Officers
Police and Home
Public Works
Highways and Minor Ports
Irrigation including Minor Irrigation
Programme Works
Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam O. Paneerselvam.jpg Bodinayakkanur
Legislative Assembly
Elections and Passports
Rural Housing and Housing Development
Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control
Town Planning

Urban Development

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
Minister for Health and Family Welfare C. Vijaya Baskar Viralimalai
Minister for School Education

Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development

K. A. Sengottaiyan Gobichettipalayam
Minister for Higher Education

Minister for Agriculture

K. P. Anbalagan KP Anbalagan.jpg Palacode
Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons

Minister for Mines and Minerals

C. Ve. Shanmugam Villupuram
Minister for Forests Dindigul C. Sreenivasan C. Sreenivasan.jpg Dindigul
Minister for Co-operation Sellur K. Raju Madurai West
Minister for Electricity,
Minister for Prohibition and Excise
P. Thangamani Kumarapalayam
Minister for Municipal Administration,
Minister for Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme
S. P. Velumani SP Velumani.jpg Thondamuthur
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Personnel and Administrative Reforms
D. Jayakumar Royapuram
Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme V. Saroja
Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives M. C. Sampath Cuddalore
Minister for Environment K. C. Karuppannan Bhavani
Minister for Food and Civil Supplies R. Kamaraj Nannilam
Minister for Handlooms and Textiles O. S. Manian Vedaranyam
Minister for Animal Husbandry Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan Udumalpet
Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju Kovilpatti
Minister for Revenue R. B. Udhayakumar Tirumangalam
Minister for Tourism Vellamandi N. Natarajan Tiruchirappalli (East)
Minister for Commercial Taxes K. C. Veeramani K. c. veeramani.jpg Jolarpet
Minister for Milk and Dairy Development K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Sivakasi
Minister for Rural Industries P. Benjamin Maduravoyal
Minister for Transport M. R. Vijayabhaskar Karur
Minister for Labour Nilofer Kafeel
Minister for Information Technology Dr. M. Manikandan Ramanathapuram
Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare V. M. Rajalakshmi Sankarankoil
Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture K. Pandiarajan K. Pandiarajan.jpg Avadi
Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board G. Baskaran
Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Sevvoor S. Ramachandran Arni
Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare S. Valarmathi Srirangam

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The State Legislature – Origin and Evolution". Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Governor of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Chief Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
  4. ^ "Madras High Court - Profile of Chief Justice". Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  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 9 August 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 (2): 231–250. doi:10.1177/0020852302682005. S2CID 17927204. Retrieved 26 June 2013.

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