Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
TamilNadu Logo.svg
Seat of Government Chennai
Executive
Governor Konijeti Rosaiah
Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
Legislature
Assembly
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly 235
Judiciary
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]

Structure[edit]

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

Officials[edit]

Presently Konijeti Rosaiah 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]

E-Governance[edit]

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]

Jayalalithaa dash (MLA, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar) - Chief Minister; Minister in charge for Public, IAS, IPS, IFS, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police and Home

O. Panneerselvam( MLA, Bodinayakanur) - Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms

Dindigul Srinivasan (MLA, Dindigul) - Forest

Edappadi K. Palaniswami (MLA, Edappadi) - Highways, Public works, and minor ports

Sellur K. Raju (MLA, Madurai West) - Cooperation

Thangamani (MLA, Kumarapalyam) - Electricity, prohibition and excise

S.P. Velumani (MLA, Thondamuthur) - Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme

D. Jayakumar (MLA, Royapuram) - Fisheries

C.Ve. Shanmugam(MLA, Villupuram) - Law, Courts and Prisons

K.P. Anbazhagan(MLA, Palakode) - Higher Education

Dr. V. Saroja(MLA, Rasipuram) - Social Welfare, Nutritious Noon Meal Programme

K.C. Karuppannan(MLA, Bhavani) - Environment

M.C. Sampath(MLA, Cuddalore) - Industries

R. Kamaraj(MLA, Nannilam) - Food, Civil Supplies and HR&CE

O.S. Manian(MLA, Vedaranyam) - Handlooms and Textiles

Udumalai Radhakrishnan(MLA, Udumelaipettai) - Housing and Urban Development

C. Vijayabhaskar(MLA, Viralimalai) - Health and Family Welfare

S.P. Shanmuganathan(MLA, Srivaikuntam) - Milk and Dairy Development

R. Duraikannu(MLA, Papanasam) - Agriculture

Kadambur Raju(MLA, Kovilpatti) - Information and Publicity

R.B. Udayakumar(MLA, Thirumangalam) - Revenue

K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji(MLA, Sivakasi) - Rural Industries

K.C. Veeramani(MLA, Jolarpet) - Commercial Taxes

P. Benjamin(MLA, Maduravoyal) - School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare

Vellamandi N. Natarajan(MLA, Tiruchirapalli East) - Tourism

S. Valarmathi(MLA, Srirangam) - Backward classes and minority welfare

V.M. Rajalakshmi(MLA, Sankarankovil) - Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare

Dr. M. Manikandan(MLA, Ramanathapuram) - Information and Technology

M.R. Vijayabhaskar(MLA, Karur) - Transport

G. Baskaran (Sivaganga MLA) - Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoodan and Gramadhan

Sevvoor S. Ramachandran (Aarani MLA) as Minister for Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments and Tamil Official Languages & Tamil Culture

Nilofer Kafeel (Vanniyambadi MLA) as the Minister for Labour and Employment;

P Balakrishna Reddy (Hosur MLA) as Minister for Animal Husbandry.

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See also[edit]

References[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. 
  10. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/tamil-nadu-list-jayalalithaas-cabinet-ministers-portfolios-679762
  11. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/jayalalithaa-inducts-four-more-ministers-into-tn-cabinet/article8637240.ece?w=alauto

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