Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
TamilNadu Logo.svg
Seat of Government Chennai
Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao (Addit. Charge)
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly 234
High Court Madras High Court
Chief Justice Indira 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 constitution head of the 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 Vidyasagar Rao is the acting governor and Edappadi K.Palanisamy is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.[2][3] Indira Banerjee is the current Chief Justice of 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 constitute 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]

Sl.No Minister's Name Photos Portfolio Tamil Nadu Government Departments & Works Allotted
1. Edappadi K. Palaniswami Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Minister for Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Minister for Public Works, Highways and Minor Ports Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police and Home Finance Planning Legislative Assembly Elections and Passports Personnel and Administrative Reforms Personnel and Administrative Reforms Training, Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police and Home,Public,
2. Dindigul C. Sreenivasan C. Sreenivasan.jpg Minister for Forests Forests
3. K. A. Sengottaiyan Minister for Schools Education School Education, Archaeology, Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department
4. Sellur K. Raju Minister for Co-operation Co-operation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare
5. P. Thangamani Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise Electricity, Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses and Prevention of Corruption Act
6. S. P. Velumani SP Velumani.jpg Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness, Urban and Rural Water Supply, Implementation of Special Programme
7. D. Jayakumar Minister for Fisheries Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation
8. C. V. Shanmugam Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons Law, Courts and Prisons
9. K. P. Anbalagan Minister for Higher Education Higher Education including Technical Education, Electronics, Science and Technology
10. Dr. V. Saroja Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme 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
11. M. C. Sampath Minister for Industries Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals and Special Initiatives
12. K. C. Karuppannan Minister for Environment Environment and Pollution Control
13. R. Kamaraj Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price Control
14. O. S. Manian Minister for Handlooms and Textiles Handlooms and Textiles
15. Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan Minister for Housing and Urban Development Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
16. Dr. C. Vijayabaskar Minister for Health and Family Welfare Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare
17. R. Doraikkannu Minister for Agriculture Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development
18. Kadambur Raju Minister for Information and Publicity Information and Publicity, Flim Technology and Cinematograph Act, Stationery and Printing and Government Press
19. R. B. Udhaya Kumar Minister for Revenue Revenue, District Revenue Establishment, Deputy Collectors, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including Legislation on Money lending, Chits, Registration of Companies
20. Vellamandi N.Natarajan Minister for Tourism Tourism, Tourism Development Corporation
21. K. C. Veeramani Minister for Commercial Taxes Commercial Taxes, Registration and Stamp Act
22. K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Minister for Milk and Dairy Development Milk and Dairy Development
23. P. Benjamin Minister for Rural Industries Rural Industries including Cottage Industries, Small Industries
24. Dr. Nilofer Kafeel Minister for Labour Labour, Population, Employment and Training, Newsprint Control, Census and Urban and Rural Employment and Wakf Board
25. M. R. Vijayabhaskar Minister for Transport Transport, Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
26. Dr. M. Manikandan Minister for Information Technology Information Technology
27. V. M. Rajalakshmi Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Adi Dravidar Welfare, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
28. G. Baskaran Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoodhan and Gramadhan
29. Sevvoor S. Ramachandran Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments and Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture
30. S. Valarmathi Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Overseas Indians, Refugees and Evacuees and Minorities Welfare
31. P. Balakrishna Reddy Minister for Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The State Legislature - Origin and Evolution". Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Governor of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Chief Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. 
  4. ^ "Chief Justice, Madras High Court". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 2011-02-24. 
  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. ^ Cabinet Ministers portfolios
  11. ^ Four more ministers into TN Cabinet

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