Government 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]

Government of Tamil Nadu
Tamiḻnāṭu Aracu
TamilNadu Logo.svg
Seat of GovernmentFort St. George, Chennai
Legislative branch
Assembly
SpeakerM. Appavu, DMK
Deputy SpeakerK. Pitchandi, DMK
Members in Assembly234
Executive branch
GovernorR. N. Ravi
Chief MinisterM. K. Stalin, DMK
Chief SecretaryDr. V. Irai Anbu, IAS
Judiciary branch
High CourtMadras High Court
Chief JusticeMunishwar Nath Bhandari
Fort St George, Chief Secretariat, Govt of Tamil Nadu

StructureEdit

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.

OfficialsEdit

M. K. Stalin is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.[2][3] Munishwar Nath Bhandari is the acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court.[4][5] The Chief Secretary is V. Irai Anbu, IAS.[6]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 72,138,959 as per the 2011 Census[7] and covers an area of 130,058 km2. The major administrative units of the state constitute 38 districts, 76 revenue divisions, 220 taluks, 21 municipal corporations, 150 municipalities, 385 panchayat unions (blocks), 561 town panchayats and 12,524 village panchayats.[8][9]

E-governanceEdit

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.[10][11]

Council of MinistersEdit

S.No Name Department Term start Term over Party
1. M. K. Stalin
Chief Minister
DMK
2. Durai Murugan
  • Irrigation Projects.
  • Legislative Assembly.
  • Governor And Ministry.
  • Elections And Passports.
  • Minerals And Mines.
3. K. N. Nehru
  • Municipal Administration.
  • Urban & Water Supply.
4. I. Periyasamy
  • Co-operation.
  • Statistics.
  • Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
5. K. Ponmudi
  • Higher Education.
  • Electronics.
  • Science and Technology.
6. E. V. Velu
  • Public Works.
  • Buildings,Highways and Minor Ports.
7. M. R. K. Panneerselvam
  • Agriculture.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Agro Service Co-operatives.
  • Horticulture.
  • Sugarcane Excise.
  • Sugarcane Development.
  • Waste Land Development.
8. K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran
  • Revenue.
  • Disaster Management.
  • District Revenue Establishment.
  • Deputy Collectors.
9. Thangam Thennarasu
  • Industries.
  • Air Transport
  • Tamil Language and Tamil Culture.
  • Archeology.
10. S. Regupathy
  • Law.
  • Courts.
  • Prison.
  • Prevention of Corruption.
11. S. Muthusamy
  • Housing.
  • Rural Housing.
  • Town Planning projects and Housing Development.
  • Accommodation Control.
  • Town Planning.
  • Urban Development.
  • Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority.
12. K. R. Periyakaruppan
  • Rural Development.
  • Panchayats and Panchayat Union.
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes.
  • Rural Indebtedness.
13. T. M. Anbarasan
  • Rural Industries.
  • Cottage Industries.
  • Small Industries.
  • Slum Clearance Board.
14. M. P. Saminathan
  • Information and Publicity.
  • Film Technology and Cinematograph Act.
  • Newsprint Control.
  • Stationery And Printing.
  • Government Press.
15. P. Geetha Jeevan
  • Women and Children Welfare.
  • Orphanages and Correctional Administration.
  • Integrated Child Development Scheme &Beggar Homes.
  • Social Reforms.
  • Nutritious Meal Programme.
16. Anitha R. Radhakrishnan
  • Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation.
  • Animal Husbandry.
17. S. S. Sivasankar
  • Transport.
  • Nationalized Transport
  • Motor Vehicles Act.
18. K. Ramachandran
  • Forests.
19. R. Sakkarapani
  • Food and Civil Supplies.
  • Consumer Protection.
  • Price Control.
20. V. Senthil Balaji
  • Electricity.
  • Non Conventional Energy Development.
  • Prohibition and Excise.
  • Molasses.
21. R. Gandhi
  • Handlooms and Textiles.
  • Khadi.
  • Village Industries Board.
  • Boodhan and Gramadhan.
22. Ma. Subramanian
  • Health.
  • Medical Education.
  • Family Welfare.
23. P. Moorthy
  • Commercial Taxes.
  • Registration and Stamp Act.
  • Weights and Measures.
  • Debt Relief.
  • Chits.
  • Registration of Companies.
24. R. S. Raja Kannappan
  • Backward Classes Welfare.
  • Most Backward Classes Welfare.
  • Denofied Communities Welfare.
25. P. K. Sekar Babu
  • Hindu Religious.
  • Charitable Endowments.
26. Palanivel Thiagarajan
  • Finance.
  • Planning.
  • Personnel and Administrative Reforms.
  • Pensions and Pension allowances.
27. S. M. Nasar
  • Milk and Diary Development.
28. K. S. Masthan
  • Minorities Welfare
  • Refugees & Evacuees.
  • Wakf Board.
29. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi
  • School Education.
30. Meyyanathan Siva V
  • Environment and Pollution Control.
  • Youth Welfare.
  • Sports Development.
31. C. V. Ganesan
  • Labour Welfare.
  • Non Resident Tamils Welfare.
  • Population.
  • Employment and Training
  • Census.
  • Urban and Rural Employment.
32. Mano Thangaraj
  • Information Technology.
33. M. Mathiventhan
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Development Corporation
34. Kayalvizhi Selvaraj
  • Adi Dravidar Welfare.
  • Hill Tribes.
  • Bonded Labour Welfare.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Madras HC". The Indian Express. 23 November 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Madras High Court - Profile of Chief Justice". www.hcmadras.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Senior IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan is new Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary". The News Minute. 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Provisional population totals of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). O/o the Registrar and Census commissioner.
  8. ^ "Administrative Units in Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Tamilnadu e-Governance Agency". TneGA, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
  11. ^ 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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