Government of Tamil Nadu

Government of Tamil Nadu

State government IN
name_of_state= Tamil Nadu
seat_of_government= Chennai (Madras)
name_of_governor= S. S. Barnala
name_of_chief_minister= M. Karunanidhi
name_of_dpy_chief_minister= None
legislative_assembly= Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
speaker= Aavudaiappan
legislative_council= None
chairman= None
high_court= Madras High Court
chief_justice= Thiru Ajit Prakash Shah

Tamil Nadu had a bicameral legislature until 1986, when it was replaced with a unicameral legislature, like most other states in India.

The 'Governor' is the Constitutional head of the state while the 'Chief minister' is the head of the government and the head of the council of ministers. The Chief-Justice of the Chennai high-court is the head of the judiciary. The present Governor, Chief-minister and the Chief-Justice are S. S. Barnala, M. Karunanidhi and A. P. Shah respectively.The major administrative units of the state constitutes 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, 234 Assembly constituencies, 30 districts, 7 municipal corporations, 152 municipalities, 561 town panchayats and 12,618 village panchayats.

Tamil Nadu has been a pioneering state in E-Governance initiatives in India. A large part of the government records like land ownership records are already digitised and all major offices of the state government like Urban Local Bodies - All the Corporations and Municipal Office activities - revenue collection etc, land registration offices, and transport offices have been computerised, thereby improving the quality of service and transparency in operations.

The 2006 elections were won by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which since it had defeated Indian National Congress in 1969 under C. N. Annadurai has governed Tamil Nadu intermittently, competing with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.


As of 2007, the government of Tamil Nadu consists of 31 ministers. Besides familiar portfolios like Transport, Agriculture or Health, there are also ministries dedicated to special topics that are typically incorporated into other ministries (such as "Handlooms" and "Khadi" besides Labour, "Commercial Taxes" besides Finance, "Animal Husbandry" and "Dairy Development" besides Agriculture etc.)

*Chief Minister: M. Karunanidhi,
*Finance: Professor K. Anbazhagan,
*Electricity: Arcot N. Veeraswami,
*Rural Development and Local Administration: M.K. Stalin,
*Cooperation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen: Ko.Si. Mani,
*Agriculture: Veerapandi S Arumugam,
*Higher Education: K. Ponmudi,
*Transport: K.N. Nehru,
*Backward Classes: K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran
*Rural Industries: Pongalur N. Palanisamy,
*Revenue and Prisons: I. Periyasamy,
*Tourism: N. Suresh Rajan,
*Information: Parithi Ellamvazhuthi,
*Food: A.V. Velu,
*Housing and Slum Clearance: Suba Thangavelan,
*Health: M. R. K. Panneerselvam,
*Labour: T.M. Anbarasan,
*Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments: K.R. Periakaruppan,
*Handlooms: N. K. K. P. Raja,
*School Education: Thangam Thennarasu
*Commercial Taxes: S. N. M. Ubayadullah,
*Environment: T. P. M. Moideen Khan,
*Forests: N. Selvaraj,
*Highways: Vellakoil Saminathan,
*Social Welfare: Poongothai,
*Animal Husbandry: P. Geetha Jeevan,
*Adi Dravidar Welfare: Tamilarasi,
*Fisheries: K. P. P. Sami,
*Dairy Development: U. Mathivanan,
*Khadi: K. Ramachandran,

ee also

*List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu
*Graphical list of chief ministerial tenures and important events of Tamil Nadu
*Government of India
*Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education

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