Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
Seat of government Fort St. George, Chennai
Governor Banwarilal Purohit
Chief minister (India) Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam
Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, IAS
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly 234
High Court Madras High Court
Chief Justice Vijaya kamlesh Tahilramani
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] Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani is the current Chief Justice of Madras High Court.[4]

Administrative divisions

The state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 7,21,38,959 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

Edappadi K. Palaniswami ministry

Source: Government of Tamil Nadu, Council of Ministers

Sl. No Name Photos Designation Portfolios
1. Edappadi K. Palaniswami [10] Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg Chief Minister Public,
Indian Administrative Service,
Indian Police Service,
Indian Forest Service,
General Administration,
District Revenue Officers,
Police and
Public Works,
Irrigation including Minor Irrigation,
Programme Works,
Highways and Minor Ports
2. O. Panneerselvam[11] O. Paneerselvam.jpg Deputy Chief Minister Finance,
Legislative Assembly,
Elections and
Rural Housing and Housing Development,
Slum Clearance Board and
Accommodation Control,
Town Planning,
Urban Development and
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
3 Dindigul C. Sreenivasan C. Sreenivasan.jpg Minister for Forests Forests
4. K. A. Sengottaiyan Minister for School Education School Education
5 Sellur K. Raju Minister for Co-operation Co-operation,
Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare
6. P. Thangamani Minister for Electricity,
Minister for Prohibition and Excise
Non-Conventional Energy Development,
Prohibition and Excise,
Molasses and Prevention of Corruption Act
7. S. P. Velumani SP Velumani.jpg Minister for Municipal Administration,
Minister for 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
8. D. Jayakumar Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Personnel and Administrative Reforms
Fisheries and
Fisheries Development Corporation
Personnel and Administrative Reforms,
Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Training)
9. C. Ve. Shanmugam Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons,
Minister for Mines and Minerals
Law, Courts and Prisons,
Mines and Minerals
10. K. P. Anbalagan KP Anbalagan.jpg Minister for Higher Education Higher Education including Technical Education,
Science and Technology
11. 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
12. M. C. Sampath Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives Industries,
Steel Control and
Special Initiatives
13. K. C. Karuppannan Minister for Environment Environment and Pollution Control
14. R. Kamaraj Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Food,
Civil Supplies,
Consumer Protection and
Price Control
15. O. S. Manian Minister for Handlooms and Textiles Handlooms and Textiles
16. Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan Minister for Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry
17. C. Vijaya Baskar Minister for Health and Family Welfare Health,
Medical Education and
Family Welfare
18. R. Doraikkannu Minister for Agriculture Agriculture,
Agricultural Engineering,
Agro Service Cooperatives,
Sugarcane Cess,
Sugarcane Development and
Waste Land Development
19. Kadambur Raju Minister for Information and Publicity Information and Publicity
Film Technology and Cinematograph Act,
Stationery and Printing and
Government Press
20. R. B. Udhayakumar Minister for Revenue Revenue,
District Revenue Establishment,
Deputy Collectors,
Weights and Measures,
Debt Relief including Legislation on Money lending,
Registration of Companies
21. Vellamandi N. Natarajan Minister for Tourism Tourism,
Tourism Development Corporation
22. K. C. Veeramani K. c. veeramani.jpg Minister for Commercial Taxes Commercial Taxes,
Registration and Stamp Act
23. K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Minister for Milk and Dairy Development Milk and Dairy Development
24. P. Benjamin Minister for Rural Industries Rural Industries including Cottage Industries,
Small Industries
25. M. R. Vijayabhaskar Minister for Transport Transport,
Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
26. Nilofer Kafeel Minister for Labour Labour,
Employment and Training,
Newsprint Control,
Census and
Urban and Rural Employment and
Wakf Board
27. Dr. M. Manikandan Minister for Information Technology Information Technology
28. V. M. Rajalakshmi Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Adi Dravidar Welfare,
Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
29. K. Pandiarajan K. Pandiarajan.jpg Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture Tamil Official Language and
Tamil Culture and Archaeology
30. G. Baskaran Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board Khadi and Village Industries Board,
Bhoodhan and Gramadhan
31. Sevvoor S. Ramachandran Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
32. 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
33. P. Balakrishna Reddy Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development Youth Welfare and
Sports Development Department

See also


  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. ^ "29th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on February 16, 2017". Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  11. ^ "OPS back in govt., as Deputy CM on August 22, 2017". Retrieved 2017-08-22.

External links

  • Official website
  • Tamilnadu e-Governance Official website
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