Government of Tamil Nadu

Government of Tamil Nadu
Seat of Government Chennai
Governor Vidyasagar Rao (Additional Incharge)
Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa
Deputy Chief Minister ---
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker V. Jayaraman
Members in Assembly 234
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]


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 J.Jayalalithaa is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.[2][3] Sanjay Kishan Kaul is the current Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.[4]

Administrative divisions

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 Minister's name Photos Constituency Portfolio Tamil Nadu Government departments & works allotted
1. J.Jayalaithaa Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Chief Minister Public,
Indian Administrative Service,
Indian Police Service,
Indian Forest Service,
General Administration,
District Revenue Officers,
Police and Home
2. O. Panneerselvam Bodinayakkanur Minister for Finance

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives
Minister for Personnel and Administrative Reforms
Minister for Legislative Assembly
Minister for Public
Minister for Home


Personnel and Administrative Reforms
Personnel and Administrative Reforms Training,
Legislative Assembly Elections
Indian Administrative Service,
Indian Police Service,
Indian Forest Service,
General Administration,
District Revenue Officers,
Police and Home

3. Dindigul C.Sreenivasan Dindigul Minister for Forests Forests
4. Edappadi K.Palanisamy Edappadi Minister for Public Works,
Minister for Highways and Minor Ports
Public Works,
Irrigation including Minor Irrigation,
Programme Works,
Highways and Minor Ports
5. Sellur K. Raju Madurai West Minister for Co-operation Co-operation,
Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare
6. P. Thangamani Kumarapalyam 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 Thondamuthur Minister for Municipal Administration and Water Supply

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
Minister for Special Programme Implementation

Municipal Administration,
Urban and Rural Water Supply,

Rural Development,
Panchayats and Panchayat Unions,
Poverty Alleviation Programmes,
Rural Indebtedness,
Implementation of Special Programme

8. D. Jayakumar Royapuram Minister for Fisheries Fisheries and
Fisheries Development Corporation
9. C. Ve. Shanmugam Villuppuram Minister for Law Law,
Courts and Prisons
10. K. P. Anbalagan Palacode Minister for Higher Education Higher Education including Technical Education,
Science and Technology
11. Dr. V. Saroja Rasipuram Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme

Minister for Welfare of Differently Abled Persons
Minister for Social Reforms

Social Welfare including Womens and Childrens Welfare,
Orphanages and Correctional Administration,
Integrated Child Development and Beggar Homes,
Nutritious Noon Meal Programme

Welfare of the Differently Abled
Social Reforms

12. M. C. Sampath Cuddalore Minister for Industries Industries,
Steel Control,
Mines and Minerals and Special Initiatives
13. K. C. Karuppannan Bhavani Minister for Environment and Pollution Control Environment and Pollution Control
14. R. Kamaraj Nannilam Minister for Food and Consumer Protection Food,
Civil Supplies,
Consumer Protection and Price Control
15. O. S. Manian Vedaranyam Minister for Handlooms and Textiles Handlooms and Textiles
16. Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan Udumalaipettai 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
17. Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar Viralimalai Minister for Health and Family Welfare Health,
Medical Education and Family Welfare
18. R. Doraikkannu Papanasam Minister for Agriculture Agriculture,
Agricultural Engineering,
Agro Service Cooperatives,
Sugarcane Cess,
Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development
19. Kadambur C. Raju Kovilpatti Minister for Information and Publicity Information and Publicity,
Flim Technology and Cinematograph Act,
Stationery and Printing and Government Press
20. R. B. Udhaya Kumar Thirumangalam 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 Tiruchirappalli (East) Minister for Tourism Tourism,
Tourism Development Corporation
22. K. C. Veeramani Jolarpet Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration Commercial Taxes,
Registration and Stamp Act
23. K. Pandiarajan Avadi Minister for School Education
Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare
School Education

Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department

24. K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Sivakasi Minister for Milk and Dairy Development Milk and Dairy Development
25. P. Benjamin Maduravoyal Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Rural Industries including Cottage Industries,
Small Industries
26. Dr. Nilofer kafeel Vaniyambadi Minister for Labour and Employment
Minister for Wakf Board & Hajj
Newsprint Control,
Employment and Training,
Urban and Rural Employment,
Wakf Board
27. M. R. Vijayabhaskar Karur Minister for Transport Transport,
Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
28. Dr. M. Manikandan Ramanathapuram Minister for Information Technology Information Technology
29. V. M. Rajalakshmi Sankarankovil Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Adi Dravidar Welfare,
Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
30. G. Baskaran Sivaganga Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Khadi and Village Industries Board,
Bhoodhan and Gramadhan
31. Sevvoor S. Ramachandran Aarani Minister for Culture & Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
Minister for Tamil Development
Tamil Culture & Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
Tamil Official Language
32. S. Valarmathi Srirangam 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 Hosur Minister for Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry


See also


  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. Cabinet Ministers portfolios
  11. Four more ministers into TN Cabinet

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