Government of Tamil Nadu

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Government of Tamil Nadu
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Seat of Government Fort St. George,
Legislative branch
Speaker M. Appavu, DMK
Deputy Speaker K. Pitchandi, DMK
Members in Assembly 234
Executive branch
M. K. Stalin, DMK
Chief Secretary Dr. V. Irai Anbu, IAS
Judiciary branch
High Court Madras High Court
Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari
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Fort St George, Chief Secretariat, Govt of Tamil Nadu

Government of Tamil Nadu is the subnational government 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.


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 divisions

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]


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 Ministers

S.NoNameDepartmentsTerm startTerm overParty
1. M. K. Stalin
Chief Minister
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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
  • Rural Development
  • Panchayats and Panchayat Union
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. Udhayanidhi Stalin
  • Youth Welfare
  • Sports Development
  • Special Programme Implementation
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes
  • Rural Indebtedness
11. S. Regupathy
  • Law
  • Courts
  • Prison
  • Prevention of Corruption
12. S. Muthusamy
  • Housing
  • Rural Housing
  • Town Planning projects and Housing Development
  • Accommodation Control
  • Town Planning
  • Urban Development
13. K. R. Periyakaruppan
  • Co-operation
14. T. M. Anbarasan
  • Rural Industries
  • Cottage Industries
  • Small Industries
  • Slum Clearance Board
15. M. P. Saminathan
  • Information and Publicity
  • Film Technology and Cinematograph Act
  • Newsprint Control
  • Stationery And Printing
  • Government Press
16. P. Geetha Jeevan
  • Women and Children Welfare
  • Orphanages and Correctional Administration
  • Integrated Child Development Scheme and Beggar Homes
  • Social Reforms
  • Nutritious Meal Programme
17. Anitha R. Radhakrishnan
  • Fisheries and Fisheries Development Corporation
  • Animal Husbandry
18. R. S. Raja Kannappan
  • Backward Classes Welfare
  • Most Backward Classes Welfare
  • Denofied Communities Welfare
  • Khadi
  • Village Industries Board
19. K. Ramachandran
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Development Corporation
20. R. Sakkarapani
  • Food and Civil Supplies
  • Consumer Protection
  • Price Control
21. V. Senthil Balaji
  • Electricity
  • Non Conventional Energy Development
  • Prohibition and Excise
  • Molasses
22. R. Gandhi
  • Handlooms and Textiles
  • Boodhan and Gramadhan
23. Ma. Subramanian
  • Health
  • Medical Education
  • Family Welfare
24. P. Moorthy
  • Commercial Taxes
  • Registration and Stamp Act
  • Weights and Measures
  • Debt Relief
  • Chits
  • Registration of Companies
25. S. S. Sivasankar
  • Transport
  • Nationalized Transport
  • Motor Vehicles Act
26. P. K. Sekar Babu
  • Hindu Religious
  • Charitable Endowments
  • Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
27. Palanivel Thiagarajan
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Personnel and Administrative Reforms
  • Pensions and Pension allowances
  • Economics and Statistics
28. S. M. Nasar
  • Milk and Diary Development
29. K. S. Masthan
  • Minorities Welfare
  • Refugees & Evacuees
  • Wakf Board
30. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi
  • School Education.
31. Meyyanathan Siva V
  • Environment and Pollution Control
  • Ex-Servicemen Welfare
32. C. V. Ganesan
  • Labour Welfare
  • Non Resident Tamils Welfare
  • Population
  • Employment and Training
  • Census
  • Urban and Rural Employment
33. Mano Thangaraj
  • Information Technology and Digital Services Department
34. M. Mathiventhan
  • Forests
35. Kayalvizhi Selvaraj
  • Adi Dravidar Welfare
  • Hill Tribes
  • Bonded Labour Welfare

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