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Government of Tamil Nadu

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Seat of Government  Chennai
Speaker  P. Dhanapal
Deputy Chief Minister  ---
Government of Tamil Nadu

Governor  Vidyasagar Rao (Additional Incharge)
Chief Minister  Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Assembly  Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly

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.



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 Edappadi K.Palanisamy is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Sanjay Kishan Kaul is the current Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.

Administrative divisions

The state of Tamil Nadu has a population of 7,21,38,958 as per the 2011 Census and covers an area of 1,30,058 kmĀ². 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.


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.


Government of Tamil Nadu Wikipedia