Government of Odisha

Government of Odisha
Seat of Government Bhubaneswar
Governor S. C. Jamir
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, (BJD)
Speaker Niranjan Pujari, (BJD)
Members in Assembly 147
High Court Orissa High Court, Cuttack
Chief Justice D. H. Waghela

The Government of Odisha(odia:ଓଡିଶା ସରକାର) and its 30 districts consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Odisha, a judiciary, and a legislative branch.

Like other states in India, the head of state of Odisha is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Orissa High Court, located in Cuttack, has jurisdiction over the whole state.[1]

The present Legislative Assembly of Odisha is unicameral, consisting of 147 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved.[2]

The state of Odisha is represented at the Centre by its 21 Member of Parliaments in the Lok Sabha and 10 Member of Parliaments in Rajya Sabha. There are 21 Lok Sabha constituencies from which candidates gets elected in the General Election to the Lok Sabha. The Members of Rajya Sabha were elected and / or nominated by the Member of Legislative Assembly through their parent political parties.

Secretariat of Odisha, Bhubaneswar


Department Minister
Chief Minister, General Administration, Home Affairs, Water Resources, Works Naveen Patnaik
Finance, Public Enterprises Pradip Kumar Amat
Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs Bikram Keshari Arukha
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Public Grievances and Pension Administration Jogendra Behera
Women & Child Development, Planning & Co-Ordination Usha Devi
S T & S C Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Lalbihari Himirika
Agriculture, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Pradeep Maharathy
Industries, School & Mass Education Debi Prasad Mishra
Rural Development Badri Narayan Patra
Co-Operation, Excise Dr. Damodara Rout
Revenue & Disaster Management Bijayashree Routray
Housing & Urban Development Pushpendra Sing Deo
Handlooms,Textiles & Handicrafts Snehangini Chhuria
Energy, Information Technology Pranab Prakash Das
Employment, Technical Education & Training, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Sanjay Kumar Das Burma
Commerce & Transport Ramesh Chandra Majhi
Labour & Employees' State Insurance, Steel & Mines Prafulla Kumar Malik
Sports & Youth Services Sudam Marandi
Health & Family Welfare, Information & Public Relations Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak
Tourism & Culture Ashok Chandra Panda
Higher Education, Science and Technology Dr. Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy
Law, Panchayati Raj Arun Kumar Sahoo

See also

External links


  1. "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
  2. "Orissa Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
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