Government of Odisha

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Government of Odisha
Seal of Odisha.png
Seat of Government Bhubaneswar
Governor S. C. Jamir
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, (BJD)
Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat, (BJD)
Deputy Speaker Sananda Marndi, (BJD)
Members in Assembly 147
High Court Orissa High Court, Cuttack
Chief Justice Vineet Saran

The Government of Odisha 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
Home, General Administration & Public Grievances and any other Departments specifically not assigned Naveen Patnaik (Chief Minister)
Finance, Excise, Public Enterprises Shashi Bhusan Behera
Parliamentary Affairs, Rural Development Bikram Keshari Arukha
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Prafulla Samal
Planning & Convergence, Skill Development & Technical Education Smt. Usha Devi
Revenue & Disaster Management Maheswar Mohanty
Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Pradeep Maharathy
Housing & Urban Development, Water Resources Niranjan Pujari
Health & Family Welfare, Law, Information & Public Relations Pratap Jena
Co-operation, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Surjya Narayana Patra
Works, Steel & Mines Prafulla Mallick
School & Mass Education, Science & Technology Badrinarayan Patra
ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Ramesh Chandra Majhi
Forest & Environment Bijayshree Routray
Energy, Labour & Employees' State Insurance Susanta Singh
Sports & Youth Services, Electronics & Information Technology Chandra Sarathi Behera
Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Smt. Snehagini Chhuria
Tourism & Culture Ashok Chandra Panda
Higher Education, Industries Ananta Das
Commerce & Transport Dr. Nrushingha Charan Sahu

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  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.