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Government Departments in Chennai

Government Departments in ChennaiEvery state in India is managed by the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers. The current chief minister of Tamil Nadu is Jayalalitha.

Every minister is assigned different portfolios and they have their departmental secretaries, who manage the day to day affairs of the various departments.

Function of Chennai Government:

There are a number of government department and each department have further sub-divisions also. The most important departments are:

1. Public Department:

This was the first department that came into existence in Tamil Nadu and it was in the year 1670.This is the largest department in the secretariat; and is a department that is under the chief minister and is closely watched.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The department handles issues relating to the law and order situation, of the state.

  • Welfare of the refugees, and also handles the protocol, of the various top ministers and other dignitaries.

  • The department handles visa regulations, such as extensions, authentication and exit of foreigners.

  • It acts as a liaison, with other crucial departments such as home, defense and external affairs for the smooth functioning of the state.

  • Revenue Department
  • The Revenue Board was established in the year1774, in the year 1980 the functioning of the former revenue board was abolished, and was taken over by the Tamil Nadu revenue department.

Functioning of the Department:

  • The department is the parent department to all the administrative departments. It handles all aspects leading to land acquisition, dealings, and land reforms, and also is responsible for collecting of the urban revenue tax.

  • In situations of any natural disasters such as floods and Tsunami, it is the revenue department, which comes to the rescue of the citizens. They provide them with assistance and cash.

2. Finance Department:

This department was set up in the year 1811; the main functioning of the department is the preparation of the revenue, and the expenditure, incurred within the state and has to be presented, in the legislature.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Review the accounts of the major government departments, and other commercial accounts.

  • Preparing the budget for the state.

  • Liaison with the government and banks, and have to arrange funds for contingency situations.

  • Setting up financial rules in the state, according to the economic situation.

3. Department of Health and Family Welfare:

This department plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy state, and looking after the welfare of the citizens.

Functioning of the Department:

  • Promoting healthy living conditions and prolonging human life through needed medical facilities.

  • Controlling of communicable diseases, and promoting vaccinations for diseases.

  • Establishing health care programs in schools, and villages and for the betterment of the citizens.

  • The department looks into procurement of the drugs, testing and storing of the drugs in the right manner.

4. Department of Tourism:

Tourism contributes a huge percentage to the revenue of a state, and it adds to different sectors such as agriculture, poultry, construction and handicrafts.

Functioning of the Department:

  • Setting up infrastructure that allures tourism to the state.

  • Enhancing connectivity and utilities and building good roads and services.

  • Maintain the natural and cultural heritage.

All the departments are vital for the smooth functioning of the government and to provide services to citizens of the state. The current government has ensured that all departments are functioning to the full capacity.

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