Government of Odisha
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Seat of GovernmentBhubaneswar
Legislative branch
SpeakerShri Bikram Keshari Arukha (BJD)
Deputy SpeakerRajani Kant Singh (BJD)
Members in Assembly147
Executive branch
GovernorGaneshi Lal
Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik (BJD)
Chief SecretaryShri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS
High CourtOrissa High Court
Chief JusticeS. Muralidhar
Secretariat of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
Secretariat of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
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The government of the Indian state 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, and their 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..


Department Minister
General Administration & Public Grievance and any other Departments specifically not assigned Naveen Patnaik
(Chief Minister of Odisha)
Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Public Enterprises, Science and Technology Shri Ashok Chandra Panda
(Cabinet Minister)
Co-Operation, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Shri Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak
(Cabinet Minister)
Law, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Shri Jagannath Saraka
(Cabinet Minister)
Health and Family Welfare Shri Niranjan Pujari
(Cabinet Minister)
Parliamentary Affairs, Finance Shri Niranjan Pujari
(Cabinet Minister)
Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Forest ,Environment and Climate Change, Information & Public Relations Shri Pradip Kumar Amat
(Cabinet Minister)
Steel and Mines, Works Shri Prafulla Kumar Mallik
(Cabinet Minister)
Revenue and Disaster Management Smt. Pramila Mallik
(Cabinet Minister)
Energy , Industries , Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Shri Pratap Keshari Deb
(Cabinet Minister)
Planning and Convergence Shri Rajendra Dholakia
(Cabinet Minister)
Agriculture And Farmers' Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Shri Ranendra Pratap Swain
(Cabinet Minister)
Commerce , Transport , Water Resources Smt. Tukuni Sahu
Cabinet Minister)
Housing & Urban Development Smt. Usha Devi
Cabinet Minister
Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Excise, Tourism Shri Aswini Kumar Patra
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Women and Child Development Smt. Basanti Hembram
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Skill Development & Technical Education, Rural Development Shri Pritiranjan Gharai
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Textiles, Handlooms & Handicrafts Smt. Rita Sahu
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Higher Education Shri Rohit Pujari
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
School and Mass Education Shri Samir Ranjan Dash
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Labour & Employees' State Insurance Shri Srikanta Sahu
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services Shri Tusharkanti Behera
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Home Shri Tusharkanti Behera
State Minister (Namewise)

See also


  1. ^ "Jurisdiction and Seats of Indian High Courts". Eastern Book Company. Retrieved 12 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Orissa Legislative Assembly". Legislative Bodies in India. National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2008.