Madhya Pradesh Government


The Government of Madhya Pradesh is also formally known as the State Government of Madhya Pradesh or just State Government. This government is the apex administrative body in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Madhya Pradesh Government



The state of Madhya Pradesh is made up of 50 districts. In terms of area, it is the second biggest state in India after Rajasthan. The Government of Madhya Pradesh is made up of an executive, a legislative, and a judiciary division. The executive branch of the government is headed by the Governor of the state. At present, the Governor of Madhya Pradesh is Shri Ram Naresh Yadav. Similar to other states of the country, the head of the state is the Governor. The Governor is nominated by the President of India with consultation with the Union Government. The position of the governor is mostly formal.

Where is the seat of Madhya Pradesh Government located?

The seat of Madhya Pradesh Government is situated in Bhopal, the capital of the state. The city also houses the secretariat.

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh



At present, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He is a prominent member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and took over as chief minister of the state on November 29, 2005. The Chief Minister of the state heads the administration and is entrusted with majority of the executive authorities.

Ministries and Departments of Madhya Pradesh Government



The various departments and ministries of the Government of Madhya Pradesh are as follows:
  • Animal Husbandry
  • 20-Point Implementation
  • Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare
  • Aviation
  • Bio Diversity & Bio Technology
  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief & Rehabilitation
  • Commerce & Industry
  • Co-operation
  • Culture
  • Commercial Taxes
  • Farmer Welfare & Agriculture Development
  • Energy
  • Fisheries
  • Finance
  • Forest General Administration
  • Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection
  • Home Horticulture & Food Processing
  • Higher Education
  • Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy (Ayush)
  • Housing & Environment
  • Jail
  • Information Technology
  • Law & Legislative Affairs
  • Labour
  • Mineral Resources
  • Medical Education
  • Panchayat & Rural Development
  • Narmada Valley Development
  • Planning, Economics & Statistics
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • Public Grievances Redressal
  • Public Enterprises
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Public Health & Family Welfare
  • Public Service Management System
  • Public Relations
  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Works
  • Revenue
  • Religious Trusts and Endowments
  • Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe Welfare
  • School Education
  • Rural Industries
  • Social Welfare
  • Science & Technology
  • Technical Education and Man Power Planning
  • Sports & Youth Welfare
  • Transport
  • Tourism
  • Water Resources
  • Urban Administration & Development
  • Women & Child Development

Cabinet Ministers in Madhya Pradesh Government



Name of the Minister Portfolio
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of the state, oversees Narmada Valley Development, General Administration, Aviation and other Departments
Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya Minister for Employment, Commerce & Industries, Science and Technology, Information Technology, Horticulture and Food Processing, Public Undertakings, Rural Industries
Shri Gopal Bhargawa Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development and Social Justice
Shri Raghawji Planning, Finance, 20 points Implementation, Economics and Statistics, Commercial Taxes
Shri Babulal Gaur Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation, Urban Administration and Development
Shri Sartaj Singh Forest
Shri Jayant Mallayya Environment, Water Resources
Shri Narottam Mishra Housing, Public Health and Family Welfare, Law & Legislative, Parliamentary Affairs
Shri Jagdeesh Devda Jail, Transport
Kunwar Vijay Shah Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare
Shri Ajay Vishnoi Minister Fisheries, Animal husbandry, Unconventional Energy, Backward & Minority Welfare
Smt. Archana Chitnis School Education
Shri Nagendra Singh Nagaud Public Work Department
Shri Laxmikant Sharma Higher Education, Technical Education & Training, Public Relation, Culture, Religious Trusts and Endowments
Shri Jagannath Singh Labour
Shri Gourishankar Chaturbhuj Bisen Cooperatives, Public Health Engineering
Dr. Ramkrishna Kusmariya Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development
Shri Karan Singh Verma Rehabilitation, Revenue
Shri Tukojirao Puar Sports and Youth Welfare, Tourism
Shri Umashankar Gupta Home

Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in Madhya Pradesh Government



Name of the Minister Portfolio
Smt. Ranjna Baghel Woman and Child Development
Shri Paras Chandra Jain Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
Shri Rajendra Shukla Mineral Resources, Energy

Other Ministers of State in Madhya Pradesh Government



Name of the Minister Portfolio
Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha Transportation, Home, & Jail
Shri Harishankar Khatik Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare
Shri Kanhaiyalal Agrawal Narmada Valley Development, General Administration, Aviation
Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh Public Service Management Department, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development
Shri Devsingh Sayam Panchayat and Rural Development
Shri Mahendra Hardia Medical Education, Public Health and Family Welfare, Technical Education & Training, Ayush
Shri Jaysingh Maravi Revenue, Forest
Shri Manohar Untwal Urban Administration and Development
Shri Nanabhau Mohod School Education

Judiciary in Madhya Pradesh



The Madhya Pradesh High Court is located in Jabalpur. The High Court has control over the entire state. The Madhya Pradesh High Court was set up on January 2, 1936 as the Nagpur High Court. It was set up in accordance with the Government of India Act 1935; Letters Patent. Initially, it functioned from Nagpur. However, following the restructuring of the provinces in November 1956, the court shifted to Jabalpur. The Madhya Pradesh High Court has approved judge strength of 42. The principal bench is located in Jabalpur and there are two other permanent benches in Gwalior and Indore.

Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court



At present, the Acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court is Honorable Justice Shri Sushil Harkauli. He joined office from August 05, 2011 once Chief Justice Syed Rafat Alam moved to the Allahabad High Court.

What is the contact address of Madhya Pradesh High Court?


  • Registrar General
    Madhya Pradesh High Court
    Principal Seat, Jabalpur
    Jabalpur (MP) -482002
    Telephone (EPABX): 0761 -2622674, 2620380

  • Principal Registrar
    Madhya Pradesh High Court
    Gwalior Bench
    Gwalior (M.P.) - 474001
    Telephone (EPABX): 0751 - 2402236

  • Principal Registrar
    Madhya Pradesh High Court
    Indore Bench
    Indore (M.P.) - 452001
    Telephone (EPABX): 0731 -2528444, 2528555

Last Updated on : 14th March 2013