Government of Pondicherry

Pondicherry administers various operational sectors of this Union Territory. Ranging from agriculture, industry and education to labor, arts and culture and tourism the government of Pondicherry possesses an individual department for each of the fields.

Pondicherry Chief Minister

Appointed as the Hon'ble Pondicherry Chief Minister, Thiru N Rangasamy was nominated as a member of the Puducherry Legislative assembly. As a man of dignity and honor Thiru N Rangasamy started serving the Union Territory of Pondicherry from a very early age.

After accepting the prestigious post of Chief Minister in Pondicherry Thiru N Rangasamy has took charge of several government level departments. From town and country planning, revenue and excise, home affairs, public works, planning and finance to general administration, co-operative societies, science, technology and environment, confidential and cabinet and civil supplies and consumer affairs, the Chief Minister of Pondicherry efficiently handles all these sections.

Since each of the above mentioned departments contributes significantly towards the growth of Pondicherry as a whole, hence, the prime aim of Pondicherry Chief Minister is to upgrade and enhance the potential of all the government segments.

Be it allocation of necessary fund or be it the establishment of a particular industrial unit, Thiru N Rangasamy, Chief Minister of Pondicherry, always tries his level best to implement best of the initiatives that can have a positive effect on the all-round development of the Union Territory.

The Chief Minister of Pondicherry which is also called as Puducherry, can be contacted through prior appointment in case of any emergency or other related affairs. The residential address of Pondicherry Chief Minister is 9, Vinayakar Koil street, Thilarshpet, Puducherry - 605009. The official contact number of Thiru N Rangasamy is 2335328, 2335530 and 2333399.

As the Pondicherry Chief Minister, Thiru N Rangasamy is doing a commendable job by making new inroads towards brighter prospects.

The Pondicherry National Political Parties are known for their collective effort to take the Union Territory to better heights of success. The current government in Pondicherry comprises of a Chief Minister, one Lt. Governor, a chief Secretary, MLAs and other other related ministers.

Pondicherry Legislature

Pondicherry Legislature comprises of a legislative assembly which houses a total of 30 members at present. During the winter and budget sessions, the legislative assembly of Pondicherry is fully operational. A range of issues relating to various government sectors are raised in the two sessions of the Pondicherry legislative assembly.

The legislature of Pondicherry has certain rules and regulations following which the legislative assembly of this Union Territory has been formed. For one the time period for which the legislative assembly of Pondicherry remains operational is five years. After five years the term of the legislative assembly in Pondicherry automatically gets terminated.

The Pondicherry Legislature authorizes some responsible and politically knowledgeable personalities to handle the affairs which are dealt with in the budget and winter sessions of the legislative assembly.

Shri Mukti Mithi, a member of the legislative assembly of Puducherry or Pondicherry is also the hon'ble Lt. Governor of the Union Territory. While Thiru N Rangasamy has been endowed with the lead role in the legislative assembly of Pondicherry, Thiru R Radhakrishnan has been elected as the hon'ble speaker of the assembly.

Thiru M Sivaprakasam has been appointed as the secretary of the legislative assembly of the Union Territiry of Pondicherry whereas Thiru a V Sridharan is the respectable Deputy Speaker of the house.

Also, Shri R V Janakiraman is known as the leader of the opposition party in the legislative assembly of Pondicherry.

Being unicameral in nature, the Pondicherry Legislature consists of only one single legislative body within its government framework.

Lok Sabha Constituencies Pondicherry

There is only one constituency under the Lok Sabha Constituencies Pondicherry. Known by the name of Pondicherry constituency, this Lok Sabha Constituency envelops the entire region of the Union Territory. Ramadass M who represents the PMK political party of Pondicherry has recently won a seat from the Pondicherry constituency.

In the latest election, the Lok Sabha Constituency of Pondicherry included 557 numbers of polling units, 21 major political contestants and 636667 number of electors. The other candidates who stood for grabbing a seat in the Lok Sabha constituency from Pondicherry are:

  • Thanga Kalaimaran of BSP
  • Lalitha Kumaramangalam of BJP
  • G Sundaramoorthy of RLD
  • K Nambiyar of JD (U)
  • S Balasubramaniun of CPI (ML) (L)
  • S Ponnurangam of JP
  • P Anburaj of IND
  • S Elangovan of IND
  • R Natarajan of IND
  • G Krishnaraj of IND
  • N Sabith of IND
  • E Kuppan of IND
  • V Ramamurthy of IND
  • P R N Thirumurugan of IND
  • S Sayed Faruk of IND
  • Z M Taher of IND

The total percentage of polling done in the last election counted for 75.99 %. Pondicherry constituency symbolizes a growing and steadily progressing political phase of the Union Territory.

The Lok Sabha constituency Pondicherry represents many a parties that are genuinely interested in changing the socio-political scenario of the Union Territory.

Assembly Constituencies Pondicherry

Assembly Constituencies of Pondicherry are located in various significant parts of this Union Territory of India. There are 30 Assembly Constituencies in Pondicherry all of which are strategically situated in different corners of the Union Territory.

The names of the places where the assembly constituencies of Pondicherry are located include Bussy, Muthialpet, Oupalam, Cassicade, Nellithope, Raj Bhavan, Ariankuppam, Orleampeth, Embalom (SC), Modeliarpeth, Nettapakkam, Lawspet, Kuruvinatham, Reddiapalayam, Ozhukarai, Ossudu (SC), Bahour (SC), Villenour, Thattanchavady, Mannadipeth, Yanam, Cotchery, Palloor, Karaikal, Mahe, Tirunallar, Karaikal South, Neduncadu (SC), Thiruvubanai (SC) and Neravy-Grand'Aldee.

During the election of 2004, the assembly constituency at Yanam in Pondicherry possessed 15 polling stations whereas in Mahe the number of polling centres was 11. Also, both Karaikal and Karaikal South in the Union Territory of Pondicherry had 14 polling units in the 2004 election. As per one government estimate the total number of voters who casted their votes in the election of 2004 was 636667 including 304 numbers of service voters.

Every constituency in Pondicherry provides affiliation to various political parties. Members belonging to different national and state-level parties can contest the election by representing their own political preference. In the year 2006, the state assembly elections in Pondicherry had been contested by the following political groups:
  • Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  • Indian National Congress
  • Pudhucherry Munnetra congress
  • Communist Party of India
  • All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
  • Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi
  • Lok Jan Shakti Party
  • Independent
  • Communist Party of India ( Marxist)
  • Buddhiviveki Vikas Party
  • Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Assembly Constituencies Pondicherry symbolizes the organized strata of the political structure of the Union Territory.

Government in Pondicherry

Democratic Progressive Alliance has formed the Current Government in Pondicherry. In the assembly elections of 2006 , which held in the month of May, DPA or Democratic Progressive Alliance won 20 seats out of the total 30 assembly seats of Pondicherry.

Being a Congress-led party, Democratic Progressive Alliance has represented its candidature in the assembly elections of 2006 in Pondicherry. After the results have been published, Congress decided to present N Rangasamy as the leader of the Legislature party. On 18th May, 2006, N Rangasamy had been elected as the honorable Chief Minister of Pondicherry.

Apart from Democratic Progressive Alliance, candidates of many other major political parties contested the Pondicherry assembly elections of 2006. While AIADMK achieved a total of seven assembly seats, other parties won only three seats.

Among the other political parties that contested the assembly elections of 2006 in Pondicherry the names of BSP, BJP, RJD, LJP, AIFB, IND, DMDK, RSP, RPI, BVVP, CPI (ML) (L), TMC (M), PB, RPI (A), LJNSP and JD (U) are worth mentioning.

Current Government in Pondicherry is consistently performing on a high level with the aim of making this Union Territory one of the most progressive ones in India in every respect.

Governor of Pondicherry

The current Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Pondicherry is Dr. Iqbal Singh.

Dr. Singh was nominated as the present Governor of Pondicherry on 27th July, 2009. Singh has been successfully holding this position till date for the past 2 years and 1 month. He is affiliated to the Indian National Congress (I. N. C.). Dr. Singh was born on 4th June, 1945 at Okara Mandi of the state of Punjab in India. Besides getting honored by the D.Litt. Degree (Doctor of Letters) of the Andhra University on 5th December, 2009, he graduated from the Punjab University in 1969 in the field of Arts.

Born to Late Mr. Lal Singh and Late Mrs. Santokh Kaur, Dr. I. Singh belongs to a known family of freedom fighters. In spite of being present in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of Amritsar in Punjab, Late Mr. Lal Singh somehow managed to survive from the British bullets. Dr. Singh's maternal uncle Mr. Baba Balwant Singh was even a freedom fighter, who was imprisoned innumerable time for going against the British rule. That includes imprisonment with Shaheed Bhagat Singh as well.

Pondicherry National Political Parties

Pondicherry National Political Parties strives to form a strong political base in the Union Territory of India. Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are the two leading national parties that have immense influence in the Union Territory of Pondicherry.

The Congress party has a considerable share in the political scenario of Pondicherry. The Congress-led Democratic Progressive Alliance has formed the government in the Union Territory of Pondicherry in the year 2006. Among the 30 member Assembly of Pondicherry, DPA has achieved a total of 20 seats in the last election. This itself shows the immense popularity and the political reach of the Congress in Pondicherry.

Bharatiya Janata Party is another crucial political party which is functioning in Pondicherry for quite a long time. The important contestants of BJP stand in the assembly elections of Pondicherry with the promise of bringing all-round growth in the Union Territory provided they have been given a chance to form the government in the place.

The basic aim of both national political parties of Pondicherry is to transform the place into a flourishing socio-economic zone of India.

From time to time the two Pondicherry national political parties carry out various campaigns some of which bears a social message, whereas others are meant to strengthen the respective platform in the Union Territory.

Last Updated on 30 May 2013