The Tripura has a couple of policies, which have helped and are still helping the state to progress in all the various spheres of life. Tripura government is also taking a lot of initiative to spread mass awareness of the various policies meant for the development of the region.
The National Liberation Front of Tripura is a significant part of the history of government of Tripura. It was established in the year 1989 with an aim to establish a separate identity of Tripura as a full-fledged state.
The government of Tripura follows parliamentary democracy. A the people who reside in the district are allowed to vote. The three major parts of the government at Tripura are legislature, judiciary system and Tripura Legislative Assembly. The Deputy Speaker or the Speaker controls the meetings of the assembly. The chief minister heads the council of ministers. This council has the executional power of the state. Thre governor is appointed by the Indian President. The post of the governor is an ornamental and respectful position.
There are two main political parties in Tripura. These are the Left front and the National Socialist Party of Tripura. Currently, the Left Front is the ruling party.
There are several Tripura Political Parties that are vying to attain a stronghold in the political scenario of the northeast Indian state. Apart from the dominant national parties like the Congress and the CPI (M), several prominent state parties have mushroomed in the state. Although these parties are local state based political groups, they are by no means insignificant and are doing phenomenal work to make their presence felt.Amongst the notable political parties of Tripura, the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura is one of the noteworthy parties that was formed on 9th June 1997 by the coalition of the Tripura Tribal National Conference with the Tripura Hill People's Party.The insurgence operations and the guerrilla attacks of the National Liberation Front of Tripura indirectly paved the way for the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) to win the elections.
Another leading political party that spearheads the governance of Tripura is the Janganotantrik Morcha (People's Democratic Front). Popularly known by the acronym PDF, the party was formed by Ajoy Biswas, a disgruntled member of the CPI(M) who had failed to secure a Lok Sabha ticket for the upcoming elections. The formation of this party, however resulted in a lot of political unrest in the state that was caused by a divide in the teacher's movement of the CPI (M).
The current Governor of Tripura is Padmashree Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil .Dr. D. Y. Patil took charge of the office of Tripura's Governor on 27th November, 2009 and is still holding that responsible position. Thus, the total duration of his present governorship is 1 year and 9 months.Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil was born on 22nd October, 1935 at Ambap village of Kolhapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra and belongs to the famous Indian political party, the I. N. C. (Indian National Congress).Apart from possessing a Doctorate Degree, D. Y. Patil holds a Post Graduation Degree in the field of Arts. Dr. Patil is even a gold medalist of Kolhapur based Shivaji University. He stood 1st Class First in the Bachelor Degree Law Examination of the university.
D. Y. Patil's birth place being a small village of Maharashtra, he always aimed at spreading healthcare and education to the Indian masses. This made him bring a revolutionary change in the educational as well as healthcare sector of the state. Besides being an active educationist of the nation, Patil is even an agriculturist and moreover, a philanthropist.
Cabinet of Ministers
The Cabinet Ministers of Tripura take several important decisions in matters related to the social, economic and political development of the state. Some of the well known Cabinet Ministers of Tripura who held important portfolios are:
- Shri Gopal Das - Shri Gopal Das is the head of the Departments of Home (Fire), Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, and GA   (Ptg & Sty)
- Shri Anil Sarkar - Shri Anil Sarkar is in charge of the Departments of ICAT, Education (Higher), and Welfare of SC, OBC and Minorities
- Shri Jitendra Choudhury - Shri Jitendra Choudhury is in charge of the Departments of Education (Sports & Youth Affairs), Tribal Welfare and RD
- Shri Badal Choudhury - Shri Badal Choudhury is the head of the Departments of Public Works, Finance, and Urban Development
- Shri Keshab Mazumdar - Shri Keshab Mazumdar heads the Departments of Revenue, Education (Youth Affairs & Sports), Education   (School) and Law (Parliamentary Affairs)
- Shri Pranab Debbarma - Shri Pranab Debbarma is in charge of the Departments of Home (Jail) and Animal Resource Development
- Shri Faizur Rahaman - Shri Faizur Rahaman heads the Departments of Welfare of Religious Minorities and Labor
- Smt. Bijoy Lakshmi Sinha - Smt. Bijoy Lakshmi Sinha is in charge of the Departments of OBC, Industries & Commerce
The Judiciary of Tripura comprises of a department of Law that takes note of all the legal cases of the state. The Law Department of Tripura is headed by the honorable Chief Minister of the state, Shri Manik Sarkar. An integral part of Tripura Government, the State Judiciary deals with civil as well as criminal cases.The judiciary of Tripura is under the strict jurisdiction of the High Court of Guwahati. Tripura has several lower courts that effectively deal with civil and criminal cases. The native population is allowed to appeal in the High Court of Guwahati, in case they are not satisfied with the decision of the lower courts of Tripura.
The Law Department of Tripura has introduced several measures to effectively deal with the judicial cases of the state. The Nodal Officers of the Law Department hold responsibility for quick dispatch of cases related to a particular department. The Nodal Officers keep a record of the development of a particular case and accordingly inform the Law Department.The Law Department further takes important decisions in regard to the expansion of infrastructure of the state judiciary, construction of new buildings for courts, formation of new posts in the field of judiciary and maintenance of budget for the state judiciary.
The Tripura Government Departments are responsible for the administration of the various sectors of the state's economy as well as the infrastructure. The government of the northeast Indian state is trying its level best to spruce by the basic facilities and augment the state's prospects for growth and development.
Amongst the various core departments of the Government of Tripura, the following deserve special mention:
- Police Department, Tripura
- Directorate of Handloom, Handicrafts and Sericulture, Tripura
- Industries and Commerce Department, Tripura
- Commissioner of Taxes and Excise, Tripura
- Directorate of Economics and Statistics
- Forest Department, Tripura
- Directorate of Planning and Coordination, Tripura
- Rural Development Department, Tripura
These departments are some of the pivotal sectors that buttress the state's economy and result in the acceleration of the industries in the state.
Last Updated on 15 March 2013