Government of Andhra Pradesh

As any other state under the constitution of India, the Andhra Pradesh government has a basic structure which is headed by the Chief Minister and governed by the Governor. The present Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is Shri N.Chandrababu Naidu and the present Governor is Shri. E. S. L. Narasimhan. The ministries under the Andhra Pradesh government are:

  • Ministry for Sports and Culture and Cinematography
  • Ministry for Cooperation and Transport
  • Ministry for Major Irrigation and Medium Irrigation
  • Ministry for Home, Jails, Fire Service, Sainik Welfare and Housing
  • Ministry for Tourism, Sugar and Major Industries, Commerce and Export Promotion
  • Ministry for Minorities Welfare, Wakf Urdu Academy, Fisheries and Public Enterprises
  • Ministry for Panchayati Raj and Endowments
  • Ministry for Social Welfare and Tribal Welfare
  • Ministry for Information and Public Relation, Energy and Coal
  • Ministry for Revenue,Relief&Rehabilitation and Youth Services
  • Ministry for Commercial Taxes and Excise and Prohibition, Law and Courts
  • Ministry for Finance, Planning, Small Savings, Lotteries, Legislative Affairs, Health, Medical and Family Welfare
  • Ministry for School Education, Adult Education, Libraries, Archeology Museums and Archives, Women Development & Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare
  • Ministry for Mines and Geology, Investment and IT
  • Ministry for Higher Education and Technical Education & Industrial Training Institute
  • Ministry for Animal Husbandry &Dairy Development, Warehousing
  • Ministry for Rural Development, Rural Water Supply, Employment generation, B.C Welfare and Urban Land Ceiling
  • Ministry for Marketing
  • Ministry for Municipal Administration,Urban Development and Sericulture
  • Ministry for Roads and Buildings and Ports
  • Ministry For Agriculture and Horticulture,Food,Civil Supplies,Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs
  • Ministry for Labour & Employement, Handlooms & Textiles, Spinning Mills K and VIB
  • Ministry for Forest,Environment,Science and Technology and Minor Irrigation
  • Ministry for Lift Irrigation, APIDC, Ground Water Dev elopement and Rain Shadow Area Dev elopement and Printing and Stationery

The list of the important government departments are as follows:
  • Agriculture Department
  • Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, Revenue Department
  • Commercial Taxes Department
  • Crime Investigation Department
  • Information Technology and Communications Department
  • Police Department
  • Public Enterprises Department
  • Roads and Buildings Department
  • Tourism Department
  • Transport Department
  • Tribal Welfare Department
  • Forest Department
  • General Administration Department
  • Horticulture Department
  • Industries Department

By municipal administration, we generally refer to the local governing bodies which are accountable for the overall planning as well as development of a town or a city. Headed by a representative, who is elected by the residents of the respective city or town, such administrative bodies are a part of the government of the respective states.

Municipal Administration in Andhra Pradesh

Similar to the other municipal administrations of the different states of the country, the municipal administrations of this state of south India are even responsible for the development of the dedicated urban region. Such municipal administrations can be of either of the following kinds:

  • Governing boards
  • Development authorities
  • Municipal corporations

About Local Self Government in Andhra Pradesh

Such a form of government had its origination from the Anglo - Saxons. It is a kind of public administration, where a community is formed by the residents of a particular territory. However, this public administrational form necessitates recognition by the Government of India as well as requires a specified legal status. To be precise, it is a government body, which comprises of the elected local representatives and is formed so as to manage the local affairs.

The state of Andhra Pradesh, which is located on the south east coast of the peninsular India, like the other states of the country, even includes local self governments within its state government. These regional self governments look after the development of the state. Apart from implementing different kinds of governmental as well as non-governmental projects, they are even responsible for maintaining a balance in between the development in the rural and the urban areas of this state of south India.

The local self government of this state can broadly be categorized into the two following types:

Municipal Administration
Panchayati Raj

Andhra Pradesh Government Departments

The entire government of the state is sub-divided into several departments and institutions so as to smoothen the state related affairs. Following are the names of the different departments of the Government of Andhra Pradesh:

  • Department of Agriculture and Co-operation
  • Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
  • Department of Backward Classes Welfare
  • Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Environment, Forests, Science and Technology
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Finance (P. M. U.)
  • Department of Finance (Project Wing)
  • Department of General Administration
  • Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare
  • Department of Higher Education
  • Department of Home
  • Department of Housing
  • Department of Industries and Commerce
  • Department of Information Technology and Communications
  • Department of Infrastructure and Investment
  • Department of Irrigation
  • Department of Labor, Employment Training and Factories
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Minorities Welfare
  • Department of Municipal Administration and Urban Development
  • Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development
  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Public Enterprises
  • Department of Rain Shadow Areas Development
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of School Education (S. E. Wing)
  • Department of School Education (S. S. A. Wing)
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Department of Transport, Roads and Buildings
  • Department of Women Development, Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare
  • Department of Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture

Last Updated on : September 15, 2014