As part of the e-governance initiative, a large part of government records like land ownership records have been digitised. Municipal Commissioner is the executive authority. [8] They are effected by the means of urban and rural local bodies. Tamil is a very old classical language and has inscriptions from 500 B.C and plays a significant role as a language in the world today. Tamil Nadu has 388 panchayat unions. Local bodies also have the power of taxation which include house tax, profession tax, property tax etc. The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; There are about 12,524 Village panchayats in this state. [9] Depending on the population and income of the urban local bodies, they are further classified into three categories.[10]. [19] Centrally sponsored schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), etc, and State-funded Schemes like Tamil Nadu Village Habitation Improvement Scheme (THAI), Member of Legislative Assembly Constituency Development Scheme (MLACDS), Self-Sufficiency Scheme, Solar-Powered Green-House Scheme are also undertaken by the local bodies. [8][9], Source: Government of Tamil Nadu, Council of Ministers, Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, Youth Welfare andSports Development Department, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development andWaste Land Development, Government of Tamil Nadu, Council of Ministers, Minister for Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme, Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives, Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, "The State Legislature – Origin and Evolution", "Madras High Court - Profile of Chief Justice", "Provisional population totals of Tamil Nadu", "E-governance in India: its impacts on relations among citizens, politicians and public servants", "29th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on February 16, 2017", "OPS back in govt., as Deputy CM on August 22, 2017",, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Government: அரசு. Elections to the local bodies in Tamil Nadu, held once in five years, are conducted by Tamil Nadu State Election Commission. Presently Banwarilal Purohit is the governor and Edappadi K. Palanisamy is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Rank; condition; quality; as, the state of honor. Village panchayats (Tamil: ஊராட்சிகள்) form the grass-root level of democracy as they form the local government for the basic building blocks of India - villages. Government definition Noun. Higher Education including Technical Education, Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme. Rural local bodies include the panchayat raj institutions of this state. laws; the ruling power; the administration. Tamil is also an official spoken language in Sri Lanka & Singapore. Elections are held to elect the representatives for local body council in respective urban and rural areas every five years. [7] From then, there came many legislation to ensure effective system of Local governance in Tamil Nadu. Executive Officer is the executive authority as in the case of town panchayats. administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, The Government of Tamil Nadu is the governing authority for the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They serve as the link between the villages and the district administration. The history of local bodies in Tamil Nadu dates back to the Ancient period wherein the village administration was taken care by a Village assembly known as Sabai (Tamil: சபை) in every village.