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Administration in Himachal Pradesh

Formation of the state of Himachal Pradesh happened in 1971 and in the year 1950, Himachal Pradesh became a union territory. Himachal Pradesh has a legislative assembly where members are selected by the common people through election. The Speaker or Deputy Speaker is responsible to preside over the meetings of assembly.

Himachal Pradesh is divided into four parliamentary constituencies of Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur and Shimla. Panchayats of Himachal Pradesh look after administration of the rural villages. The executive body of administration of the state is headed by the Chief Minister. The head of Himachal Pradesh State is the Governor who gets appointment by the President of India. Himachal Pradesh assembly follows unicameral structure and has 68 MLAs elected for a term of five years.

Administration in Himachal Pradesh


Shimla being the capital and administrative head of Himachal Pradesh, most of the important government offices are located there.

Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh

As Himachal Pradesh State got created after independence, there is no history available for this state before formation of constitution. The state emerged as a territory with central administration in 1948 15th April and it was an integration of 30 former princely states. Over a period of time, changes have been there in the state legislature and now it is a house with strength of 68. There are 4 parliamentary constituencies in the state and 68 legislative assembly constituencies.

In 1951, Himachal Pradesh got the status of Part C State having 36 members for its Legislative Assembly and a cabinet with 3 members. The head of the state was the Lieutenant Governor. In 1954, another state of Part C category, Bilaspur got merged with Himachal Pradesh and the total strength of the assembly became 41. Till 1956, the state enjoyed its status as a Union Territory with Lieutenant Governor as the head but without any assembly. In 1963, assembly of Himachal Pradesh got revived and the strength became 43.

As new areas got merged with Himachal Pradesh State, the total strength of its legislative assembly became 56 where 2 were the nominated members. As per the Punjab Reorganization Act, 1966 (Section 24(3)), Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly got the total strength of 63 including 3 nominated members. Finally in 1971 January, Himachal Pradesh got the recognition of 18th State of India. For administrative purpose, the state is divided into 12 districts which are again divided into sub-divisions. There are 51 sub-divisions in Himachal Pradesh. The sub-divisions are again divided into Tehsils. There are 75 Tehsils and 35 sub-tehsils in Himachal Pradesh.

Governor of Himachal PradeshGovernor of Himachal Pradesh

Acharya Devvrat is the current Governor of Himachal Pradesh State. He took over as the 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh on 12 August 2015.

Raj Bhavan
Shimla – 171 002
Phone No.: 0177 262 4152/53/54
Fax No.:
0177 262 4814
Email Id: governorsecy-hp@nic.in
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Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Other Important Ministers

Honorable Speaker: Sri Dr. Rajeev Bindal
Deputy Speaker: Sri Hans Raj
Leader of the House:
Sri Jai Ram Thakur
Leader of the Opposition: Sri Mukesh Agnihotri
Sri Jai Ram Thakur is the current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He is 13th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Thakur has been an MLA in Himachal Pradesh Assembly since 1998. He had previously served as Cabinet Minister in BJP Government from 2009-2012. This time he won from Seraj constituency in Mandi.

Political Parties of Himachal Pradesh

Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are the two major political parties of Himachal Pradesh State. The current Chief Minister of the state is from Bharatiya Janata Party. In the legislative Assembly, 21 MLAs are from INC and 44 MLAs are from BJP and there are 03 independent candidates.

General Administration Department in Himachal Pradesh

CM of Himachal PradeshThis department is the main part of State Government and Chief Minister Sri Jai Ram Thakur is in the charge of this department.

The Administrative Secretary and the Chief Secretary help the Chief Minister in the administration. The main office of administration is the Secretariat where all types of plans, policies and rules of the state government are made, approved and implemented.

The secretariat has many departments and Chief Secretary is responsible for looking after the functioning of all the departments. The Chief Secretary also works as the secretary to all the ministers. For More Click Here

Fire Services in Himachal Pradesh

To ensure residents and visitors of Himachal Pradesh State can remain safe during any fire related disaster or other disaster, Fire Services Department of Himachal Pradesh has fire stations at places like Kangra, Una, Hamirpur, Paonta Sahib, Rohroo, Nalagarh and Tilaknagar in Shimla. Bilaspur Fire Station is getting constructed.

Administration in Himachal Pradesh


Latest equipments and trained staffs are the main asset of this department.
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Rural Development in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has numerous villages and rural development department has taken up different types of schemes and programs to alleviate poverty and economic backwardness of these places. For the rural development in villages of Himachal Pradesh, the pillars are the block development offices that work under the supervision of Block Development Officers. Rural Development Department works in two levels: State Level and District Level. At District Level, the development programs are implemented under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer/Deputy Commissioner of DRDA along with Project Officer, Project Director, and others. At the state level, the overall working of the department is taken care of by Secretary of Rural Development and is assisted by Special Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Administrative Officers and others. 
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Urban Development in Himachal Pradesh

Urban areas of Himachal Pradesh are administered through Municipal Corporations, Municipal Council and the Nagar Panchayats. Himachal Pradesh has its single Municipal Corporation in Shimla and twenty nine Municipal Councils and twenty Nagar Panchayats and all of them work seamlessly towards betterment of urban areas of the state. The areas and problems that are taken care of by the Urban Development Department of the government are housing and planning, urban poverty, infrastructure, waste management, sanitation, urban transport, and others. At Government Level, Urban Development Minister of the State is the head who has commercial/Secretary as assistant.

Administration  in Himachal Pradesh


At the Directorate Level, Additional or Joint Director has branches under him/her. These branches are Finance & Accountant Branch, Audit & Pension Branch, Establishment Branch, General Administration Branch, Project Cell, Computer Cell, and Engineering Branch.
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Contact Persons and Important Phone Numbers:

Directorate of Urban Development
Palika Bhavan Talland
Shimla
Phone No.: 0177 262 6518
Email Id: ud-hp@nic.in

Additional/Deputy/Joint Director

Directorate of Urban Development
Palika Bhavan Talland
Shimla
Phone No.: 0177 262 6516
Superintendent Grade I
Phone No.: 0177 262 7130

Revenue Department in Himachal Pradesh

Senior Secretary is the head of the Revenue Administration of the state and he or she is gets the designation of Financial Commissioner/Principal Secretary (Revenue Department). There are three divisions of the state. They are Shimla, Kangra and Mandi and each of these divisions has districts included in them. Deputy Commissioner looks after each district and is designated as collector. Districts are again divided into blocks for better administration.

Revenue Directorate of Land Records
Block No. 28
SDA Complex
Kasumpati
Shimla
Phone No.: 0177 262 3678
Email Id: dlr-hp@nic.in
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Police in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Police Department works directly under the Home Department of the State. Director General of Police is the head of the Police Forces of the state. Apart from maintaining general law and order, traffic control and involvement in disaster management are also to be performed by the state police.

Administration in Himachal Pradesh


Filing complaints and getting special information are now possible through the website of Himachal Police Department. Currently 114 police stations are there in the state and about 112 police posts are there in twelve districts of the state.

Courts in Himachal Pradesh

The high court of Himachal Pradesh is located at Shimla and the districts have district courts. The High Court of the state got established in the year 1971 when the state was formed. The High Court had its headquarters at Ravenswood in Shimla and was headed by the Chief Justice who had two Judges under him. The High Court of Himachal Pradesh has the strength of 11 judges including Honorable Chief Justice.

Contact Person and Phone No.:
Registrar General
High Court of Himachal Pradesh
Ravenswood
Shimla
Phone No.: 0177 265 0800
Email Id: hicourt-hp@nic.in
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Chief Justice and Sitting Judges of Himachal Pradesh High Court

  • Hon’ble Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad
  • Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Karol
  • Hon’ble Justice Rajiv Sharma
  • Hon’ble Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhury
  • Hon’ble Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan
  • Hon’ble Justice P.S. Rana
  • Hon’ble Justice Sureshwar Thakur

Prisons and Correctional Measures in Himachal Pradesh

Prisons Department of the state has Director General (Prisons) as the head and is responsible for performing all types of responsibilities related to the control and supervision of prisons all over the state. Varieties of facilities including medical aids, vocational trainings, education, computerization etc. are arranged in the prisons of Himachal Pradesh.

Administration in Himachal Pradesh


The state has 2 modern jails at Kanda (Shimla) and Nahan.  There are two district jails in Himachal Pradesh at Chamba and Dharamsala. Open Air Jails are there at Mandi, Dharamsala, Chamba, Shimla, Solan and Nahan. At Mandi, there is a Borstal Jail. Sub-jails total 8 in numbers are located at Solan, Kullu, Mandi, Kaithu (Shimla), Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Una and Nurpur. The total capacity of these 14 jails in Himachal Pradesh is 1626 which includes 106 female prisoners.

Municipal Corporation of Himachal Pradesh

Municipal Corporation of Shimla is the only municipal Corporation of Himachal Pradesh which has 28 councilors. 25 of them get elected directly and 3 members get nominated by the government.  The functioning of the Municipal Corporation is taken care of by the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor. Mayor (Deputy Mayor) has the administrative and executive powers to carry out daily functions. He or she gets assisted by the Assistant or Joint Commissioner.

Phone No.: 0177 280 2771 / 72 / 73 / 74 / 75 / 76
Email Id: mcs_shimla@yahoo.com , mcsml-hp@nic.in
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List of MPs in Himachal Pradesh

Find here the list of Members of Parliament from Himachal Pradesh State:

Name of the MP: Shanta Kumar
Constituency Name: Kangra
Party: Bharatiya Janta Party

Name of the MP: Ram Swarup Sharma
Constituency Name: Mandi
Party: Bharatiya Janta Party

Name of the MP: Anurag Singh Thakur
Constituency Name: Hamirpur
Party: Bharatiya Janta Party

Name of the MP: Virender Kashyap
Constituency Name: Shimla
Party: Bharatiya Janta Party

Name of the MLA: Sri Hans Raj
Constituency Name: Churah
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party

Name of the MLA: Sri Thakur Singh Bharmouri
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Chamba

Name of the MLA: SH. B.K.Chauhan
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Dalhousie

Name of the MLA:
Smt.Asha Kumari
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Bhattiyat

Name of the MLA:
Sh.Bikram Jaryal
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Nurpur

Name of the MLA: Sh. Ajay Mahajan
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Indora

Name of the MLA:
Sh. Manohar Dhiman
Party: Independent
Constituency Name: Fatehpur

Name of the MLA: Sh. Sujan Singh Pathania
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Jawali

Name of the MLA: Sh. Neeraj Bharti
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Dehra

Name of the MLA:
Sh. Ravinder Singh
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Jaswan-Pragpur

Name of the MLA: Sh. Bikram Singh
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Jawalamukhi

Name of the MLA: Sri Sanjay Rattan
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Jaisinghpur

Name of the MLA: Sri Yadvinder Goma
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Sulah

Name of the MLA: Sri Jagjivan Pal
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Nagrota

Name of the MLA: Sri G.S.Bali
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Kangra

Name of the MLA: Sri Pawan Kajal
Party: Independent
Constituency Name: Shahpur

Name of the MLA: Smt. Sarveen Chaudhary
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Dharamsala

Name of the MLA:
Sri Sudhir Sharma
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Palampur

Name of the MLA:
Sri B B Butail
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Baijnath

Name of the MLA:
Sri Kishori Lal
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Lahaul and Spiti

Name of the MLA: Sri Raghuveer Thakur
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Manali

Name of the MLA: Sh. Govind Singh Thakur
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Kullu

Name of the MLA: Sri Maheshwar Singh
Party: Himachal Lokhit Party
Constituency Name: Banjar

Name of the MLA:
Sri Karan Singh
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Ani

Name of the MLA: Sri Khub Ram
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Karsog

Name of the MLA: Sri Mansa Ram
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Sundernagar

Name of the MLA: Sri Sohan Lal Thakur
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Nachan

Name of the MLA: Sri Vinod kumar
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Seraj

Name of the MLA: Sri Jai Ram Thakur
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Drang

Name of the MLA:
Sri Kaul Singh
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Joginder Nagar

Name of the MLA:
Sri Gulab Singh Thakur
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Dharampur
Name of the MLA: Sh. Anil Kumar
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Balh

Name of the MLA: Sri Prakash Chaudhary
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Sarkaghat

Name of the MLA: Sri Inder Singh
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Bhoranj

Name of the MLA: Sri ID Dhiman
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Sri Rajinder Rana

Name of the MLA: Professor Prem Kumar
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Badsar

Name of the MLA:
Sri ID Lakhanpal
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Nadaun

Name of the MLA: Sri Vijay Agnihotri
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Chintpurni

Name of the MLA:
Sri Kuldeep Kumar
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Gagret

Name of the MLA: Sri Rakesh Kalia
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Haroli

Name of the MLA: Sri Mukesh Agnihotri
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Una

Name of the MLA: Sri Satpal Satti
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Kutlehar

Name of the MLA: Sri Virender Kanwar
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Jhandutta

Name of the MLA: Sri Rikhi Ram Kondal
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Ghumarwin

Name of the MLA: Sri Rajesh Dharmani
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Bilaspur

Name of the MLA: Sri Bambar Thakur
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Sri Naina Deviji

Name of the MLA: Sri Randhir Sharma
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Arki

Name of the MLA: Sri Govind Ram
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Nalagarh

Name of the MLA: Sri K L Thakur
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Doon

Name of the MLA: Sri Ram Kumar
Constituency Name: Solan

Name of the MLA: Sri Dhani Ram Shandil
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Kasauli

Name of the MLA: Sri Rajeev Saizal
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Pachhad

Name of the MLA: Sri Suresh Kumar
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Nahan

Name of the MLA:
Dr.Rajeev Bindal
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Sri Renukaji

Name of the MLA: Sri Vinay Kumar
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Paonta Sahib

Name of the MLA: Sri Kirnesh Jung
Party: Independent
Constituency Name: Shillai

Name of the MLA: Sri Baldev Tomar
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Chopal

Name of the MLA: Sri Balbir Verma
Party: Independent
Constituency Name: Theog

Name of the MLA: Smt. Vidya Stokes
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Kasumpti

Name of the MLA: Sri Anirudh Singh
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Shimla

Name of the MLA: Sri Suresh Bhardwaj
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Shimla Rural

Name of the MLA: Sri Virbhadra Singh
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Jubbal-Kotkhai

Name of the MLA: Sri Rohit Thakur
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Rampur

Name of the MLA: Sri Nand Lal
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Rohru

Name of the MLA:
Sri Mohan Lal Brakta
Party: Indian National Congress
Constituency Name: Kinnaur

Name of the MLA:
Sri Jagat Singh Negi
Party: Indian National Congress

Name of the MLA: Sri Mahender Singh
Party: Bhartiya Janta Party
Constituency Name: Mandi

Council of Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

Here is the list of ministers of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly:

Name of the Minister: Shri Virbhadra Singh
Designation:
Chief Minister
Additional Department: All departments that are not yet allotted to any minister
Phone No (O): 262 5819
Phone No (R): 262 7803
Email Id: cm-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Smt. Vidya Stokes
Designation:
Irrigation & Public Health Minister
Additional Department: Information Technology, Horticulture
Phone No (O): 262 1196
Phone No (R): 262 3033
Email Id: iphmin-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Sri Kaul Singh Thakur
Designation: Health and Family Welfare
Additional Department: Law & Legal Remembrance, Revenue, Medical Education
Phone No (O): 262 1938, 288 0701
Phone No (R): 262 3086
Email Id: healthmin-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Sri G. S. Bali
Designation:
Consumer Affairs Minister, and Civil Supplies Food
Additional Department: Technical Education, Transport, and Vocational & Industrial Training
Phone No (O): 262 2464
Phone No (R): 262 4200
Email Id: fcsmin-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Sri Sujan Singh Pathania
Designation:
Power
Additional Department: Agriculture and Non-Conventional Energy
Phone No (O): 262 1580
Phone No (R): 262 3900

Name of the Minister: Sri Thakur Singh Bharmouri
Designation:
Forest
Additional Department: Fisheries
Phone No (O): 262 1581
Phone No (R): 262 5499
Email Id: forestmin-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Sri Mukesh Agnihotri
Designation:
Industry
Additional Department: Parliamentary Affairs, Labor and Employment Information, Public Relations
Phone No (O): 262 1599
Phone No (R): 262 5754
Email Id: indmin-hp@nic.in

Name of the Minister: Sri Dhani Ram Shandil
Designation:
Empowerment & Social Justice
Additional Department: Sainik Welfare
Phone No (O): 262 1004
Phone No (R): 262 5175

Name of the Minister: Shri Mansa Ram
Designation: Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Tourism (Attached with Chief Minister) and Social Justice & Empowerment (Attached with      Social Justice & Empowerment Minister)
Phone Office: 2624263
Phone Residence : 2621209





Name of the Minister: Shri Sudhir Sharma

Designation: Urban Development Minister
Additional Department: Country and Town Planning, Housing
Phone No (O): 262 0623
Phone No (R): 262 3280

Name of the Minister: Shri Anil Kumar
Designation:
Rural Development Minister
Additional Department: Animal Husbandry, Panchayati Raj
Phone No (O): 262 1017
Phone No (R): 262 3254

Name of the Minister: Shri Neeraj Bharti
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Education
Phone No (O): 262 1903
Phone No (R): 262 3817

Name of the Minister: Shri Rajesh Dharmani
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Forest
Phone No (O): 262 0687
Phone No (R): 262 1693

Name of the Minister: Sri Vinay Kumar
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Public works
Phone No (O): 262 1865

Name of the Minister: Sri Jagjivan Paul
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Public Health and Irrigation
Phone No (O): 262 6435
Phone No (R): 2629 565

Name of the Minister: Sri Nand Lal
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Health
Phone No (O): 262 6859

Name of the Minister:
Sri Rohit Thakur
Designation: Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Agriculture
Phone No (O): 262 1768
Phone No (R): 262 5341

Name of the Minister: Sri Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Rural Development
Phone No (O): 262 1132

Name of the Minister: Sri Mansa Ram
Designation:
Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Additional Department: Tourism, Social justice
Phone No (O): 262 4263

Name of the Minister: Shri Prakash Chaudhary
Designation:
Taxation and Excise
Additional Department: Stationery, Printing
Phone No (O): 262 0191

Name of the Minister: Shri Sohan Lal Thakur
Designation: Chief Parliamentary Secretary
Panchayati Raj (Attached with Rural Development Minister)
Phone Office: 2626218


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Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority

Disasters both natural and man-made keep occurring in various parts of the state. To ensure lesser casualties and loss of property happens during disasters of all types, the state government has formed the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority.

Administration in Himachal Pradesh


Strategies including the modern technicalities and trained staffs and volunteers help in better management of disasters in the state. Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority has the Chief Minister of the state as the head and the Revenue Minister is the nominated member of the authority. Other officials of the authority are Chief Executive Officer, Principal Secretary of Home Department, Principal Secretary of Health, DG Police and Principal Secretary of Public Health and PWD.

Important Contact Persons and Phone No.:

Chief Secretary
SDMA
Phone No.: 0177 262 1022
Email Id: cs-hp@nic.in

Principal Secretary Revenue

SDMA   
Phone No.: 0177 262 2382
Email Id: revsecy-hp@nic.in

Emergency No.:
Police: 100
Ambulance: 102
District Control Room 1077
Emergency Services 108
Website: Click Here

To know more about Himachal Administration, log on to www.himachal.nic.in
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