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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.

Himachal Pradesh GovernorGovernor of Himachal Pradesh

Bandaru Dattatreya is the current Governor of Himachal Pradesh State. He took over as the 28th Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

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 and MLA's in Himachal Pradesh

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

Name of the MP: Kishan Kapoor
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: Suresh Kumar Kashyap
Constituency Name: Shimla
Party: Bharatiya Janta Party

Name of the MLA: Anil Sharma
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Mandi -[33]- MANDI

Name of the MLA: Anirudh Singh
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency: Kasumpti -[62]- SHIMLA

Name of the MLA: Arjun Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Jawali -[9]- KANGRA

Name of the MLA:Sh. Arun Kumar
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Nagrota -[15]- KANGRA

Name of the MLA: Smt. Asha Kumari
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency:Dalhousie -[4]- CHAMBA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Ashish Butail
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency:Palampur -[19]- KANGRA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Balbir Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Chintpurni -[41]- UNA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Balbir Singh Verma
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Chopal -[60]- SHIMLA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Bikram Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Jaswan-Paragpur -[11]- KANGRA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Bikram Singh Jaryal
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Bhattiyat -[5]- CHAMBA

Name of the MLA: Dr.(Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency:Solan -[53]- SOLAN

Name of MLA: Sh. Govind Singh Thakur
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Manali -[22]- KULLU

Name of the MLA:Sh. Hans Raj
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Churah -[1]- CHAMBA

Name of the MLA:Sh. Harshwardhan Chauhan
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency:Shillai -[59]- SIRMOUR

Name of the MLA:Sh. Hira Lal
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Karsog -[26]- MANDI

Name of the MLA:Sh. Hoshyar Singh
Party: INDEPENDENT
Constituency:Dehra -[10]- KANGRA

Name of MLA:Sh. Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency:Barsar -[39]- HAMIRPUR

Name of the MLA:Col. Inder Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Sarkaghat -[35]- MANDI

Name of the MLA:Sh. Inder Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency:Balh -[34]- MANDI

Name of the MLA:Sh. Jagat Singh Negi
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency: Kinnaur -[68]- KINNAUR (ST)*

Name of the MLA:Sh. Jai Ram Thakur
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Seraj -[29]- MANDI
Name of the MLA:Sh. Jawahar Thakur
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Darang -[30]- MANDI

Name of the MLA:Sh. Jeet Ram Katwal
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Jhanduta -[46]- BILASPUR

Name of the MLA:Sh. Jia Lal
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Bharmour -[2]- CHAMBA

Name of the MLA:Smt. Kamlesh Kumari
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Constituency: Bhoranj -[36]- HAMIRPUR

Name of the MLA:Sh. Kishori Lal
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Anni -[25]- KULLU

Name of the MLA:Sh. Lakhvinder Singh Rana
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency: Nalagarh -[51]- SOLAN

Name of the MLA: Sh. Mahender Singh
Party: BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Dharampur -[32]- MANDI

Name of the MLA:Sh. Mohan Lal Brakta
Party: INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Constituency: Rohru -[67]- SHIMLA

Name of MLA: Sh. Mukesh Agnihotri
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Haroli -[43]- UNA

Name of MLA: Sh. Mulkh Raj
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Baijnath -[20]- KANGRA

Name of MLA: Sh. Nand Lal
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Rampur -[66]- SHIMLA

Name of MLA: Sh. Narinder Bragta
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Jubbal-Kotkhai -[65]- SHIMLA

Name of MLA: Sh. Narinder Thakur
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Hamirpur -[38]- HAMIRPUR

Name of MLA: Sh. Paramjeet Singh
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Doon -[52]- SOLAN

Name of MLA: Sh. Pawan Kumar Kajal
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Kangra -[16]- KANGRA

Name of MLA: Sh. Mulkh Raj
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Baijnath -[20]- KANGRA

Name of MLA: Sh. Nand Lal
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Rampur -[66]- SHIMLA

Name of MLA: Sh. Narinder Bragta
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Jubbal-Kotkhai -[65]- SHIMLA

Name of MLA: Sh. Narinder Thakur
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Hamirpur -[38]- HAMIRPUR

Name of the MLA: Sh. Paramjeet Singh
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Doon -[52]- SOLAN

Name of MLA: Sh. Pawan Kumar Kajal
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
Kangra -[16]- KANGRA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Pawan Nayyar
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Chamba -[3]- CHAMBA

Name of the MLA: Sh. Prakash Rana
INDEPENDENT
Jogindernagar -[31]- MANDI

Name of the MLA: Dr. Rajeev Bindal
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Nahan -[56]- SIRMOUR

Name of the MLA: Sh. Rajesh Thakur
BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
Gagret -[42]- UNA
For more details click here

Council of Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

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

Name of the Minister: Shri Jai Ram Thakur
Designation:
Chief Minister
Portfolios: Finance, General Administrations, Home, Planning, Personnel and All other Departments not alloted to any other Minister
Phone No (O): 262 5819
Phone No (R): 262 7803
Email Id: cm-hp[at]nic[dot]in
jr.thakur[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Mahender Singh
Portfolios: Irrigation & Public Health, Horticulture, Sainik Welfare
Phone No: 2621938, 2880701
Mob: 98059-65952
Email Id: mahender.singh15[at]nic[dot]in
iphmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in
hortmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Kishan Kapoor
Portfolio: Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affair, Election
Phone No: 2621599, 2880756
Mob: 98166-50007
Email Id: fcsmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Suresh Bhardwaj
Portfolio: Higher Education, Elementary Education, Parliamentary Affairs, Law and Legal Remembrancer
Phone No: 2621196, 2880715
Mob: 94180-20347
Email Id: suresh.bhardwaj[at]nic[dot]in
edumin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Sarveen Chaudhary
Portfolio: Urban Development, Town & Country Planning, Housing
Phone No: 2621580, 2880706
Mob: 94181-81777
Email Id: chaudhary.sarveen[at]nic[dot]in



Name of the Minister:
Govind Singh
Portfolio: Forest, Transport, Youth Services and Sports
Phone No: 2621488, 2880748
Mob: 98160-22693
Email Id: tptmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Rajiv Saizal
Portfolio: Social Justice & Empowerment, Cooperation
Phone No: 2621017, 2880702
Mob: 94180-79669
Email Id: coopmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Virender Kanwar
Portfolio: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandary, Fisheries
Phone No: 2620191, 2880705
Mob: 94184-80444
Email Id: rdmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in
ahmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

Name of the Minister: Bikram Singh
Portfolio: Industries, Labour & Employment, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training
Phone No: 2621581, 2880752
Mob: 98160-13202
Email Id: indmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in


Name of the Minister: Vipin Singh Parmar
Portfolio: Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Ayurveda, Science and Technology
Phone No: 2621004, 2880709
Mob: 94180-15555
Email Id: healthmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in


Name of the Minister: Ram Lal Markanda
Portfolio: Agriculture, Tribal Development, Information and Technology
Phone No: 2620623, 2880731
Mob: 94189-70008
Email Id: agrimin-hp[at]nic[dot]in
itmin-hp[at]nic[dot]in

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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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